Poland Insurance Market Intelligence: 2011 Edition

Date: January 22, 2011
Pages: 26
US$ 600.00
Publisher: Koncept Analytics
Report type: Strategic Report
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Poland Insurance Market Intelligence: 2011 Edition
Poland is Europe's 13th largest non-life insurance market (excluding the UK) and the most developed market for life insurance in the CEE region. The Polish insurance market is the largest in Central and Eastern Europe, accounting for slightly less than half of the regional GWP by the end of 2009.

Poland's insurance industry witnessed a decline in gross written premiums in 2009 mainly because of economic slowdown and lesser demand for insurance and investment products. The life insurance segment has been most affected by the worldwide financial crisis, with term-life and unit-linked products registering the highest negative growth within this segment. The impact of economic recession was relatively lesser over the non-life insurance premiums, except for a few lines of business, like credit insurance, that have strong links to economic activity.

Motor insurance constitutes the largest class of insurance business in Poland. However, the recent growth has been mainly driven by the high demand for property, fire and general liability segments of the non-life insurance market. As of 2009 year-end, 64 insurance companies provided services in Poland, according to the Financial Supervision Commission. PZU dominates both life and non-life insurance sectors with a major share of the market. Recovery of the overall economy, growing motor market, and rising demand for pension insurance are few of the key factors that will be driving the Polish insurance market in the years to come.

1.1 Industry Structure
  1.1.1 Reforms and initiatives in late 1990s to develop insurance industry
  1.1.2 Supervised by Financial Supervision Commission (Komisja Nadzoru Finansowego--KNF)
  1.1.3 Integration of the Polish Insurance Market, Passing New Acts
1.2 Market Overview
  1.2.1 Market Size & Growth Higher ranking in Europe region and largest non-life insurance market Overall premiums declined due to economic slowdown Total income of insurers also reported a decline
  1.2.2 Market Segments Dominated by life insurance segment, drop in premiums in 2009 Slowdown in unit-linked product investments Motor vehicle liability and CASCO dominated non-life insurance Combined ratio increased for Third party liability motor in 2009 vs 2008
  1.2.3 Market Density & Penetration Decline in both insurance density and penetration Withdrawal of insurance policies distributed by banks
  1.2.4 Market Share Highly fragmented nature of insurance sector PZU dominates both life and non-life insurance segments


2.1 Industry Developments
  Amendments in Regulations
  Non-Life Insurers' Profits Badly Hit By Harsh Weather in Q110
  Insurance Firms Reduced involvement in Bancassurance
  New Insurance Product for Women Introduced By BZ WBK-Aviva
  Merger of Two Non-life Insurers HDI and HDI-Gerling Approved
  Gothaer Group Acquired Stake in PTU
  PZU Launched Its Initial Public offering
  New Rules on Insurance Cover for Doctors
  Link 4 Plans Regional Acquisitions
  Swiss insurer Zurich re-entered Polish market
  PZU Launched New Service for Car Insurance Clients
  TU Europa Issued Shares and Introduced New Product
  Two Insurance Companies Withdrew from the Market
  Aon Poland Acquired Dom Brokerski Progres and Progres Services
2.2 Market Drivers
  Expanding Economy
  Growing Motor Insurance Market
  Demand for Unemployment Insurance
  Pension Insurance


3.1 Political Environment
3.2 Macro-economic Indicators: Current and Projections


4.1 Likely improvement in employment scenario encourage investment in insurance products
4.2 Demand for motor liability insurance, health insurance, pension insurance boost growth


Poland: Annual Insurance Premium: 2002-2009
Poland: Gross Direct Premium Q110 Vs. Q109
Poland Insurance Premium Share (%) by Segment: 2009
Poland Insurance premium by segment – 2002-2009
Poland Life Insurance Premium Share (%) by Segment – 2009
Poland Non-Life Insurance Premium Share (%) by Segment: 2009
Poland: Insurance Density (US$): 2002 – 2009
Poland : Insurance Penetration: 2002 – 2009
Poland: Major Non-Life Insurer’s Market Share: 2009
Poland: Major Life Insurer’s Market Share: 2009
GDP Growth of Poland: 2002 – 2009
Poland Motor Liability Insurance Premiums: 2002 – 2009
Poland Auto CASCO Insurance Premiums: 2002 – 2009
Total Registered Unemployed Persons in Poland: 2003-2009
Top Pension Fund Companies in Poland as of April 30, 2010
Number of Insured Persons Covered by Pension Insurance: 2002-2009
Forecast: Poland Insurance Industry: 2009A - 2013F
Forecast: Poland Life & Non-Life Insurance Industry: 2009A - 2013F


Combined Ratio – Property & Personal Insurance: 2007-2009
New Registrations for Motor Vehicles and Passenger Cars
Key Macroeconomic Indicators: 2009 – 2014F
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