Industry participants predict a year-end in the red because of a sharp increase in claims for losses.
Prensa.com reports: "Although total premiums up to October 2013 was $976 million, with growth in the sector of 9.6% compared to the same period last year, the directors of the Panamanian Association of Insurers (Apadea) predict that at the end of the year there will be a loss. "
From January to December 2012, sales of insurance premiums reflected an increase of 8.16%, reporting a total of more than $138,635,000.
Panamaamerica.com.pa reports that "up to December 2012 were offered 85 million 879 thousand 82 dollars more than the previous year, which shows that consumers are becoming aware of the importance of having an insurance policy, indicated entrepreneurs from the insurance and reinsurance sectors in Panama. "
Panama’s insurance industry grew from 17 participants two years ago to 27 today, and $850 million in insurance policies.
An update to Panamanian insurance legislation has been discussed for the past 8 years. Talks are currently being held between insurers and regulators to modify Law 59 of 1996, the one currently in force in a growing, competitive insurance market.
The Panamanian Aseguradores Association (APADEA), is a non-profit organisation, that was created in 1952 with the objective of developing, enlarging and coordinating the activity of the insurance market throughout Panama.
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