Technical policies reported growth of 15.3%, followed by life insurance which achieved an increase of 14.3%, fire insurance and allied lines with 13.3% and health insurance with 10.8%.
From a statement issued by the Panamanian Association of Insurers (Apadea):
The Panamanian insurance market closed last year with growth of 8.1%, with a lot of challenges to face in 2015 such as promoting 100% penetration for policies, sufficient development in rates and more personalized underwriting.
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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