2014 Panama: Insurance Companies Grow by 8%

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%.

Monday, February 2, 2015

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.

At the end of 2014, the insurance market had over $2,051,000 in assets, direct signed premiums of $1.345 million, which is $100.5 million more compared to the same period in 2013, when the figure was $1,244.5 million.

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