Costa Rica: HSBC to sell insurance from the INS

HSBC Bank will sell INS policies at all its branches starting January 2.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The INS will offer a portfolio of 17 new policies via its bank insurance program, or quick insurance. These include life and medical insurance.

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Private Insurance Companies have 10% Market Share

December 2012

In Costa Rica, 4 years after the opening up of the sector, the 10 private insurance companies have a 9.8% market share.

The undisputed leader remains the Instituto Nacional de Seguros (INS), with a 90.2% market share and among the private companies the strongest are Mapfre and Assa with a 9.6% share between them.

Costa Rica’s Insurance Market

October 2011

In the newly privatised insurance market, companies are competing with the National Insurance Institute (INS in Spanish) to increase their portfolios.

Last June, according to the premium income figures, registered insurance lines and assets, INS was first, followed by Assa and Alico with its life and health insurance lines.

Chamber of Commerce to Sell INS Insurance

August 2011

The Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce will sell ‘autoexpedibles’ (self-issuing) insurance policies from the National Insurance Institute (INS).

The Chamber, through the alliance, will offer these insurance policies, which do not require any special study to be conducted, said William Constela, CEO of the INS.

Costa Rica: New Insurance Policies

June 2010

The Insurance Superintendence authorized new products by ASSA and Alico into the market.

Alico will sell Collective Life Insurance while ASSA is offering policies in dollars or colones, to protect movables or real estate against various risks.

As of now, Costa Rica private insurers are offering four different products to the population.

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