Guatemala: Insurance Market Up 9%

The insurers' association has reported a 9% increase in premiums generated in September this year.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Enrique Murillo, executive director of the Guatemalan Association of Insurance Institutions (AGIS), told Elperiodico.com.gt that "... the total premiums generated in September 2017 is $708 million, while up to the same month last year the figure was $640 million."

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Murillo said that "... life insurance premiums and hospitalization accounted for almost 50% of the market, which grew by 14.9% and 10.7%, respectively."

"... Up to the third quarter of this year, 505,366 people were reported in the category of health and hospitalization, 566,382 in life, 2.2 million in life insurance to cover outstanding debt and other non-traditional insurance, and 86,318 in individual life."

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