New Association of Insurance Companies in Costa Rica

It groups all the insurance companies authorized to operate in the country.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Called ACAR (Costa Rican Association of Insurers and Reinsurers), it is chaired by Guillermo Constenla, head of INS, the National Insurance Institute.

“Constenla explained that the association has been created to assist the Insurance Superintendence in generating a more fluid insurance market”, reported El Economista.

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December 2013

In the last interannual period personal insurance increased by 11%, general by 5% and compulsory by 9%.

From a bulletin on the Insurance Sector in November 2013 by the Superintendency of Insurance:

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October 2013

In the last five years penetration of the insurance market did not reach even 2% of GDP because people see insurance as an unnecessary expense.

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May 2013

Private insurers are beginning to outperform the state insurance company and have so far captured a 40% market share.

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New Insurance Company Authorized in Costa Rica

February 2013

Sagicor has been authorized by the Superintendent of Insurance to sell personal and general policies.

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