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Governance, Risk and Compliance – The Albanian Insurance Industry

Published: Sep-2016 | Format: PDF | Timetric | Number of pages: 51 | Code: MRS - 81504

Timetric’s 'Governance, Risk and Compliance – The Albanian Insurance Industry' report is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory framework in Albania.

It provides detailed analysis of the insurance regulations for life, property, motor, liability, personal accident and health, and marine, aviation and transit insurance. The report specifies various requirements for the establishment and operation of insurance and reinsurance companies and intermediaries.

The report brings together Timetric’s research, modeling and analysis expertise, giving insurers access to information on prevailing insurance regulations, and recent and upcoming changes in the regulatory framework, taxation and legal system in the country. The report also includes the scope of non-admitted insurance in the country. The report provides insights into the governance, risk and compliance framework pertaining to the insurance industry in Albania, including:

• An overview of the insurance regulatory framework in Albania.

• The latest key changes, and changes expected in the country’s insurance regulatory framework.

• Key regulations and market practices related to different types of insurance product in the country.

• Rules and regulations pertaining to key classes of compulsory insurance, and the scope of non-admitted insurance in Albania.

• Key parameters including licensing requirements, permitted foreign direct investment, minimum capital requirements, solvency and reserve requirements, and investment regulations.

• Details of the tax and legal systems in the country. • The report covers details of the insurance regulatory framework in Albania.

• The report contains details of the rules and regulations governing insurance products and insurance entities.

• The report lists and analyzes key trends and developments pertaining to the country’s insurance regulatory framework.

• The report analyzes the rules and regulations pertaining to the establishment and operation of insurance businesses in the country.

• The report provides details of taxation imposed on insurance products and insurance companies. • Gain insights into the insurance regulatory framework in Albania.

• Track the latest regulatory changes, and expected changes impacting the Albanian insurance industry.

• Gain detailed information about the key regulations governing the establishment and operation of insurance entities in the country.

• Understand key regulations and market practices pertaining to various types of insurance product. • The Albanian insurance industry is regulated by the Financial Supervisory Authority, which aims to promote consistency, transparency and credibility.

• Non-admitted insurance is not permitted in the Albanian insurance industry, with the exceptions of marine and aviation insurance.

• Foreign direct investment up to 100% is permitted in the Albanian insurance industry. 

• Composite insurance is not permitted in the Albanian insurance industry.

• Insurance in the transport and social security sectors is compulsory in Albania.


1 Introduction
1.1 What is this Report About?
1.2 Definitions
2 Governance, Risk and Compliance
2.1 Legislation Overview and Historical Evolution
2.2 Latest Changes in Regulations
2.3 Legislation and Market Practice by Type of Insurance
2.3.1 Life insurance
2.3.2 Property insurance
2.3.3 Motor insurance
2.3.4 Liability insurance
2.3.5 Marine, aviation and transit insurance
2.3.6 Personal accident and health insurance
2.4 Compulsory Insurance
2.4.1 Motor third-party liability insurance
2.4.2 Social Security Insurance
2.4.3 Professional indemnity insurance for insurance brokers, agents and claims examiners
2.4.4 Marine liability insurance
2.4.5 Aviation liability insurance
2.4.6 Liability for ships with respect to oil pollution
2.5 Supervision and Control
2.5.1 International Association of Insurance Supervisors
2.5.2 Financial Supervisory Authority
2.6 Non-Admitted Insurance Regulation
2.6.1 Overview
2.6.2 Intermediaries
2.6.3 Market practices
2.6.4 Fines and penalties
2.7 Company Registration and Operations
2.7.1 Types of insurance organization
2.7.2 Establishing a local company
2.7.3 Foreign ownership
2.7.4 Types of license
2.7.5 Capital requirements
2.7.6 Solvency margins
2.7.7 Reserve requirements
2.7.8 Investment regulations
2.7.9 Statutory return requirements
2.7.10 Fee structure
2.8 Taxation
2.8.1 Insurance premium or policy taxation
2.8.2 Withholding taxes on premium paid overseas
2.8.3 Corporate tax
2.8.4 VAT
2.8.5 Captives
2.9 Legal System
2.9.1 Introduction
2.9.2 Access to court
2.9.3 Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
3 Appendix
3.1 Methodology
3.2 Contact Timetric
3.3 About Timetric
3.4 Timetric’s Services
3.5 Disclaimer

Table 1: Insurance Industry Definitions
Table 2: Albania – Insurance Regulatory Framework Key Features
Table 3: Albania – Life Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 4: Albania – Property Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 5: Albania – Motor Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 6: Albania – Bonus-Malus System
Table 7: Albania – Liability Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 8: Albania – Minimum Cover for Aircraft Third-Party Liability Per Accident Per Aircraft
Table 9: Albania – Corporate Taxes for Financial Year 2016

Figure 1: Albania – Insurance Supervision and Control at Various Levels
Figure 2: Albania – Insurance Regulatory Frameworks for Company Registration and Operation

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