Some of the important statutory tasks of the Polish Insurance Association are its educational and information activities in the insurance sector. Educating the society, in particular the youth entering their adult lives, who often have no basic legal knowledge necessary to manage their everyday reality – is very important.
As many as eighty percent of the Polish drivers are not aware that before sitting behind the wheel of a car that does not belong to them they should make sure whether its owner holds a third party liability insurance – according to the results of public opinion surveys conducted last week*.
In 2013, the insurance companies issued in total 5.18m policies under the direct system, i.e. bought via the Internet or the telephone. The premium collected from those contracts after four quarters of 2013 amounted to PLN 1.175bn and decreased year-to-year by 1.2%.
The Polish Insurance Association, in cooperation with the Insurance Guarantee Fund (UFG) are launching the project of the implementation of the Base of Events and Damages (BSZ). The Base will include data on property insurance (excluding motor insurance, the base of which already exists in UFG) and life insurance.
On 16 January, during the General Meeting of PIU, the industry awards “In recognition of service for insurance industry” were given. Please have a look at the gallery of photographs of this event.
On 10 December 2013, representatives of the Polish Insurance Association met with Gabriel Bernardino, Chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and its representatives. The meeting was aimed at presenting the Recommendation of good information practices regarding life insurance policies with insurance capital funds.
Anniversary of the Poznań University of Economics Insurance Department and Wiadomości Ubezpieczeniowe
This year, two institutions of key importance to the Polish insurance market development celebrate their 65th anniversary. The first is the Insurance Department, founded in 1948 at the Poznań University of Economics (then Academy of Trade) – the oldest research and didactic institution of this type in Poland.
The 23rd Economic Forum in Krynica – one of the most important economic events in Poland, annually hosting business and political leaders – was held between 3 and 5 September. As in previous editions, the Polish Insurance Association was a partner of the Forum and of its Healthcare Forum topic.
We would like to invite you to participate in the 2nd Polish Insurance Association Congress, which will be held on 7 and 8 May 2014 in Sheraton Hotel in Sopot.