Last year the Poles spent more than 25 billion PLN for health care from their own pockets. According to forecasts made by the Polish Association of Insurance by the beginning of 2012 level of these expenses will have increased to 40 billion PLN. Meanwhile, the revenue from health insurance policies is only 120-150 million PLN, representing only 0.5 – 0.6 percent of private expenses on health services. What is the future of health insurance in Poland? Will it develop for the benefit of patients? PIU representatives outlined three possible scenarios for the development of health policy in Poland until 2012.
Insurance companies affiliated to the PIU will sign an agreement on the principles and procedures for mutual recognition of claims of the voluntary motor insurance. The agreement, the initiative of the PZU means a considerable improvement of the recognition and implementation of recourses by the company.
On June 15 and 17 the MSWiA (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration) held two conferences on the Law project concerning central register of vehicles and central register of drivers and on changing of some other acts. During the conference the Board submitted results of the consultation of draft of the Act after the agreement of 26 February. PIU received confirmation from MSWiA that the insurance companies and the Board will have a legal access to the system CEPiK free of charge.
Establishment of the National Coordinating Committee on the Euro, the Coordinating Council and interdepartmental Working Teams for preparation for introducing the Euro
On 14 July the Polish Insurance Association received a Regulation proposal from the Council of Ministers on the establishment of the National Coordinating Committee on the Euro, the Coordinating Council and interdepartmental Working Teams for preparation for introducing the Euro by the Polish Republic.
On the website of the Ministry of Finance in the Public Information Bulletin were published the follwing: a draft law amending the Law on tax on goods and services, road transport law and the law amending the Law on tax on goods and services (2 July 2009). Information about this project was also communicated to all Members of the Association.
The Polish Insurance Association sent a letter to Mr. Jacek Sadowy, the president of the Public Procurement Office, criticising the opinion of the UZP entitled “Award of contracts for employee group life insurance”. The Procurement Office recommends the use of the Public Procurement Law in the context of contracts of group life insurance.
The Polish Insurance Association, together with professional organizations like PIIT (Polish Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications) and PTI (Polish Society of Computer Sciences) has maintained a negative stance on the draft amendments to the Law on electronic signatures.
Polish Insurance Association presented to the Ministry of Finance a negative opinion on the possibility of partial funding of the Voluntary Fire Service and the State Fire Service by insurance companies. This position is a response to the proposal raised by Ms Bozena Szydłowska.
Polish Insurance Association has prepared an analysis entitled “The insurance market in Poland in 2008” for the Polish Information Agency and Foreign Investment.
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