Regulator and Supervisor Related Sites

International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS)

Established in 1994, the IAIS represents insurance regulators and supervisors of some 190 jurisdictions in nearly 140 countries, constituting 97% of the world's insurance premiums. It also has more than 120 observers. Members of IAIS along with the CGAP Working Group on Microinsurance make up the Joint Working Group on Microinsurance. On the IAIS website there are various issue papers, reports, and documents on microinsurance regulation and supervision available.

Insurance Industry Association for Benchmarking (IIAB)

The Insurance Industry Association For Benchmarking™ (IIAB™) targets specific information about the effectiveness of management processes in the insurance industry. The association is currently a free organization with fees assessed only when companies want to join specific research efforts. Membership is limited to individuals employed as regular employees of companies that provide insurance to third parties.

Associations for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD)

ACORD is a global, nonprofit standards development organization serving the insurance industry and related financial services industries. ACORD’s mission is to facilitate the development of open consensus data standards and standard forms. ACORD members include hundreds of insurance and reinsurance companies, agents and brokers, software providers, and industry associations worldwide. ACORD works with these organizations towards a goal of improved data communication across diverse platforms through implementation of standards.

The Egyptian Insurance Supervisory Authority

In 1981, Act no.10 established the Egyptian Insurance Supervisory Authority (EISA) as an independent corporate body with its headquarters in Cairo. It was given the authority to supervise and control all insurance activities in Egypt from licensing to closure of insurance companies. In 2009 a conference was organized to look at microinsurance in Egypt. All the presentations are available on their site.

Superintendence of Private Insurance (Brazil)

The Superintendence of Private Insurance (SUSEP) is an autarchy created by the Decree-law #73/66 directly linked to Ministry of Finance. It is the executive body of the politics delineated by the CNSP and is also the insurance commissioner, responsible for the supervision and control of the insurance, open private pension funds and capitalization markets in Brazil. In 2003 the Regulator began working on establishing a framework for microinsurance. This site includes Brazil’s regulations and initiatives for microinsurance.

Financial Services Board (South Africa)

The Financial Services Board is a unique independent institution established by statute to oversee the South African Non-Banking Financial Services Industry in the public interest. Their website includes documents relating to South Africa's policies for microinsurance.

Philippines Insurance Commission

The Insurance Commission’s website provides information about the regulatory code specified for insurance and microinsurance.  The microinsurance regulations are not segregated from traditional insurance regulations. The site also contains a great deal of other reports and statistics about insurance in the Philippines.>

Microinsurance Philippines

This blog contains articles on a variety of issues relating to microinsurance in the Philippines, but especially focuses on microinsurance regulation. As well as articles and links to documents about microinsurance in general, the blog includes links to the Commissioner’s site and the actual insurance codes used to regulate microinsurance.

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (India)

The IRDA website includes regulations and products lists for all types of insurance including microinsurance. Also on the site are annual reports and other statistics about insurance in India.

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