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Life Insurance in Bulgaria, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2021

Published By :

Timetric

Published Date : Oct 2017

Category :

Insurance

No. of Pages : 102 Pages

Synopsis
Timetrics 'Life Insurance in Bulgaria, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2021' report provides a detailed outlook by product category for the Bulgarian life insurance segment, and a comparison of the Bulgarian insurance industry with its regional counterparts.

It provides key performance indicators such as written premium, incurred loss, commissions and expenses, total assets and total investment income during the review period (20122016) and forecast period (20162021).

The report also analyzes distribution channels operating in the segment, gives a comprehensive overview of the Bulgarian economy and demographics, and provides detailed information on the competitive landscape in the country.

The report brings together Timetrics research, modeling and analysis expertise, giving insurers access to information on segment dynamics and competitive advantages, and profiles of insurers operating in the country. The report also includes details of insurance regulations, and recent changes in the regulatory structure.

Summary
Timetrics 'Life Insurance in Bulgaria, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2021' report provides in-depth market analysis, information and insights into the Bulgarian life insurance segment, including:

An overview of the Bulgarian life insurance segment

The Bulgarian life insurance segments growth prospects by category

A comprehensive overview of the Bulgarian economy and demographics

A comparison of the Bulgarian life insurance segment with its regional counterparts

The various distribution channels in the Bulgarian life insurance segment

Details of the competitive landscape in the life insurance segment in Bulgaria

Details of regulatory policy applicable to the Bulgarian insurance industry

Scope
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the life insurance segment in Bulgaria:

It provides historical values for the Bulgarian life insurance segment for the reports 20122016 review period, and projected figures for the 20162021 forecast period.

It offers a detailed analysis of the key categories in the Bulgarian life insurance segment, and market forecasts to 2021.

It provides a comparison of the Bulgarian life insurance segment with its regional counterparts.

It analyzes the various distribution channels for life insurance products in Bulgaria.

It profiles the top life insurance companies in Bulgaria and outlines the key regulations affecting them.

Reasons To Buy
Make strategic business decisions using in-depth historic and forecast market data related to the Bulgarian life insurance segment, and each category within it.

Understand the demand-side dynamics, key market trends and growth opportunities in the Bulgarian life insurance segment.

Assess the competitive dynamics in the life insurance segment.

Identify growth opportunities and market dynamics in key product categories.

Gain insights into key regulations governing the Bulgarian insurance industry, and their impact on companies and the industry's future.

Key Highlights
On February 16, 2017, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published a decision regarding the collaboration of insurance regulatory authorities from all European Union (EU) member states in accordance with the requirements stipulated in Solvency II directive.

On February 2, 2017, the European Parliament and of the Council published a new Insurance Distribution Directive 2016/97 in the official journal of the EU.

Unit-linked was the leading life insurance class in 2016, particularly due to low interest rates. Bulgarian insurers introduced a number of unit-linked products during the review period. Bulstrad Life partnered with Post Bank and launched index-linked life insurance in 2016.

Solvency II came into effect on January 1, 2016, and is expected to have a considerable effect on the Bulgarian insurance industry. It is a reform of risk-management and capital-adequacy requirements to ensure a more accurate allocation of capital to risk.
Table of Contents
1 KEY FACTS AND HIGHLIGHTS
2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
3 ECONOMY AND DEMOGRAPHICS
4 SEGMENT OUTLOOK
4.1 Regional Comparison
4.2 Segment Indicators
4.2.1 Gross written premium and penetration
4.2.2 Claims
4.2.3 Assets and investments
5 DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL OUTLOOK
6 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Bulstrad Life Vienna Insurance Group company overview
6.1.2 Allianz Bulgaria Life Insurance Company company overview
6.1.3 Uniqa Life Insurance Plc company overview
6.1.4 DZI Life Insurance company overview
6.1.5 UBB-Metlife Zhivotozastrahovatelno Drujestvo AD company overview
6.1.6 Grawe Bulgaria Life Insurance company overview
6.1.7 Syndicate VZK company overview
6.1.8 Sogelife Bulgaria company overview
6.1.9 Groupama Zastrahovane EAD company overview
7 GOVERNANCE, RISK AND COMPLIANCE
7.1 Legislation Overview and Historical Evolution
7.2 Latest Changes in Regulation
7.3 Legislation and Market Practice by Type of Insurance
7.3.1 Life Insurance
7.3.2 Property Insurance
7.3.3 Motor Insurance
7.3.4 Liability insurance
7.3.5 Marine, aviation and transit insurance
7.3.6 Personal accident and health insurance
7.4 Compulsory Insurance
7.4.1 Motor third-party liability insurance
7.4.2 Personal accident insurance for passengers on public transport
7.4.3 Workmens compensation
7.4.4 Air carriers and aircraft operators insurance
7.4.5 Professional indemnity insurance for alternative investment fund managers
7.4.6 Liability for ships with respect to oil pollution
7.4.7 Social insurance system
7.5 Supervision and Control
7.5.1 International Association of Insurance Supervisors
7.5.2 European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority
7.5.3 Financial Supervision Commission
7.5.4 Federation of European Risk Management Associations
7.6 Non-Admitted Insurance Regulation
7.6.1 Overview
7.6.2 Intermediaries
7.6.3 Market practices
7.6.4 Fines and Penalties
7.7 Company Registration and Operations
7.7.1 Type of insurance organization
7.7.2 Establishing a local company
7.7.3 Foreign ownership
7.7.4 Types of license
7.7.5 Capital requirements
7.7.6 Solvency margin
7.7.7 Reserve requirements
7.7.8 Investment regulations
7.7.9 Statutory return requirements
7.7.10 Fee structure
7.8 Taxation
7.8.1 Insurance premium or policy taxation
7.8.2 Withholding taxes on premium paid overseas
7.8.3 Corporate tax
7.8.4 VAT
7.8.5 Captives
7.9 Legal System
7.9.1 Introduction
7.9.2 Access to court
7.9.3 Alternative dispute resolution
8 DATABOOK
8.1 Policies and Premium
8.2 Claims and Expenses
8.3 Assets and Investments
9 DEFINITIONS AND METHODOLOGY
9.1 Definitions
9.2 Methodology
10 ABOUT TIMETRIC
10.1 Contact Timetric
10.2 About Timetric
10.3 Timetrics Services
10.4 Disclaimer

List of Tables
Table 1: Bulgarian Life Insurance Key Facts, 2016
Table 2: Bulgarian Life Insurance Segment Shares of the Top Insurers, 2016
Table 3: Bulgarian Government Credit Ratings
Table 4: Bulgarian Life Insurance Gross Written Premium (BGN Million and US$ Million), 20122016
Table 5: Bulgarian Life Insurance Penetration (%), 20122016
Table 6: Bulgarian Life Insurance Gross Written Premium (BGN Million and US$ Million), 20162021
Table 7: Bulgarian Life Insurance Penetration (%), 20162021
Table 8: Bulgarian Life Insurance Premium per Capita (BGN and US$), 20122016
Table 9: Bulgarian Life Insurance Premium per Capita (BGN and US$), 20162021
Table 10: Bulgarian Life Insurance Paid Claims (BGN Million and US$ Million), 20122016
Table 11: Bulgarian Life Insurance Paid Claims (BGN Million and US$ Million), 20162021
Table 12: Bulgarian Life Insurance Total Assets (BGN Million and US$ Million), 20122016
Table 13: Bulgarian Life Insurance Total Assets (BGN Million and US$ Million), 20162021
Table 14: Bulgarian Life Insurance Total Investment Income (BGN Million and US$ Million), 20122016
Table 15: Bulgarian Life Insurance Total Investment Income (BGN Million and US$ Million), 20162021
Table 16: Bulgarian Life Insurance Investment Portfolio (BGN Million), 20122016
Table 17: Bulgarian Life Insurance Investment Portfolio (BGN Million), 20162021
Table 18: Bulgarian Life Insurance Segment Shares of Leading Insurers (%), 2016
Table 19: Bulstrad Life Vienna Insurance Group Key Facts
Table 20: Bulstrad Life Vienna Insurance Group Company Key Financials (US$ Million), 20122016
Table 21: Allianz Bulgaria Life Insurance Company Key Facts
Table 22: Allianz Bulgaria Life Insurance Company Key Financials (US$ Million), 20122016
Table 23: Uniqa Life Insurance Company Key Facts
Table 24: Uniqa Life Insurance Plc Key Financials (BGN Million), 20122016
Table 25: DZI Life Insurance Key Facts
Table 26 DZI Life Insurance Key Financials (US$ Million), 20122016
Table 27: UBB-Metlife Key Facts
Table 28: UBB-Metlife Key Financials (US$ Million), 20122016
Table 29: Grawe Bulgaria Life Insurance Key Facts
Table 30: Grawe Bulgaria Life Insurance Key Financials (US$ Million), 20122016
Table 31: Syndicate VZK Key Facts
Table 32: Syndicate VZK Key Financials (US$ Million), 20122016
Table 33: Sogelife Bulgaria Key Facts
Table 34: Sogelife Bulgaria Key Financials (US$ Million), 20122016
Table 35: Groupama Zastrahovane EAD Key Facts
Table 36: Groupama Zastrahovane EAD Key Financials (BGN Million), 20122016
Table 37: Bulgaria Insurance Regulatory Framework Key Features
Table 38: Bulgaria Life Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 39: Bulgaria Property Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 40: Bulgaria Motor Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 41: Bulgaria Liability Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 42: Bulgaria Minimum Cover for Aircraft Third-Party Liability per Accident per Aircraft
Table 43: Bulgaria Corporate Tax Rates for the Financial Year 2017
Table 44: Bulgarian Life Insurance Policies and Premium, 20122016
Table 45: Bulgarian Life Insurance Policies and Premium, 20162021
Table 46: Bulgarian Life Insurance Claims and Expenses, 20122016
Table 47: Bulgarian Life Insurance Claims and Expenses, 20162021
Table 48: Bulgarian Life Insurance Assets and Investments, 20122016
Table 49: Bulgarian Life Insurance Assets and Investments, 20162021
Table 50: Insurance Industry Definitions

List of Figures
Figure 1: Bulgarian Real GDP (US$ Billion), 20122021
Figure 2: Bulgarian Current Account Balance as Percentage of GDP (%), 20122021
Figure 3: Bulgarian Consumer Price Inflation (%), 20122021
Figure 4: Bulgarian Unemployment Rate, 20122021
Figure 5: Bulgarian BGNUS$ Exchange Rate, 20122021
Figure 6: Bulgarian Population by Age Group, 19902025
Figure 7: Bulgarian Life Insurance Penetration Regional Comparison (%), 2016
Figure 8: Bulgarian Insurance Segment Direct Written Premium Shares Regional Comparison (%), 2016
Figure 9: Bulgarian Life Insurance Gross Written Premium (BGN Million), 20122021
Figure 10: Bulgarian Life Insurance Penetration (%), 20122021
Figure 11: Bulgarian Life Insurance Premium per Capita (BGN), 20122021
Figure 12: Bulgarian Life Insurance Paid Claims (BGN Million), 20122021
Figure 13: Bulgarian Life Insurance Total Assets (BGN Million), 20122021
Figure 14: Bulgarian Life Insurance Total Investment Income (BGN Million), 20122021
Figure 15: Bulgarian Life Insurance Investment Portfolio (BGN Million), 20122021
Figure 16: Bulgarian Life Insurance Investment Portfolio Dynamics by Category, 20122021
Figure 17: Bulgarian Life Insurance Segment Shares of Leading Insurers (%), 2016
Figure 18: Bulgaria The Three Pillars of Solvency II
Figure 19: Bulgaria Insurance Supervision and Control at Various Levels
Figure 20: Bulgaria Insurance Regulatory Frameworks for Company Registration and Operation

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