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Governance, Risk and Compliance - The Nicaraguan Insurance Industry

Published: Jan, 2018 | Pages: 50 | Publisher: Timetric
Industry: Insurance | Report Format: Electronic (PDF)


Timetric's 'Governance, Risk and Compliance - The Nicaraguan Insurance Industry' report is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory framework in Nicaragua. 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 Nicaragua, including: • An overview of the insurance regulatory framework in Nicaragua. • 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 Nicaragua. • 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 Nicaragua. • 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.

Reasons To Buy

• Gain insights into the insurance regulatory framework in Nicaragua. • Track the latest regulatory changes, and expected changes impacting the Nicaraguan 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.

Key Highlights

• The Nicaragua's insurance industry is regulated by the Superintendence of Banks and Other Financial Institutions. • Composite insurance business is permitted in the Nicaraguan insurance industry. • 100% FDI is permitted in the Nicaraguan insurance industry. • Motor third-party liability, workers' compensation and aviation third-party liability insurance are key compulsory classes of insurance. • Non-admitted insurers and intermediaries are not permitted however there are a few exceptions.
 Table of Contents

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 Regulation 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 liaility insurance 2.4.2 Workers' compensation 2.4.3 Aviation third-party liability insurance 2.4.4 Liability for ships with respect to oil pollution 2.4.5 Professional indemnity insurance for insurance intermediaries and reinsurance brokers 2.5 Supervision and Control 2.5.1 Association of Insurance Supervisors Latin America 2.5.2 Superintendence of Banks and Other Financial Institutions 2.6 Non-Admitted Insurance Regulations 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 Type 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 margin 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 3 APPENDIX 3.1 Methodology 3.2 Contact Timetric 3.3 About Timetric 3.4 Timetric's Services 3.5 Disclaimer
List of Tables

Table 1: Insurance Industry Definitions Table 2: Nicaragua - Insurance Regulatory Framework Key Features Table 3: Nicaragua - Life Insurance Regulatory Framework Table 4: Nicaragua - Property Insurance Regulatory Framework Table 5: Nicaragua - Motor Insurance Regulatory Framework Table 6: Nicaragua - Liability Insurance Regulatory Framework Table 7: Nicaragua - Corporate Tax Rates for the Financial Year 2017

List of Figures

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

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