About the Life Insurance Market in Latin America
Life insurance is a major tool in basic estate planning. The compensation received as part of life insurance claim is tax free and often exceeds the premiums paid. In the current market scenario, there are many top life insurance vendors offering a huge number of product portfolios. With this scenario in place, the demand for life insurance policies is calculated on the basis of the rate at which transparent products are being provided by vendors to customers. Unit-linked insurance plan (ULIP) products, which offer both insurance and investment under a single plan, have started including basic life insurance products. This has boosted transparency in life insurance products as these policies are geared with guarantees such as death benefits. This increase in demand for less complex products among customers has led to the entry of new non-traditional players (or local players), intensifying competition in the life insurance industry.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the life insurance market in Latin America to grow at a CAGR of 5.87% during the period 2016-2020.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the life insurance market in Latin America for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, Technavio considers the total premium volume in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. The market is divided into the following segments based on regions:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Life Insurance Market in Latin America 2016-2020
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the life insurance market in Latin America: AXA, Bradesco Seguros, Itaú Unibanco Holding, Mapfre, and Zurich Insurance.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Allianz, American International Group (AIG), Aviva, Brasilprev, CNP, Grupo Nacional Provincial, Liberty Mutual, MetLife, and Porto Seguro.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend inciting growth in this market is the rising use of BPO for closed-book operations. Recently, there has been an improvement in capital management, leading to greater performance of different investments. Many life insurance vendors are working to achieve market leading investment performance. Such efforts may help vendors develop and sustain a huge asset base to harvest high profitability.”
According to the report, one driver fostering growth in this market is the use of multiple channels to reach broader audience. In the last decade, Latin American countries have created an environment that is conducive to the growth of life insurance premiums. Conditions such as sound economic environments, product innovations, improvement in insurance regulations, and multiple distribution channels have also helped increase premium amounts. Life insurance regulatory bodies and other policyholders are encouraging healthy competition as low inflation has cast a positive effect on insurance premium growth.
Further, the report states that one challenge hampering this market’s growth prospects is the lack of standard financial models. Currently, life insurance companies do not use any specific financial models. The lack of such a system has resulted in several challenges, including inadequate underwriting practices. Therefore, insurance companies have come up with the cash flow testing and hedging models. These models help solve issues arising in the day-to-day operations, improve profit, and manage risks better.
AXA, Bradesco Seguros, Itaú Unibanco Holding, Mapfre, Zurich Insurance, Allianz, American International Group (AIG), Aviva, Brasilprev, CNP, Grupo Nacional Provincial, Liberty Mutual, MetLife, Porto Seguro.
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