Governance, Risk and Compliance – The German Insurance Industry

Governance, Risk and Compliance – The German Insurance Industry


Timetric’s 'Governance, Risk and Compliance – The German Insurance Industry' report is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory framework in Germany.

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 Germany, including:

  • An overview of the insurance regulatory framework in Germany.
  • 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 Germany.
  • 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 Germany.
  • 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 Germany.
  • Track the latest regulatory changes, and expected changes impacting the German 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
  • Bafin is the insurance regulator supervising and regulating federally regulated insurance and reinsurance companies. In addition, each state has its own insurance regulator.
  • Composite insurance is not permitted in Germany.
  • The German government permits 100% foreign direct investment in its insurance industry.
  • The German government imposes corporate income tax at 15%; capital gains and dividends are exempt from taxation.
  • The placement of non-admitted insurance is not permitted in the German insurance industry, with a few exceptions.

  • Introduction
    • What is this Report About?
    • Definitions
      • Table Insurance Industry Definitions
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
    • Table Germany – Insurance Regulatory Framework Key Features
    • Legislation Overview and Historical Evolution
    • Latest Changes in Regulations
    • Legislation and Market Practice by Type of Insurance
      • Life insurance
        • Table Germany – Life Insurance Regulatory Framework
      • Property insurance
        • Table Germany – Property Insurance Regulatory Framework
      • Motor insurance
        • Table Germany – Motor Insurance Regulatory Framework
      • Liability insurance
        • Table Germany – Liability Insurance Regulatory Framework
      • Marine, aviation and transit insurance
      • Personal accident and health insurance
    • Compulsory Insurance
      • Motor third-party liability insurance
      • Workmen's compensation insurance
      • Air carriers and aircraft operators insurance
        • Table Germany – Minimum Cover for Aircraft Third-Party Liability Per Accident Per Aircraft
      • Professional indemnity insurance for alternative investment fund managers
      • Product liability insurance for pharmaceutical manufacturers
      • Clinical trial liability insurance
      • Operating liability for plants posing a hazard to the environment
      • Liability for ships with respect to oil pollution
      • Liability insurance against the transport of hazardous and noxious substances by sea
    • Supervision and Control
      • International Association of Insurance Supervisors
      • European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority
      • Federation of European Risk Management Associations
      • Federal Financial Supervisory Authority
      • German Insurance Association
    • Non-Admitted Insurance Regulations
      • Overview
      • Intermediaries
      • Market practices
      • Fines and penalties
    • Company Registration and Operations
      • Types of insurance organization
      • Establishing a local company
      • Foreign ownership
      • Types of license
      • Capital requirements
      • Solvency margins
      • Reserve requirements
      • Investment regulations
      • Statutory return requirements
      • Fee structure
    • Taxation
      • Insurance premium or policy taxation
        • Table Germany – Insurance Premium Tax (IPT)
      • Withholding taxes on premium paid overseas
      • Corporate tax
        • Table Germany – Corporate Tax Rates for the Financial Year 2017
      • VAT
      • Captives
    • Legal System
      • Introduction
      • Access to court
      • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Appendix
    • Methodology
    • Contact Timetric
    • About Timetric
    • Timetric's Services
    • Disclaimer

Download our eBook: How to Succeed Using Market Research

Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.

Download eBook