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Life insurance at end February 2017 (provisional estimates)

Net inflows for February 2017 were 600 million euros.

From the beginning of the year 2017, insurance companies collected 22.5 billion Euros of premiums (compared to 24.9 billion Euros over the same period in 2016). Payments to unit-linked products accounted for 6 billion Euros from the start of the year, i.e. 27% of premiums.

Life insurance at end January 2017 (provisional estimates)

In January 2017, insurance companies collected 11.4 billion Euros of premiums (compared to 12.5 billion Euros over the same period in 2016). Payments to unit-linked products accounted for 2.8 billion Euros from the start of the year, i.e. 24% of premiums.

Signature of a new agreement between the State and insurers to strengthen the prevention of road risks

Mr Bruno LE ROUX, the French Interior Minister, and Mr Bernard SPITZ, Chairman of the French Insurance Federation, have signed a new Partnership Agreement on the prevention of road risks. 

Life insurance at end December 2016 (provisional estimates)

Net inflows for December 2016 were 800 million euros.

In 2016, insurance companies collected 134.7 billion Euros of premiums (compared to 135.5 billion Euros in 2015, i.e. almost unchanged). Payments to unit-linked products accounted for 27.1 billion Euros from the start of the year, i.e. 20% of premiums.

Roll-out of third-party payment : supplemental health

The supplemental health insurance providers have launched their services portal for health professionals in the non-hospital sector.   If they wish to, these professionals can now sign a single third-party payment agreement with all the supplemental health insurance providers and their third-party payment operators. A telephone helpline is also available to provide them with information and guide them throughout the process of registering.

Signature of an agreement on the quality of working life In the insurance industry

A few days after the Certificate of Digital Skills for the Insurance Sector (Certificat Digital Assurance) was introduced, the insurance industry is continuing its commitment to a dynamic and innovative social dialogue. The French Insurance Federation and the trade unions CFDT, CFTC, CGC and UNSA have entered into a majority agreement on the quality of working life.

Introduction of the Certificate of Digital Skills for the Insurance Sector

Against a background of digitisation of the insurance sector, the Certificate of Digital Skills for the Insurance Sector (Certificat Digital Assurance) seeks to give insurance company employees the skills they need to do their jobs. This certificate is the result of work carried out by the French Joint Committee on Professional and Occupational Training and Employment in the Insurance Industry (Commission paritaire nationale de la formation professionnelle et de l’emploi de la branche des sociétés d’assurances). 

PRIIPs: French consumers’ protection and professional associations

We believe the PRIIPs Regulation, which intends to enhance the transparency of investment products for retail investors, is a key tool to rebuild confidence in financial markets and to channel more retail savings towards investment solutions.The crucial importance of this piece of legislation led us to engage frequently with the European Commission (EC), the European Parliament (EP), and the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) in the past recent months.