The French Insurance Federation welcomes the approval of Atlas, the skills body for financial services and consultancy

On 31 March, the Ministry of Labour published the order approving Atlas, the skills operator for the consultancy, digital, banking and insurance sectors. Atlas brings together a total of 13 high-value-added professional branches in the services sector and will be put in place gradually during 2019.

Épargner responsable grâce à mon assurance vie : c'est possible !

The French Insurance Federation is publishing the practical guide “Saving responsibly is possible, thanks to my life insurance!” to support individuals in making savings decisions and provide them with a clear understanding of responsible products.

Life insurance market: Positive net inflows in February 2019

Net inflows for February 2019 were 3,2 billion euros.

From the start of the year, insurance companies collected 25.2 billion Euros of premiums (compared to 25.0 billion Euros over the same period in 2018). Payments to unit-linked products accounted for 5.9 billion Euros from the start of the year, i.e. 24 % of premiums.

Signature of the first “Support for International Mobility of Students with Disabilities” agreement

The association Mission Handicap Assurance (MHA), created by the FFA in 2016 to promote the employment of people with disabilities in insurance companies, is to make a grant to the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles to enable students to study abroad, beginning this year.

Second edition of the insurance sector emerging risks barometer

The FFA publishes the results of the second edition of the risks barometer for the French insurance and reinsurance sector. Cyber risk remains at the top of the list, while the risk of social tension has grown significantly and is now the second most significant short-term risk.

2018 Life insurance figures: net subscriptions total €22.4 billion Euros, an encouraging annual result  notwithstanding a negative month in December

In an uncertain economic and financial climate, net subscriptions for life insurance totalled €22.4 billion in 2018, a very clear increase as compared with 2017 (€8.3 billion).

Having provided support of almost €11 billion to equity financing over the year, the highest level since 2007, French insurance has played a full role in financing businesses and supporting productive investment.

This performance was achieved notwithstanding a slow month in December (-€0.6 billion, the only negative month in 2018), notably as a result of a fall in investment in unit-linked products due to the concern of savers faced with market volatility (€0.2 billion in December 2018 compared with €2.1 billion in December 2017).

FFA – GDV joint declaration

56 years after the Elysée Treaty was signed, the French Insurance Federation (FFA) and the German Insurance Association (GDV) welcome the initiative of the German and French governments to strengthen their cooperation in the area of European politics within the framework of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle and to deepen political, economic and social integration between the two countries.

Explosion in the rue de Trévise: insurers working to support the victims

Insurers pay their respects to the victims of the explosion in the rue de Trévise and pay special tribute to the courage of the firefighters.  They express their solidarity with the loved ones of all those affected by this tragedy.

Life insurance market: Positive net inflows in November 2018

Net inflows for November 2018 were 2,7 billion euros.

From the start of the year, insurance companies collected 129.7 billion Euros of premiums (compared to 122.8 billion Euros over the same period in 2017). Payments to unit-linked products accounted for 36.6 billion Euros from the start of the year, i.e. 28 % of premiums.

Commitments given by supplementary health insurers

The supplementary health insurers that are members of the French Insurance Federation have decided to demonstrate their solidarity with their insured parties in the present difficult economic and social situation.