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Key facts and figures

Key facts and figures

Features of this 2017 edition:
- The economic and financial environment
- The insurance sector
- Life, health and protection insurance
- Property and casualty insurance
- The insurance sector’s financial activity
- French insurers’ international activity
- Statistics

According to data collected by the Technical Centre for Provident Institutions (CTIP), the French Insurance Federation (FFA) and the National Federation of Mutual Insurance Companies (FNMF), the health and protection insurance market grew by 3% in 2017, with premiums of €58.6 bn1. This growth was driven by group contracts (+4.6 % compared to +1.5 % for individual contracts), which accounted for half of the premiums.

Contributions to Company Pension Savings Plans1% during the first nine months of 2017 to 1,870 million Euros. Voluntary payments accounted for 60 million Euros of this figure -3.2%).

During the first half of 2017, Company Pensions Savings Plan1 contributions were up by 2.4%, at 1,267 million Euros. Voluntary contributions accounted for 43 million Euros of this figure (-2,3%).

Three families of insurers offer health and protection insurance in France: provident institutions governed by the Social Security Code, insurance companies governed by the Insurance Code and mutual insurance companies governed by the Mutual Insurance Code.

The market for supplementary health insurance and protection insurance grew by 1.6% in 2016, with premiums of €56.7 bn. This growth was driven by the increase in group contracts (+2.7% compared to +0.6% for individual contracts). Group contracts now account for half of premiums.

At the end of the first quarter 2017, contributions to company pension savings plans (plans d’épargne retraite entreprises)¹ were up 4,8% at 607 million Euros, of which 22 million Euros were voluntary payments (-8,3%).

With 10,000 billion euros of assets under management, insurers are among the leading institutional investors in Europe. The insurance industry is willing and able to finance Europe’s economic priorities such as transport, energy and climate change.

Contributions to company pension savings plans (plans d’épargne retraite entreprises)¹ were up 6% in 2016 at 2.4 billion Euros, of which 163 million Euros were voluntary payments (+11 %).

Contents: Key figures - Property and casualty insurance in 2015  - Life, health and protection insurance in 2015  - Insurance and households’ long-term savings in 2015 - Insurance and social protection of households in 2014  - The insurance industry’s financial activity in 2015 - Statistical section - Premiums - Benefits - Accounting data - Insurance companies’ investments - Financial data