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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.


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.


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.


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.


Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and the French Insurance Federation today signed the agreement establishing the first chair of the Panthéon-Sorbonne Foundation: "Insurance and Society, historicity of knowledge and practice of interdisciplinarity.”


The French Insurance Federation undertakes to support and promote the UNEP-FI’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance.


On a visit today to the Aude department, Bernard Spitz, president of the French Insurance Federation, emphasised the commitment of insurers who are doing all they can to speed up the claims process.


How can we push back the limits of insurability in a changing world? To discuss this, almost 20 prestigious speakers gathered on 26 October 2018 at the premises of the French Insurance Federation.


On 25 September 2018, the French Insurance Federation and four trade union organisations – CFDT, CFE-CGC, CFTC and UNSA – signed a memorandum of understanding that alters the health premiums of the sector’s occupational protection scheme.


In order to analyse and manage their portfolios, investors and asset management companies need information on the climate strategy of the companies in which they invest. A joint initiative has been set up under the umbrella of the French Business Confederation (MEDEF), the French Insurance Federation (FFA), and the French Asset Management Association (AFG) in order to define a common reporting framework on corporate climate strategy and related indicators.


French insurers, represented by FFA president Bernard Spitz, who travelled as a member of the delegation to the Antilles led by the President of the Republic, have emphasised their solidarity with the inhabitants and businesses affected by Irma one year ago.


On 6 September 2017, Hurricane Irma devastated the islands of Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy, causing several deaths and resulting in 25,600 claims with an estimated total cost of 1.9 billion Euros. This natural event is the most expensive in the history of insurance in overseas France.


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.


Insurance companies have renewed their commitment to sustainable development by updating the profession’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Charter. They have used this opportunity to draw attention to their initiative to encourage the provision of responsible life insurance products.


The initial trend which emerges shows a gradual increase in workforce at the end of 2017 (+0.4% over one year), that is 146,800 employees for the sector as a whole. The number of insurance company employees has been particularly stable for the past ten years.


On a visit today to Pau and Salies-de-Béarn, Bernard Spitz, President of the French Insurance Federation, met the public authorities and local elected officials. He affirmed insurers’ commitment to supporting those affected in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques and the country as a whole.


The European Commission published its proposal for the revision of the motor insurance Directive.

FFA welcomes the Commission's proposals, as these follow the industry's responses given in the course of the prior consultation. The Commission proposes to extend to all member States compensation bodies that will function as a substitute in case of a company's insolvency. The Commission also suggests clarifying these bodies’ operating mode in the case of cross border activity. This proposal will improve the effectiveness of the compensation bodies in Europe.


The Minister for Solidarity and Health invited the presidents of the Technical Centre for Provident Institutions (CTIP), the French Insurance Federation (FFA), the National Federation of Mutual Insurance Companies (FNMF) and the National Federation of Supplementary Sickness Insurance Organisations (UNOCAM) to a meeting today to discuss the “zero out-of-pocket payment” (reste à charge zero). The supplementary social protection actors reiterated their commitment to providing the French people with access to quality health care at the best price.


Following the success of the first generation of NOVO funds, the largest investment funds dedicated to financing SMEs and medium-size enterprises, launched in 2013, the French Insurance Federation and Caisse des Dépôts welcome the launch of the NOVO 2018 fonds de prêts à l’économie (funds dedicated to lending to the real economy), comprising more than 470 million Euros.


Meeting in plenary session yesterday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on a European strategy on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS). This resolution is in line with the European Commission Communication published in November 2016.