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     Bénédicte Gouvert
     Tél : +33 1 42 47 93 80 / +33 6 48 14 50 24
     E-mail : b.gouvert@ffa-assurance.fr

 

     Julie Poissier
     Phone : +33 1 42 47 93 13 / +33 6 45 33 43 60
     E-mail : j.poissier@ffa-assurance.fr

 

27/11/2018

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

09/11/2018

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.

26/10/2018

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.

08/10/2018

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.

02/10/2018

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.

01/10/2018

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.

03/09/2018

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.

17/07/2018

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.

16/07/2018

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.

26/06/2018

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.

25/06/2018

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.

25/05/2018

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.

15/05/2018

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.

26/04/2018

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.

14/03/2018

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.

09/03/2018

Meeting today in Brussels, the Member States adopted the Directive postponing the application of the Insurance Distribution Directive to 1 October 2018 at the latest. This decision follows the European Parliament's, taken on 1 March. Its effect is retroactive to 28 February 2018.

09/03/2018

The insurance industry welcomes the European Commission's Action Plan on sustainable finance. The proposed measures will encourage long-term investment as a pillar for the development of the productive economy.

15/02/2018

Speaking yesterday on a visit to Villeneuve-Saint-Georges with the President of the Republic and elected representatives, Bernard Spitz, Chairman of the French Insurance Federation, highlighted the efforts insurers have been making since the floods began to support those affected.

13/02/2018

Hurricane Irma, which devastated the islands of Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy on 6 September 2017, has given rise to almost 25,000 claims with an estimated total cost of 1.83 billion Euros.

07/02/2018

During the annual convention of AMRAE, the French risk management association, Bernard Spitz, President of the FFA, presented the results of the first emerging risks barometer for the insurance industry. This risk mapping, prepared by the “Evolving Risks” working group of the FFA’s Risk Analysis Committee, identifies the emerging risks that could significantly affect the insurance and reinsurance sector in France.