ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance, China's first Internet-based insurance company, fell back into red ink in 2022, reporting a net loss attributable to owners of the parent company of CNY1.36bn ($199m).
In 2022, the insurance industry's health insurance premium income reached CNY865.3bn, a year-on-year increase of 2.4%, and the growth rate, which has been sliding, is predicted to fall further. At the same time, the premium growth rates of the health insurance business of life insurance companies and property insurance companies are markedly different.
The premium income of the mainland Chinese insurance industry stood at CNY1.02tn ($149bn) in the first month of this year, representing a year-on-year increase of 3.8%, according to statistics released by the CBIRC on 21 March.
The Life Insurance Department of the CBIRC is reported to have held a forum with the Insurance Association of China and representatives of more than 20 insurance companies to discuss liability costs and asset-liability management in the life insurance industry.
Bahrain National Holding Company (BNH) intends to acquire one or more takaful companies, to diversify the group's business, according to Mr Farooq Yusuf Almoayyed, chairman of the company.
Saudi Reinsurance Company (Saudi Re) has posted net profits before zakat of SAR56.74m ($15.10m) in 2022, an annual increase of 6.43% compared to 2021.
Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China's net profit attributable to shareholders of the parent company amounted to CNY83.8bn ($12.1bn) in 2022, dropping by CNY17.8bn or 17.6% year on year, according to the Group's audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2022 released on 15 March.
Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Company of China (Ping An P&C) delivered a five-year average return on equity of 18.6% from 2017 to 2021, during which the company consistently demonstrated better-than-average underwriting profitability, with an average combined ratio of 97.4%, notes AM Best.
The completion of AIA Group's 24.99 % equity investment in China Post Life Insurance in January 2022 enables the Group to access significant upside from additional distribution channels and customer segments that are highly complementary to AIA China's strategy, Mr Lee Yuan Siong, AIA group chief executive and president, has said.
AIA China returned to positive growth in the second half of 2022 with VONB up by 3%, says AIA Group in its financial statements released earlier this week.