France

This year, the 21st ICMIF Meeting of Reinsurance Officials (MORO) moves to the spectacular city of Paris, France and will be held      May 2 - 4.

A high-level agenda will see presentations from leading ICMIF member reinsurers and industry experts debating the most pressing topics for cooperative and mutual reinsures today. Panel discussions, Mini Monte Carlo, enhanced interaction with...

The French government recently announced a tax increase on healthcare policies as one method they plan to implement towards reducing the country’s deficit. This tax increase will affect supplementary health insurance policies, many of which are provided by French mutual organisations.

Supplementary health insurance is purchased by many French citizens in order to top up the state-...

La MAPA and La Matmut are two of ICMIF’s many French members and this year they are both celebrating important anniversaries. La MAPA, a specialist insurance provider for the food industry, celebrates their 100 year anniversary and La Matmut, a provider of general insurance products to both individuals and businesses, celebrates their 50 year anniversary. The mutual insurance sector in France...

SHAM - La Société Hospitalière d’Assurances Mutuelles – is an ICMIF member in France and the organisation has recently announced that it has a new Chairman, Jean-Luc Chassaniol. Jean-Luc was declared the new Chairman during the recent SHAM General Assembly in June of this year.

SHAM is a mutual insurance company and provides medical malpractice insurance in France. It serves public and...

In July this year it was announced that Gérard Andreck had become the new Chairman of the French Insurance Association (l’Association française de l’assurance – AFA). The French Insurance Association is comprised of the French Federation of Insurance Companies (la Fédération française des sociétés d’assurances - FFSA) and the French mutual insurance organisation, GEMA (Groupement des...

Earlier this year La Macif, one of ICMIF’s French members, launched an online game aimed at educating young children about safety. Now La Macif has turned its attention to the safety of senior citizens and has launched a series of police novels aimed at reducing the number of accidents in daily life.

Senior citizens are the principal victims of common accidents such as falls, poisoning...

French mutual insurance provider and ICMIF member, La Macif, has recently launched an online game which is free of charge and aimed at educating children aged between 5 and 10 years of age about safety in the home and how to avoid everyday dangers.

Accidents in everyday life are the main cause of deaths of children aged 15 years or under in both France and across Europe. Educating...

Voice is ICMIF’s quarterly magazine, containing stories and news embracing the sector as well as in-depth interviews with chief executives.

From this issue:

Mutual and cooperative insurers tend to be long-lived: Voice regularly carries news of 100 year anniversary celebrations of member organisations. But surely no other ICMIF member can rival the astonishing...

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has announced the membership of its two stakeholder groups, the Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group and the Occupational Pension Stakeholder Group.

Prominent amongst insurance industry representatives on the Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group is Asmo Olavi Kalpala, Chairman and President of Tapiola,...

Mutualité Française have announced Etienne Caniard as their new President for the next six years. Mutualité Française is a federation of mutual societies in France that has around 700 members who collectively have an annual turnover of EUR 19.1 billion and employ around 74,000 staff (based on 2008 figures). On top of this they cover 38 million people in France accounting for a massive 60%...

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