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The Insurance and Reinsurance Law Review: Chapter 14 - Colombia

  • Market Insight 27 May 2021 27 May 2021
  • Insurance & Reinsurance

The Colombian insurance market grew by 0.9 per cent during 2020, maintaining a 10-year run of constant growth.

At the same time, the Colombian economy contracted by between 7.2 per cent and 7.5 per cent.3 Although economic growth is expected at a rate of between 4.2 per cent and 4.5 per cent during 2021,4 the economy has suffered from a hard shock.

The insurance market owes its continued strength to conservative regulatory standards and gradual improvements in law and regulation. During 2020, important advances were made to confirm the widespread acceptance of claims-made policies within the territory. No major regulatory changes affecting insurers are expected during 2021. Instead, the government is expected to focus its efforts on the economic recovery and the long overdue reform of the labour market and pensions. Premiums are expected to remain at levels similar to present levels.5

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