Kenya’Insurance Industry premiums hit KES 237.9Bn in the last quarter of 2022

Kenyas Insurance industry premiums increased by 11.4 % to hit KES 237.90 billion in the third quarter of 2022 from KES 213.53 billion in Quarter 3, 2021.

According to The Insurance Industry Report for the period July – September 2022, this growth is attributed to the continued economic recovery from the negative effect of COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021.

Long-term insurance business premiums stood at KES 103.49 billion accounting for 43.5% of the total industry premium while general business premiums amounted to KES 134.41 billion (56.5%).

Under the general insurance business, fire industrial gross premium income had the highest growth of 30.9%, from KES 11.55 billion reported in Q3 2021 to KES 15.12 billion reported in Q3 2022. The personal accident had the most significant decline from KES 2.12 billion recorded in Q3 2021 to KES 2.02 billion in Q3 2022.

The underwriting performance of the general insurance continued to make an improvement recording a loss of KES 2.26 billion from a loss of KES 4.13 billion reported in Q3 2021.

Workmen’s compensation class made the highest underwriting profit of KES 2.48 billion while motor private, motor commercial, and personal accident classes of general insurance business incurred the highest underwriting losses of KES 2.89 billion, KES 1.75 billion and KES 868.74 million respectively.

“The total Gross Premium Income (GPI) reported under long term insurance business by the end of Q3 2022 amounted to KES 103.49 billion (Q3 2021: 92.12 billion) representing a growth of 12.3% compared to a growth of 24.0% in Q3 2021,” the report indicates.

Deposit Administration and Life Assurance classes remained the biggest contributors to the long-term insurance business GPI accounting for 36.3% and 25.2% respectively.

On the other hand, the reinsurers’ business volume increased by 29.1% to KES 28.06 billion in Q3 2022 (Q3 2021: KES 21.73 billion) improving the underwriting results significantly from a loss of KES 245.80 million in Q3 2021 to a profit of KES 1.26 billion in Q3 2022.

The insurance industry profit before tax hit KES 9.06 billion a 3% increase compared to KES 8.79 billion recorded in Q3,2021

Asset base grew by 9.8% to KES 918.02 billion at end of Q3 2022 from the KES 836.11 billion held at end of Q3 2021. A significant portion of total assets KES 805.42 billion (85.6%) was held in income-generating investments.

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