Governance, Risk and Compliance - The Lao Insurance Industry

45 Pages - GLDATA67048


GlobalData’s "Governance, Risk and Compliance - The Lao Insurance Industry", report is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory framework in the Loas.

It provides detailed analysis of the insurance regulations for life, property, motor, liability, personal accident and health, and marine, aviation and transit insurance. The report specifies various requirements for the establishment and operation of insurance and reinsurance companies and intermediaries.

The report brings together GlobalData’s research, modeling and analysis expertise, giving insurers access to information on prevailing insurance regulations, and recent and upcoming changes in the regulatory framework, taxation and legal system in the country. The report also includes the scope of non-admitted insurance in the country.

Key Findings

- The report covers details of the insurance regulatory framework in the Loas.
- The report contains details of the rules and regulations governing insurance products and insurance entities.
- The report lists and analyzes key trends and developments pertaining to the country’s insurance regulatory framework.
- The report analyzes the rules and regulations pertaining to the establishment and operation of insurance businesses in the country.
- The report provides details of taxation imposed on insurance products and insurance companies.

Key Highlights

- The MOF is the government regulatory authority of the Lao insurance industry.
- Composite insurance is not permitted in the Lao insurance industry.
- The government of Laos does not impose any restrictions on investment by foreign investors in the insurance industry.
- The placement of non-admitted insurance is not permitted in the insurance industry of Laos.
- The Insurance Law 2012, which replaced the Insurance Law 1990, is the principal law governing insurance business in the country.


The report provides insights into the governance, risk and compliance framework pertaining to the insurance industry in the Loas, including -
- An overview of the insurance regulatory framework in the Loas.
- The latest key changes, and changes expected in the country’s insurance regulatory framework.
- Key regulations and market practices related to different types of insurance product in the country.
- Rules and regulations pertaining to key classes of compulsory insurance, and the scope of non-admitted insurance in the Loas.
- Key parameters including licensing requirements, permitted foreign direct investment, minimum capital requirements, solvency and reserve requirements, and investment regulations.
- Details of the tax and legal systems in the country.

Reasons to buy

- Gain insights into the insurance regulatory framework in the Loas.
- Track the latest regulatory changes, and expected changes impacting the Loa insurance industry.
- Gain detailed information about the key regulations governing the establishment and operation of insurance entities in the country.
- Understand key regulations and market practices pertaining to various types of insurance product.


Table of Contents
1.1 What is this Report About?
1.2 Definitions
2.1 Legislation Overview and Historical Evolution
2.2 Latest Changes in Regulation
2.3 Legislation and Market Practice by Type of Insurance
2.3.1 Life insurance
2.3.2 Property insurance
2.3.3 Motor insurance
2.3.4 Liability insurance
2.3.5 Marine, aviation and transit insurance
2.3.6 Personal accident and health insurance
2.4 Compulsory Insurance
2.4.1 Social security insurance
2.4.2 Motor third-party liability insurance
2.5 Supervision and Control
2.5.1 International Association of Insurance Supervisors
2.5.2 Ministry of Finance
2.6 Non-Admitted Insurance Regulations
2.6.1 Overview
2.6.2 Intermediaries
2.6.3 Market practices
2.6.4 Fines and penalties
2.7 Company Registration and Operations
2.7.1 Type of insurance organization
2.7.2 Establishing a local company
2.7.3 Foreign ownership
2.7.4 Types of license
2.7.5 Capital requirements
2.7.6 Solvency margin
2.7.7 Reserve requirements
2.7.8 Investment regulations
2.7.9 Statutory return requirements
2.7.10 Fee structure
2.8 Taxation
2.8.1 Insurance premium or policy taxation
2.8.2 Withholding taxes on premium paid overseas
2.8.3 Corporate tax
2.8.4 VAT
2.8.5 Captives
2.9 Legal System
2.9.1 Introduction
2.9.2 Access to court
2.9.3 Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
3.1 Methodology
3.2 Contact GlobalData
3.3 About GlobalData
3.4 GlobalData’s Services
3.5 Disclaimer

List of Tables
Table 1: Insurance Industry Definitions
Table 2: Laos - Insurance Regulatory Framework Key Features
Table 3: Laos - Life Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 4: Laos - Property Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 5: Laos- Motor Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 6: Laos - Liability Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 7: Laos - Motor Vehicle Insurance No-Fault Liability Limit
Table 8: Laos - Motor Vehicle Insurance Compulsory Coverage Limit
Table 9: Laos - Motor Vehicle Insurance Additional Coverage Limit
Table 10: Laos - Motor Vehicle Insurance: No-Claims Discount
Table 11: Laos - Corporate Tax Rates for the Financial Year 2018

List of Figures
Figure 1: Laos - Insurance Supervision and Control at Various Levels
Figure 2: Laos - Insurance Regulatory Frameworks for Company Registration and Operation


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