Indonesia Insurance industry as an highly untapped market

In the latest Indonesia Insurance Industry Report released by Emerging Markets Direct, it says that Indonesia insurance industry is a very attractive and largely untapped market. As of 2008, the country was home to more than 210mn people while the number of insured people was 16.48mn, which implied that only less than 10% had life insurance. Seen in this light, foreign insurance companies had entered into joint ventures with local companies due to the low market penetration rate and the policies set by the Indonesia government.

Next to India and China, Indonesia is definitely one of the insurance markets in Asia with huge growth potential. The Indonesia insurance sector consists of a number of players. As of end 2009, there were 283 companies in Indonesia owning insurance business licenses. There were no much changes made to the number of life, non-life, reinsurance, social insurance program and workers’ social security, and insurance for civil servants and armed forced companies as compared with 2008. There were even no new insurance companies over the past 5 years due to the relatively high minimum equity of IDR100bn set by the government.

Over the past 5 years, total assets and total investments of the insurance industry as a whole have risen, especially for the reinsurance sector which saw the highest growth rate y-o-y of 21.79% for total investments and total assets. Net premium for non-life insurance and reinsurance has been rising since 2006, from IDR 8,147bn to IDR11,810bn in 2008.

Despite the vulnerability of the Indonesia Insurance industry to natural disaster, the overall industry ratio of gross claims to gross premiums was still manageable. It was recorded that the ratio varied from 48% to 61% in 2008. What’s more, a major part of risks covered by local insurers was ceded to offshore reinsurance company. In recent years, the retention ratio (measured by net written premium to gross written premium) was very conservative and ranged from 34% to 54%. Indonesia’s insurance industry suffered from deficit transaction, in this regard, our analyst thought that consolidation was vital for insurance companies to strengthen their capital base in order to stay competitive.

What are the market trends and outlook of the Indonesia Insurance Industry? How did the issuance of Indonesian Insurance Architecture (Roadmap) affect the industry? How many insurers licenses were revoked as a result of the minimum solvency requirement specified by the Ministry of Finance? What are the prospects of Takaful (Islamic insurance) in Indonesia? What were the requirements set by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) for foreign insurers to enter the Indonesian market?

Want to have an overview and competitive analysis(SWOT) of the major industry players?
-PT Asuransi Allianz Utama Indonesia(Allianz)
-PT Asuransi Sinar Mas (Sinar Mas)
-PT Panin Life Tbk(Panin)

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Table of Content

1. Industry Profile
1.1 Sector Overview
1.2 Sector Size and Value
1.2.1 Insurance Companies
1.2.2 Total Assets and Investments
1.3 Sector Performance
1.3.1 Gross Premiums and Claims
1.3.2 Non-Life Insurance and Reinsurance Net Premium
1.3.3 Industry Retention Rate 
2. Market Trends and Outlook
2.1 Regulatory Issues
2.2 Sharia Products
2.3 Foreign insurers
3. Leading Players and Comparative Matrix
3.1 Leading Players
3.1.1 PT. Asuransi Allianz Utama Indonesia
3.1.2 PT. Asuransi Sinar Mas
3.1.3 PT. Panin Life Tbk
3.2 Comparative Matrix
3.3 SWOT Analysis

4. Tables and Charts
Table 1: Life Insurance – No. of Insured People 1998 – 2008
Table 2: Insurers Licenses Revoked 2005
Table 3: Financial Summary 2007 – 2009
Table 4: Financial Highlights FY09

Chart 1: Inflation Trend of Indonesia Oct 2008 – Oct 2010
Chart 2: Number of Insurance Companies 2004 – 2008
Chart 3: Growth of Total Assets According to Line of Business 2004 – 2008
Chart 4: Total Assets for the Year 2008
Chart 5: Growth of Total Investments According to Line of Business 2004 – 2008
Chart 6: Total Investments for the Year 2008
Chart 7: Growth of Total Assets Compared to Total Investment 2004 – 2008
Chart 8: Types of Investments
Chart 9: Growth of Gross Premiums According to Line of Business 2004 – 2008
Chart 10: Percentage of Gross Premiums for the Year 2008
Chart 11: Growth of Gross Claims According to Line of Business 2004 – 2008
Chart 12: Percentage of Gross Claims According to Line of Business
Chart 13: Growth of Gross Claims and Gross Premiums 2004 – 2008
Chart 14: Non-Life Insurance and Reinsurance Net Premium 2006 – 2008
Chart 15: Retention Rate 1996 – 2008
Chart 16: Sinar Mas – Total Shareholder’s Equity 2005 – 2009
Chart 17: Sinar Mas – Surplus Solvency Margin 2005 – 2009
Chart 18: Gross Premium Income 2005 – 2009
Chart 19: Total Investments Income 2005 – 2009

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