Puerto Rican Insurance Industry Governance, Risk and Compliance Report 2019 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

Risk and Compliance – The Puerto Rican Insurance Industry”

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“Governance, Risk and Compliance – The Puerto Rican Insurance Industry”,
is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory
framework in the Puerto Rico. 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 Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (Oficina del Comisionado de
Seguros – OCS) is the government authority responsible for supervising
and regulating the Puerto Rican insurance and reinsurance industry. The
OCS is instrumental in ensuring the stability and efficient functioning
of insurers and reinsurers. The primary law governing the industry is
the Insurance Code of Puerto Rico.

The Code regulates insurance and insurance mediation activities to make
insurance operations credible, efficient, secure and stable. It
comprises the definitions, licensing process, capital requirements,
policy terms, and penalties for offenders of the provisions. The latest
amendment to the Insurance Code was made in 2013.

The report brings together 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

  • OCS regulates and supervises the Puerto Rican insurance industry
  • Composite insurance is not permitted in Puerto Rico
  • 100% FDI is permitted in Puerto Rican insurance industry
  • Motor vehicle liability insurance is compulsory in Puerto Rico
  • Non-admitted insurance is not permitted in Puerto Rico. However, there
    are a few exceptions

The report provides

  • An overview of the insurance regulatory framework in the Puerto Rico
  • 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 Puerto Rico
  • 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.


  • The report covers details of the insurance regulatory framework in the
    Puerto Rico.
  • 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.

Reasons to Buy

  • Gain insights into the insurance regulatory framework in the Puerto
  • Track the latest regulatory changes, and expected changes impacting
    the Puerto Rican 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.

Key Topics Covered:


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 Motor third-party liability insurance

2.4.2 Professional indemnity insurance for health professionals and

2.4.3 Workers’ compensation insurance

2.4.4 Insurance for nautical tourism and marina activities

2.5 Supervision and Control

2.5.1 International Association of Insurance Supervisors

2.5.2 Association of Insurance Supervisors Latin America

2.5.3 Office of the Commissioner of Insurance

2.5.4 National Association of Insurance Commissioners

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


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