Governance, Risk and Compliance – The Brazilian Insurance Industry

Pages: 101 Published: June 29, 2018 Report Code: IS0052RR

GlobalData’s Governance, Risk and Compliance – The Brazilian Insurance Industry report is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory framework in Brazil.

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.


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

• 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

• Susep governs insurance industry in Brazil.

• Non-admitted insurance is not permitted in Brazil. However, there are a few exceptions.

• The state reinsurer, Brasil Resseguros SA, was privatized in September 2013.

• The FDI regime of Brazil allows up to 100% foreign ownership in domestic insurance companies.

• Key classes of compulsory insurances include motor third-party liability, worker’s compensation, and domestic credit insurance.

Reasons to Buy

• Gain insights into the insurance regulatory framework in Brazil.

• Track the latest regulatory changes, and expected changes impacting the Brazilian 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 Players

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

2.3.7 Reinsurance

2.4 Compulsory Insurance

2.4.1 Motor third-party liability insurance

2.4.2 Insurance for personal injury caused by ships or cargos

2.4.3 Social security insurance

2.4.4 Domestic credit insurance

2.4.5 Professional indemnity insurance for reinsurance brokers

2.4.6 Civil liability insurance for passenger and cargo carriers travelling between French Guiana and Brazil

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 National Private Insurance Council

2.5.4 Superintendent of Private Insurance

2.5.5 National Confederation of General Insurance, Private Pension and Life, Supplementary Health and Capitalization Companies

2.5.6 National Federation of General Insurance

2.5.7 National Federation of Open Private Pension and Life

2.5.8 National Federation of Supplementary Health

2.5.9 National Federation of Capitalization

2.5.10 The National Regulatory Agency for Private Health Insurance and Plans

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 taxations

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


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: Brazil – Insurance Regulatory Framework Key Features

Table 3: Brazil – Life Insurance Regulatory Framework

Table 4: Brazil – Property Insurance Regulatory Framework

Table 5: Brazil – Motor Insurance Regulatory Framework

Table 6: Brazil – Liability Insurance Regulatory Framework

Table 7: Brazil – Compensation Provided by the Insurer in the Event of an Accident

Table 8: Brazil – Premium Rates for DPVAT 2018

Table 9: Brazil – Percentage Component for Premium rates for DPVAT 2018

Table 10: Brazil – Compensation Provided by the Insurer in the Event of an Accident

Table 11: Brazil – Premium Rates for DPEM

Table 12: Brazil – Minimum Ratings for Non-Admitted Reinsurers

Table 13: Brazil – Ratings Required For Registration Of Reinsurance Business

Table 14: Brazil – Ratings Required For Registration Of Occasional Business

Table 15: Brazil – Percentage Concentration of Reinsurance or Retrocession Business

Table 16: Brazil – Reserve Requirement

Table 17: Brazil – Base Capital – Variable Component by Region

Table 18: Brazil – Base Capital of Capitalization Companies – Variable Component by Region

Table 19: Brazil – Risks Correlation Factor

Table 20: Brazil – Corporate Tax Rates for the Financial Year 2018

List of Figures

Figure 1: Brazil – Insurance Supervision and Control at Various Levels

Figure 2: Brazil – Insurance Regulatory Frameworks for Company Registration and Operation


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