Moroccan insurance market face with 700m MAD pandermic loses

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The Covid-19 pandemic has gravely affected the insurance sector. However, some measures adopted by the Supervisory Authority of Insurance and Social Welfare (ACAPS) have alleviated its impact.

In fact, those measures are believed to have avoided 700 million MAD ($76 million) of losses to the market Some of which include: Softening prudential ruleG, Granting subsidised loans and aid to intermediarie, Extending motor insurance certificates and Teleworking

The greatest risk for the Moroccan insurance market Moroccan is generated by the financial market.

The significant drop in the stock market at the beginning of the health crisis has strongly disrupted insurers. In order to deal with this situation, more flexible prudential rules were adopted.

Maintaining the prudential rules of pre-Covid-19 would have led to a 25 percent drop in the insurers’ results.

According to ACAPS, the pandemic risk coverage is rare in Morocco; as seldom do insurance contracts include business interruption clauses related to that type of risk.

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