The Central Bank will oblige insurance companies to sell insurance policies via the Internet

The Bank of Russia intends to oblige all insurance companies from 1 January 2017 to sell the insurance policies via the Internet. This is stated in the message on the website of the Central Bank. Now the insurers have the right but not the obligation to sell e CTP. Of the 81 companies having a license for compulsory insurance of civil liability, only 15 provide their customers with this service.

“The initiative of the Bank of Russia are aimed primarily at improving the availability and quality of services CTP, because the owners can purchase a policy at any time, anywhere without any relation to the location of the seller”, is given in the message words of the Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Russia Vladimir Chistyuhin.

Now according to the website of the Russian Union of motor insurers (RAMI) e-insurance policies are now selling “alpha Insurance” VSK, “Group Renaissance Insurance”, “Insurance Zetta”, “InTouch Insurance”, “liberty Insurance”, “RESO-the Guarantee” “Rosgosstrakh”, “Euroins”, “Energogarant”, “Chaska”, “Par-IC”, “URALSIB”, “Tinkoff Insurance” and ERGO.

The Central Bank intends to develop a bill that would oblige all insurers to sell electronic policies. In the document, the regulator intends to set the requirement for insurers and Russian Association of motor insurers to ensure continuous operation of all information systems required for sales of electronic policies. The Central Bank hopes to quickly align the bill with the Finance Ministry and to have time to make to the state Duma for consideration during the spring session.

Insurance companies have begun to sell electronic insurance policies from 1 July 2015. According to the President of the Russian Union of insurers Igor Yurgens, now a week sold about 10 thousand of insurance policies. Just since the start of sales of the customers bought about 120 thousand policies. “Currently we are not aware of complaints from owners of e-insurance policies, which would have had difficulties with checking the traffic police,” says Jurgens.

Earlier, representatives of the Central Bank have repeatedly said that sales of electronic insurance policies are important for the development of the insurance market. Paper policies Chistyukhin called “archaic”. Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseyev said that the proliferation of electronic insurance policies “the situation when in some regions policies available to citizens, will be solved fully”. Jurgens had previously said that electronic CTP eradicate fake policies.