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About Us
Insurance Europe is the European (re)insurance federation
950 000
employees represented
member countries
1 000bn
benefits and claims paid
10 400bn
in investments

Insurance Europe is the European insurance and reinsurance federation. Through its 37 member bodies — the national insurance associations — it represents all types and sizes of insurance and reinsurance undertakings.

Insurance Europe, which is based in Brussels, represents undertakings that account for around 95% of total European premium income. Insurance makes a major contribution to Europe’s economic growth and development. European insurers pay out almost €1 000bn annually — or €2.7bn a day — in claims, directly employ nearly 950 000 people and invest over €10.4trn in the economy.


COVID-19: Insurance Europe remains fully operational

In line with Belgian government requirements, Insurance Europe’s offices are closed until further notice. The federation remains fully operational, with all staff working remotely and meetings taking place via video/conference calls. Staff can be contacted via the usual email addresses and phone numbers.

Please all follow government guidance and stay safe.


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Rue du Champ de Mars 23
B-1050 Brussels

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Annual Report

Recent months have been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and Insurance Europe has been heavily involved both in the response to the crisis and in discussing solutions for insuring the risks of possible future pandemics. Work has nevertheless continued on the many other issues that affect European insurers.

Insurance Europe’s 2019-­2020 Annual Report presents the European insurance industry’s positions on all those issues, as well as its work in relation to the current and future pandemics.

Topics covered include: climate adaptation, sustainable finance, Solvency II, financial reporting, pensions, the PRIIPs Regulation, distribution, insurtech, cyber risks and motor insurance.

Mission statement

Insurance Europe's mission is:

  • To draw attention to issues of strategic interest to all European insurers and reinsurers in a sustainable manner.
  • To raise awareness of insurers' and reinsurers' roles in providing insurance protection and security to the community as well as in contributing to economic growth and development.
  • To promote – as the expert and representative voice of the insurance industry – a competitive and open market to the benefit of the European consumer as well as corporate clients.

In order to achieve this, Insurance Europe:

  • Represents all European insurers and reinsurers.
    Insurance Europe is the European insurance and reinsurance federation. Through its member bodies comprising of national insurance associations, Insurance Europe represents all types of insurance and reinsurance undertakings, including pan-European companies, monoliners, mutuals or SMEs. Insurance Europe represents undertakings that account for around 95% of total European premium income.
  • Positions the European insurance industry within the European and global regulatory frameworks.
    Insurance Europe is the voice of the European insurance industry at European and international level. Insurance Europe is a fair and reliable partner and a contact point for institutions, politicians and supervisors. Insurance Europe provides services to the European and International institutions to the benefit of its members. In the regulatory process Insurance Europe develops, promotes and defends industry positions that are supported by technical research and expertise. Through government lobby, public affairs, industry forums and issue management, it contributes to achieve a positive political, social, business and economic environment.
  • Provides a platform to its members.
    Insurance Europe provides the infrastructure for an exchange of information and experience between members. Insurance Europe plays a supporting role in relation to its members and provides information and guidance on issues of interest to the European insurance sector. Insurance Europe promotes trust and confidence in the European insurance industry.
Transparency commitment

Insurance Europe is an international not-for-profit association and a representative body with a due governance and diligence process.

Its industry positions are agreed with its members, the national insurance associations. Insurance Europe is committed to the highest lobbying standards and ethics and subscribes to the principles of transparency, honesty and integrity. It is registered in the joint European Commission/European Parliament Transparency Register of interest representatives and abides by its Code of Conduct.

Working bodies

Corporate governance


FinDatEx (Financial Data Exchange Templates) is a joint structure established by representatives of the European financial services sector with the view to coordinate, organise and carry out standardisation work to facilitate the exchange of data between stakeholders in application of European Financial markets legislation, such as MiFID II, PRIIPs and Solvency II.

More information about FinDatEx

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