Register insurers

The Financial Supervision Act (Wet op het financieel toezicht) distinguishes between various types of insurers:

  • life insurers;
  • funeral expenses and benefits in-kind insurers;
  • non-life insurers;
  • reinsurers, which are entered separately in the register.

Licencing requirement
Under the Financial Supervision Act, insurers must obtain a licence from DNB in order to be able to engage in their operations unless they have been exempted from the licensing requirement.

In certain cases, an insurer must have a licence for several insurance classes in order to be able to engage in its various operations. The register shows which operations an insurer is permitted to undertake. For instance, an insurer may have a licence permitting it to offer car insurance, but also, for instance, healthcare or life insurance.

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