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  • Key insights and explanations of market developments in life insurance, healthcare and pensions
  • Details Laos' insurance, social security, pensions and healthcare regulatory framework and company and personal tax considerations
  • Current legislation and upcoming changes
  • The latest developments in Laos' economic and political environment
  • Demographic information
  • Market statistics and company performance

Report Overview

Independent strategic insight, line of business detail, regulatory information & market data for the non-life (P&C) insurance market of Laos

The Laos life and benefits market report provides a comprehensive, impartial analysis of the life insurance market of Laos. Information extends to extensive detail on healthcare (public and private), pensions and benefits, and social security. Specialist researchers visit Laos and interview local professionals working across the local market. The report is updated with new information and data regularly throughout the cycle of country visits.

The report provides information about Laos’ demographic profile and assesses its economic, political, climate, operational, and security risks. Key data on the investment environment in Laos is available.

Axco’s report describes the regulatory framework that applies to the domestic life insurance sector, including whether non-admitted insurance is permitted in Laos; as well as the legislation necessary to know regarding Laos’ healthcare, pensions and social security.

Statistics include five years of life insurance market performance indicators, including gross written premiums, premium growth and penetration rates. Company statistics show who are the leading life insurance companies in Laos with local life insurance company premiums, market share and year on year growth.

Life Insurance

Axco provides details on the life insurance sector including Laos market participants, reinsurance and distribution channels. The reports describe classes of business from both individual and group life such as whole life, endowment, term life and unit-linked.
Information on non-life classes for example critical illness and private medical insurance.

Healthcare

The report describes the public and private healthcare system in Laos, the scope of cover, accessibility financing and provides an analysis of how the public and private systems complement each other.

Pensions

Axco reports on the three pillars of Laos pension provision.

  • State pension benefits including benefit calculations and eligibility criteria 
  • Workplace pension provision; types of schemes calculations eligibility and; tax implications
  • Voluntary individual pension provision, type of products and tax implications

Social Security

The Laos report provides an in-depth analysis of the regulatory framework governing social security as well as details on financing and eligibility. Information includes but is not limited to

  • state pensions,
  • permanent disability benefit
  • occupational accident and disease
  • maternity and paternity payments 

Laos Life and Benefits Report Extract

Below are brief extracts of information from the Laos Life & Benefits Report; more updated information may be available in the latest published report.

Life Insurance

Ministry of Finance Notification No 0338 issued on 31 March 2020 announced certain measures regarding COVID-19. It deferred the deadline for submission by insurers of their annual 2019 financial reports and associated reporting requirements until 30 April 2020. It also included a mandatory instruction that life and health insurance policies already sold as at 31 March must cover COVID-19 symptoms in line with the amounts and duration of cover contractually agreed ....

Pensions

The Insurance Law (Amended) No 78/NA came into effect on 15 April 2020, updating and replacing the Insurance Law (Amended) No 06/NA dated 21 December 2011. The law clarified that life insurance policies may be participating, non-participating or with investment. Products which can be provided by life insurers include annuities. Any new product outside the current permitted range of products may be marketed subject to the regulator's prior approval ....

Healthcare

Decree No 470/GTO on National Health Insurance was issued on 17 October 2012. It outlined the following:

  • the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme aimed at guaranteeing to members access to health care services through a regular pre-paid system

  • NHI revenue sources

  • benefits to NHI members

  • management of NHI

  • ....
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