From The Report: Indonesia 2019
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Indonesia’s insurance sector is crowded, reflective of the country’s sizeable population – the world’s fourth largest, at around 265m – as well as its potential. Some 152 companies vied for premium in 2017, operating in an environment that, although it presents significant opportunity, also comes with a measure of insurable risks, in particular from extreme weather and natural disasters. In the highly competitive life market, agents reach out to consumers by offering unit-linked policies, which combine life coverage and regular investment income. While formal products remain outside the reach of most Indonesians for now, the wealthier segments of the market nonetheless represent an attractive target for insurers. This chapter also contains an interview with Jens Reisch, President Director, Prudential Indonesia.