Welcome to the website of the National Insurance Commission (NIC). The NIC was established by the Insurance Act, 2021 (Act 1061), which replaced Insurance Law, 1989 (P.N.D.C.L. 227). Its object is to ensure effective administration, supervision, regulation, monitoring and control of the business of insurance, to protect insurance policyholders and the insurance industry. The NIC, […]
THE ONE THOUSAND AND SIXTY-FIRST ACT OF THE PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA ENTITLED INSURANCE ACT, 1061 AN ACT to revise the law relating to insurance in order to provide comprehensive provisions for the regulation of the insurance industry and for related matters. DATE OF ASSENT: 5th January, 2021. ENACTED by the President and […]
Write a formal letter addressed to the Commissioner of Insurance, or call personally at the offices of the Commission. The petition should state briefly the reasons for the complaint. Copies of the following documents (in the case of a motor claim) should accompany the complaint: a) Police report b) Medical report c) Two passport size […]
The Acting Commissioner of Insurance, Michael Kofi Andoh, has paid a two-day working visit to the Western Region. He led the Takoradi Area Office of the National Insurance Commission (NIC) and, in conjunction with the Ghana Insurance College, educated police commanders and officers at the Western Central region, Tarkwa. The Ag. Commissioner led the Commission […]Read More
Ghana is currently hosting the latest key effort toward the integration of West Africa’s insurance industry within the overall framework of the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ). The ongoing step is the 6th meeting of the College of Insurance Supervisors of WAMZ, which is being held in Accra from September 7, 2023 to Thursday, September […]Read More
The Insurance Industry is governed by Insurance Act 2021, ACT 1061. This Act complies significantly with the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) Core Principles and gives better regulatory powers to the National Insurance Commission. (See Act and Regulations for more information on the Act).
The Act among other things prohibits composite insurance companies. All composite insurance companies therefore had to separate their life and nonlife operations into different companies by December 2007.
The Compensation Fund was set up in 1996 by the National Insurance Commission in conjunction with the insurance companies which underwrite motor insurance business.
The Fund will compensate anybody who has been Injured after 1996 but who is unable to obtain compensation from an insurance company.
The Fund is not meant to relieve insurance companies of their liabilities under policies they have issued. Neither does it intend to encourage motorists not to insure their vehicles or to relieve motorists of their obligations to the victims.