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This paper focuses on the identification of potential conflict of interest situations through effective supervisory techniques, and examines possible regulatory gaps in existing laws. First, it provides an overview of a typical pension plan cycle, and compares the conflicts of interest rules and regulations of six countries–Chile, Costa Rica, Hungary, Mexico, Poland, and Slovenia—and examines how these would apply to typical conflict
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These guidelines, approved in September 2003 by the Working Party on Private Pensions, set forth core rights and protections for plan members and beneficiaries that are generally intended to be implemented and monitored by pension regulators and supervisors.
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Developed by the OECD Insurance Committee, these guidelines for good practice address every step of the insurance claim management process, particularly: adequate information and assistance to the policyholder for claim reporting; efficient claim filing methods; operational fraud detection and prevention measures; adequate, fair and transparent claim assessment and processing; expeditious claim settlement; effective complaint and
Paris, 22-23 November 2004. This conference addressed the issue of the management and compensation of large-scale disasters - be they natural catastrophes, accidental man-made disasters, or terrorist acts.
The challenge of ageing populations has countries seeking new ways to finance retirement plans. OECD research suggests implementing a range of reforms, from changing workplace practices and labor policies to altering state pension plans and encou...
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3-4 May 2004. This conference focused on personal pension plans and their interaction with insurance and financial markets, particularly the institutional structure of the supervisory agencies...
2 April 2004, Paris, France. The 2nd EIR/OECD Conference on Pensions and Long-run Investments focused on pension fund investment in both Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution systems.
Manila, Philippines, 30 March–1 April 2004. Organised by the ADB and the OECD under the aegis of the INPRS, this conference discussed issues relevant to the regulation and supervision of private pensions and insurance companies.
This report focuses on the role of insurance and reinsurance companies in the management of environmental risks - environmental pollution risk and natural catastrophe risk in particular.
This conference provided an international forum for discussion of the key policy issues related to implementation of the new, privately funded pension system in Russia and “best practice” regulatory and supervisory mechanisms used in OECD countries.