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Low rates, higher claims hamper reinsurer's profitability

Posted On: Jun. 25, 2019 6:11 AM CST

Kenya-based ZEP-Re (PTA Reinsurance Co.) said that low rates, higher operating costs and a significant increase in claims reduced its net income to $10 million in 2018, Capital Business reported. Gross written premiums grew 17% year over year to $178.5 million. Gross claims totaled $83 million, up 26% from $66 million in 2017.

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