LIFE INSURANCE UNDER REFORMING THE PENSION INSURANCE SYSTEM

Ruslana Pikus, Anna Khemii

Abstract


The purpose of the paper is to generate practical recommendations on the prospects of life insurance development under reforming the pension insurance system in Ukraine. Methodology. In the article, a considerable attention is paid to international experience, the implementation of which is relevant for Ukraine today. In determining the place of life insurance in European pension systems, the experience of Spain and the United Kingdom is considered, which is sufficiently indicative for Ukraine and can serve as a model for reforming the national pension system. Methodological basis of the article are methods of scientific cognition, which enable to expose basic conformities to the law of development of the pension systems in this countries and place of life insurance in them. Such methods are in particular used as: analysis and synthesis – during the study of reforming pension systems, their detailed analysis and definition of their peculiarities; scientific abstraction – with the purpose of forming of theoretical generalizations and conclusions; also, the method of scientific synthesis, forecasting method, econometric modelling for forecasting the development of life insurance in Ukraine up to 2020. Results. The pension insurance system of Ukraine is at the stage of reformation by introducing compulsory accumulation of pension funds and the development of voluntary non-state pension insurance. The main financial intermediaries providing voluntary pension accumulation services in Ukraine are: banks – through the possibility of saving on retirement deposits, insurance companies – through life insurance products, and non-state pension funds (NPFs) – through the voluntary participation of citizens in such funds. The article discusses the key differences in the activity of the given subjects in the system and also determines the place of life insurance itself in the system of pension insurance in Ukraine. Practical significance. Having considered the key macroeconomic indicators of Ukraine’s economic development, the article predicts the volume of investments into NPFs and insurance premiums for life insurance companies using econometric methods; the benefits and prospects of life insurance are determined. Practical recommendations on the prospects of life insurance development under reforming the pension insurance system in Ukraine are formulated. Value/originality. The modelling of the development of the non-state level of the pension system of Ukraine allowed determining the dynamics of growth of contributions to life insurance companies and contributions to the NPFs in 2017-2020 and drawing a conclusion on the positive prospects for the development of the life insurance market in Ukraine and its special role in the successful reformation of Ukraine’s pension system.

Keywords


pension insurance, pension system, life insurance, voluntary pension insurance, non-state pension funds

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30525/2256-0742/2018-4-4-223-232

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