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Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda
The Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda (IRA) was established under section 14 of the Insurance Statute 1996 now The Insurance Act,(Chap213) Laws of Uganda, 2000(Insurance Act)which came into effect on 4th April 1996 and commenced operations in April 1997

The main object of the Authority is to ensure the effective administration, supervision, regulation and control of the business of Insurance in Uganda.

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Our Key Functions
The Objective of the Authority is to ensure the effective administration, supervision, regulation  and control of the business of Insurance in Uganda.
  • establish standards for the conduct of insurance and reinsurance business;
  • license all persons involved in or connected with insurance business, including insurance and reinsurance companies, insurance and reinsurance intermediaries, loss adjusters and assessors, risk inspectors and valuers;
  • approve texts of policies proposal forms;
  • approve minimum rates of insurance premiums and maximum commissions in
    respect of all classes of insurance;
  • safeguard the rights of insurance policyholders and insurance beneficiaries to any insurance contract;
  • provide a bureau to which complaints may be submitted by members of the public;
  • advise the Government on adequate insurance protection and security for national
    assets and national properties;
  • promote a sound and efficient insurance market in the country;
  • supervise and control transactions between insurers and re-insurers;
  • ensure strict compliance with this Act and regulations made under it and any
    other law relating to insurance; and
  • undertake other functions as the Minister may designate.
Insurers asked to embrace whistle blowing to curb fraud...

Mr. Mustapha Mugisa a fraud and forensic expert making a presentation on 'Rethinking Insurance-Beyond Business as usual', at the CEO's Breakfast meeting last week at Serena Hotel, Kampala.

Insurance companies have been asked to embrace anonymous whistle blowing to manage risks of fraud and offer enterprise risk solutions to their clients. This was echoed by Mr. Mustapha Mugisa, a fraud and forensic specialist at the 34th Chief Executive Officers’ breakfast meeting held at Serena.... Read more.

Insurance supervisors trained to enhance RBS in the region..

The IRA Chief Executive Officer Alhaj Kaddunabbi Ibrahim Lubega, making acquaintances with some of the participants at the IMF East Afritac regional insurance supervisors RBS training held at Sheraton Hotel, Kampala.

The International Monetary Fund’s East Africa Regional Technical Assistance Centre (IMF-EAST AFRITAC) in collaboration with the Toronto Centre, has trained insurance supervisors to enhance Risk Based Supervision in the region. The five day training programme which started on 20th -24th February, brought together over thirty (30) senior and mid-level. Read more.

IRA partners with ICGU to promote Corporate governance..

The IRA Chief Executive Officer, Alhaj Kaddunabbi Ibrahim Lubega, the President ICGU, Mr. Joseph Baliddawa and the ICGU Chief Executive Officer and newly elected Rotary International President Mr. Sam F. Owori, exchange the signed Memorandum of Understanding. The signing was witnessed by the IRA Director Legal and Compliance Mrs. Evelyne Nkalubo Muwemba.

March 7, 2017: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote corporate governance among insurance firms was signed between the Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda (IRA) and Institute of Corporate Governance of Uganda (ICGU).The MOU formalises the relationship. Read more.

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Our Contacts
Plot5,Kyadondo Road, Nakasero. Legacy Towers, Block B, 2nd Floor.
Kampala 22855 - Uganda
Telephone: 0312-266364/ 0414-346712 / 041-4253564
Fax: 256 414 349260
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Complaints Bureau
About the Bureau
The Authority set up a Complaints Bureau in 1998 as per Section 15(f) of the Insurance Act to handle complaits against Insurance players. The public is urged to always lodge complaints with the Bureau for prompt settlement to complaints and avoidance of lengthy and costly Court cases
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Insurance Players
Licenced Insurance Brokers
Licenced Loss Adjusters
Licenced Insurance Companies
Licenced Agents
Insurance Regulations 2002
HMOs Regulations
Investment Regulations of Paidup Capital

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