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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.
IRA licenses 93 insurance firms to operate in the year 2017.

Insurance players have been Licensed.

The Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda (IRA) has granted licenses to 93 firms to transact insurance business in the year 2017.

The IRA is mandated under sections 28 (1) and 72 (1) of the Insurance Act Cap 213, to license all players annually before transacting insurance business.

The Authority has licensed 29 insurance companies (20 firms for non-life /general insurance and 9 firms for life insurance business), with one new company- Metropolitan life Uganda, licensed to provide specifically micro insurance.  Read more.

IRA cautions insurers on high management expenses.

The CEO Jubilee Insurance Company Deepak Pandey and CEO AON Insurance Brokers Maurice Amagole, interact with the IRA Chief Executive Officer Alhaj Kaddunabbi Ibrahim Lubega at the CEO's breakfast meeting.

The Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) Chief Executive Officer Alhaj Kaddunabbi Ibrahim Lubega has cautioned insurance providers against the high costs of management which are affecting their ability to meet their obligations..Read more.

Finance minister presents Insurance Bill 2016 to parliament..

The Minister of State for Investment Hon. Ajedra Garbriel presenting the Insurance Bill to the finance committee of parliament. Listening is the IRA Chief Executive Officer Alhaj Kaddunabbi Ibrahim Lubega who was accompanied by other IRA officials, Manager Insurance Chris Kananura and Legal Officer Benson Kwikiriza.

The State Minister for Investment Hon. Gabriel Ajedra in the company of the IRA Chief Executive Officer Alhaj Kaddunabbi Ibrahim Lubega, presented the Insurance Bill No.11 2016 to the Parliament’s Finance Committee for consideration. The Bill was presented for first reading. 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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