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Insurance Location Germany

The insurance sector is one of the most important economic sectors in Germany and it plays an even more important role in business and society.

Germany is the second-largest reinsurance market (21.5%) in the world after the USA (21.8%) of worldwide premium revenue.

Insurance Location Germany

Top 10 Insurance Markets | © Swiss Re 2018

Top 10 Insurance Markets
1USA28.2 %
2China11.1 %
3Japan8.6 %
4United Kingdom5.8 %
5France4.9 %
6Germany4.6 %
7South Korea3.7 %
8Italy3.2 %
9Canada2.4 %
10Taiwan2.4 %

There are currently 358 life, health, indemnity/accident and reinsurance companies operating under the supervision of BaFin that make up around 90 percent of the German insurance market. There are also 136 pension schemes and 31 occupational pension funds as well as 34 death benefit funds and numerous foreign providers. Insurers in the market have different business strategies and target groups that are further differentiated as a result of digitalization. This strong supplier diversity benefits the insured party first and foremost.

The insurance industry employs more than half a million people. Large insurance locations in Germany include Munich (> 30,000 employees in the insurance industry), Cologne (> 24,000) and Hamburg (> 18,000). More than 10,000 people also work in the respective insurance industries in Stuttgart, Hanover, Dusseldorf, and Berlin.

InsurTech hubs are located in Munich and Cologne.

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Insurance Industry Workforce by Federal State 2018

Insurance Industry Employees by Federal States (2018) | © GDV


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