Written September 20, 2022, 11:56 amUpdated on September 21, 2022 at 9:25
Bruno Le Maire announced on Tuesday morning that he intended to abolish the green card for car insurance, meeting a long-standing request from insurers who have committed to cap the size of premiums in 2022 and 2023 to support purchasing power in French in the light of gallop. inflation.
“We are working together with the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, to remove this small green sticker that you have to stick behind your windshield, which shows that you are well insured, so that it is dematerialized,” declared the Finance Minister afterwards. a meeting with insurance companies. It is a shock of simplification for our compatriots and at the same time it is a cost which is also reduced”.
To reduce the cost of damage, the minister also announced the creation of a spare parts task force. “In the coming weeks we will bring together insurance companies, car manufacturers, subcontractors to see how we can find a way forward that will lead us to more recycling of parts, more recycling without threatening our car industry.
Faced with these measures, which they have been calling for for years, insurance companies have announced an “anti-inflation package”, including a check of 100 euros on the car premium and the extension of parental supplementary health insurance for young people looking for a job, employment ( without specifying the age limit at this time), as well as individual rate restraint obligations.
“I can commit today that we will do our best, our best effort (sic), to keep the average auto and home insurance premium for 2022 and 2023 below inflation. [qui a atteint 5,9% en août, NDLR] ”, declared Florence Lustman, president of France Assureurs, which represents the profession. For competitive reasons, each insurance company will advertise separately.
“This makes it possible, after the energy shield, after the bank shield, to establish an insurance shield to prevent the price of insurance premiums from skyrocketing in the coming months,” welcomed Bruno Le Maire, who spoke of a “very tense situation for the insurance world” following the extraordinary series of climatic events (fires, bad weather, drought, etc.) this year.
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