THE Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has reported a record-breaking P9.8 billion in gross premiums written (GPW) for its non-life insurance business in 2023. This figure represents the highest GPW ever recorded in the history of GSIS.
The GPW for 2023 has seen a remarkable increase of 44% compared to the previous year’s P6.8 billion. With a net worth of P50.15 billion in 2023, GSIS now stands as the largest non-life insurer in the country.
“With more government agencies insuring their properties with the GSIS, we are helping the country strengthen our national resilience. In the face of more frequent natural disasters, securing insurance coverage becomes crucial in safeguarding assets and mitigating budgetary strains during calamities,” GSIS President and General Manager Wick Veloso said.
To fortify the protection of government assets and grow its funds, Veloso rallied the GSIS team to step up its efforts in marketing non-life insurance products. He recognized top performers during weekly flag-raising ceremonies to acknowledge outstanding performance. He also engaged with local government officials nationwide to encourage them to insure their properties with the GSIS.
Online and face-to-face insurance marketing caravans nationwide were also intensified as the GSIS continued to conduct regular training and capacity-building workshops for agency property officers from various government agencies.
The GSIS will soon launch a property inventory mobile application to simplify property registration for government officers, and introduce a city parametric insurance product on the first half of the year.
Notable GSIS clients include the Bureau of Treasury, Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation, Department of Transportation-Metro Rail Transit 3, Department of Education, Division of City Schools-CGO Quezon, Bureau of Quarantine, Manila International Airport Authority, and Phil Ports Authority. The city governments of Quezon City, Pasig and Makati are also top clients of GSIS among local government units.
In November last year, Veloso conferred the GSIS Seal of Protection to 10 local government units who have prioritized the protection of their assets against unforeseen challenges by insuring their properties with GSIS. Awarded with the GSIS Seal of Protection are the city governments of Makati and Pasig (Gold); Valenzuela, Navotas, San Juan, Pasay, Parañaque, and Quezon City (Silver); and Manila and Muntinlupa (Bronze).
Under Republic Act No. 656 or the Property Insurance Law, the GSIS is mandated to cover all assets and properties that have government insurable interests. It provides insurance coverage such as fire, engineering, marine hull, marine cargo, aviation, contractor’s all risks, bonds, motor car, personal accident, and comprehensive general liability insurance.|