Insurance and reinsurance companies and insurance intermediaries

The laws and regulations in the insurance area apply to domestic insurance companies and domestic reinsurance companies under the Insurance Act and insurance distributors and policyholders of group insurance under the Act on Insurance and Reinsurance Distribution. Branches of foreign insurance and reinsurance companies from non-EEA countries are also regulated in respect of activities carried on within the Czech Republic. Branches of foreign insurance and reinsurance companies from EEA countries are primarily subject to regulation of and supervision by the country in which their head offices are located.

Further practical information, for example regarding licensing and registration proceedings, the reporting obligations towards the CNB and the information system for the registration of insurance intermediaries (REGIS), is available on separate pages.

  • Methodological and interpretative documents
    (An overview of current official information, opinions and replies relating to acts and regulations of the given financial sector).
    • Official information
    • Answers to enquiries
    • Other documents
  • Consultation documents and proposals - available in Czech only
    (Newly prepared documents which the CNB publishes for discussion or to provide information to financial market participants). 
    The CNB is not currently in the process of publishing any consultation documents or draft regulations in this area.

The above-mentioned legal rules are for information only. The sole authentic wording of legal rules is the version published in the Collection of Laws or in the CNB Bulletin.