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Celebrating a New Chapter for Puerto Rico's International Insurance Center. (Law 49-2024)




Big news for everyone in the international insurance world! Puerto Rico has just made a major update to its Insurance Code, and it’s something worth talking about. This change isn’t just a bunch of legal jargon; it’s a huge win for the island and for the international insurance community.

First off, huge shoutout to the Puerto Rico International Insurers Association (PRIIA) for their hard work and dedication. Their efforts in pushing for these changes have paid off, and it’s exciting to see what this means for the future. This group has been the driving force behind making Puerto Rico an even better place for international insurers and reinsurers to do business.

So, what’s the big deal? Well, the recent amendments to the Insurance Code make things clearer for international insurers and reinsurers in the U.S. market. Plus, there’s now a requirement for the Office of the Insurance Commissioner to focus on growing the International Insurance Center. This is all about making Puerto Rico a top choice for insurance companies around the world.

This change is a big deal for the companies that have chosen Puerto Rico as their home base. It’s like Puerto Rico is saying, “We see you, and we’re making it even better for you to work here.” It’s a step forward in keeping the island competitive and attractive in the global insurance market.

The support from international insurers has been key. Their belief in Puerto Rico’s potential as a global insurance hub has now been backed up with action. It’s a clear signal that Puerto Rico is serious about being a leader in the insurance industry.

But it’s not just about the insurance companies. This move is also great for Puerto Rico’s economy. It’s about creating jobs, growing businesses, and making the island a place where the insurance industry can thrive.


Key highlights of the new legislation include:


  • Clarification of Operational Scope: The law clearly defines how international insurers and reinsurers can operate within the U.S. market, providing a solid foundation for future growth.

  • Development of the International Insurance Center: A significant focus on the expansion and enhancement of Puerto Rico as a premier destination for insurance businesses, backed by government support.

  • Regulatory Enhancements: Streamlined processes and updated regulations make it easier for international insurance companies to thrive, ensuring compliance and fostering innovation.



To everyone involved, from PRIIA to the international insurers and the lawmakers who made this happen, thank you! This is a big win for Puerto Rico and a sign of even better things to come.

Let’s keep the momentum going and make the most of this new opportunity. Here’s to a bright future for Puerto Rico’s international insurance center!

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