Reinsurance

We have been operating in international non-life Inward Reinsurance markets for the past 65 years. We have also been operating in life and health reinsurance in France and Europe since 2015.




Covéa Coopérations, a strong reinsurance company

Covéa Coopérations acts as a pivotal structure between our shareholder mutual insurers and the Group’s operating companies. Since 1 January 2017, it has also been the entity that houses all our reinsurance activities:

– inwards non-life reinsurance worldwide, managed by the Group’s International Inward Reinsurance Department;

– inward life and health reinsurance in France and Europe, managed by the Health and Personal Protection Inward Reinsurance Department.



Covéa Coopérations is organised in such a way as to fully comply with its duty of confidentiality and separation from the other Group entities (brands, subsidiaries and affiliated partners).

This enables our dedicated specialist teams to perform their missions with complete independence and autonomy.

Covéa Coopérations also stands out for its financial strength, with ratings of A+ from Standard & Poor’s, A from AM Best and Aa3 from Moody’s, thereby meeting all ceding companies’ requirements.




International inward reinsurance (Worlwide)

The international inward reinsurance business was launched in Strasbourg in 1954 and continues to operate from there with a team of 34 staff.

The International Inward Reinsurance Department’s underwriting policy is based on continuity, with the emphasis on long-term relationships with selected partners. These partners know that they can count on our commitment, loyalty, service quality and flexibility at all times and on a lasting basis.

Covéa’s international inward reinsurance business spans some 30 countries with more than 230 ceding companies and a particularly strong presence in Europe, which accounts for 72% of the premiums in the portfolio.

Building on its 65 years of experience, the International Inward Reinsurance Department targets growth by gradually extending its geographic scope, strengthening its position in each business line and offering customers increased capacities.



“A long-standing player within the Covéa group, the International Inward Reinsurance Department draws on its teams’ expertise to continue its expansion by seeking new horizons: in-depth studies of some business lines and prospecting new countries.”
Xavier Bersani Head of International Inward Reinsurance



Key figures at 30 june 2019





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Practical information

  • Contact us

    International Inwards Reinsurance Division :

    1 allée du Wacken
    67978 Strasbourg Cedex 9 France

    Contact : angele.goupil@covea.fr

    Tel : +33 3 88 11 71 51

  • Our visiting address

    12 rue Wenger Valentin
    67 000 Strasbourg

  • Find us

    By car :

    • From Paris, take A4 in the direction of Metz-Nancy, then take A350 to the Wacken exit.
    • Follow the “European institutions” signs.

    Parking :

    • Visitor parking, 11 open access places at 12 rue Wenger Valentin.
    • “Rives de l’Aar” public parking 200m away.

    By train :

    • Arrival at Strasbourg central station.
    • Then, option to take the tramway.

    By tramway :

    • From Strasbourg central station, take line A or D. Get off at “Homme de fer” and take line B (in the direction of Hoenheim Gare) and get off at the “Wacken” stop».
    • Or walk 300m to the “Alt Winmarik” stop (Vieux marché aux vins). Take line B (in the direction of Hoenheim Gare) and get off at the “Wacken” stop.

    By plane :

    Arrival at Strasbourg-Entzheim airport (then taxi or SNCF shuttle).



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Inward life and health reinsurance (France - Europe)

In 2015, Covéa set up the Health and Personal Protection Reinsurance Department to cater for mutual health insurance companies and provident institutions in France and the rest of Europe.

This fast-growing activity highlights Covéa’s desire to respond to the needs of social economy organisations that wish to cede health and personal protection insurance risk and benefit from better risk control solutions.

The scope of Covéa’s life and health reinsurance business covers health insurance, personal protection, borrower insurance and life insurance. Its underwriting capacity covers France and the rest of Europe.

The services it offers range from the pricing of group and individual insurance contracts through to creating specific products and providing support in the areas of diversification and S2 optimisation.

Upheld by Covéa’s mutual values, the Health and Personal Protection Reinsurance Department stands out for its agile and responsive team, on a human scale, that seeks to build solid and lasting partnerships.



“Our skills and flexibility have made us a recognised and strong player in the Life and Health Reinsurance market. Our goal is to continue to build lasting and profitable partnerships so as to strengthen this position and become the key player.”
Marie-Pierre Lecour Head of Inward Health and Personal Protection Reinsurance



Key figures at 31 december 2018





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