The regulations contain rules on how insurance distributors shall conduct their business and interact with their clients. The rules apply to, for example, the contents of the authorisation application, required knowledge and competence, remuneration systems for employees, advice based on impartial and personal analysis, and special provisions for distribution of insurance-based investment products and some pension insurance.
The new regulations are part of the implementation of the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD).
The regulations enter into force on 1 October 2018, with some exceptions.
The amendments raise the amounts that an insurance intermediary's liability insurance shall cover. The objective is maintain an even level of protection in the liability insurance over time. A number of editorial changes were also made. Amendment 2020:4