Leading ten insurance groups in Italy in 2018, by gross premium

In 2018, the leading insurance group in Italy in terms of total gross premiums written was Assicurazioni Generali. Generali reported that the group’s premiums in both life and non-life segments reached a value of over 66 billion euros. This figure was more than four times as much as the figure reported by Poste Vita, second in the ranking with nearly 16 billion euros worth of gross premiums written.

One of the main players in the sector

Founded in Trieste in 1831, Generali grew in importance and market influence, becoming one of the leading insurance companies in Italy and in Europe. In fact, as of 2018, Generali reported worldwide gross written premiums worth 46 billion euros in the life segment and over 20 billion euros in the non-life segment. Despite operating on a global scale, Generali’s principal market remains Italy.

Insurance in Italy

The Italian insurance market is one of the largest in Europe. In 2017, the total value of gross direct written premiums on the Italian market amounted to 131 billion euros. Most of the premiums originated from the life insurance segment, i.e. almost 100 billion euros, whereas the non-life segment contributed with approximately 32 billion euros.

Leading ten insurance groups in Italy in 2018, by gross premium

Gross premiums in thousand euros
Assicurazioni Generali65,234,000
Poste Vita16,797,067
Unipol Gruppo12,049,900
Unipolsai Assicurazioni11,570,100
Intesa Sanpaolo Vita8,287,741
Cattolica Assicurazioni5,676,854
Societa’Reale Mutua Di Assicurazioni4,981,553
Vittoria Assicurazioni1,399,782
Mediolanum Vita2,126,666
HDI Assicurazioni1,416,294
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Release date

October 2019



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