General meeting of shareholders
The general meeting is composed of representatives of the association’s regular members. Sessions of the general meeting are usually attended by the presidents of the management boards of the regular members. The association’s general meeting is held at least once a year, and resolutions are adopted by a majority of members present. Each member of the general meeting holds one vote in the general meeting’s ballots. The general meeting decides on the admission of new members to the association, on the dismissal of members and on the winding up of the association. Membership in the association is voluntary.
The association’s council is composed of 8 members. The members of the council may be regular members of the association. Five members of the council are appointed by the general meeting, including the four insurance companies and one reinsurance company which post the highest gross premiums in the preceding calendar year. Three members of the council are elected from among the association’s remaining regular members. Individual insurance companies or reinsurance companies are represented on the association’s council by the president of their management board. The term of office of the members of the council last no longer than four years with the possibility of reappointment and reelection. The council decides on the association’s membership of other organisations, and appoints and dismisses the director of the association.
The director organises and leads the association’s operations, and represents the association. He decides on employment, the organisation of the professional service and the systematisation of positions, concludes agreements with foreign insurance associations and bureaus, and approves the concluding of correspondence agreements. The director is appointed and dismissed by the council. The director’s term of office is four years with the possibility of reappointment.
Generali organisation and accounting service
The General and Organisational Affairs and Accounting Service monitors national legislation in the field of accounting and human resources, and carries out tasks of collective import for the association in co-operation with the director.
Green card bureau
Slovenian Insurance Association as the national Green Card Bureau and a member of the Council of Bureaux guarantees the payment of damages caused in Slovenia by drivers with foreign license plates. In order to cover such damages, which are known as international claims, the association authorises its members – insurance companies that offer motor third party liability insurance. Co-operation amongst the national insurance bureaus is regulated by international agreements, including the Internal Regulations, which is the fundamental agreement of the green card system, and national regulations in the field of motor third party liability insurance in countries of the green card system.
For more than fifty years, the Council of Bureaux has been exclusively responsible for administrating the green card system, and with the implementation of the Fourth Motor Insurance Directive (protection of visiting motorists) it took over the administration and co-ordination of the operations of the new institutions arising from the directive – information centres, compensation bodies and guarantee funds. In Slovenia the Green Card Bureau serves as the Information Centre and Compensation Body in co-operation with the Guarantee Fund.
The Bureau’s operations are headed by a manager, who is appointed by the director of the association.
The Guarantee Fund deals with accidents and ensures the payment of damages caused to injured parties by drivers of uninsured and unknown vehicles, uninsured aircraft or other flying devices and uninsured boats. The Guarantee Fund is also used to pay compensation for damages incurred by passengers on uninsured transport vehicles as a consequence of accidents. The Guarantee Fund is led and organised by the Head of the Guarantee Fund and AO Insurance.
AO Insurance Service
The AO Insurance Service monitors the situation, problems and regulations in the field of AO insurance at home and abroad, hears liquidated damage cases, monitors AO insurance implementation policy and draws up professional bases for AO insurance. The AO Insurance Service is led by the Head of the Guarantee Fund and the AO Insurance Service.
Personal Insurance Service
The Personal Insurance Service monitors the situation, problems and regulations in the field of personal insurance at home and abroad, monitors factors on other markets that influence this type of insurance and draws up professional bases for individual types of insurance. The service is led by the Head of the Personal Insurance Service.
Property Insurance Service
The Property Insurance Service monitors the situation, problems and regulations in the field of property, transport and credit insurance at home and abroad, monitors factors on other markets that influence this type of insurance and draws up professional bases for individual insurance products. The service is led by the Head of the Property Insurance Service.
The Education Service organises training courses and carries out tests of professional knowledge for the performance of the functions of insurance agency and brokerage. Each year it holds an annual conference entitled Insurance Days in Slovenia and a Seminar for Insurance Agents and Brokers. The service oversees the publication of professional literature and translations for the association.
Statistics, Analysis and Information Technology Service
The Statistics, Analysis and Information Technology Service monitors the situation, problems and regulations in the service’s fields at home and abroad. The service provides for the continuous development of the statistical and information system and through the publication of the annual “Statistical Insurance Bulletin” provides members and other stakeholders with statistical data on insurance activities.