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May 5, 2012

"IC "Centras Insurance" JSC became the winner in the nomination “For contribution to protection and health care of employees”. The company adheres to a strict policy of compliance with labor laws and determines the priority of personnel policy to create a cohesive like-minded team, healthy lifestyles, comfortable and safe working conditions for employees/

April 2, 2012

"IC "Centras Insurance" JSC got a new License for insurance activity № 2.1.16. The new License was taken in connection with inclusion of new classes of insurance in the voluntary form: loan insurance, legal expenses insurance, title insurance, losses of financial institutions insurance.

March 15, 2012

“Insurance Company “Centras Insurance” was recognized as the Excellent Company according to the results of impeccable annual competition PLEA “Consumers League of Kazakhstan”. The awarding ceremony was held at SEC "Mega" in Almaty.

PLEA “Consumers League of Kazakhstan” awarded the nominees with the National Quality Mark "Excellent". The National Quality Mark "EXCELLENT" is awarded annually on a competitive basis for achievement by the organization of significant results in terms of quality of products and / or services focused on socially responsible business to ensure their safety, as well as for implementation by the organization of highly effective methods of quality management. "Insurance Company "Centras Insurance" JSC got honorable national award for the second year consequently.

March 7, 2012

Traditional joint campaign of the Office of Traffic Police Department of Internal Affairs of Almaty and the Insurance Company "Centras Insurance" was held in Almaty, which had became traditional already, dedicated to the International Women's Day – the 8 of March. Within the campaign the Traffic Police officers together with employees of "Centras Insurance" Company were on duty during the day on the roads of the city of Almaty. Their task was to arrest violators of traffic rules, but instead of a fine on that day for careless vehicle owners and especially ladies – vehicle owners, only a verbal warning was made, explanation of traffic rules and a nice souvenir for the holiday.

March 3, 2012

In Ak Bulak (Almaty region) "Winter mountain biking" sporting event was held the sponsor and the Insurer of which was the Insurance Company "Centras Insurance".

More than a hundred of sportsmen from 16 to 25 years old on their bikes demonstrated their skills on the slopes of the Ak Bulak. Each participant was insured against accidents. Accident Insurance Contract provides insurance compensation for injuries during the competition. All competitors was insured for a total insurance benefit in amount of 50 million KZT.

The Championship organizers were "Extreme athletics" Public Association with the support of the Cycling Federation of Almaty and the Public Fund "Velofond".

February 10, 2012

The Company established another office in Ust’-Kamenogorsk. Now, residents of the city have the opportunity to choose for themselves one of the offices and get quality insurance services.

January 4, 2012

New office was established in Pavlodar. The Company makes high demands to the official offices, that is why the new office has a convenient location, spacious operating room with a comfortable place to wait and on-site parking.

December 7, 2011

Opening of the first medical center of «SOS Medical Assistance» service company was performed. This event was the next step in expanding of the complex of medical services of the "Centras" Group of Companies.

Along with a network of the "36.6" pharmacies and the servicing medical company «SOS Medical Assistance», providing services of assistance for insurance companies "Centras Insurance" and "Kommesk - Omir", now the Group has its own medical clinic that provides customers with advice and general practitioners specialists, laboratory and instrumental methods of research on the newest equipment, physiotherapy, preventive examination and much more.

December 1, 2011

Replacement of the Chairman of the Board of "IC "Centras Insurance" JSC took place. Beybit Turysbekov was appointed to the position of the Chairman of the Board. Talgat Kaldybayevich Ussenov continued its activities in the Company as a member of the Board of Directors.

November 18,  2011

Formal opening of the new branch office for the South Kazakhstan region of "IC "Centras Insurance" JSC in Shymkent.

September 12, 2011

Formal opening of the new branch office for the North-Kazakhstan region of "IC "Centras Insurance" JSC in Petropavlovsk.

September 15, 2011

A unique social campaign "Our Children" was launched. Within the campaign any citizen of Kazakhstan can get free insurance contract for his child from an accident and a certificate at a discount to the voluntary insurance program.

June 4, 2011

The results of the children's drawing contest "World by the eyes of children" dedicated to the International Children's Day by the "Centras Insurance" Company were summed up. For younger painters a holiday was made with animators, artists, treats and gifts.

May 27, 2011

Round table discussion on the theme "The future of the insurance market" was held, which was attended by the representatives of the Association of Financiers of Kazakhstan, the Association of Insurers of Kazakhstan, as well as by the leaders of the majority of insurance companies of the country. The round table was also attended by the Chairman of the Board of "IC "Centras Insurance" JSC, Talgat Ussenov, who informed the audience with his vision of the situation.

May 6, 2011

City competition for children on traffic rules was held in Almaty Palace of Schoolchildren. The competition was held under the auspices of the Office of Traffic Police in Almaty. The "Centras Insurance" Company co-sponsored the children's competition and presented prizes to children.

March 14, 2011

According to a survey conducted by the National Consumers League of Kazakhstan, the "Centras Insurance" Company got the National Quality Mark "Exellent".

March 1, 2011

The "Centras Insurance" Company has launched a unique new insurance program - "90 × 60 × 90".

February 2, 2011

Moody's Investors Service International rating agency (Paris) raised the "IC "Centras Insurance" JSC’s insurance financial rating on the international scale to “B2”, the forecast -"stable".

January 24, 2011

According to the resolution of the Board of the FSA on 24.01.2011, № 6, it was decided to issue to "Centras Capital" LLP of an approval to acquire the status of the insurance holding company "Insurance Company "Kommesk-Omir" and "Insurance Company "Centras Insurance" JSC.

December 23, 2010

According to the results of voting among Kazakhstani journalists, the Chairman of the Board of "IC "Centras Insurance" JSC Talgat Ussenov was named one of the best speakers in 2010. In addition, the Company was awarded for active information policy.

December 20, 2010

"Centras Insurance" Company for provision of better and faster services to customers extended its fleet with seven new cars. Purchased vehicles were intended for usage by the personnel of emergency commissariat.

September 12, 2010

"Centras Insurance" Company celebrated its birthday. The 13th anniversary of the Company was celebrated in the sports and entertainment complex "Mereke." There were many competitions, and the winners of the tournaments were awarded with valuable gifts.

September 4, 2010

At “Gorky Tennis Park” Tennis Club took place a charity tennis tournament. The tournament was organized by the Red Crescent Society of the Republic of Kazakhstan in cooperation with the American Red Crescent. All proceeds was aimed to purchase of necessary equipment and materials for children from specialized children's home at Shelek village. "Centras Insurance" Company joined this noble initiative.

June 5, 2010

At the eve of the world football championship, the companies of the "CENTRAS"  Group also held their traditional corporate football tournament. 3 teams met on the field: Centras Insurance, Kommesk Omir and Sentras United (united team of the Centras Capital and Centras Securities). In difficult and uncompromising struggle the champion of Centras Group became the team of Centras Insurance.

April 20, 2010 года

"Centras Insurance" Company started implementation of professional information system of accounting and control of insurance activity «INSIS» from the leading software developer – “Fadata” international company.

March3, 2010

According to the research by the “Exclusive” magazine, in which the heads of major companies and organizations of various sectors of the economy of Kazakhstan took part, "IC "Centras Insurance" for the third year in a row (2007, 2008, 2009) was among 50 Kazakhstani companies with the best reputation.

February 12, 2010

As a part of intra-corporate relations development program, billiards tournament was held between 4 companies of the "Centras" Financial Group ("Centras Insurance", "Centras Capital", "Centras Securities", "Kommesk-Omir") with 3 representatives from each company.

November 30, 2009

International rating agency “Moody's Investors Service” confirmed the insurance financial strength rating (RFUS) of the "Centras Insurance" Company on a global scale - B3 rating, outlook - "stable". As pros, well-established business model aimed at the corporate and retail markets, adequate risk diversification, high reliability, efficient system of reinsurance, as well as a stable investment portfolio were called. According to analysts of the agency, the "Centras Insurance" Company has all the prerequisites for further development. Experts of Moody's believe that the company's rating could grow this year, but this fact has been prevented by low sovereign rating of Kazakhstan.

November 1, 2009

A unified phone number (area code 7) 59-77-55 started to operate at all branches of "IC "Centras Insurance" JSC (except Semey)

October 24, 2009

"Centras Insurance" Company launched a unique insurance program "50 x 50". The program includes coverage for two classes of insurance: Voluntary civil liability of vehicle owners (up to 50 000 KZT) + Auto hull (50 000 KZT). Benefits of the program are: payment without documents from the Traffic Police within 3 days from the date of the accident; compensation for damages regardless of fault of the Insured; unlimited number of participants of the accident.

October 20, 2009

"Centras Insurance" football team, including 14 local companies, participated in the Championship of the Football Fans League "Autumn 2009". The championship was held with the support of Akimat of Almaty and was aimed at development of Kazakhstani sport.

September 30, 2009

Employees of the Company, together with the Almaty bikers visited the "Zhanuya" Orphanage. The funds collected by the staff of the Company were used to purchase of several computers, children's clothing and toys.

September 11, 2009

The "Centras Insurance" Insurance Company and Accumulative Pension Fund "Ular Umit" signed an agreement on mutual cooperation. This agreement would allow the depositors of pension fund "Ular Umit" to enter into contracts of voluntary insurance with the "Centras Insurance" Insurance Company on preferential terms.

August 10, 2009

"Centras Insurance" Company launched an unprecedented campaign "Week of discounts." Each week, clients were provided with the opportunity to purchase one of the programs of voluntary insurance with a 10-percent discount.

June 30, 2009

In June 2009, in London, the Insurance Forum took place, which was organized by one of the largest international insurance companies “FM Global”. For participation in this important event the most reputable insurers from 30 countries came. The participants discussed the prospects of development of mutual insurance, innovation and partnership network of the “FM Global” company. From Kazakhstan, Talgat Ussenov, the Chairman of the Board of the "Centras Insurance" Company participated in the forum, which was for a  long time the only partner of “FM Global” in Kazakhstan.

One of the important results of the forum for "Centras Insurance" was to provide the Company with the exclusive opportunity to implement the insurance of large industrial enterprises in Kazakhstan with a large capacity of insurance coverage on the basis of mutual insurance programs of “FM Global”.

May 28, 2009 года

In May 2009, among the journalists of Kazakhstani business publications, a survey was conducted to identify the best media service among local companies. Winners were selected on the following parameters: maximum openness, responsiveness, competence, social activity, creativity and sense of humor. According to the survey the PR Management of the “Centras Insurance” was included in the top 30 media services of Kazakhstan.

May 1, 2009

The Company launched free mobile Call-center. Now calling to the "Centras Insurance" can be by free of charge to mobile number 7072 from any mobile operator.

April 30, 2009

Insurance Company "Centras Insurance" offered insurance for motorcycles. This insurance program appeared for the first time in Kazakhstan.

April7, 2009

"Centras Insurance" Company  introduced a unique package of services "Emergency care insurance”.

January 1, 2009

According to the results of an independent research by the "Exclusive" magazine, in which more than 750 heads of the largest Kazakhstani companies and organizations of various sectors of the economy took place, the "Centras Insurance" Company for the second year was among 50 Kazakhstani companies with the best reputation.

December 1, 2008

"Centras Insurance" Company launched a campaign "Season of Winter gifts" that lasted all winter. Every customer who bought a General Legal Liability Policy was awarded with 20 liters of gasoline and stylish souvenir!

September 12, 2008

"Centras Insurance" Company is 11 years old! During these years, "Centras Insurance" has evolved from a small company with low rates to one of the leaders of the insurance market. Due to the chosen strategy it has made great strides. Only in the last 3 years revenues have grown 13 times. And payments for customers during this period have increased almost in 22 times.

August 30, 2008

"Centras Insurance" Insurance Company was the official insurer of the competition in extreme sports “Mercur Open Cup”, which would be held throughout the year in sports and entertainment complex Tabagan.

July 31, 2008

"Centras Insurance" Company was the sponsor and the Insurer of the Open Championship of Kazakhstan on hang gliding.

July 15, 2008

Agreement on cooperation between the State Accumulation Pension Fund (GNPF) and the "Centras Insurance" Insurance Company on preferential insurance fund's investors was signed.

June 25, 2008

With participation of Kazakhstani Financiers Association the Memorandum for regulation of the relationship between insurance organisations and their clients was signed between 14 insurance companies and the insurance ombudsman.

June 16, 2008

International rating agency Moody's Investors Service has assigned to the Kazakhstani Insurance Company (Centras Insurance) of  insurance financial rating (RFUS) according to the international scale “B3”, the forecast - "positive".

June 01, 2008

Central Development Fund "Eddani" and NAYADA Company held presentation of the project "City of Masters" on Arbat, aimed at development and maintenance of children with disabilities. Official Insurer of the event was the "Centras Insurance" Company, as well as it made sponsoring to the Central Development Fund "Eldani" in the holiday dedicated to the International Children's Day.

March 1, 2008

Internet site www.kupipolis.kz was started up, containing calculator for calculation of the insurance premium and application form to order an insurance policy. This service is popular all over the world, as it saves time of the insurant. The "Centras Insurance" Company is pleased to offer this service now for Kazakhstani people. The first policy, drawn by Internet application was delivered in March 15, 2008.

February 01, 2008

Website www.otkazov.net started, which is a promotional site of the Department of the settlement losses of the "Centras Insurance" Company. Information about the employees of the Department of insurance payments, interesting facts and necessary data on insurance payments is included into the portal on-line.

January 21, 2008

According to the results of independent survey conducted by the "Exclusive" magazine (# 1 dated by 21.01.2008) the "Centras Insurance" Company was included into the list of 50 local companies with the best reputation.

December 1, 2007

The “Centras Insurance” Company became an official member of the International Network of Insurance (INI) and the representative of the International Network of Insurance in the Kazakhstan insurance market.

October 1, 2007

At the competition of annual reports held by the “National Business” magazine, the annual report of "Centras Insurance" Company in 2006 received the Grand Prix as the best annual report 2006.

September 12, 2007

The “Centras Insurance” Company had the 10-th anniversary.

May 1 мая, 2007

"Insurance Company "Centras Insurance" JSC entered into agreements on catastrophic excess of loss (CatXL) - insurance against losses as a result of accidents, with the largest reinsurers of the world, companies Swiss Re (Switzerland, rated "AA-" by S&P) and Munich Re (Germany, rated "AA-" by S&P). Branches of the Insurance Company in South Kazakhstan and Kyzylorda region of Kazakhstan were established. 

April 15, 2007

New office of the “Insurance Company "Centras Insurance" was opened for customer service in Almaty at Furmanov street.

January 15, 2007

Signing of the Agreement on establishment of insurance pool between the following insurance companies: "Insurance Company "Centras Insurance" JSC, "Insurance Company "Nomad Insurance" JSC, "BTA Insurance" JSC, "Insurance Company "Alliance Policy" JSC, "Insurance Company "Amanat Insurance” JSC.

December 15, 2006

Agreement on cooperation between "Insurance Company "Centras Insurance" JSC and "NefteBank" JSC was entered into in the field of insurance of collateral of bank customers and other risks.

December 12, 2006

Introduction of multi-channel round the clock phone number — (+7 727) 2 600 602.

August 1, 2006

Specialized electronic system of accounting and control activities “Premia” put into operation in the "Centras Insurance" Company. A similar system is used by such major insurance companies in the world as AIG, Tokyo Fire & Marine Insurance and others.

May 18, 2006

Additional classes of insurance "Mandatory environmental insurance" were included into the current license. March 15, 2006 – “State registration of authorized shares in connection with increase in the authorized capital of "Insurance Company "Centras Insurance" JSC to 1 003 250 thousand KZT was implemented”.

March 1, 2006

Reinsurance contract with Lloyd's Corporation and pool of western reinsurers, including SCOR (France), Partner Re (Switzerland), Hannover Re (Germany), Transatlantic Re (US) and CCR (France) was entered into.

February 24, 2006

The first branch of "IC "Centras Insurance" JSC - Almaty regional branch in Taldykorgan was registered. Until the end of 2006 5 more branches in different regions of Kazakhstan were established.

January 16, 2006

License for reinsurance activities under series DP № 16-1 / 1 was obtained

August 31, 2005

State registration of authorized shares issue in connection with increase in the authorized capital of "Insurance Company "Centras Insurance" JSC up to 500 mln. KZT.

June 20, 2005

Re-registration of “Insurance Company “TERRA” JSC due to change of name to “Insurance Company “Centras Insurance” JSC.