Jamaica - Insurance
Insurance companies in Jamaica are regulated by law, through the Office of the Superintendent of Insurance of the Ministry of Finance. Major life insurance companies operating in Jamaica in 2000 were Life of Jamaica, Scotia Life, and Guardian Life; general insurance companies included United General, NEM, British Caribbean, and the Insurance Co. of the West Indies. In 2001, direct insurance premiums written totaled US $315 million. In Jamaica, third-party auto liability and workers' compensation are compulsory.