Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD)—Insurance Product Information Document requirements
Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD)—Insurance Product Information Document requirements

The following Insurance & Reinsurance guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD)—Insurance Product Information Document requirements
  • Background
  • Requirements of the IPID
  • UK implementation

BREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further guidance, see Practice Note: Impact of Brexit: Insurance distribution-quick guide.

Background

The Insurance Distribution Directive (Directive (EU) 2016/97) (IDD) replaced the Insurance Mediation Directive (2002/92/EC) (IMD) effective 1 October 2018. Under Article 20 of the IDD, the manufacturer of a non-life insurance product, such as a motor insurance or home contents policy, is required to draw up a document called the Insurance Product Information Document (IPID), which insurance distributors must provide to the customer prior to the conclusion of the insurance contract. This Practice Note describes the IPID requirements of the IDD.

For more information on the IDD, see:

  1. Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD)—essentials

  2. Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD)—background and legislative history

  3. Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD)—timeline

  4. Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD)—scope, registration, passporting and sanctions

  5. Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD)—organisational and conduct of business requirements

  6. Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD)—insurance-based investment products

Requirements of the IPID

Prior to the conclusion of a contract, whether or not advice is given and irrespective of whether the insurance product is part of a package, the insurance