History

2019

AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Kommesk-Omir Insurance Company JSC

AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B- (Fair) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of \"bb-” for Kommesk-Omir Insurance Company JSC (Kommesk) (Kazakhstan). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) remains stable.

2018

New Kommesk – old values!

On October 25, 2018, a rebranding campaign started. The symbol of infinity, reflected in a new logo, has become a new key semantic image. The stylization of the infinity sign fits in very harmoniously with the concept of endless care, love, safety and support.
The logo means constant movement, and the continuous line easily changes shape and periodically forms the \"K\" letter. Bright rich colors, brevity of the Kommesk corporate name and modern font give a reference to the future and novelty, which, in turn, give the Company\"s customers a firm confidence in their carefree future.

Kazakhstan Marketing Conference 2018

On April 27, 2018, the company organized the Kazakhstan Marketing Conference 2018. This platform will become a regular platform for discussing topical issues of the professional community of marketers in Kazakhstan.

Increase of the rating by A.M. Best

On April 19, 2018, the A.M. International rating agency Best increased the ratings of JSC Insurance Company Kommesk-Өmіr - financial strength rating from C ++ to B- and the long-term credit rating of the issuer from \"b +\" to \"bb-\". Forecast \"stable\" rating. \"Kommesk-Өмір\" is included in the TOP-5 insurance companies based on the rating of insurance companies operating in the general insurance industry.

Acceptance of the portfolio from JSC IC Salem

On January 15, 2018, JSC IC Kommesk-Omir and JSC IC Salem executed an agreement on transfer of the insurance portfolio of JSC IC Salem pursuant to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan \"On Insurance Activities\" and the Rules for transfer of an insurance portfolio and special aspects of transfer of an insurance portfolio after the day of entry into force of the court ruling on compulsory liquidation of an insurance (reinsurance) organization, and in the event of conservation or withdrawal of a license of an insurance (reinsurance) organization approved by the Regulation of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 303 dated December 26, 2016.
As a result of the insurance portfolio transfer, JSC IC Kommesk-Omir acquired the status of insurer with respect to the insurance contract executed earlier by JSC IC Salem under four classes in a compulsory form of insurance.

Best External Corporate Magazine-2018

On May 31, 2018, the magazine \"Vestnik Kommesk-Omir\" became a winner in the nomination \"The Best External Corporate Magazine–2018\" based on the results of the XI Central Asian Competition of Corporate Mass Media within the framework of the XIV International PR Forum.

Reputational rating of Kazakhstan companies \"Top Zhargan\"-2018

Based on the reputational rating of Kazakhstan companies \"Top Zhargan\"-2018, Insurance Company Kommesk-Omir ranked second among organizations of the financial sector.

2017

Innovation in HR – Ideas, Creativity, Mobility

In October, the V Annual Kazakhstan HR Forum \"HR Innovations - Ideas, Creativity, Mobility\" was held. 

Confirmation of the rating by A.M. Best

In May, A.M. Best International rating agency confirmed the credit rating b+ with the forecast \"Stable\" for JSC IC Kommesk-Omir.

Award from EUROBAK

In May, Insurance Company Kommesk-Omir received a diploma from EUROBAK for its activities in the Corporate Social Responsibility Program. The company was recognized for its participation in the project \"Eco-Containers for Garbage\".

2016

HR Territory as a Parallel Reality

In October, the IV Annual Kazakhstan HR Forum \"HR Territory as a Parallel Reality\" was held.

Award from EUROBAK

In February, Insurance Company Kommesk-Omir again received an award from EUROBAK for its activities in the Corporate Social Responsibility Program. The company was recognized for the project \"Aid to Veterans of the Railway Industry\" in the nomination \"Support of Veterans\".

Confirmation of the rating by A.M. Best

In February, A.M. Best International rating agency confirmed the credit rating b+ with the forecast \"Stable\" for JSC IC Kommesk-Omir.

2015

HR Evolution: Best Tools in Practice

In October, the 3rd Annual Kazakhstan HR Forum \"Evolution of HR: Best Tools in Practice\" was held.

Rating assigned by A.M. Best

In February, A.M. Best International rating agency assigned JSC Insurance company Kommesk-Omir the credit rating b+ with the forecast \"Stable\".

Award from EUROBAK

In February, Insurance Company Kommesk-Omir again received an award from EUROBAK for its activities in the Corporate Social Responsibility Program.

2014

E-shop

In December, the new corporate website and e-shop were launched offering the most popular insurance products: compulsory civil liability insurance of owners of motor vehicles, comprehensive and collision motor vehicle insurance, property insurance, medical insurance, accident insurance, foreign travel insurance, etc.

HR technologies: development of leadership and attraction of talent

On October 21, Insurance Company Kommesk-Omir organized and
held the 2nd Annual Kazahhstan HR Forum \"HR Technologies: Development of Leadership and Attraction of Talent\".

Confirmation of the rating by Мoody’s

In June, the international rating agency Мoody’s Investors Service confirmed the international rating of the financial strength of the insurer - JSC Insurance Company Kommesk-Omir at the level B3, forecast \"Stable\".

Second medical center \"SOS Medical Assistance\"

In March, in Almaty the official opening of the second medical center of LLP \"SOS Medical Assistance\" took place.

Award from EUROBAK

In February, insurance company Kommesk-Omir received an award from the European Business Association of Kazakhstan (EUROBAK) for its activities in the Corporate Social Responsibility Program.

2013

Best annual report in the financial sector

On December 13, at the annual reports competition organized by the rating agency Expert RA Kazakhstan, the annual report of Kommesk-Omir for 2012 was the winner in two nominations: \"The Best Annual Report in the Financial Sector\" and \"Design and Printing\".

Best personnel incentive practices

On November 19, insurance company Kommesk-Omir arranged and held the Kazakhstan HR forum \"Best Personnel Incentive Practices\".

Industry leader 2013

In October, insurance company Kommesk-Omir, based on the results of the statistics rating of National Business Rating, was included in TOP‑5 \"Industry Leader - 2013\" under OKED 65.12.2 (non-state insurance of damage) among major enterprises of the Republic of Kazakhstan that was conducted pursuant to General Classifier of Types of Economic Activities (OKED) approved by the Order of the Chairman of the Statistics Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 67 dated May 20, 2008.
In October, the branch of the company in Pavlodar, based on the results of the statistics grading that was conducted by the National Business Rating of the Republic of Kazakhstan, pursuant to the General Classifier of Types of Economic Activities (OKED), was included in TOP 90 of the best enterprises of the year \"Industry Leader - 2013\" under OKED 65.12.2 (non-state insurance of property) based on the results of performance in 2011-2012.

Confirmation of the rating by Мoody’s

In August, the international rating agency Мoody’s Investors Service confirmed the international rating of the financial strength of the insurer - JSC Insurance Company Kommesk-Omir at the level B3, forecast \"Stable\". Moody’s also confirmed the company\"s financial strength rating according to the national scale at the level B3.kz.

A new Chairman of the Managing Board was appointed

On June 13, Oleg Khanin was appointed Chairman of the Managing Board of JSC IC Kommesk-Omir.

Audatex

In June, the company started using the software package Audatex for adjustment of losses.

CAT XL

In March, the company executed a contract of reinsurance of catastrophic risks CAT XL.

State-of-the-art IT solutions for the insurance industry

On January 31, insurance company Kommesk-Omir was the initiator of the first topical seminar in Almaty \"State-of-the-Art IT Solutions for the Insurance Industry\".

2012

First place in the rating of annual reports

On December 11, within the framework of the 1st Practical Conference \"Annual Reports: Leaders\" Experience and New Standards\" arranged by the rating agency Expert RA Kazakhstan, insurance company Kommesk-Omir ranked first in the rating of annual reports for 2011. The annual report of Kommesk-Omir was the winner in three categories: \"The Best Annual Report in the Financial Sector\", \"The Best Interactive Annual Report\" and \"Design and Printing\".

Center of Comprehensive and Collision Motor Vehicle Insurance

In December, the Center of Comprehensive and Collision Motor Vehicles Insurance was launched.

Largest insurance payment

In October, Kommesk-Omir made one of the largest insurance payments in the history of the Kazakhstan insurance market, equal to over 4 billion tenge, for an insured event as a result of fire.

KIAS (CIAS): Insurance

On January 1, the new IT system \"KIAS: Insurance\" was implemented.

2011

New classes of insurance

On December 30 the license for insurance (reinsurance) activities in the area \"general insurance\" in connection with inclusion of the following insurance classes in a voluntary form was re-issued:
· water transport insurance;
· civil liability insurance of owners of water transport;
· insurance of legal costs.

Awards for the 20th Anniversary of Independence

On December 13, on the threshold of celebrating the 20th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the founder and Honorable President of Kommesk-Omir Yevgeniy Kan and the First Deputy Chairman of the Managing Board Vladimir Akentyev were awarded the medals \"20 Years of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan\".

Best annual report in the financial sector

On November 23, within the framework of the 3rd Economic Forum \"Expert-100\" held in Astana, the annual report of Kommesk-Omir, dedicated to the topic \"20 years on the wave of success\", was awarded the winner\"s diploma in the nomination \"Best Annual Report in the Financial Sector\".

Payment center

In August, the payment center was opened.

Confirmation of the rating by Мoody’s

On January 31, 2011 the international rating agency Мoody’s Investors Service confirmed the financial strength rating B3, and rating forecast of \"Stable\".

2010

Newsmaker \"Interfax-Kazakhstan\"

In December, victory in the annual nomination \"Newsmaker\" Interfax-Kazakhstan\" (\"NIK\"), established in 2010 by the \"Interfax-Kazakhstan\" information agency. Dmitry Zherebyatiev, Chairman of the Managing Board of JSC IC Kommesk-Omir, was ranked \"Best Speaker of \"Interfax-Kazakhstan,\" 2010\". Kommesk-Omir became one of three leaders among the most cited insurance companies of Kazakhstan.

Joining EUROBAK

In September, Kommesk-Omir joined the European Business Association of Kazakhstan (EUROBAK). 

New Chairman of the Board of Directors elected

On July 14, by the resolution of the Board of Directors, Eldar Sovetovich Abdrazakov was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC IC Kommesk-Omir. 

Registration of branches

In June, the company completed the change of legal form of regional business units from LLP to branches. Thus, 13 branches of the company were registered and proceeded to work. Moreover, regional representative offices of JSC IC Kommesk-Omir operate in 7 other cities of Kazakhstan.

License of SOS Medical Assistance

In March of 2010, the service provider \"SOS Medical Assistance\" was separated in the form of an LLP, with a state license for medical activities.

2009

Мoody’s rating assigned

On November 16, 2009, the international rating agency Мoody’s Investors Service for the first time assigned JSC IC Kommesk-Omir the financial strength rating according to the global scale B3, and a rating forecast of \"Stable\".

SOS Medical Assistance

On June 1, the service center \"SOS Medical Assistance\" was launched in JSC IC Kommesk-Omir. The primary tasks of \"SOS Medical Assistance\" are arranging 24-hour medical aid to insured customers of the company and rendering consultancy services. 

24/7 Call Center

On June 1, the 24/7 Call Center was commissioned, and it became an efficient and multifunctional tool of interaction between the company and its customers.

2008

Reliable Partner

In December, at a conference held by the Association of National Freight Forwarders of Kazakhstan, for creation of state-of-the-art technologies of the insurance industry for railway transport, the company received the certificate \"Reliable Partner\".

Training center

In November, the training center was established. The primary tasks of the training center are continuous enhancement of the qualification of specialists and agents of the company and training of new employees. 

Regional business units

In May - June, regional business units were launched in Shu, Balkhash and Shymkent. 

2007

Shares included in the KASE list

In June, shares of JSC IC Kommesk-Omir were included in the official list of JSC Kazakhstan Stock Exchange. Placement of shares on the stock exchange is demonstrates the transparency of the company\"s activities and the greater protection of interests of policy holders.

Insurance of loans

On April 17, the license 1-9/1 was received for insurance under the classes \"insurance of loans\" and \"insurance of other financial losses\" was received.

Increase of authorized capital

Increase of authorized capital to 300 mln tenge. 

2006

Choice of the Year – 2006

Following the results of the nationwide festival-competition \"Choice of the Year 2006\", Kommesk-Omir was acknowledged as \"Insurance Company No. 1 of 2006 in Kazakhstan\". 

Best automotive service

JSC IC Kommesk-Omir took first place among insurance companies in the competition \"Automotive Service\" in 2006.

Environmental insurance

On February 24 the new license (License No. 1-7/1) for insurance under the class \"ecological insurance\" was received.

2005

Insurance company No. 1 in Kazakhstan

Diploma \"Insurance Company No. 1 in Kazakhstan\", based on the results of the festival-competition \"Choice of the Year\" of the 2005 season, was received.

Compulsory civil liability insurance of employers

On July 1 the license 1-6/1 for compulsory civil liability insurance of employers for causing injury to life and health of employees during the performance of their employment duties was received.

Compulsory civil liability insurance of owners of hazardous facilities

On February 2 the license 1-5/1 for the right to carry out compulsory civil liability insurance of owners of hazardous facilities, operation of which is connected with a danger of causing injury to third parties, was received. 

2004

Licenses of the new model

On September 20 licenses of the new model for number one for the right to carry out insurance activities for compulsory and voluntary general insurance and reinsurance were received.

Insurance company No. 1 in Kazakhstan

The company received the diploma \"Insurance Company No. 1 in Kazakhstan\" based on the results of the festival-competition \"Choice of the Year\" of the 2004 season and the diploma \"Medical Insurance Company No. 1 in Kazakhstan\" based on the results of the festival-competition \"Choice of the Year\" of the 2004 season.

Increase of authorized capital

The general meeting of shareholders decided to increase the authorized capital of the company to 204 mln tenge. 

2003

International Gold Medal Award

By the decision of the international advisory board \"Global Rating\", at the international summit \"Global Rating Leaders 2003\" (London, UK), JSC Kommesk-Omir was awarded the honorary international award - Gold Medal \"International Gold Medal Award\", a symbol of success and achievements in quality and efficiency. The company became a member of the private exclusive club of generally recognized leaders of industry, science, business and worldwide trade \"Global Rating Leaders Club\".

2002

Choice of the Year – 2002

On November 29, the Gold Start of the festival-competition \"Choice of the Year - 2002\" was awarded to insurance company No. 1 - JSC IC Kommesk-Omir. 

Joining the insurance pool

On July 30 the company joined the membership of the insurance pool \"Keden Insurance\".

2001

Insurance pool

Membership in the insurance pool \"Korgau\" created at the initiative of JSC Kommesk-Omir.

Choice of the Year – 2001

Based on the results of the national festival-competition \"Choice of the Year – 2001\", Kommesk-Omir was recognized as the best company for quality of insurance services. The high professionalism of specialists of JSC Kommesk-Omir was recognized by the prize \"2001 Quality Academy in Kazakhstan\". 

Reinsurance license

On June 11 the company received the new model of state license for number one for the right to carry out insurance activities for reinsurance that allows carrying out proportional and non-proportional reinsurance.

New licenses

On March 29 the company received the new model of state licenses for number one for the right to carry out insurance activities for compulsory and voluntary general insurance.

2000

Increase of authorized capital

Kommesk-Omir Insurance Company increased its authorized capital to 100 million tenge. 

1999

Joining the Association of Financiers of Kazakhstan

Joining the Association of Financiers of Kazakhstan. The license for compulsory insurance of civil liability of private notaries was received.

1998

Automation

For the purpose of operational management of assets, an insurance operation automation system was implemented. 

Beginning of cooperation with Zurich Insurance Company.

Within the framework of an exclusive partnership, the company cooperates with Zurich Insurance Company on the insurance market of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

1997

Joining the Motor Bureau

The company became a member of the Public Fund of Insurers of the Republic of Kazakhstan \"Motor Bureau\" and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 
Insurance proceeds amounted to 1 billion tenge. 

Joining the Association of National Freight Forwarders

Joining the Association of National Freight Forwarders of Kazakhstan. 

1996

Compulsory civil liability insurance of owners of motor vehicles

The license for compulsory insurance of civil liability of owners of motor vehicles, liability of carriers to passengers and liability to customs authorities was received. 

1994

License

The license for the main types of insurance was received.

1992

Branches

The network of regional branches was created.

1991

Establishment of the company

November 19 - creation of Joint Stock Commercial Insurance Company Kommesk-Omir. The amount of authorized capital is 4,200,000 rubles.