More than 35,000 people were attended under Bolivia's universal healthcare scheme within four days of its launch, state news agency ABI said, citing government sources.
State-run bank Banco do Brasil is mulling the sale of its stake in Brazilian reinsurer IRB Brasil Re as part of its strategy to sell non-core assets.
Confidence among Brazilian insurers, reinsurers and insurance brokers continued high in February, although it lost some ground.
President Sebastián Piñera said the government was open to the idea of amending its pension reform bill to increase the monthly contribution rate.
A bill that modifies Chile's commodities exchange rules was approved by the lower house's finance committee.
Signaling a strong start to the year, Chile's AFPs saw assets under management reach US$213bn at the end of February, up 7% in dollar terms from the 2018 year-end level of US$199bn.
Colombia's private pension fund managers have started implementing a new default allocation scheme.
Mexican insurer association AMIS expects 3.4% annual premium growth this year in real terms, compared to a 5.4% expansion in 2018, citing the reduced GDP outlook for 2019 and the significant impact from a government austerity measure.
Peru's financial services regulator SBS has overhauled its insurance broker oversight rules.
Lawmakers in Paraguay are likely to put mandatory traffic insurance under the spotlight now that they've reconvened from their summer recess.