The outsourcing disclosures required under § 156 (1)(1) in conjunction with § 109 VAG are discussed in more detail below.
A resolution was adopted allowing Group-internal and external service providers to provide IT services for VIG Holding. Outsourcing agreements that had been approved by the supervisory authority existed in 2019 with IBM Austria (Internationale Büromaschinen Ges. m.b.H.) and the internal Group IT system provider twinformatics GmbH, both headquartered in Austria. twinformatics GmbH has also assumed full responsibility for all IT services for the Austrian VIG insurance companies and concludes any sub-outsourcing required for this purpose while observing statutory and regulatory requirements and after consulting with the VIG insurance companies. In addition to these outsourcing agreements, VIG Holding has not outsourced any critical or important functions or business activities.
Outsourcing took place in the following areas, in particular, in the Group:
- IT (in particular the operation and maintenance of operating modules, computing centre operation, application development services, data storage)
- Claims handling
The four governance functions were individually outsourced by the operating insurance companies of the Group, in particular the internal audit and actuarial functions and related activities.
While governance functions in the VIG Insurance Group were predominantly outsourced to other Group companies, critical or important activities in the IT and claims handling areas were outsourced both inside and outside the Group.
The notification of local supervisory authorities about the outsourcing of critical or important functions or activities or the approval of such outsourcing by these authorities was done by the companies concerned in accordance with applicable national legal requirements.