Willem van Duin, 22th of March 2018
"Achmea’s results improved strongly in 2017. The improvement measures at Non-Life, lower loss provision for premiums at Health and the overall reduction in expenses contributed to the improved result. Non-Life and Pension & Life have made a substantial contribution to the result. Our strategic planning period runs until 2020 and foresees an annual structural gross operational result of about €450 million, excluding the contribution from our healthcare activities. Our planned cost reduction is ahead of schedule and we are investing heavily in renewing our company. The results over 2017 give us the confidence that we will achieve our goals. Our solvency remained strong at 191%. After payments of dividends, coupons on hybrids and share buy-back the Solvency II ratio is 184%, an increase of 3%-pt compared to 2016."