Unipol hosts an AECI seminar (Association of European cooperative insurance) in Milan on European cooperation entitled “Towards 1992”.
On 4 February, the corporate supplementary agreement is signed. The supplementary agreement further strengthens the system of relations based on participatory mechanisms and employee involvement in enterprise development, which has marked the previous supplementary contracts.
On 10 June, an agreement is signed on the implementation on the national territory of a draft project for the reorganization of the claims settlement network.
The insurance companies are authorized by the Ministry of Industry to provide insurance coverage in the field of supplementary pensions.
On 23 September, BANEC S.p.A., Banca dell’Economia Cooperativa is incorporated with 38 shareholders and a capital of forty billion Italian liras. Unipol has a stake of 19.50% of the capital. Enea Mazzoli is appointed Deputy Chairman.
The popularity of a listed company is certainly given by the number and value of securities that are traded.
The presence of a Unipol stand at the national meetings of the main political parties becomes a habit and a means to raise awareness as to its activities and products.
On 17 June, Unipol and the trade unions sign an agreement renewing the economic and regulatory conditions of the corporate supplementary agreement.
On 26 May, an extremely important agreement is signed in which the trade unions and the Company set out common principles.
On 19 December, the Board of Directors of Unipol approves the incorporation of two joint-stock companies.
On 28 July, Unipol preference shares are admitted to listing on the Milan, Bologna and Rome stock exchange markets. After being offered at ITL 6,800, they immediately jump to ITL 16,900 on the first day. At the end of the day, demand is almost 18 times higher than shares on offer and available.
The National League of Cooperatives is now one hundred years old. Unipol and Fincooper host about 100 delegates of the Annual Meeting for the approval of the financial statements of the International Cooperative Bank (INGEBA, Internationale Genossenschaftsbank) in Venice.
On 21 March, over three hundred Unipol executives, middle managers and agents gather in Bologna.
On 15 January, the General Meeting of shareholders votes unanimously to increase the share capital.
On 29 November, Unipol organizes a national conference in Bologna dedicated to the demand for insurance services by local Authorities.
On 26 and 27 September, Unipol gathers all adjusters in the property classes in Bologna for a two-day study.
On 24 June, a complete draft of the agencies mechanization is presented and Uniservice S.p.A. is incorporated.
The third Business Planning Conference of the Company is held in Bologna on 20 and 21 June, during which the proposals for the Three-Year Plan from 1985 to 1987 are presented and discussed.
The Unipol Regional Council (CRU) is a Unipol body for the promotion of participation in regional areas. Due to the nature of the forces that make it up, namely the trade unions, cooperatives and professional members, it is also a body that pays attention to customers and consumers.
On 23 and 24 April Unipol organizes a two-day meeting with the aim of defining the underwriting and claims settlement policies for the following years.
As a result of the joint commitment of Unipol and Confersercenti, “Sicurezza Esercenti” (security for merchants) is created in October. This is the new insurance program that wishes to meet the various security needs of merchants and commercial enterprises with completeness and flexibility.
In June, a standing agreement is signed between Unipol and Confesercenti valid for the entire national territory.
Work proceeds for the doubling of the headquarters building: the new premises include a gross surface area of approximately 12,000 square meters for offices. The new complex on three floors is adjacent to the current headquarters only divided from it by the canteen room.
On 22 March, with the signing of the agreement between Unipol and Confcoltivatori (CIC, Trade association of farmers), the conference for the presentation of “Agrinova”.
As part of the three-year development plan, the ‘online’ mechanization project of claims settlement offices proceeds swiftly.
The Sixth Congress of the Unipol Agents Group is held in Sorrento (Salerno). Characterized by a lively debate on the line to be pursued with the senior management, the congress closes with a thorough renewal of the governing bodies: Giorgio Pesaresi, Ancona agent, is elected as Chairman.
In Bologna an international Conference of cooperative reinsurers takes place: this is the eighth meeting of the International Co-operative Reinsurance Bureau (ICRB).
On 26 and 27 May, Unipol assembles in Bologna, for the first time, all adjusters in the property classes. Two days of study and discussion on future scenarios of underwriting and claims settlement policies of the Company.
To reduce some costs of agencies, Unipol changes the procedure on proceeds. Agencies no longer report their proceeds analytically on the journal of daily transactions.
The “Modular” program proposed by Unipol to artisan enterprises obtains praise. It is a package of policies covering all risks in artisan enterprises.
As part of the twentieth anniversary celebrations, Unipol chooses to contribute ideas on a topic, that of the social security system.
On 21 and 22 April the Second Business Planning Conference is held defining the objectives of the Three-year Plan 1982 l 84 by subjecting them to the discussion with all internal corporate bodies with a considerable effort in the preparation and organization.
The Management Control project starts. This project involves the planning and control of the main items of cost and revenue relating to the Company. All these items can be configured in four areas: Premiums, Claims, Administrative expenses, and Financial income and charges.
In the early months of the year, the Commercial Service prepares an analytical picture, agency by agency, concerning receipts and portfolio classified by policy and management. These procedures allow the creation of the Budget Award, i.e.
AIDA (Automazione Ispettorati di Assicurazione, automation of insurance adjusters) kicks off aiming to solve the problems arising from the handling aspects of claims.
On 28 July, an agreement is signed according to which, in connection with the formation of management organizational “micro-structures”, provides for the participation of employees in the organization and planning of activities; the same agreement also includes preventive meetings with trade unio
After the Extraordinary General Meetings of shareholders of Unipol and Unipol Vita, on 17 October 1980 it is decided to proceed with the merger of Unipol Vita into Unipol. By decree of the Ministry of Industry No. 13235 the merger between the two companies is authorized on 29 April.
Unipol places several new products on the market, in the theft, fire, motor vehicle, other risks and accident businesses and updates the ceilings and capital of motor vehicle TPL and Other Liabilities policies in order to properly protect policyholders and eliminate large areas of under-insurance
The Board of Directors held on 16 December contributes ITL 100m to the solidarity and reconstruction fund set up by the National League of Cooperatives.
As from fiscal year 1982 auditing the financial statements will become mandatory.