The Swedish Competition Authority closes an investigation concluding that an insurance company did not engage in an abuse of dominant position by introducing premium reductions on some of its insurance products relating to pensions (Alecta Pension Insurance)

In December 2007, at its own initiative, “Konkurrensverket”, the Swedish Competition Authority, launched an investigation to determine whether the Alecta mutual pension insurance company had abused its dominant position by introducing premium reductions, of up to 50 per cent, on some of its insurance products relating to pension schemes; the investigation which concluded on 9 October 2008 held that Alecta had not engaged in conduct amounting to an abuse of dominant position, thereby closing the matter from further investigations. Background Having on two previous occasions investigated the policies of Alecta (previously SPP, see cases Dnr 157/1999 and Dnr 203/2000, these cases considered an insurance policy which SPP had concluded with two different companies and which would have given

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Vian Quitaz, The Swedish Competition Authority closes an investigation concluding that an insurance company did not engage in an abuse of dominant position by introducing premium reductions on some of its insurance products relating to pensions (Alecta Pension Insurance), 1 October 2008, e-Competitions October 2008, Art. N° 23011

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