Measuring Efficiency of Life Insurance Instution in Indonesia: Data Envelopment Analysis Approach


  • Aam S. Rusydiana Researcher at Sharia Economic Applied Research and Training (SMART) Bogor, Indonesia
  • Taufiq Nugroho Researcher at Sharia Economic Applied Research and Training (SMART) Bogor, Indonesia



Islamic Insurance, Efficiency, DEA


This study aims to measure the level of efficiency of the life insurance industry in Indonesia. The calculation of the efficiency level in this study is relative, not absolute. The approach used is Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). There are 8 research objects: Prudential, BNI Life, PaninDai-IchiLife, Asuransi Jiwasraya and Life Insurance Adisaranan Wanaartha, Takaful Takaful Insurance, Amanahjiwa Giri sharia insurance and Al-Amin sharia life insurance. This study consists of three input variables (cost of Commissive (X1), Operational Cost (X2), Total Equity (X3) and 2 output variables (Premium) (Y1) and Investment Revenue (Y2)). The results explain that there are 15 perfectly efficient DMUs (100%). And an inefficient of 24 DMU, consisting of 7 DMU conditions IRS and 17 DMU with DRS conditions. Of all the DMU observed, Prudential insurance is a life insurance company that is able to maintain its gradual efficiency level from 2013 to 2016 when compared to other life insurance in this observation. In general, the main factor inefficiency of life insurance industry in Indonesia (in observation) from 2012 to 2016 is from the output side. To be more efficient then life insurance companies should increase the value of premiums by 91% and investment income of 8%.
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