The National Insurance Corporation of Tanzania (NIC) (T) was incorporated on 16th October 1963 with Government ownership of fifty one per cent (51%) , while forty nine (49%) was shared by Munich-Re, Swiss-Re and Colin Hood Insursnce Brokers Limited. The Coporation was authorized to transact Life and General Insurance business. After the Arusha Declaration in February, 1967, NIC was nationalized and became 100% owned by the government and was the only insurance company in the country for about 30 years up to 1996 when insurance industry was liberalized by the Insurance Act No. 18 of 1996 opening entry of private investors in the insurance sector. The legislation was later repealed by the Insurance Act No. 10 of 2009 which brought in regulation of insurance sector through the Tanzania Insurance Regulatory Authority.