The Financial Supervisory Commission promulgated the amendments of Regulations Governing the Use of Insurance Funds in Special Projects, Public Utilities and Social Welfare Enterprises” on January 17, 2013 to allow insurers to invest in public funeral facilities, such as cemeteries, funeral homes, ceremony halls, crematoriums and columbarium, as well as the development and construction of social welfare activities related facilities.  The investment limit in single social welfare institute is also increased from 10% of the institute’s paid-in capital to 35% thereof.  Furthermore, insurers with RBC ratio of 200% or above may be exempted from the security requirements for loans extending for special projects upon regulator’s approval.