The introduction of an insurance culture in Ukraine should be based on theoretical studies in this area. The authors carried out a certain review of Ukrainian scientific publications devoted to the development of the insurance market, the analysis of the state of insurance and insurance companies, historical experience and comparative analysis of insurance activities of Ukrainian and foreign insurers. This allowed us to formulate a proposal for a research typology and supplement it.
In the article the questions of medical insurance in Ukraine were considered. The analyses of the principles of medical insurance were done and methods of its practical use were outlined. It is stated that the main obstacle on the way of promoting of medical insurance is corruption. At the base of the analyses done some proposals concerning the more effective work as for the implementation of medical insurance in Ukraine were done.