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  • 1Q2018 life insurance sales anticipated to fall

    The life insurance industry is expected to see a decline in premiums in the first quarter of this year, following a fall in sales in the first week of the new year.

    China | 19 Jan 2018
  • Economic growth accelerates for the first time in 7 years

    China's economic growth accelerated last year for the first time since 2010, with the National Bureau of Statistics announcing yesterday that the economy had expanded by 6.9% last year.

    China | 19 Jan 2018
  • Health InsurTech start-up completes US$2-mln investment round

    The CareVoice, a consumer-centric health InsurTech start-up announced yesterday it had raised over US$2 million in early growth capital. The investment will be used to expand its insurance business lines, accelerate technology development, consolidate its leadership in China's major cities and expand to Southeast Asia.

    China | 19 Jan 2018
  • Australia: Health insurers submit proposals to ensure affordability

    In order to maintain affordability of private healthcare insurance (PHI) for low and middle income earners and avoid increasing costs in other parts of the health system and economy, the PHI rebate should remain on extras, or ancillary, cover, says Private Healthcare Australia (PHA) which represents health insurers in the country.

    Asia | 19 Jan 2018
  • Hong Kong: Insurance market revamps complaints body

    The Insurance Complaints Bureau (ICB) has undergone a revamp and adopted its new name, with plans to expand the scope of its jurisdiction, to handle mediation services and to deal with disputes over non-claim related issues, in the second quarter of this year.

    Asia | 19 Jan 2018
  • Iran: 14 mln people have life insurance

    About 14.2 million Iranians currently have life insurance policies, with 2.5 million of them obtaining the cover last year alone, according to Mr Abdolnasser Hemmati, President of the Central Insurance of Iran, the insurance industry's regulator.

    Middle East | 18 Jan 2018
  • Lebanon: Regulator to amend bancassurance regulations

    The Insurance Supervisory Commission (ICC), attached to the Ministry of Economy and Trade, has announced its intention to amend regulations that govern the sale of insurance products by banks to tighten supervision over bancassurance. The process will be taken in coordination with the Bank of Lebanon.

    Middle East | 18 Jan 2018
  • Singapore: NTUC Income first insurer to offer Integrated Shield Plan online

    NTUC Income launched Singapore's first digital offering for Integrated Shield Plan (IP) yesterday via its online portal healthinsurance.income.com.sg, allowing customers here to purchase private health insurance without an advisor.

    Asia | 18 Jan 2018