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  • Australia: Call to look offshore for pathways to improve healthcare funding

    Australia's high out-of-pocket expenses and health cost growth suggest a need to review the health system to ensure sustainability for future generations, according to a dialogue paper published by The Actuaries Institute.

    Asia | 23 Oct 2019
  • India: Free insurance covers on offer

    Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) for the first time is offering free insurance cover of up to INR2.5m ($35,250) to passengers travelling on the Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express which started operations this month. The insurance plan includes INR100,000 cover against theft or robbery during the travel.

    Asia | 23 Oct 2019
  • India: Life insurers see new premiums surge in 1H of FY2020

    Life insurance companies in India have posted a 35.1% year-on-year growth in new premium collections, to INR1.26tn ($17.7bn) in the April to September (1HFY2020) period.

    Agents | 22 Oct 2019
  • GCC: Retirement and savings plans to spur growth -- Gulf Forum

    Demographic changes along with the growing interest in shifting the burden of social welfare to the private sector in the GCC should encourage insurers to expand their offerings in end-of-service plans and savings schemes, said speakers at the 16th annual Gulf Insurance Forum in Dubai last week.

    Middle East | 22 Oct 2019
  • UAE: GWP growth eases in 2018

    UAE insurance premiums have dropped for the first time in a decade but the market continues to preserve its leading role in the MENA region, according to a report issued at the 16th Gulf Insurance Forum held in Dubai last week.

    Middle East | 22 Oct 2019
  • Jordan: Insurance federation in row with medical body for "hiding behind insurers"

    Mr Majed Smeirat, president of the Jordan Insurance Federation (JIF), has lashed out at the Jordanian Medical Association (JMA) for increasing unilaterally the pay of medical personnel and avoid facing opposition to these decisions by leaving insurers to explain why health insurance premiums may have to increase in consequence.

    Middle East | 22 Oct 2019
  • Hong Kong sees 'first' customised digital healthcare platform for SMEs and start-ups

    Local SMEs in Hong Kong seem to be underestimating the prevalence of health issues among employees while growing their businesses. A survey conducted by newly-launched digital healthcare platform StartupCare among 1,000 founders and representatives of local start-ups and SMEs revealed that almost half of them do not provide group medical insurance to employees.

    Asia | 21 Oct 2019
  • East Africa: Life insurance business expands

    East Africa's life insurance business is growing, fuelled by increasing demand among the fastest growing middle class even as general insurance business' largest classes-motor and health-suffer severe losses and fraud, according to a new survey.

    Africa | 21 Oct 2019
  • Nigeria: Regulator impresses on directors of insurers to ensure governance

    The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has urged the board of directors of insurance companies to ensure sound management of the companies without interfering in management functions.

    Africa | 21 Oct 2019
  • Egypt: 8 insurers increase capital

    Eight insurance companies in the Egyptian market have increased their paidup capital by EGP339m ($20.85m) in the year to date, to reach a combined total of about EGP1.3bn.

    Middle East | 21 Oct 2019