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  • Jordan: Fire branch cushions fall in insurance industry's total premiums in 1H

    Written premiums in the Jordanian market fell by 3% to JOD306.4m ($432m) in the first half of this year, compared to the corresponding period in 2019, according to preliminary financial data issued by the the Jordanian Insurance Federation (JIF).

    Middle East | 13 Aug 2020
  • China on track to raise healthcare standards

    China's ambitious series of healthcare reforms remain on track as the government seeks to improve access and contain costs of healthcare in the country. One of these strategies includes adding innovative treatments to the country's national insurance coverage list while compelling drug companies to cut their prices in exchange for the volume gains brought by inclusion.

    AIRPlus | 13 Aug 2020
  • Rookie Insurance Agent of the Year 2020 - Joyce Chan

    For stepping up to serve fellow practitioners despite being relatively new in the industry through sharing regularly at company-level and industry-level events, and for the conviction in moving from helping people reactively in her previous role as a Police Officer to now helping others preventively, Joyce Chan, Prudential Assurance Company, Singapore, was named Rookie Insurance Agent of the Year.

    Agents | 12 Aug 2020
  • Australia: Superannuation funds stop classifying by default new members as 'smokers'

    Superannuation trustees had been classifying new members as 'smokers' by default and charging them higher life insurance premiums. However, the funds have since ceased this practice, and some trustees have remediated members for the extra premiums paid, according to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

    Asia | 13 Aug 2020
  • Lebanon: Port blast raises insurance compensation questions

    The tragic and catastrophic explosion that occurred in Beirut on 4 August, beyond the immediate health and safety concerns, raises important and potentially time-sensitive considerations involving obtaining compensation for property damage sustained due to the blast.

    Middle East | 12 Aug 2020
  • Land use changes may increase disease outbreak risks

    Global changes in land use are disrupting the balance of wild animal communities in our environment, and species that carry diseases known to infect humans appear to be benefiting.

    Asia Risk | 12 Aug 2020
  • Lessons from the Pandemic - How do we take control of our financial health

    We are in unchartered waters globally. Not long ago, we saw that a cup of bubble tea was in greater demand than a barrel of oil. Indeed, COVID-19 has upended life as we know it, grinding it almost to a halt, hurtling us into an economic recession that's not of our making. For many, this has deepened worries about money with news about businesses shuttering, wage freeze and pay cuts, and even job losses dominating today's headlines.

    Agents | 11 Aug 2020
  • Taiwan: Taishin Financial pays nearly US$200m for life insurer

    Taiwan's Taishin Financial Holdings Co. Ltd. announced yesterday that it will purchase Prudential Life Insurance Company of Taiwan for NT$5.5bn ($187m) from New Jersey-headquartered Prudential Financial.

    Asia | 12 Aug 2020
  • Singapore: Weighted new business life premiums fall by 13% in 1H

    Singapore's life insurance industry recorded a total of S$1.66bn ($1.21bn) in weighted new business premiums for 1H2020, a drop of 13% from the same period in 2019. according to data released yesterday by the Life Insurance Association, Singapore (LIA Singapore) for the period January to June 2020.

    Asia | 12 Aug 2020
  • 1H: Taiwan's total life premiums grow, new business declines

    Taiwan's life insurance sector posted an 8.4% fall in premium income, to NT$1,536.2bn ($52.2bn) in the first half of 2020, according to statistics from the Life Insurance Association (LIA-ROC).

    Agents | 11 Aug 2020