Magazine

May 2019

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Insurance


Life & health

Think Tank - The Geneva Association: Health protection gaps in emerging markets

With the right regulatory framework, private health insurance can have an important and beneficial effect. The Geneva Association’s Dr Kai-Uwe Schanz provides some insights.
The Geneva Association
 


Data-driven innovation in life and health insurance

Data is one of the engines driving innovation in life and health insurance. RGA’s Marc Sofer discusses how the newest data sets are impacting the industry’s growth and development. 
 

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Interconnected health

Plugging into ecosystems and helping policyholders navigate the complex healthcare system were some of the issues discussed at a recent healthcare and health insurance event in Singapore.
 

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General

Fourteen markets: All different

Singapore-headquartered Sompo Holdings (Asia) was established in 2008. The firm’s newly appointed CEO Daniel Neo outlines the growth strategy of the insurer, strategic relationships and technology.
 

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Turnaround work in Asia almost complete

QBE is the final throes of its reboot operation for its Asian business, and is keen to reassert its appetite for growth among distribution partners whose relationships have been put to the test. 
 

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Distribution

Agents and technology

The debate on whether agents will be rendered obsolete by technology has dragged on for years. Giving customers the assurance and protection that they pay for remains the focus.
 

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Ecosystems: Bringing insurance into the future

Digital ecosystems allow for collaborations between industry players to innovate and come up with the ultimate customer experience.
 

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Bancassurance: What's next in Asia's markets?

Mr Dustin Ball from EY Asia-Pacific looks at the growth drivers of, and headwinds for, Asia’s bancassur-ance channels.
 

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Creating a long-term sustainable bank distribution partnership

ING’s Mr Han-Tsung Ho proposes some tools which banks and insurers can use to create a sustainable distribution partnership.
 

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Grab ready to deliver insurance to the masses

Grab’s insurance head Tom Duncan outlines the company’s vision to provide simpler access to protection cover.
 


The real centre of power: Distribution

Generali’s Marco Bovolini puts distribution at the centre of the insurance power equation.