Magazine

Sep 2020

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Insurance


General

Hardening the foundations of construction insurance

The construction industry is forecast to see increases in premium rates during 2020 for both single project placements and annual programme insurances. 
 

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Accounting for takaful under IFRS17

Over the period during which IFRS17 was formulated, no submission was made to the IASB to determine its applicability to takaful. Takaful companies are now scrambling to determine how to apply the standard.
 

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Non-life industry braces for a hardening market

Non-life insurers across the region prepare for hardening of rates as the industry tries to come to terms with the pandemic.
 

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Life & health

Pandemic may hasten plans for digital underwriting

The pandemic has accelerated digitalisation trends within the insurance sector, and this includes the very essence of insurance operations – underwriting.
 

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Technology, agents and the future

The coronavirus pandemic has catalysed the adoption of digital technologies by insurers. Those that are already invested in technology have an edge. 
 

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Agents need new support tools to compete in a pandemic

Agents expect greater levels of digital support, which will require carriers to speed up digitalisation and improve agent and customer experience.
 

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Inspiring a new generation of agents

The inaugural Insurance Inspired - Winning in the New Normal virtual summit assembled a full three-day programme packed with 18 top names from Asia’s insurance industry. 
 

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Expert lessons in behavioural economics for insurers

Life and health insurers risk missing out on real growth if they don’t take advantage of the opportunities presented by new health technologies – and health scoring.
 

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