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  • Global: Reinsurers advise insurers to charge vapers higher premiums

    Global reinsurers are stepping up warnings to their life insurer clients about the potential risks of vaping, putting pressure on underwriters to charge certain vapers higher rates than smokers, or even exclude them altogether, reported Reuters.

    Agents | 05 Dec 2019
  • Taiwan: Mandatory insurance for Uber Eats, Foodpanda drivers

    Taiwan's Ministry of Labour (MOL) has reacted to the death of two delivery drivers from Uber Eats and Foodpanda in traffic accidents by telling food delivery companies they must compulsorily insure their delivery drivers during working hours, reported the Central News Agency. This will require these companies to purchase both personal insurance and non-life insurance for their drivers.

    Asia | 05 Dec 2019
  • Singapore: Insurer pulls the plug on employee-benefits business

    FWD Group, the insurance arm of Hong Kong-headquartered Pacific Century Group, will be closing its employee benefits business in Singapore by December 2020 according to comments from a FWD spokesperson to local publication The Business Times. This means that the insurer will stop pitching for new contracts for that business and will also not renew existing contracts once they expire.

    Asia | 05 Dec 2019
  • Singapore: Great Eastern partners digital health provider to enhance health and wellness offerings

    NOVI Health (NOVI), a Singapore-based medical and digital health provider, with a focus on preventing and reversing chronic lifestyle-related diseases, has collaborated with Great Eastern. The collaboration brings its holistic services to enhance the insurer's existing portfolio of health solutions.

    Agents | 05 Dec 2019
  • Turkey: Insurers are bullish about 2020

    The Turkish insurance sector is looking forward to 2020 as the industry has been performing above expectations so far this year in spite of low economic growth and the momentum is expected to continue.

    Middle East | 05 Dec 2019
  • GCC: Regulators increasingly collaborate with industry players to boost insurance

    Regulators across the GCC are increasingly collaborating with insurance companies to educate consumers on protection and risk-mitigating insurance offerings to make a positive impact on the development of the industry, notes Alpen Capital (ME), a Dubai-headquartered investment banking advisory firm, in a report on the region's insurance industry.

    Middle East | 05 Dec 2019
  • Dicing with death: Vaccination risk

    The number of people who remain unvaccinated - the vaccination gap - is emerging as one of the greatest new risks faced by society. Failure to vaccinate could lead to contagious diseases spreading like wildfire.

    AIRPlus | 05 Dec 2019
  • Australia: ASIC to ban cold call sales of direct life insurance

    The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) yesterday announced a ban on unsolicited 'cold call' telephone sales of direct life insurance and consumer credit insurance (CCI). The ban will address poor sales practices that have led to unfair consumer outcomes. It will take effect from 13 January 2020.

    Asia | 05 Dec 2019
  • India: Regulator extends distribution reach for micro life insurance

    In a bid to increase the penetration of life insurance in the country, the IRDAI is allowing point of sales (PoS) persons to distribute micro life insurance plans.

    Asia | 05 Dec 2019
  • China: European insurers team up with local partners from various fields

    Several European insurance giants are partnering with a motley set of businesses, in order to break into the lucrative Chinese market, which is set to triple in size by 2030.

    Asia | 05 Dec 2019

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