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  • The role of diet in sustainable health insurance

    Most people are omnivores - we eat animal products and vegetables in mostly equal amounts. Conventional wisdom holds that a diverse diet is the best diet, as it allows your average person to receive all the nutrients they require for a healthy body.

    Asia | 23 Oct 2019
  • Vietnam: Italian insurer forges exclusive bancassurrance partnership with local bank

    Generali Vietnam Life Insurance and Orient Commercial Joint Stock Bank (OCB) have entered into a 15-year strategic exclusive bancassurance partnership which aims to develop financial and insurance solutions, expand distribution channels, promote the application of advanced digital technology and enhance customer service.

    Asia | 23 Oct 2019
  • GoBear drives financial inclusion by giving consumers improved access to credit and insurance

    Despite being driven by world-beating economic growth, rapid urbanisation, a fast-growing middle class and mobile everywhere environment, only 27 per cent of Southeast Asia's 600 million population had a bank account in 2016, according to KPMG. Having a huge underbanked population is a product of the prevalence of cash economics in the region, which limits financial access for millions of employed adults who are unable to provide the type of information that allows banks to evaluate product suitability. It is also borne from the fact that existing products are insufficiently aligned with the needs of consumers.

    Agents | 23 Oct 2019
  • WHO and Japan Cancer Society to work to make Japanese workplaces free from tobacco smoke.

    World Health Organisation (WHO) and Japan Cancer Society have launched a campaign to create smoke-free workplaces in Japan.

    Asia Risk | 23 Oct 2019
  • Less than half of world cities have plans in place to deal with climate change impacts

    More than two in three cities around the world already are noticing the effects of climate change, from more heatwaves to worsening flooding, but few have effective plans in place to deal with the threats.

    Asia Risk | 23 Oct 2019
  • India's life industry facing slowdown

    A report by Kotak Institutional Equities Research has revealed that the Indian life insurance industry is facing a slowdown as individual annual premium equivalent (APE) declined 3% y-o-y in September as compared to 11-27% y-o-y growth in April-August 2019. Overall APE was up 3% y-o-y on the back of stronger group business. The net inflows to equity mutual funds dropped sharply as well.

    AIRPlus | 23 Oct 2019
  • Lebanon: Non-life sector outstrips life business in profit growth in 2018

    The combined net profits of insurance companies in Lebanon increased by 14% to $174m (LBP262.5m) in 2018 compared with the previous year, according to the Insurance Control Commission (ICC)'s annual report for 2018.

    Middle East | 23 Oct 2019
  • Oman Database launched ahead of start of mandatory health insurance scheme

    The Omani Capital Market Authority (CMA) has launched a database for health insurance in preparation for implementation of the nationwide insurance scheme for private sector employees, residents of Oman and visitors.

    Middle East | 23 Oct 2019
  • 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

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