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  • Singapore-based HealthTech opens tech hub in Vietnam

    CXA Group will establish a technology hub in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to support its growing range of product offerings including its proprietary HealthTech ecosystem. The hub will focus on augmenting the insurance and wellness platform's primary capabilities in the areas of AI, machine learning, micro services, product and development.

    Asia | 18 Jul 2019
  • Singaporeans look for better end-of-life care

    A new report, 'Leaving Well: End-of-Life Care Policies in Singapore', published by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), calls for an urgent look at Singapore's overall care infrastructure and how it can adapt to the changing expectations of Singapore population, so that more people feel supported in their care needs and preferences.

    AIRPlus | 18 Jul 2019
  • Tunisia: Insurance premiums slide by almost 6% in 1Q

    The Tunisian insurance sector saw premium income decrease by 5.8% to TND726.3m ($255m) in the first quarter of 2019, compared to the corresponding quarter in 2018 when premiums increased by 12.2%, according to data from the General Insurance Committee (CGA),

    Middle East | 18 Jul 2019
  • Singapore: Spotlight on US$1.8bn law suit over alleged mass agent poaching

    The Singapore High Court is hearing a law suit by one of the country's biggest life insurers, Prudential Assurance, against a former agency leader for alleged mass poaching of agents that the insurer said had cost it losses amounting to around S$2.5bn ($1.8bn).

    Asia | 18 Jul 2019
  • India: Revised product rules improve terms for policyholders

    The IRDAI has published revised regulations governing unit-linked and non-linked insurance products.

    Asia | 18 Jul 2019
  • China: Major listed insurers see steady premium growth in 1H

    Listed insurers China Life, New China, Ping An, China Pacific and China Taiping posted solid gross premium income growth in the first half of 2019, according to their stock exchange filings.

    Asia | 18 Jul 2019
  • Australia: Loyalty tax rises for existing policyholders

    On average, customers renewing their insurance policy with the same insurer paid 27% more than new customers, according to research carried out last year by the New South Wales's Insurance Monitor. More recent data indicates the gap has risen to 34%. This translates to hundreds of dollars for the average home and contents insurance policy.

    Asia | 18 Jul 2019
  • Singapore: Local FinTech introduces 'dynamic' QR code for insurance payments

    Singapore Life is said to have resolved the issue of mismatching premiums and policy numbers with the introduction of its new embedded QR code. Dubbed the scan-and-pay Singapore Life-DBS PayNow QR code, it has been developed via a collaboration between the insurer and local bank DBS for customers across life and term insurance, critical illness and endowment plans verticals. To date, over S$11m ($8.09m) of premiums have been transacted via this feature

    Asia | 17 Jul 2019
  • Air pollution kills more people than smoking

    New data indicates that the impact of the smallest pollution particles, known as PM2.5 - main cause of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases -on human health is much worse than previously thought.

    Asia Risk | 17 Jul 2019
  • Sugary drinks connected higher risk of cancer

    Consumption of sugary drinks such as soda and fruit juice is linked to a higher risk of developing certain kinds of cancer, said a recent report.

    Asia Risk | 17 Jul 2019

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