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  • Employers are recommended to review health and safety policies - Willis Towers Watson

    The coronavirus outbreak has many worried about their health, and employers are no different. According to an article by Willis Towers Watson (WTW), this epidemic is a wake-up call for companies to "carefully review the strategies, policies, and procedures they have in place to protect employees, customers, and operations in this and future epidemics."

    Asia Risk | 04 Mar 2020
  • FWD Singapore 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. This means that the insurer will stop pitching for new contracts for that business and will also not renew existing contracts once they expire.

    Agents | 10 Dec 2019
  • Well-suited benefits package on the agenda for APAC employers, says survey

    Less than half of employers In Asia Pacific believe their benefits package is tailored to meet the specific needs of their workforce, revealed the latest 2019/2020 benefit trends survey by global advisory, broking and solutions firm Willis Towers Watson. At the same time, only a minority of employers in Asia Pacific and globally think their benefits are truly effective.

    AIRPlus | 06 Nov 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
  • Southeast Asia sees 'first' micro-insurance for critical illness protection

    Grab's insurance arm, GrabInsure and NTUC Income have introduced Southeast Asia's 'first' micro-insurance plan named 'Critical Illness: Pay Per Trip' (CIPPT) in Singapore exclusively to all Grab driver-partners between 18 and 75 years of age who can subscribe to the new plan via the Grab driver-partner app.

    Asia | 02 Aug 2019
  • Low lean mass among South Asians and susceptibility for type 2 diabetes

    South Asians, even those who move to other countries, are at a higher risk of diabetes than people of most other ethnicities. According to a study published recently in the journal Nature Scientific Reports, the reason for this is the relatively low lean mass of South Asians.

    Asia Risk | 24 Jul 2019
  • Global warming could take away equivalent of 34 m jobs from India by 2030

    According to a report by International Labour Organisation (ILO), India is projected to lose 5.8% of working hours in 2030. This would amount to a productivity loss equivalent to 34m full-time jobs, due to global warming, particularly impacting agriculture and construction sectors.

    Asia Risk | 10 Jul 2019
  • China: Insuring gig economy workers on the radar

    China is deliberating over extending its work injury insurance coverage to gig economy workers, reported local publication China Daily. The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security announced earlier that it plans to revise work injury insurance regulations given the burgeoning number of casual workers. No further details are provided regarding the plans to date.

    Asia | 09 May 2019
  • Broker partners HealthTech to debut digital wellbeing platform

    Major insurance broker and human capital advisory firm Aon is set to launch a new digital health engagement platform with dacadoo to help organisations improve the health and wellbeing of their workforce as well as boost business performance.

    Asia | 06 May 2019
  • Performance based pay can create mental health problems in employees

    Majority of the corporates around the globe, use some form of pay-for-performance compensation system: bonuses, commissions, piece rates, profit sharing, individual and team goal achievements, and so on. But what effect does such an incentivised system at workplace create on the mental-health wellness of the workers?

    Asia Risk | 24 Apr 2019

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