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  • 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
  • InsurTech sets out to digitise employee benefits processes in Singapore

    Singapore-based InsurTech PolicyPal has introduced a new employee benefits digital portal which offers direct group insurance online and has targeted over 1,500 employees in small and medium Enterprises (SMEs) and startups.

    Asia | 17 Apr 2019
  • eGroup Personal Accident Insurance for start-ups and SMEs introduced in Hong Kong

    Chubb, a personal accident and supplemental health insurer, launched the eGroup Personal Accident Insurance in Hong Kong to help employers cover the cost of injuries to staff which could disrupt business and lead to costly compensation.

    AIRPlus | 26 Feb 2019
  • Employer medical costs expected to rise at nearly triple the rate of inflation in 2019

    Medical plan costs paid by employers around the world are set to rise nearly 8% in 2019, far outpacing average general inflation of nearly 3%, according to the 2019 Global Medical Trend Rates Report released by Aon.

    AIRPlus | 26 Nov 2018
  • Why risk managers are suddenly interested in flexible working

    The use of flexible working, and a connected property strategy, as tools for risk management is a relatively new trend, and one we expect to see grow significantly as more businesses understand the new workspace strategies available to them.

    AIRPlus | 18 Sep 2018

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