Saturday, July 22, 2017

Health

Singapore studying ElderShield takeover proposal

Singapore studying ElderShield takeover proposal

The government is in a better position to administer the scheme, according to the ElderShield Review Committee.

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AXA Hong Kong appoints new CEO

AXA Hong Kong appoints new CEO

Etienne Bouas-Laurent will take over from Stuart Harrison, who retires from the position after eight years.

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How insurers are responding to medical innovations

How insurers are responding to medical innovations

Social changes and medical innovations are pushing health insurers in Asia to design products for new risks.

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Korea wants insurers to cut medical indemnity premiums

Korea wants insurers to cut medical indemnity premiums

The move is part of the government’s efforts to help alleviate the cost burden on subscribers.

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Increasing HK healthcare costs boost insurance sales

Increasing HK healthcare costs boost insurance sales

The number of private and personal health insurance plans rose by more than 300,000 in 2015.

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Ping An hunts for fintech, healthtech startups

Ping An hunts for fintech, healthtech startups

The Chinese insurer is looking at joint ventures or distribution agreements with early-stage startups.

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Q&A: Daisy Ning

Q&A: Daisy Ning

We speak to the head of life and health products for Asia at Swiss Re about the changing role of actuaries in Asia.

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Bupa appoints general manager for Asia Pacific

Bupa appoints general manager for Asia Pacific

The international health insurance arm of Bupa has appointed Angus Slater to lead growth across the region.

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Aviva acquires entire shareholding in Vietnam JV

Aviva acquires entire shareholding in Vietnam JV

The former joint venture with VietinBank is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the British insurer.

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Sumitomo, BNP to develop low-cost Japan policies

Sumitomo, BNP to develop low-cost Japan policies

The Japanese bank and French insurance arm will jointly develop products targeting home loan applicants.

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Religare sells 80% stake in health insurance arm

Religare sells 80% stake in health insurance arm

The Indian insurer has signed an agreement with investors for around Rs10.4b (US$161m).

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Tackling cancer risk

Tackling cancer risk

On World Health Day, we ask if more can be done to arrest the rapid rise of cancer in the region.

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Ping An commits US$1bn yearly for tech investment

Ping An commits US$1bn yearly for tech investment

China’s second biggest insurer remains committed to expanding its investment in the field of internet development.

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Philippine HMOs required to seek regulator’s approval

Philippine HMOs required to seek regulator’s approval

Health-maintenance organisations are now mandated to get clearance before selling products to the public.

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BIMA aims to insure 1 billion people worldwide

BIMA aims to insure 1 billion people worldwide

The insurance firm provides mobile-delivered insurance and health services in emerging markets.

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Vietnam seeks to expand health insurance coverage

Vietnam seeks to expand health insurance coverage

With a growing elderly population, the government aims to bring the country’s insurance coverage to 100% by 2030.

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United India Insurance eyes IPO

United India Insurance eyes IPO

The state-owned general insurer will go public after New India Assurance and GIC.

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Singapore’s general insurers hit hard in 2016

Singapore’s general insurers hit hard in 2016

Domestic and external headwinds cut growth to a mere 0.6%, according to the General Insurance Association.

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