Thursday, October 19, 2017

Health

New insurance platform to launch in China

New insurance platform to launch in China

The collaboration between Fosun and CXA will focus on employee healthcare and wellness.

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Taiwan gears up for third-generation health scheme

Taiwan gears up for third-generation health scheme

Initiation of the third-generation national health insurance plan started last month said the health minister.

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Japanese firms turn to health data to set premiums

Japanese firms turn to health data to set premiums

Individualised premiums could be based on exercise times, sleep length, heart rates and other data.

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Korea mulls revision of health insurance programme

Korea mulls revision of health insurance programme

The country’s Ministry of Health and Welfare is proposing to reduce fees by as much as half.

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Aviva to merge units and focus on online selling

Aviva to merge units and focus on online selling

The UK company’s life and general insurance businesses will combine as part of a shift to digital sales.

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Practo bets big on health insurance space

Practo bets big on health insurance space

The Indian healthcare platform plans to invest after raising US$55m in its series-D funding round.

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Taiwan to create long-term healthcare agency

Taiwan to create long-term healthcare agency

The Ministry of Health and Welfare is planning to push forward the government’s long-term care program.

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China releases medical reform plan

China releases medical reform plan

The government plan puts an emphasis on insurance reforms and improvements for the period 2016-2020.

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Employers oppose Malaysia’s health insurance system

Employers oppose Malaysia’s health insurance system

The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) says the proposed system will be a burden to employers.

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Mixed reaction to Hong Kong’s health insurance scheme

Mixed reaction to Hong Kong’s health insurance scheme

The dropping of guaranteed acceptance and a high-risk pool has caused controversy in the industry.

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Singapore’s ElderShield review set to start this month

Singapore’s ElderShield review set to start this month

The review committee will engage with caregivers, insurers and long-term care providers in a public consultation.

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Philippines budgets US$1bn for universal healthcare

Philippines budgets US$1bn for universal healthcare

The country’s US$67 billion 2017 budget includes an 11.6% funding boost for universal healthcare.

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No hike in Vietnam’s health insurance fees

No hike in Vietnam’s health insurance fees

The ministry has said fees will remain at 4.5% of salaries for public-sector workers or those in full-time employment.

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Singapore’s health ministry explains MediShield disparity

Singapore’s health ministry explains MediShield disparity

Relatively large premiums are expected to cover claims that recur and stretch to the future.

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Indonesia’s Jiwasraya eyes capturing younger market

Indonesia’s Jiwasraya eyes capturing younger market

The government-owned insurer looks to tap the younger market in its plan of digitalising its distribution and sales.

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Aetna to establish innovation hub for Asia

Aetna to establish innovation hub for Asia

Based in Singapore, the hub will develop tailored healthcare solutions for local markets across the region.

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Cost of fraudulent NHI claims hits new record in Taiwan

Cost of fraudulent NHI claims hits new record in Taiwan

Among the 2,285 medical facilities the NHIA investigated in the past three years, 1,108 breached the regulations.

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China to boost healthcare insurance system

China to boost healthcare insurance system

The government will expand coverage to the entire population, according to Premier Li Kequiang.

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