Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Health

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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IMG acquires ALC Health

IMG acquires ALC Health

The global benefits and assistance services provider has acquired UK-based à la carte healthcare.

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Japan national health insurance system posts deficit

Japan national health insurance system posts deficit

The continuing deficit is due to rising costs perpetrated by the country’s ageing population and expensive new treatments.

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Apollo Munich partners with Dena Bank for bancassurance

Apollo Munich partners with Dena Bank for bancassurance

The deal will see the Indian health insurer distributing its insurance products to 20 million new potential clients.

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Sun Life Financial appoints Hong Kong CEO

Sun Life Financial appoints Hong Kong CEO

Fabien Jeudy will be responsible for growing operations across life and health, wealth management and pensions.

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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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