Monday, February 26, 2018

Health

China to include treatment, diagnosis of birth defects

China to include treatment, diagnosis of birth defects

The National Health and Family Planning Commission is expanding coverage in its programmes.

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Vietnam extends health coverage to weekends and holidays

Vietnam extends health coverage to weekends and holidays

Health examinations and treatment during holidays and weekends will now be covered.

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Thailand providing health insurance to 1.7m migrant workers

Thailand providing health insurance to 1.7m migrant workers

The Public Health Ministry says its health insurance programme has more than doubled since 2007.

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Cigna names new Singapore country manager

Cigna names new Singapore country manager

Lena Tsia will lead the company as it realigns Singapore and Asia-Pacific businesses.

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China to punish firms leaking medical insurance data

China to punish firms leaking medical insurance data

Insurance regulator to carry out inspections on firms found to have irregularities.

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Hong Kong’s insurance gap forecast to balloon by 2020

Hong Kong’s insurance gap forecast to balloon by 2020

The gap will be among the highest in Asia within five years, up to as much as US$763 billion, say AIA and Citi.

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Majority of Taiwanese adults favour raising health insurance fees

Majority of Taiwanese adults favour raising health insurance fees

Survey shows over 50% of Taiwanese in favour of paying more for their health insurance.

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Alibaba Health and CPIC Allianz team up

Alibaba Health and CPIC Allianz team up

The two firms have signed an agreement that could set a new model for online health insurance services in China.

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Young NZ adults embracing health insurance

Young NZ adults embracing health insurance

Low-cost health insurance products encourages more New Zealanders aged 25-35 to take out health insurance policies.

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China expands medical insurance for critical illnesses

China expands medical insurance for critical illnesses

The critical illness insurance system will cover more urban and rural residents.

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PhilNaRe to expand life and health business

PhilNaRe to expand life and health business

Expansion in life and health follows PhilNaRe rise in market share to one-fifth last year.

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ASEAN integration to create healthcare opportunities

ASEAN integration to create healthcare opportunities

Free trade of goods and regulatory harmonisation to create US$160bn worth of opportunities, according to a report.

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‘No insurance, no entry’ for Chinese visiting Taiwan

‘No insurance, no entry’ for Chinese visiting Taiwan

Tourism bureau will require insurance that covers unexpected illnesses or injuries sustained while in Taiwan.

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Cancer insurance likely to become a key market in India

Cancer insurance likely to become a key market in India

Currently 75% of cancer patients in the country pay for their own treatment.

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Australia’s health insurer NIB buys World Nomads for US$95m

Australia’s health insurer NIB buys World Nomads for US$95m

Acquisition of the country’s third-largest travel insurance provider to be funded through surplus capital and debt.

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Termination fees set for Aetna-Humana acquisition

Termination fees set for Aetna-Humana acquisition

Combined firm set to become number two health insurer in the United States.

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Hong Kong’s Now Health International acquires Best Doctors Insurance

Hong Kong’s Now Health International acquires Best Doctors Insurance

Acquisition creates one of the largest international private medical insurance (IPMI) providers in the world.

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Vietnam’s health insurance penetration reaches 71.4%

Vietnam’s health insurance penetration reaches 71.4%

Healthcare insurance holders reaches 64.6 million to date, an increase of 2.7 million over the same period last year.

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