Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Health

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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Allianz Life Korea to focus on wealthy seniors

Allianz Life Korea to focus on wealthy seniors

Munich-based global insurer aiming to become the No. 1 global insurer locally.

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Dubai to implement ‘no insurance, no visa’ policy

Dubai to implement ‘no insurance, no visa’ policy

New regulation aimed at expatriates, to be enforced from 1 August 2015.

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Mers Attacks: Insurers consider pandemic protection

Mers Attacks: Insurers consider pandemic protection

The outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) in Korea has highlighted the limited insurance options for pandemic cover.

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Singapore prepares to roll out compulsory health insurance scheme

Singapore prepares to roll out compulsory health insurance scheme

Ministry of Health initiative gathers pace with household check exercise.

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Allianz launches new products targeting PWDs in Malaysia

Allianz launches new products targeting PWDs in Malaysia

Plans to cooperate with NGOs supporting PWDs in distributing the products.

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India plans higher solvency requirement for health insurance players

India plans higher solvency requirement for health insurance players

Plans to raise the solvency margin to up to 200% for group health.

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South Korea offers MERS insurance for visitors

South Korea offers MERS insurance for visitors

Free coverage aimed at relieving concerns over the MERS outbreak in Korea.

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Myanmar insurers to start selling health insurance

Myanmar insurers to start selling health insurance

Policies will be sold under a one-year trial commencing 1 July.

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