The Hong Kong government has announced a watered-down version of its controversial Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme. Nicky Burridge explains.
It is a commonly expressed view that the general insurance community isn't sufficiently capitalising on existing client relationships to cross-sell further products, and that it lags well behind the major banks and online retailers in this respect.
Alan Leach explains the methodology behind the Top 50 UK Brokers and takes a look at the rankings in detail
Pride in London Parade takes place on Saturday 25 June and this year's theme is #nofilter, encouraging lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to stop self-censoring and live their life as they are. To insure these customers as they are, do…
In Depth: Wearable Tech: More science fact than fiction, but is there a wearable future for insurers?
As wearable tech becomes more mainstream, what are the risks for the industry?
Insurance telematics has come on leaps and bounds from the rudimentary fleet tracking devices first seen in the market. It’s now becoming ever easier for drivers to qualify themselves for more appropriately priced premiums. However, a look ahead to the…
Insurance cover for stem cell therapy has been offered for the first time to “democratise” a process that would ordinarily cost hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Chinese insurer Sunshine Insurance yesterday opened a hospital it built in association with Weifang City's government for 3bn yuan (£320m).
A fifth of European consumers would buy insurance or banking products from Google, Amazon or Facebook reveals a study
Customers could increasingly turn to big-name disruptive firms in the financial services sector, according to a survey of the European market by Fujitsu.
Alibaba has raised 1bn yuan (£100m) for a fledgling online health insurer Alibaba Health Insurance.
Hong Kong-headquartered health and life insurer FWD has acquired 90% of corporate medical insurer Shenton Insurance.
Bupa UK has asked the Competition and Markets Authority to rethink its Private Healthcare Remittal report, released today (22 March), in which it predicts further competition in the London healthcare market will not materialise until 2022.
Philip Bilney, group CEO of Hong Kong-headquartered FP Marine Risks, has decided to leave the company.
Aviva has sold its Irish health business to Irish Life, with the transaction set to close by Q3 2016.
Bupa UK reported a 5% increase in revenues in 2015 that was largely driven by its health insurance division, which saw an increase in new business in the SME and corporate segments.
Axa Strategic Ventures, the €230m (£178m) venture capital fund set up by the French insurance giant, has announced it is leading an investment round in Medlanes, a Berlin-based digital health start-up.
Private medical insurance consolidator Chase Templeton has completed its fourth acquisition of the year with the purchase of Wellbeing Health Insurance.
Aviva has unveiled a top-up health insurance product, Cancer Essentials, which will include a cash payment on diagnosis and access to round-the-clock helplines.
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The past year has been full of contradictions for the Ukrainian insurance market. On one hand, on-and-off military conflict in the eastern regions contributed to depreciation of the hryvnia against the dollar, deepening the economic crisis that had been…
Listed Lloyd's insurer Novae Group has launched an accident and health (A&H) offering with the hire of a five-strong team from Marketform.
Private medical insurance broker Chase Templeton has completed its first acquisitions of the year, purchasing Health Equity Solutions and Caledonian Health Solutions.
Insurers in Hong Kong look set to have a testing year in 2016 as competition remains intense, margins are tight and the market gears up for a new regulatory regime writes Nicky Burridge.
Harnessing technology in increasingly innovative ways has been at the forefront of health insurers’ minds throughout 2015. From wearable technology to web consultations, it’s a market that has had to push more innovative ideas to build their businesses…