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  • UAE: Bumper profits expected in insurance sector

    Financial analysts expect profits of the insurance industry to have grown significantly last year, on the back of increased insurance premiums boosted by government decisions on mandatory health insurance.

    Middle East | 23 Jan 2018
  • Egypt: Private health insurers unfazed but keen on universal health cover plan

    Commercial health insurers are confident that the government's comprehensive health insurance scheme will have little impact on their business, and are eager to play a part to contribute to the scheme.

    Middle East | 23 Jan 2018
  • Hong Kong: Complaints body revamped, Mrs Pamela Chan named Chairman

    The Insurance Claims Complaints Bureau (ICCB), which was established in February 1990, has changed its company name to The Insurance Complaints Bureau (ICB) with effect from 16 January 2018. Mrs Pamela Chan Wong Shui has been named Chairman of the ICB.

    Agents | 23 Jan 2018
  • Singapore: NTUC Income first insurer to offer Integrated Shield Plan online

    NTUC Income launched Singapore's first digital offering for Integrated Shield Plan (IP) yesterday via its online portal healthinsurance.income.com.sg, allowing customers here to purchase private health insurance without an advisor.

    Agents | 23 Jan 2018
  • China: Universal life funds fall by half at end-2017

    China's universal life insurance fund assets dropped by 50.3% to CNY636.3 billion (US$99.4 billion) at the end of 2017 from a year earlier, reported Reuters citing the insurance regulator.

    Asia | 23 Jan 2018
  • Lebanon: Medical insurers face 5 challenges

    The health insurance sector in Lebanon currently faces five main challenges, the first of which is the absence of new and large investments due to the state of anticipation and wariness among investors and news of conflict.

    Middle East | 22 Jan 2018
  • Taiwan: Life insurance premiums exceed US$108 bln in 2017

    Total life insurance premiums in Taiwan reached NT$3,209 billion (US$108.9 billion) last year, 5.2% higher than in 2016, according to statistics from the Life Insurance Association (LIA).

    Asia | 22 Jan 2018
  • Saudi Arabia: VAT pushes up healthcare costs

    The cost of healthcare services offered by the private sector has been rising slightly with the implementation of value added tax (VAT) since 1 January. While medicines, a key component in healthcare, are exempted, most of other medical services are being brought under VAT.

    Middle East | 21 Jan 2018
  • Iran: Call for adequate risk recognition by insurers

    A finance professor has called for insurance companies to ensure that they set aside adequate reserves to cover risks.

    Middle East | 21 Jan 2018

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