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  • 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
  • 1Q2018 life insurance sales anticipated to fall

    The life insurance industry is expected to see a decline in premiums in the first quarter of this year, following a fall in sales in the first week of the new year.

    China | 19 Jan 2018
  • Economic growth accelerates for the first time in 7 years

    China's economic growth accelerated last year for the first time since 2010, with the National Bureau of Statistics announcing yesterday that the economy had expanded by 6.9% last year.

    China | 19 Jan 2018
  • Health InsurTech start-up completes US$2-mln investment round

    The CareVoice, a consumer-centric health InsurTech start-up announced yesterday it had raised over US$2 million in early growth capital. The investment will be used to expand its insurance business lines, accelerate technology development, consolidate its leadership in China's major cities and expand to Southeast Asia.

    China | 19 Jan 2018
  • Australia: Health insurers submit proposals to ensure affordability

    In order to maintain affordability of private healthcare insurance (PHI) for low and middle income earners and avoid increasing costs in other parts of the health system and economy, the PHI rebate should remain on extras, or ancillary, cover, says Private Healthcare Australia (PHA) which represents health insurers in the country.

    Asia | 19 Jan 2018

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