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Attractive medium term prospects for Indonesian life sector - despite slowing GDP growth
26 November, 2015 Indonesia’s life insurance sector will continue to grow over the medium-term, despite the country’s slowdown in real GDP growth to 4.7% during the first three quarters of 2015, according to Fitch Ratings. Written by Jerome Walcott for LII
  • Life Insurance International Weekly Reader Survey - Have your say!
    26 November, 2015 Life Insurance International (LII) invites you to share your ideas, thoughts and best practice on improving innovation in the global life and health insurance industry. To get involved with the global community of senior executives worldwide that...
  • Swiss Re: Advanced markets set for life insurance growth
    24 November, 2015 In-force real premium income for life insurance in advanced markets is forecast to rise by 2.4% and 2.6% in 2016 and 2017 respectively, up from about 2% this year, says Swiss Re’s Global insurance review 2015 and outlook 2016/17.
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Solvency II D-Day heralds start of regulatory blitz
24 November, 2015 Research by Life Insurance International (LII) has found the pace of regulatory disruption for life and health insurers is unlikely to slow down – even after the introduction of Solvency II. The implementation of the Solvency II EU legislative...
  • VitalityLife's innovative approach pays off
    24 November, 2015 Deepak Jobanputra, deputy CEO of UK life insurer VitalityLife, tells Ronan McCaughey about its approach to innovation and why for a business to be successful in the current environment, there has to be shared value. He also shares his thoughts on...
  • Health insurers ‘at particular risk’ of cyber-attacks
    24 November, 2015 Health insurers are particularly attractive targets for cyber-attacks as the magnitude of information stored about their clients is much more than that held by banks or credit card companies, according to an insight report from Timetric's...
  • Technology: only one part of the picture
    21 October, 2015 Paul Avis, marketing director at Canada Life Group Insurance, explains the lessons learnt by the provider in encouraging financial advisers to adopt the Canada Life Automated Self Service online platform (CLASS). In Avis’s view, technology is only...
  • Taiwan: An ultra-competitive and over-serviced market
    14 October, 2015 The prospects for Taiwan’s life insurance industry are strong over the next three years - boosted by stable GDP growth, an aging population and new regulations, according to a Timetric report Life Insurance in Taiwan, Key Trends and Opportunities...
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Combatting cyber-attacks in the health insurance sector
12 October, 2015 Mark Deem, a partner at Cooley (UK) LLP, explains why cyber-attacks pose a major risk for the health insurance sector and outlines the steps organisations can take to mitigate against them
  • Ensuring underwriting evolves with the times
    22 September, 2015 With innovations in online, straight through processing (STP) and tele-underwriting, Andrew Gething, managing director of MorganAsh, a specialist in underwriting and claims management for the life and pensions industry, asks why are sales still...
  • Join up to improve the claims process
    22 July, 2015 Simon Penny, head of insurance at DST, a global provider of technology-based services, argues what customers want and what insurers need are usually the same: fast, efficient and transparent claims processing leading to a fair settlement. This...
  • What consumers really want from life insurance
    10 June, 2015 Consumers have long seen insurers as difficult to deal with; they don’t interact with customers effectively or frequently enough, and they score low on trustworthiness. But what is the insurance customer experience really like today? Vinay...
  • Shifting the focus to group life
    11 May, 2015 Steve Bridger, group risk director at Aviva, offers his views on trends and potential opportunities in the group life market.
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