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Insights and analysis of the latest news and trends affecting the insurance and employee benefits industries

India’s Healthcare Plans: Will They Take Off?

23 August 2018

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi made two key announcements in his Independence Day speech, bolstering support for re-election next year.

He pledged to launch India’s first manned space mission by 2020 to make India the fourth country to do so, elevating the Indian’s pride in their country’s status.

He continued with an announcement to roll out a health insurance system from September, helping protect poor families from the cost of illness.... Read more »

Social Media, Reputational Risk and Crisis Communications

11 June 2018

Tips to Manage Your Company's Online Reputation

It is estimated that by 2019, there will be around 2.77 billion social media users around the globe. Drawn by its global reach and often instantaneous reactions, companies are often keen to exploit the tools to communicate positive marketing messages. The same attractions however, can also serve to amplify certain risks and reputational damage is a very real danger associated with social media’s power.

Axco's case study examines in detail how best to manage the risk to reputation in a social media crisis.... Read more »

Laos: The Reasons For Market Potential

23 May 2018

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Laos is laying the foundations for positive insurance market developments over the next decade. The reorientation of its foreign policy to encourage integration with regional neighbours means that Laos is actively priming itself for future growth. With strong ties to neighbouring countries such as Vietnam, a rapidly developing market itself with a similar non-life insurance penetration, Laos is positioned to be a potential prospect in a region that insurers are keen to explore.... Read more »

Belt and Road Recipients Balance Strategic Risks with Economic Opportunities

20 May 2018

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China's Belt and Road Initiative has attracted governments seeking funding for much-needed infrastructure projects, especially in developing countries with acute population and fiscal pressures. The Asian Development Bank estimates that the region needs USD 26trn to fund infrastructure gaps to 2030. ... Read more »

The Balance of Benefit: Saving South Americans from Poverty

17 May 2018

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In its most primitive form, a social security system is a poverty reduction and prevention tool. Modern day system structures include multiple levels, known as tiers or pillars, the lowest of which provides basic 'safety net' benefits and keeps a focus on combatting poverty. Ascertaining and maintaining suitable benefit values is a delicate balance; some countries manage this by linking benefit formulae to economic performance. Axco's Peta A.D. Alvares examines the contrasting methods employed in the Chilean and Peruvian social security systems.... Read more »