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

Life Sciences: The Role of Technology

17 December 2017

tech life sciences

The prevention, diagnosis and cure of disease involves constant research and testing of new procedures. In the modern age, medical devices perform a critical role in the lives of millions of people across the world. How do they fit into the world of insurance? Axco examines further.... Read more »

Relief from the Storms: Examining the impact in the Eastern Caribbean

15 December 2017

hurricanes east caribbean

On the island of Barbuda, 90% of island houses were badly damaged or destroyed, while in nearby Sint Maarten, that figure was more than 95%. Of course, it’s not just buildings that have been affected; many power, road and communication networks have been entirely wiped out. Economic losses from Hurricane Irma alone have been touted to reach USD 300bn in its entire storm path, read more to find out what that means for the East Caribbean.... Read more »

Changing Models in Medical Insurance: Evolving Cost Structures

12 December 2017

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CVS Health Corp has offered to buy Aetna Inc., the third largest US health insurer, for a reported eye-watering $69bn (the deal awaits regulatory approval). Soon after that, McKesson Corp announced an agreement to purchase CVS’ RxCrossroads. With news that Amazon may now enter the market, the dynamics are shifting.... Read more »

From Brazil to Brunei: The Effect of Oil on the Insurance Industry

13 November 2017

brazil to brunei

Brazil could be the next hotspot for the oil industry but Brunei is struggling. Axco examines recent events and the future of these two differing economies, as well as discussing the oil trends’ effect on the insurance industry, including employee benefits.... Read more »

Drones and Their Recent Use in Natural Disasters

10 October 2017


Drones have been recently and exponentially employed to significant effect in several industry sectors. Following the miniaturisation of gyroscope, sensor and battery tech, the application of drones has expanded rapidly from the consumer market, and into various professional and public services.... Read more »