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viernes, 03 abril 2020

The Coronavirus situation in Sri Lanka is reported as being ‘under control for now’, with little over one hundred reported cases and no deaths so far. However, the measures taken to control the spreading of the virus – including strict curfews - have caused immense hardships to the general public. As usual, people living on minimum earnings are facing the greatest difficulties as they are unable to meet their basic needs, to buy medicine or to feed their children.

Ravinda Herath, Senior Manager, at ICMIF member SANASA General Insurance says: “As a cooperative, SANASA puts people first and we are therefore extending our support to...

viernes, 03 abril 2020

French ICMIF member MAIF has announced exceptional measures to deal with the coronavirus pandemic that is disrupting the daily lives of its members and stakeholders. On 1 April, the Board of Directors decided to pass on the savings achieved as a result of the reduction in road accidents during the containment period to its member-policyholders.

Containment across France has led to a significant decrease in the number of motor vehicle accident reports. Based on an eight-week containment period, the estimated savings compared to a normal situation amounts to approximately EUR 100 million. As a result, MAIF has decided to pay this sum...

viernes, 03 abril 2020

Finnish ICMIF member LocalTapiola Group has announced it will donate EUR 1 million to support coronavirus relief around Finland. Support will be immediately directed to the Finnish Red Cross for the launch of a nationwide helpline.

“Through the donation, we support the important work of the Finnish Red Cross to meet the need for help caused by the coronavirus epidemic throughout Finland. The epidemic is a distress for the whole of Finnish society, and now everyone is required to stretch and act in order to emerge. As a life security company, we want to be able to solve this extraordinary social crisis together with reliable and...

viernes, 03 abril 2020

ICMIF partner organisation the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in conjunction with the World Health Organization and UNICEF have launched the WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub in partnership with Whatsapp.

The hub provides simple, actionable guidance for all types of organisations that rely on WhatsApp to communicate with others including health workers, educators, community leaders, nonprofits, local governments and local businesses. The site also offers general tips and resources for users around the world to reduce the spread of rumours and help people connect with accurate health information.


Miércoles, 01 abril 2020

Remaining faithful to its mutual identity, and its values ​​of closeness and solidarity for 125 years, Swiss ICMIF member Vaudoise is launching several initiatives to support both the local economy and individuals. To this end, it has joined forces with Qoqa and Groupe Mutuel Foundation to launch DireQt, a unique web platform that provides financial support to the self-employed and SMEs in Switzerland.  Vaudoise has also donated several thousand protective masks to Lausanne University Hospital, to support nursing staff. It is also taking steps to alleviate its customers’ current financial concerns.

Recent measures to...

Miércoles, 01 abril 2020

Argentinian ICMIF member Rio Uruguay Seguros is working with local universities (the Universidad Autónoma de Entre Ríos, the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional Facultad Regional de Concepción del Uruguay and the Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos) and other independent collaborators to enable the 3D printing of visors for the protection of healthcare personnel working to treat patients affected by the coronavirus in Argentina.

In addition, Rio Uruguay Seguros has also connected with some hospitals in Buenos Aires and provided a series of special nozzles for testing that should allow several hospitalized patients to be connected to...

Miércoles, 01 abril 2020

R+V Krankenversicherung AG, the business unit focusing on health of ICMIF member R+V Versicherung (Germany) has launched remote medical advice for their policyholders from the comfort and safety of their own homes. TeleClinic is a digital alternative to visiting a doctor's practice, offering consultation by telephone, video or chat. This service is offered to policyholders at no extra cost. The service comes at a critical time due to the current coronavirus pandemic and the need to avoid the need to visit a doctor’s surgery and the risk of spreading the disease.

How it works

R+V customers register via the TeleClinic...

Martes, 31 March 2020

One of ICMIF’s North American member organisations, Thrivent has launched a COVID-19 donation matching challenge in response to the current crisis and has already exceeded its target after receiving more than USD 2m in donations from its members. The Fortune 500 financial services organisation has pledged a further USD 1m to bring the total impact to more than USD 3m.

Faith-based, Thrivent says it will continue to invite free online donations through Thrivent.com, and says those funds will be allocated by the members amongst the 35,000 organisations that its members most care about.

In addition, the organisation has...

Miércoles, 25 March 2020

As a result of the current coronavirus pandemic, Australian ICMIF member the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) is working with its members to understand the essential services that cooperatives and mutuals provide to support the community and economy, including the eight in 10 Australians who are their members.

To manage the ongoing threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the National Cabinet of Australia is taking actions to protect the Australian community and, BCCM says, the decisions being taken will have broad impacts on the business operations in many industries including cooperatives and mutuals.

lunes, 23 March 2020

One of ICMIF’s Supporting Members, the rating agency AM Best, announced last week that it is developing stress testing that it will conduct on its rated insurance companies’ balance sheets to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 virus fallout on their risk-adjusted capital levels, investment portfolios, reserve adequacy and other aspects of the risks borne by rated entities.

According to AM Best, the COVID-19 virus is unique in its scope and complexity of potential losses, and the uncertainty regarding the near-term impacts further exacerbates the situation. Consequently, the direct and indirect effects of the outbreak may not be...