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Wednesday, 01 April 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...

Wednesday, 01 April 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...

Wednesday, 01 April 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...

Tuesday, 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...

Wednesday, 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.

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Monday, 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...

Monday, 23 March 2020

Italian ICMIF member the Unipol Group, through its insurance business UnipolSai Assicurazioni, has allocated EUR 20m to help combat the Coronavirus emergency in the most severely affected areas of Italy.

In close cooperation with the Regional Authorities, the Civil Protection Authority and the officials involved in managing the emergency, Unipol will allocate said resources to increase the number of beds in hospitals, especially in intensive care and semi-intensive care units, and purchase the necessary healthcare equipment to try to help stop the epidemic from spreading.

One of the main actions was the allocation of EUR 6m...

Saturday, 21 March 2020

During uncertain times, the mutual and cooperative insurance sector has always stepped up to respond to the needs of its members and their communities. Here at ICMIF we believe it is important that we too step up to follow those principles now as we all confront the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The entire ICMIF team are now working from their homes but we remain fully functional and are working hard to help and support our members in this great time of need. We are stepping up our efforts to provide information on what members are doing through our news stories and also to provide inspirational case studies and best practice...

Friday, 20 March 2020

Earlier this week, Dutch ICMIF member Achmea announced that over 11,000 colleagues were working from home in order to keep the insurer’s operations running smoothly and to be there for their customers at this challenging time.

In a press release this week, Achmea noted that the impact of the coronavirus on the lives of more and more people is increasing. The spread leads to uncertainty and leaves no one untouched - privately and at work. They affirmed that they would do everything they can to help their ten million customers in the best possible way under these exceptional circumstances. The health and safety of both Achmea’s...

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Swedish ICMIF member the Folksam Group has invested SEK 700 million in a social bond issued by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank that targets the private sector. The bond is issued to provide financial support to companies affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The purpose of the support is to enable companies to continue to conduct their business and retain their employees. Companies in strategic sectors such as medical equipment and pharmaceuticals will be given direct support to, among other things, ensure that supply chains can be maintained.

Ylva Wessén (pictured), President and CEO of the...

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