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Thursday, 06 June 2019

At its General Meeting in Brussels yesterday (6 June 2019), the AMICE (the Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe) membership unanimously agreed the appointment of all proposed members of the Board. AMICE is a key stakeholder in the European advocacy sector for the insurance industry, representing distinct models and structures which are responsible for more than one-third of all European insurance business.

AMICE’s Board, which is elected for a three-year term, now comprises:

Grzegorz Buczkowski, Saltus (Poland) Odilo Bürgy, Swiss Mobiliar (Switzerland) Stephane Cossé, Covéa (France) Carlo Enrico...
Tuesday, 04 June 2019

Canadian ICMIF member, The Co-operators, has been named Canada's number one corporate citizen on the 2019 list of Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada issued by Corporate Knights, a Toronto-based media, research and financial products company focused on sustainability and clean capitalism.

"To be recognized as the leader in sustainability among our peers is a great honour, and one that strongly reflects our core purpose to provide financial security for Canadians and their communities," says Rob Wesseling (pictured), President and CEO, The Co-operators. "As the world continues to rapidly change, our commitment to developing...

Monday, 03 June 2019

The RAC Intellibus® last month become the first driverless and electric vehicle to operate on public roads in a regional area of Western Australia (WA), after commencing an eight-week demonstration in the City of Busselton. An earlier trial continues to operate in the urban city of South Perth.

Under a partnership between ICMIF member RAC and the City of Busselton, the RAC Intellibus® arrived in South West Australia to provide the local community and visitors the opportunity to experience driverless technology.

RAC Executive General Manager Advocacy and Members, Patrick Walker (pictured with City of Busselton Mayor Grant...

Friday, 31 May 2019

Two Argentinian ICMIF members, the Association of Interior Insurers of the Argentine Republic (ADIRA) and the Argentine Association of Insurance Cooperatives and Mutual Societies (AACMS) have this week helped organise and taken part in the Global Insurance Conference – Buenos Aires 2019.

The event was convened in conjunction with a number of other Argentinian insurance associations: the Association of Argentine Insurance Companies (AACS), the Association of Interior Insurers of the Argentine Republic (ADIRA), the Civil Association of Life and Retirement Insurers of the Argentine Republic (AVIRA), the Union of Work Risk Insurers (...

Friday, 31 May 2019

Swedish ICMIF member Folksam has been praised for its work in the area of employer branding and how they are perceived by young professionals and students as an employer of choice. "Forerunner" and "inspirational" were just two of the key words used to refer to the company when Universum Communications announced that Folksam was Swedish employer branding company of the year.

The prize was awarded at a gala awards evening on Thursday 16 May.

“We are very happy to be given this award. It is confirmation that we have done a good job to move Folksam's position forward in terms of being viewed as an attractive workplace. Our goal...

Thursday, 30 May 2019

ICMIF member NTUC Income (“Income”) has today widened access to life insurance for  consumers in Singapore with the launch of Online Life and askSage, its life insurance portal and digital adviser for life insurance respectively. This marks a milestone in Income’s push to become both a leading digital and multi-channel insurer in Singapore as it digitalises its core business lines across life, health and general insurance to offer consumers choice and flexibility when engaging with Income. Income says that not only does Online Life open up life insurance options for direct purchase beyond the current slew of Direct Purchase...

Friday, 24 May 2019

Nexus mutual have launched with their first product, smart contract cover, this week. Members of the digital cooperative will be able to buy protection against smart contract failure including the key DeFi smart contracts. This is the first of its kind and Nexus says the cover will protect users from losing their funds due to bugs while also allowing developers to deploy contracts with greater confidence.

Nexus Mutual says it is building a decentralised alternative to insurance. Nexus will use blockchain technology to build a mutual (a risk sharing pool) to “return the power of insurance to...

Thursday, 23 May 2019

The sixth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction took place from 13 to 17 May 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. It was co-chaired by Mr. Manuel Sager, State Secretary, Government of Switzerland, and Ms. Mami Mizutori, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction. Participants attended from 182 countries.

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is a biennial multi-stakeholder forum established by the UN General Assembly to review progress, share knowledge and discuss the latest developments and trends in reducing disaster risk.

It is hoped that the...

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) has today announced that the first keynote speaker for the ICMIF Biennial Conference 2019 (12-15 November 2019, Auckland, New Zealand) will be Ross Dawson, a globally recognised leading futurist, strategy advisor, and bestselling author who will speak on the topic of “Opportunities for mutual value creation”.

Opportunities for mutual value creation

The world is rapidly evolving, disrupting existing structures and institutions but also enabling extraordinary new possibilities. Technology is changing the nature of customer relationships and enabling new...

Friday, 17 May 2019

Puerto Rican ICMIF member Seguros Múltiples has launched an express service for members to help to facilitate the claims process after an accident.

With the aim of providing greater agility and convenience to its customers, the Cooperativa de Seguros Múltiples has integrated its offerings with an “Express Service” that promises to facilitate the process of claiming compulsory insurance after a car accident.

The Vice President of Sales and Marketing of the Cooperativa de Seguros Múltiples, Edwin Lugo, explained that the new service will allow its members to start the processing of a claim from the location of the accident...