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Friday, 29 November 2019

Breach Fulfillment Services, Incident Response Forensics and new leadership create more comprehensive solution

ICMIF Supporting Member CyberScout, a global leader in identity theft resolution, data defence and employee benefits services, has this week announced the expansion of their Global Incident Response offering, which now includes Breach Fulfillment Services and Incident Response Forensics that will help global cyber insurance partners and their policyholders more efficiently recover from a security incident. In addition, Nate Spurrier has been appointed as Senior Director of Business Development, Global Incident Response for...

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Swiss ICMIF member Mobiliar has this month announced it has become an investor and strategic partner of a Bern-based start-up Carvolution. Mobiliar joins other investors in helping to accelerate the growth of the start-up.

Carvolution offers a monthly car subscription and their service provides the Swiss public with an alternative to buying and leasing cars. Carvolution customers can choose from a range of around 20 models with varying size and features all offered at a monthly flat rate price and with a notice period of just one month. With their subscription service, Carvolution is looking to attract a new generation of car...

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

This year, Canadian ICMIF member The Co-operators has once again been recognised by the Kincentric Best Employer list as a top Canadian organisation that demonstrates strong performance in employee engagement, agility, engaging leadership and talent focus. In addition, the Sovereign General Insurance Company (Sovereign Insurance), a wholly owned subsidiary of Co-operators General Insurance Company, has also been added to the list for 2019.

"Each year we learn something new about the capability and energy of our teams, the highs and the lows, and where we need to do better to keep moving toward our mission." says Rob Wesseling,...

Monday, 25 November 2019

ICMIF member Achmea (Netherlands) has been named as the second highest placed insurer in a ranking by the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO). The ranking looked at the 80 largest pension funds and insurers in the Netherlands to examine just how sustainable their investments are, looking specifically at the impact of climate change.

Achmea came ninth in the overall ranking (which included both insurers and pension funds). Achmea says the organisation’s strategy is to contribute to a healthy, safe and future-proof society, which is why climate change is embedded in the company’s investment policy as an...

Monday, 25 November 2019

Last week, ICMIF member Securian Financial (USA) was officially proclaimed a “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon” company at a ceremonial event on Thursday 21 November in the city of St. Paul where the organisation is based. The Governor of Minnesota Tim Walz, leaders of the Minnesota National Guard, Securian Financial service members and veterans, and other distinguished guests celebrated the official proclamation at the event.

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon companies are organisations which have been recognised as leaders in supporting the needs of service members, veterans and military families. They actively recruit, hire and retain currently...

Monday, 11 November 2019

More than 50 mutual and cooperative insurer companies from 37 nations will converge on Auckland this week to address key topics impacting the sector and the communities they support – including emerging socio-economic risks, environmental challenges and industry leadership.

These issues and more will be discussed at the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) biennial conference–with New Zealand-owned insurer FMG supporting the conference as host.  The theme of the conference is the Future of Mutuality.

While the number of mutuals and cooperatives in New Zealand are relatively small; in other...

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

ICMIF member, The Association of Financial Mutuals (AFM), a UK-based trade association which represents mutual and friendly insurers, announced yesterday that it has appointed Jane Nelson, Chief Executive of the Oddfellows as its new chair. The announcement was made at the AFM’s annual general meeting which took place during the association’s 2019 Conference.

Nelson replaces Andy Chapman, Chairman at The Exeter. Chapman had been Chair of the AFM since 2016. Nelson was previously Vice Chair of the AFM.

The Oddfellows is one of the largest and oldest friendly societies in the UK, with over 310,000 members across 124...

Thursday, 10 October 2019

ICMIF member CARD Mutual Benefit Association (CARD MBA, the Philippines) last month celebrated its 20th anniversary of empowering and giving hope to Filipino families through microinsurance in an event which took place on 6 September 2019 in San Pablo City, Laguna.

The anniversary was attended by Insurance Commissioner Dennis B. Funa (7th from left) and RIMANSI Executive Director Junjay E. Perez (2nd from left). RIMANSI is an association of 18 Microinsurance Mutual Benefit Associations (Mi-MBAs) which are mutual entities licenced to deliver microinsurance in the Philippines.

During the celebration, Insurance...

Monday, 07 October 2019

Este año se celebra el 40º aniversario de la ICMIF/Américas, la asociación regional de las Américas de la Federación Internacional de Cooperativas y Mutuales de Seguros (ICMIF). Fundada en 1979 por la ICMIF con 11 organizaciones miembros en tres países, hoy en día, la ICMIF/Américas representa a 61 organizaciones miembros en 19 países de América del Norte, Central y del Sur y el Caribe.

Para celebrar el 40º aniversario de la asociación, la ICMIF/Américas ha publicado hoy nuevos datos exclusivos sobre el desempeño de la región de las Américas en una infografía que muestra la solidaridad y colaboración de sus organizaciones miembros...

Monday, 07 October 2019

This year marks the 40th anniversary of ICMIF/Americas, the Americas' regional association of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF). Founded in 1979 by ICMIF with 11 member organizations in three countries, today, ICMIF/Americas represents 61 member organizations in 19 countries throughout North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

To celebrate the 40th year of the association, ICMIF/Americas has today published exclusive new data on the performance of the Americas region in an infographic which showcases the solidarity and collaboration of its member organizations there. Collectively, ICMIF...