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Thursday, 20 June 2019

New Zealand-based ICMIF member MAS (Medical Assurance Society) and the New Zealand Marketing Association have announced a new partnership to support New Zealand marketers and the marketing profession.

The agreement sees MAS become a Principal Business Partner with the Marketing Association to support marketers and the marketing profession with a range of financial products, services and importantly, value add benefits.

MAS General Manager Marketing Mike Davy said “We’re excited to be entering a partnership with an Association that takes such a holistic approach to supporting their members throughout their...

Monday, 17 June 2019

The Research Director, at Swedish ICMIF member Folksam, Anders Kullgren, has been praised by the US Department of Transportation for his long-term contribution to road safety. The US Government Award for Safety Engineering Excellence, was awarded to Kullgren earlier this month in Eindhoven.

Speaking about the award Kullgren said, “I am delighted that the work we do here at Folksam is appreciated. We have been convinced for a long time that our work contributes to increased road safety not only in Sweden but around the world also. I am very happy that our work has been recognised in this way.”

Anders Kullgren has been working...

Friday, 14 June 2019

A one-day microinsurance seminar has been added to the programme for the forthcoming ICMIF Biennial Conference which takes place in November 2019 in Auckland (New Zealand).

The microinsurance seminar will take place on Monday 11 November 2019, prior to the main Conference which takes place 12-15 November. The location for the seminar and the main Conference is the Cordis Hotel in Auckland. The seminar will be jointly hosted by ICMIF and the ICMIF Asia and Oceania Association (the AOA) and the theme will be: “Connecting to emerging markets: benefits and opportunities for ICMIF members”.

Talent development with social impact...

Friday, 07 June 2019

In May 2019, Dutch ICMIF member Achmea invited its employees to its company offices in Leiden (Netherlands) for a three-day innovation and technology experience conference in which it showcased the many exciting technology projects that the cooperative insurer is developing or investigating in addition to other exciting products in the technology space. Approximately 800 Achmea employees attended the event and some students were also invited to attend.

As well as an opportunity for Achmea to showcase some of the exciting technological innovations that the company is working on, it was a chance to give employees the opportunity to...

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...