February 17, 2019

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A Collaborative Approach to Blockchain

Blockchain technology is evolving as a means of sharing authentic, real time information between entities while swiftly catering to the needs of the policyholder, writes Walid Dib. The past couple of years have showcased numerous blockchain pilot projects around the globe testing out possible use cases from blockchain in healthcare...

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Partnering for a Healthy Future

The patient-payer-provider triangle is the key to success and ushering in change, writes Georges Chidiac. The healthcare industry is experiencing a paradigm shift towards a patient-empowered model. Technological advancements in the medical field and better access to information have allowed patients to take a more active role in their own...

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The Profitability of Life Insurance

Life Insurance is based on the generic principle of Insurance. How can it remain profitable over the years? Satish Sharma discusses his views. The Good Luck of the Many pays for the Bad luck of the few. Life insurance companies capitalise by spreading the risk of the deathof few by...

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Personalised Healthcare

The approach to healthcare is now moving away from a macro, population-level perspective to a micro, one-person-at-a-time approach, observes David Healy. When it comes to employee productivity, the return on investment employers can achieve through wellness in the workplace initiatives has been gaining momentum in recent years. Research has shown...

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Partnering for a healthy future

The patient, payer, provider triangle is the key to success and ushering in change, writes Georges Chidiac. The healthcare industry is experiencing a paradigm shift towards a patient-empowered model. Technological advancements in the medical field and better access to information have allowed patients to take a more active role in...

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Gamification in Insurance

Suresh Nair takes a look at the efforts of regional insurers to introduce gamification. Life is more fun if you play games – Roald Dahl The insurance industry has often had the mortification of the word ‘traditional’ being tagged onto it in a not-so complimentary way. The critics mainly attribute...

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Marketing the Business

While the recently circulated draft law on insurance producers is a positive step in diversifying distribution channels and increasing penetration, it does bring to the fore a number of issues, writes Peter Hodgins. Continuing the trend of regulating the distribution channels available to insurance companies, the UAE Insurance Authority has...

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The Evolving Role of the Insurance Broker

Will advancing technology signal the end of the insurance broker’s career? Ramzi Ghurani examines the past, present and future. Insurance brokers hold an essential role at the heart of the insurance industry. However, the ever-evolving roleof technology continues to tighten its grip on the insurance industry leaving many brokers to...

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Is Insurance Outdated in Security?

The financial services industry is under constant attack from automated account takeover tools, according a survey by Akamai. According to the Akamai 2018 State of the Internet / Security Credential Stuffing Attacksreport, worldwide malicious login attempts are on the rise. Findings from the report show that Akamai detected approximately 3.2...

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The Bigger Picture

Cooperation between regulators is key to enforcing supervisory measures within the insurance industry in an attempt to protect the policy holder, opines Pooja Singh. Traditionally, the purpose of life insurance is to provide for dependents in their time of need or during emergencies. In addition, if the policy holder has...

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