December 14, 2017

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Middle East Network

The recently held Garner Security and Risk Management Summit and Cigna health insurance survey launch yielded some interesting facts and viewpoints. A Premium report. In a region where the oil and gas industry is critical to many local economies converging of operational technology (OT), Internet of Things (IoT), and IT...

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The Digital Equation

Technology and its impact on the insurance business were debated quite comprehensively at this year’s Gulf Insurance Forum. A Premium report. Is insuretech here to stay? Will digitalisation change the insurance business? Can it replace certain distribution channels? These were some of the questions raised at the recently held Gulf...

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Run-Off: Why it Matters

Run-off offers many benefits such as economic and legal finality as well as improved solvency and removal of immediate risk, according to Michael Kortbawi. While there is no clear agreement on the exact definition of run-off in the insurance context, it is generally taken to mean one of two things....

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The ‘Insurance Doctors’ of Today

The 3rd Insurance Brokers’ Forum featured a broad theme of innovation this year with interesting presentations and panel discussions dotting the agenda. A Premium report. Besides the ubiquitous themes that are discussed at every forum on insurance, the 3rd Insurance Brokers’ Forum (IBF) 2017 chose to focus on a slightly...

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The Advantage of Technology in Health

Health insurers and brokers alike need to buy in to the importance of harnessing technology to improve communication with insureds and increase retention, writes Tarek Bayaa. There is little love lost between insurers and the insured—poor customer service, tedious paper-based processes, and litanies of policy information (that might as well...

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Liability in medical malpractice

A recent briefing on the 2016 medical malpractice law discussed new developments and other risks facing healthcare institutions. A Premium report. Is the UAE on the way to become a world-class destination for healthcare? Premium attended a briefing by Clyde and Co recently on the topic of Medical Malpractice Liability...

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Modernising Insurance

Whether in terms of revamp of markets or methods of distribution, the insurance industry is undergoing a definite modernization drive. A Premium report. The insurance industry was privy to findings of the London Matters 2017 presentation delivered by David Matcham, CEO of the International Underwriting Association (IUA). Matcham presented the...

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MENA Reinsurers Seek to Diversify

MENA Reinsurance look for alternatives to increase their earnings, according A.M Best’s latest report. Many Middle Eastern economies are now facing challenges as a result of the low oil price environment experienced since the end of 2014, with lower revenue increasing pressure on government finances (as seen by the erosion...

The Advantage of Technology in Health

Health insurers and brokers alike need to buy in to the importance of harnessing technology to improve communication with insureds and increase retention, writes Tarek Bayaa. There is little love lost between insurers and the insured—poor customer service, tedious paper-based processes, and litanies of policy information (that might as well...

Health Insurance & Cost

Pacific Prime’s Cost of Health Insurance lists drivers of cost and focuses on the Dubai market. Pacific Prime’s Cost of Health Insurance report lists some significant drivers that influence the cost of health insurance. The report presents figures from the top 10 insurers in the industry, with a view on...

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