[WASHINGTON] With heathcare reform "Obamacare" five months from show time, Democrats are worried about whether enough Americans will sign up to make the sweeping healthcare overhaul a success.
[SINGAPORE] Marine insurance here is growing in lock step with Singapore’s growing number of shipping companies and ancillary marine service providers.
Further consolidation is expected over the coming years through further exits by marginal insurers, increases in capital standards, and further divestment from banks (and strategic...
[WASHINGTON] For victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, the terrible physical cost may come with a daunting financial cost as well.
[BEIJING] China plans to allow life insurers to pay higher returns on some policies that may make them more attractive for investors stymied by government limits on bank deposit rates.
[HONG KONG] The 7.0-magnitude earthquake, which left a wide swath of destruction in Ya’an city in the southwestern province of Sichuan on Saturday, will probably trigger more than 100 billion yuan...
AS markets become more globalised and transcend boundaries, cargo owners are also becoming increasingly concerned with security issues, says Lim Chee Kean, Ascent Solutions’ CEO.
SINGAPORE’S 3M framework – now with the Eldershield component added – provides a reasonable foundation to build on, in the country’s ongoing review of health-care financing.
SERIOUS and persistent illness can wreak havoc on one’s finances. Health insurance, an efficient way to mitigate that financial risk, is one aspect of risk management that should not be put off...
PEOPLE usually buy insurance with a mind to receiving a payout in the event of illness, and to ensure financial protection for their loved ones in the case of death.
AUSTRALIA will pay cash grants of more than A$3,600 (S$4,700) to donors of organs such as kidney or liver under a plan to encourage donations and reduce spiralling public health costs.
MOST of us do not like change and the healthcare industry is no different. Yet, the healthcare sector is one which is set for dramatic and disruptive change, whether this change is welcomed or not.
A MIDDLE-AGED diabetic woman experiences a gnawing tummy ache and sees her regular general practitioner (GP). He prescribes antacids and warns her to watch for worsening pain.
BANKING giant HSBC is selling a part of its insurance business here to AXA Singapore, it said yesterday.
FINDING someone to hire your car may be easy, but getting a company to insure it during the rental period could be difficult.
THE Babylonian king Hammurabi who ruled in 18th century BC was famous for devising a comprehensive legal code that included a system of justice of “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth”.
WHEN he was born this month at just 30 weeks, he was about two months premature and weighed only 1.56kg. His lungs were underdeveloped and he could not breathe on his own.
CIVIL servants will be able to claim a larger portion of their medical and dental bills from next month, as caps on benefits have been raised to keep up with market practices.
THE chairman of the Financial Advisory Industry Review (Fair) panel has explained the thinking behind some of its more contentious proposals.
SINGAPORE’S central bank will look at ways to ensure that financial firms fill gaps in the market for financial products that consumers here would like to buy.