August 20, 2019


Middle East Healthcare Financing and Revolution Summit

Improving Cost Efficiencies

The Middle East Healthcare Financing and Revolution Summit focused on technologies and tools to improve cost containment efficiencies to the healthcare financing system. Experts from the healthcare, insurance and pharmaceutical sectors got together to discuss healthcare financing and tools to bring in efficiency in cost containment as well as innovation....


Paradox of the New Age

Health insurance remains reactive in an exponentially changing technological world, comments Paul Epping. This article, will apply a way of approaching the new reality – or post-digital reality– to the insurance industry with a focus on healthcare. We are living in the era of exponential growth of technologies. At least 12...


‘Intelligent Insurers’

Dr. Immanuel Azad Moonesar evaluates the telehealth sector and provides insurance insights from the East Mediterranean region. As once said by digital health evangelist John Nosta, “Telemedicine is nothing new.” During my younger years in Trinidad and Tobago (Caribbean), when the telephone became a common household device, my grandma started...


Avenues of Growth

Sreenath M. examines the opportunities for insurers to stay relevant in the cargo industry in a pressured economy. A general decline in global trade volumes, weakened economic activity and diminished consumer confidence across the world has led to a reduction in air freight demand compared to the previous year. This...


Raising the Bar in Healthcare

Georges Chidiac explains the purpose and opportunities of specialised centres of excellence that are key to meeting GCC healthcare goals. With the global healthcare landscape becoming ever more complex, governments across the GCC region are increasingly acknowledging the importance of the sector to socio-economic diversification and growth. National agendas in...


DHA to regulate supply of health services

DHA plans to develop “Certificate of Need” guidelines that will help map outinvestment opportunities in the health sector.  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will soon be focusing on promoting need-based healthcare investments in an attempt to regulate oversupply of health services. The regulator recently held a workshop in this regard...


IA, IBG discuss administrative fines

The Insurance Business Group gathered a few members within the industry to discuss the recent amended regulations on administrative fines. The role of an industry regulator is ever evolving, working to maintain and uphold international standards of compliance for the market participants.  Many of the regulations set up by the...

L-R Emir Mujkic, director, Insurance Ratings, S&P Global, Fadi Hindi, CEO, Takaful Emarat, Anil Dixit, senior vice president, Investments, ADNIC, Ayman El Hout, CEO, UAE, Marsh at the S&P Global Middle East insurance briefing.

A Snapshot of the Insurance Industry

S&P Global Ratings recently laid out a few expectations and opportunities for the insurance industry during a presentation. A Premium report. S&P Global Ratings gave a briefing on the insurance industry recently, highlighting growth opportunities, challenges, regulatory contributions and so on. Speaking about the benefits of the regulatory focus on...

Reshaping Reinsurance Regulations in the UAE

Reshaping Reinsurance in the UAE

Wayne Jones and Ben Gray review the recently issued reinsurance regulations and its impact on the insurance industry in the UAE. Until recently, regulation of reinsurance in the UAE has been relatively non-existent. The UAE industry has been free to arrange its reinsurance cover within the overall regulation of insurance in...


Rethinking Humans & Technology

Suresh Nair looks at some of the human capital challenges the insurance industry must prepare for as the technological era gains momentum. Bill Gates is once reported to have famously remarked that if the top 30 executives were taken away from Microsoft it would become an ordinary company. This very...

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