Locked down? Business interruption insurance, low-income MSMEs and COVID-19

Friday, April 24, 2020

On 16 April 2020, the Microinsurance Network organised an Expert Forum webinar to explore how insurers can contribute to addressing the pain of business interruption in developing countries, particularly given the current lockdowns due to COVID-19. Here we provide highlights of the discussion. The full webinar – exceptionally made available free of charge to the general public – can be accessed here.

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Landscape 2020: call for in-country consultants

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The Landscape Studies and the data underpinning the World Map of Microinsurance (WMM) provide a unique benchmark for tracking the development of the microinsurance sector. Access to data generates market knowledge and development, furthers best practice and leads to better products and services. To support the development of the sector, viable and accessible data is needed. The Landscape Studies address this need by supporting regional studies and an online database.

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Member profile: Hollard

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Hollard is South Africa's largest privately-owned insurance group with more than six million policyholders in 18 countries on four continents. We talked to Mark Robertson, Head of Strategy and Analytics, about the importance of successful partnerships and cooperation.

MiN: How has Hollard got to where it is now?

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We are hiring a Knowledge Manager

Monday, March 2, 2020

Are you an effective communicator looking to make a difference? Do you want to put your skills to work and have a real impact in contributing to the development of insurance markets that work for the poor? Do you have a strong grasp of strategic messaging and packaging information for purpose? If so, why not join our growing, dedicated, multicultural and dynamic team in beautiful Luxembourg?

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Member profile: BIMA

Thursday, February 20, 2020

BIMA uses mobile technology to disrupt the global insurance and health industries and fuel inclusion. We spoke to Mathilda Ström, Deputy CEO and member of the MiN Board about challenges in regulation, the importance of customer education and the insurance gender gap, among other hot topics.

MiN: How has BIMA got to where it is today?

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InsurTech - debunking myths and solving challenges across the value chain

Thursday, February 20, 2020

InsurTech can address some big challenges: lack of consumer knowledge, lack of access to consumers, differing consumer needs, low trust, inexperienced customers and high-cost structures. However, InsurTechs tend to focus mainly on increasing access and lowering costs, and many are still stuck at the digitisation stage. There has been some movement away from MNOs, although there’s been a rise in partnerships with e-commerce and e-hailing platforms. Greater use of data and analytics includes machine learning and AI, chatbots, telematics and smart contracts.

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