Member profile: Denis Garand & Associates

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Denis Garand is the president of Denis Garand & Associates and has served on the MiN Board of Directors since 2014 and has been the Treasurer since 2015. He has been a microinsurance pioneer since 2001 and was involved in the MiN - and its forerunner the CGAP working group on microinsurance - since the very beginning.

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We are hiring: Assistant Director opening at the MiN

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The Microinsurance Network (MiN) is looking for a dynamic self-starter to join our organisation as an Assistant Director. The role will involve working side by side with the Executive Director (ED), helping with all daily operational, managerial and administrative tasks as needed.
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Fasecolda hosts interactive microinsurance training workshop

Monday, October 8, 2018
Sixty inclusive insurance specialists and leaders from 18 Colombian insurers joined a workshop on inclusive insurance organised by the Colombian insurance association Fasecolda last week. Fellow MiN members Pioneer Insurance and Microinsurance Master were invited to present. Pioneer shared lessons from their journey that has seen them achieve up to 18 million microinsurance enrolments, while Microinsurance Master shared how to adopt key insights from its leadership training programme.
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MiN members to speak on profitable microinsurance solutions at Latin America conference

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Microinsurance Network (MiN) will be well represented at the upcoming 2018 LIMRA LOMA Latin America Conference, which will take place in New York on 31 October and 1 November.

Vice-Chair Andrea Keenan of AM Best and former Chair and long-standing member Michael J. McCord of the MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman will both feature on the panel "Profitable Microinsurance Solutions", where they will provide insights and case studies on how different markets are currently advancing microinsurance initiatives in both a sustainable and profitable manner.

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New ILO fellowship opportunity in Indonesia

Thursday, September 27, 2018
The ILO's Social Finance Programme is welcoming applications from qualified candidates for a fellowship opportunity in Indonesia. The application deadline is October 21, 2018.
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MiN to participate on panel of fully virtual event

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Digital Insurer is organising a fully global and digital event during the month of November - with five dedicated agendas to cater to specific regions.

The session on Africa, to be held on 23 November will feature MiN Executive Director, Katharine Pulvermacher, who will speak during the panel on "Digital Microinsurance - Reaching new insurance consumers", along with MiN member Richard Leftley, CEO of MicroEnsure.

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AXA to offer accident, life and hospitalisation cover for migrants

Thursday, September 20, 2018

AXA's Emerging Customers initiative will launch freemium accident, life and hospitalisation insurance for migrant workers in partnership with money transfer operators (MTOs) and mobile network operators (MNOs). 

Michal Matul, a senior advisor in the Emerging Customers initiative says that the objective is to build an insurance culture and show people that insurance works.

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Livestock insurance strengthening resilience of rural communities in Bolivia

Monday, September 17, 2018

Network member Fundacion PROFIN, together with Banco Union have rolled out a livestock insurance product for dairy cattle, which covers accidental death, specific diseases or climatic events.

The cover is accessible for small-holders and grants them indemnity of 80% on the insured value of each animal. The initiative has been implemented since 2017 and the initial results are encouraging. After one year, 1123 dairy cattle have been insured, with more than 460 dairy herders becoming financially included.

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Member profile: Microinsurance Master

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Microinsurance Master is a recent specialised training initiative founded by long-standing member of the Microinsurance Network, Bert Opdebeeck. Bert spoke to us on this exciting new venture, as well as how he has seen the MiN and the sector evolve throughout the years.

MiN: When and why did you join the MiN?

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AXA completes XL Group acquisition

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

With all regulatory approvals required now obtained, Network member AXA has finalised the acquisition of the XL Group, announced in March this year.

The acquisition further diversifies AXA's existing commercial lines insurance portfolio, and reinsurance capabilities that will allow for an access to alternative capita.

The new division, called AXA XL will be dedicated large property/casualty commercial lines and specialty risks and will operate under the master brand of AXA.

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