Asia Pacific insight

03 August 2020 - By Clement Bonnet, Brian Colgan, Michael Daly, Sharon Huang, Farzana Ismail, Philip Jackson, Sung Hoon Kim, David Kong, Wen Yee Lee, Atsushi Okawa, Wing F. Wong

This report compares and contrasts life insurance risk-based capital regimes across selected Asian markets, highlights some of the potential implications for businesses arising from the future development of capital regulations and contributes to the wider discussion on the potential impact of changes in regulation on the life insurance industry in Asia.

30 June 2020 - By Brian Colgan, Farzana Ismail

This e-Alert discusses how the draft Otoritas Jasa Keuangan regulation to amend Regulation No. 67/POJK.05/2016 and Government Regulation PP No. 3/2020 provide some clarity on previous areas of uncertainty, together with their potential impact on insurers’ decision to spin off their Syariah windows or exit the Syariah market.

01 June 2020 - By Abhishek Agrawal, Rachin Aggarwal, Jorge Torres, Bridget MacDonnell

What are some innovative healthcare technologies that can be harnessed directly by health insurers in different parts of the world?

15 April 2020 - By Farzana Ismail, Natasha Su Sivarajah, Queenie Chow

This is Milliman’s first Microinsurance Supply-side Study of Asia, gathering the perspectives of the insurance industry regarding the importance of microinsurance, current practices and the enabling environment.

07 April 2020 - By Heerak Basu, Philip Jackson, Sanket Kawatkar, Richard W. Holloway

The onset of COVID-19 and the impact on capital markets pose several challenges for Indian life insurers.

14 February 2020 - By Heerak Basu, Philip Jackson, Sanket Kawatkar, Richard W. Holloway

On 4 February, Milliman hosted an event on the forward perspective of the life insurance industry in Bangladesh. At the event, participants were polled on various aspects of the life insurance industry in Bangladesh.

06 January 2020 - By Lalit Baveja, Alison Counihan, Tanya Hayward, Monika Lis, Neha Taneja

What are the best practices for designing and implementing a wellness programme?

20 December 2019 - By Paul Sinnott, Michael Daly, Richard W. Holloway, Wing F. Wong, Chihong An, Wen Yee Lee, Stephen H. Conwill, Sanket Kawatkar, Shamit Gupta

This report provides a summary of the mid-year 2019 embedded value results disclosed by Asian insurers.

25 November 2019 - By Clement Bonnet, Michael Daly, Pingni Eng, Wen Yee Lee

Accelerated growth in Vietnam? Forty senior leaders from different functions of life insurance respond to questions about interest rates, regulatory change, insurtech, and more.

19 November 2019 - By Heerak Basu, Shamit Gupta, Richard W. Holloway

The (re)insurance industry in Asia has recently seen signs of increased actuarial outsourcing. Is it a new trend?

19 November 2019 - By Heerak Basu, Richard W. Holloway, Philip Jackson, Sanket Kawatkar

In recent years, capital has become more of a constraint for Indian life insurers. This survey of a majority of Indian insurers asks how they're managing risk.

18 November 2019 - By Heerak Basu, Shamit Gupta, Richard W. Holloway

Milliman conducted a survey to assess trends in life insurance actuarial outsourcing.

15 November 2019 - By Lalit Baveja, Carol Bazell, Alison Counihan

The successful adoption of value-based care in the Middle East faces important challenges.

17 October 2019 - By Joanne Buckle, Alison Counihan, Tanya Hayward, Nicholas Kallis, Bridget MacDonnell, Kevin Manning, Neha Taneja

This guide can assist managers in thinking through the practical components of a population health management programme, from overall objectives and definitions, through to the people, processes and technology enablers that are so critical for success.

08 October 2019 - By Patrika Bansal, Heerak Basu

This briefing note analyses the evolution of the discount rate for measuring employee benefit obligations under AS15(R), AS19 and IAS19.

23 September 2019 - By Rachin Aggarwal, Abhishek Agrawal

This article examines how the concept of a standard health product would benefit various stakeholders in India.

18 September 2019 - By Heerak Basu, Richard W. Holloway, Philip Jackson, Sanket Kawatkar

This e-Alert provides background on the emerging Bangladeshi life insurance market.

13 September 2019 - By Chihong An, Stephen H. Conwill, Michael Daly, Richard W. Holloway, Wen Yee Lee, Paul Sinnott, Wing F. Wong

The Milliman 2018 Embedded Value Results: Asia report provides in-depth analysis of the embedded value methodologies and assumptions adopted as well as the impact of key regulations and other market developments in the region.

29 August 2019 - By Clement Bonnet, Scott Chow, Michael Daly, Janice Wang

The Milliman Fulfillment Ratio Index covers Hong Kong life insurance companies representing a significant market share as measured by in-force premiums.

22 August 2019 - By Clement Bonnet, Scott Chow, Michael Daly, Paul Sinnott

This e-Alert gives an overview of the latest Quantitative Impact Study (QIS) 3 specifications and highlights some of the key differences with QIS 2.

20 August 2019 - By Rachin Aggarwal, Joanne Buckle, Vidhi Gupta, Neha Taneja

This paper looks at the key provisions of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017, mental illness prevalence, supply-side indicators and the current treatment gap.

22 July 2019 - By Heerak Basu, Richard W. Holloway, Philip Jackson, Sanket Kawatkar

This e-Alert highlights the key changes in regulations regarding non-linked and linked insurance products from 2013 to 2019 and discusses the business implications for insurers.

09 July 2019 - By Clement Bonnet, Brian Colgan, Michael Daly, Sharon Huang, Farzana Ismail, Philip Jackson, Wen Yee Lee, Atsushi Okawa, Wing F. Wong

This report covers the capital regimes in 10 markets in Asia plus the 2018 International Capital Standard field test.

21 May 2019 - By Ankush Aggarwal, Joanne Buckle, Lalima Chakravarty, Tanya Hayward

This paper provides a snapshot of the general practitioner prescription cost and activity as well as driving trends for financial year (FY) 2016/17 and FY 2017/18 in England.

13 May 2019 - By Heerak Basu, Sanket Kawatkar

With a strong macro-economic outlook for the Indian economy, the young population, the large emerging middle class with high savings potential and the low penetration of life insurance business, the longer term outlook for the Indian life insurance industry continues to be positive.

07 March 2019 - By Clement Bonnet, Scott Chow, Michael Daly, Clifford Wu, Sing Yee Yeoh

This e-Alert sets out highlights from the Second Quantitative Impact Study long-term business results, provides commentary on key components affecting solvency ratios and discusses next steps insurance companies could take before the next quantitative impact study.

21 February 2019 - By Brian Colgan

Several senior leaders and managers from the Indonesia life insurance industry met in Jakarta on 14 February to discuss key issues at a Milliman event, “A forward perspective of the insurance industry in Indonesia.”

23 January 2019 - By Joanne Buckle, Neha Taneja

While IFRS 17 aims to bring increased transparency in the financial reporting by insurers, the complexities related to some aspects of it need to be carefully considered for short-term health insurers when esimating the financial, operational and business impact within the organisation’s governance frameworks.

10 January 2019 - By Michael Daly, Shamit Gupta, Richard W. Holloway, Sanket Kawatkar, Paul Sinnott, Wing F. Wong

This report provides a summary of the mid-year 2018 embedded value results disclosed by Asian insurers.

08 January 2019 - By Brian Colgan, Farzana Ismail

Given developments in 2018, it is time for companies in Indonesia to consider the impact of spinning off their Syariah business in 2019.

19 December 2018 - By Clement Bonnet, Farzana Ismail, Philip Jackson

As insurance companies prepare themselves for the new accounting standard IFRS 17, Takaful companies are facing significant uncertainty in how to interpret and apply the standard to their business.

12 November 2018 - By Heerak Basu, Richard W. Holloway, Philip Jackson, Sanket Kawatkar

This e-Alert highlights the key changes proposed in the draft non-linked and linked insurance products regulations released in October by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India.

31 October 2018 - By Chihong An, Pang-Hsiang Chye, Brian Colgan, Stephen H. Conwill, Michael Daly, Jiang Guanjun, Richard W. Holloway, Sharon Huang, Farzana Ismail, Sanket Kawatkar, Wade Matterson, Paul Sinnott, Wing F. Wong

Wade Matterson will present on using artificial intelligence to solve the retirement riddle at the Singapore FinTech Festival on 13 November.

29 October 2018 - By Chihong An, Brian Colgan, Michael Daly, Richard W. Holloway, Sharon Huang, Farzana Ismail, Sanket Kawatkar, Wing F. Wong

Michael McCord says that microinsurance is commercially viable and has the potential to provide a sustainable profitable stream of revenue for insurers in Asia.

18 October 2018 - By Clement Bonnet, Michael Daly, Suthida Supantamart

In Thailand, 2019 will be a year of considerable regulatory changes pertaining to risk management.

26 September 2018 - By Clement Bonnet, Michael Daly, Pingni Eng, Wen Yee Lee

In July, the Ministry of Finance in Vietnam released proposed amendments to a number of articles associated with its existing Circular 50 regulation that guides the implementation of Insurance Business Law.

22 August 2018 - By Clement Bonnet, Scott Chow, Clifford Wu, Sing Yee Yeoh

On 6 August 2018, the Insurance Authority (IA) of Hong Kong released the technical specifications for the Second Quantitative Impact Study (QIS 2) associated with its developing Risk-based Capital regime (HKRBC).

16 August 2018 - By Joanne Buckle, Neha Taneja

In India, the Delhi High Court’s decision in February 2018 to restrict insurance companies from rejecting genetic disorder claims has sparked worry among insurers.

16 July 2018 - By Clement Bonnet, Michael Daly, Richard W. Holloway, Farzana Ismail, Philip Jackson, Sanket Kawatkar, Sung Hoon Kim, Takahiro Kinoshita, David Kong, Wen Yee Lee, Shir Lynn Ong, Paul Sinnott, Wing F. Wong, Sing Yee Yeoh

This research report provides a summary of Asian life insurance regulatory regimes.

27 June 2018 - By Juraidah Hussain, Mark Whatley

This Pulse highlights the results of Milliman’s retirement attitudes pulse survey conducted amongst human resources and other professionals who visited Milliman’s Employee Benefits booth at the HRM Asia HR Summit & Expo Asia in Singapore in May.

05 June 2018 - By Neha Taneja

A robust product governance process can reduce mis-selling and complaints, and increase policyholder confidence in the market.

14 May 2018 - By Abhishek Agrawal

The short-term and long-term challenges of India’s National Health Protection Scheme should be reviewed and tackled differently by each stakeholder- the central government, state governments, the provider community, and the insurer community.

09 May 2018 - By Deepak Jain

Milliman helps a sponsor of a 2000-participant defined benefit plan with plan administration.

07 March 2018 - By Clement Bonnet, Scott Chow, Michael Daly, Paul Sinnott, Sing Yee Yeoh

In this e-Alert, we analyse the First Quantitative Impact Study submissions results and provide commentary on them.

23 February 2018 - By Lalit Baveja, Tanya Hayward

This article discusses a clinic-based community intervention designed to improve access and quality of care for high-utilising, high-risk patients over the course of three years.

10 January 2018 - By Clement Bonnet, Michael Daly, Suthida Supantamart

In this e-Alert, we compare the key changes between the proposed risk-based capital framework set out in the recent Office of Insurance Commission release and the initial framework.

10 January 2018 - By Lalit Baveja, Mason Roberts

The literature shows that a disease management programme is not a guarantee of cost savings, but in addition to community health improvements and improved clinical outcomes, desired cost savings can be realised if the programme is designed correctly.

13 July 2017 - By Joanne Buckle, Neha Taneja

A look at the current global market spread and size of the international private medical insurance (IPMI) market and discussion of some of the key considerations for pricing and experience rating a group IPMI policy.

06 June 2017 - By Shamit Gupta, William C. Hines, Zi Xiang Low, Craig W. Reynolds, Karthik Yadatore

This report discusses the impact of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s proposed changes to GAAP accounting standards on long duration insurance contracts, specifically on earnings and equity for several illustrative product types and the industry’s preparedness to adopt the new guidance.

08 May 2017 - By Joanne Buckle, Neha Taneja

With greater emphasis on delivering quality health outcomes while reducing costs, organisations are making care management an indispensable part of the system.

25 April 2017 - By Lalit Baveja

Milliman can help clients improve their administrative performance by conducting company function-by-function comparisons of administrative performance and staffing levels versus competitors and peers, and recommending appropriate process improvement initiatives.

19 April 2017 - By Pingni Eng, Richard W. Holloway, Wen Yee Lee

This e-Alert highlights the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s expectations on the safeguards that direct life insurers would need to put in place for the online distribution of life policies.

12 April 2017 - By Lalit Baveja

Sophisticated population health analytics enable insurers to make smarter and more informed decisions on financial trend drivers, and can help medical management departments by more effectively allocating disease and care management resources.

14 September 2016 - By Richard W. Holloway, Wen Yee Lee

The Monetary Authority of Singapore released its third consultation paper 15 July 2016 on proposed changes to the Risk-Based Capital framework for insurers in Singapore.

17 December 2014 - By Richard W. Holloway, Wen Yee Lee

Concept paper provides details on participating business, roles of stakeholders, transparency and disclosure requirements, and more.

12 June 2014 - By Dr. Sudhanshu Bansal, Lalit Baveja

Achieving fair provider payments is a key element for governments looking to expand universal healthcare programs.

08 March 2013 - By Lalit Baveja

Revamped pricing standards lead to improved delivery of healthcare.

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