Insurance Updates Today

Insurance agents want IRA commissioner-general hired

16.12.2017, Saturday Nation

Insurance agents have called for the appointment of a commissioner- general at the Insurance Regulatory Authority…Full story

Alarm over low uptake of insurance services

16.12.2017, Standard on Saturday

The Insurance industry in Kenya is bleeding and players need to urgently chart the way forward…Full story

Insurance sector need substantive head

17.12.2017, Sunday Nation

One year after Mr. Godfrey Kiptum became the acting Commissioner of Insurance…Full story

Fund manager calls for insured deposits increase to Sh5m

18.12.2017, Business Daily

Confidence in medium sized and small lenders could be if protected deposits…Full story

Special affordable NHIF health cover for 3m poor residents

18.12.2017, The Star

About three million residents will be enrolled in a special medical insurance scheme…Full story

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Kenyans urged to register as NHIF members

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged all Kenyans to register as the members of NHIF.

Capital FM

Date: December 09 2017

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County launches two NHIF covers for staff

09.12.2017, Saturday Nation

County staff will enjoy two medical cover schemes with the National Hospital Insurance Fund…Full story

Britam Insurance unveils new offices in Kampala

11.12.2017, The People Daily

Britam Insurance Company Ltd has unveiled its new offices in Nakasero suburb in Kampala…Full story

Insurers warn over resistance to drugs

11.12.2017, The Standard

Insurers have warned that the problem would cause a rise in premiums because common infections…Full story

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NHIF launches ground activation campaign

 

NHIF has launched a ground activation campaign to train boda boda operators on importance getting an NHIF cover.

Meru FM

Date: December 07 2017

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Continental Reinsurance unveils judges for journalism awards

08.12.2017, Business Daily

Pan African reinsurance firm Continental Reinsurance Plc, has released the names of the judges for the 2018 journalism awards…Full story

Lobby formed for insurance agents

08.12.2017, The Standard

 Most insurance agents are driven by sales instead of demonstrating to Kenyans why they need the product…Full story

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Interview: Medical Insurance

AAR Insurance Managing director Caroline Munene and Kenya Association of Private Hospitals Secretary General Dr Timothy Olwenyi.

K24

Date: December 05 2017

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Government targets 30m Kenyans on NHIF cover in 5years

During his inauguration ceremony President Uhuru Kenyatta promised to provide health care services to 13 million Kenyans under the National Health Insurance Fund.

K24

Date: December 05 2017

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Initiative for all disabled to join NHIF medical cover

06.12.2017, Daily Nation

Nandi county government has launched an initiative to have all disabled people…Full story

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Data a game changer in insurance sector

05.12.2017, Business Daily

The insurance industry in Kenya is in a transition phase and will remain so for the next few years as companies…Full story

Leading African nations rolling out universal healthcare

05.11.2017, The People Daily

Most African governments are working towards paying 100 per cent for citizens medicare services…Full story

South Korea to help KDIC enhance its expertise on deposit insurance

05.11.2017, The Star

The Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding…Full story

Quarter of Kenyans seek medical attention from traditional healers

05.11.2017, Daily Nation

One in four Kenyans have sought help from a traditional healer at some point…Full story

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Government targets 100% universal health care cover

The Government will in the next five years target 100% universal health care cover for all households.

Capital FM

Date: November 29 2017

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Only 12 % of Kenyans have insurance covers

Only 12 per cent of Kenyans are subscribed to insurance programs, a survey by online health service provider.

Baraka FM

Date: November 29 2017

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Go Savannah to join e-commerce platform

30.11.2017, The People Daily

 

Interest in the e-commerce space is growing by the day as more customers prefer using it for its convenience…Full story

 

Universal health insurance is a tall order for the President

30.11.2017, The Standard

 

One of the key agenda items promised by President Uhuru Kenyatta for his second term in office is universal healthcare insurance…Full story

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Ivory Coast launches digital car insurance

25.11.2017, Business Daily

Ivory Coast has got its first 100- percent digital car insurance with the launch of an online service…Full story

Why it pays to sign up for medical insurance

25.11.2017, Saturday Nation

Richard Amolo says that he held a fund raising for his medical bill since he had no NHIF card…Full story

Bank profits decline over rate caps and falling economic activity

25.11.2017, The East African

Kenyan banks have not had an easy ride in the nine months to September 30, and the full-year…Full story

Liberty’s plans for Uganda insurance market

25.11.2017, The East African

South African Insurer Liberty is looking to exploit the structures of its ownership to penetrate…Full story

Local insurers optimistic to hit 6% penetration by 2020

25.11.2017, The Star

Kenya’s local insurers are upbeat about increasing their penetration…Full story

Insurers embrace innovation to survive technological disruptions

26.11.2017, Sunday Nation

The insurance industry is undergoing a paradigm shift as emerging technologies…Full story

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Insurance companies to reduce rates

Independent Insurance Professional Mercy Kiarie talks about how different companies.

Kameme TV

Date: November 23 2017

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CIC to sell mining, oil and gas insurance

24.11.2017, Business Daily

CIC Insurance is set to launch a comprehensive cover targeting mining, oil and gas industry players…Full story

NHIF Sh116 million fraud case set for February 14

24.11.2017, The Star

The hearing of a case in which former NHIF chief executive Richard Kerich and four others are charged with defrauding…Full sto

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Insurance uptake increases due to political standoff

The current political instability has led to an increase in the uptake of insurance by real estate investors.

K24

Date: November 19 2017

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Government asked to step in and align insurance law

The government has been asked to intervene and align the laws that regulate the insurance industry.

Gukena FM

Date: November 19 2017

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Inflated hospital bills threaten survival of insurers, patients

18.10.2017, The People Daily

Private healthcare insurers are bearing the burden and pain of skyrocketing medical bills…Full story

 

Business models blamed for slow insurance uptake

20.10.2017, The Standard

 

A shift in the business models of insurance firms has been blamed for the low uptake of their products…Full story

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Pension sector in Kenya worth more than one trillion

The Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Pension Management Anthony Odhiambo is calling for enrollment in pension schemes to be enhanced through.

NTV

Date: November 16 2017

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Stanbic Bank Kenya introduces new business unit

Stanbic Bank Kenya has introduced a new business unit offering a range of financial services including life and general insurance.

Capital FM

Date: November 16 2017

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CBK estimates inflation to drop by 5%

The Central Bank of Kenya is estimating that come 2018 the inflation level will drop by 5%, this is attributed to increase of rainfall.

Gukena FM Date: November 16 2017

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Probox owners to declare use

17.10.2017, The Standard

Owners of Toyota Probox vehicles seeking insurance with Kenya Orient Insurance will henceforth have to declare the purpose…Full story