Alibaba and Tencent’s insurer rolls out blockchain health insurance technology

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The new infrastructure tech is already being used with 100 hospitals in China. ZhongAn, a massive insurer in China, recently started using blockchain health insurance technology in a partnership with 100 hospitals. The insurance company is a massive one, providing infrastructure to 10 local providers. The importance of this technology in the Chinese and global insurance sectors The insurance industry, the health care industry and technology are deeply intertwined among each other. They are now dependent on each other as well. Now, Alibaba and Tencent’s insurer has entered into one…

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US group makes insurance news in China with new disaster recommendations

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An American business group has started to urge China to boost its coverage and service industry access. At the end of last week, an American business group made insurance news as it started urging China to boost its access to insurers as well as businesses from other service industries, as they claim that the boost of foreign skills could help the country to enhance its shaky stock markets and to be able to better cope with catastrophes such as the recent Tianjin chemical explosions. The group feels it would be…

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Insurance news reports suggest $1-$1.5 billion in losses from Tianjin explosions

These reports are based on the blasts that have rocked the Chinese port city and surrounding area. The two sets of explosions that devastated Tianjin, the Chinese port city, and that killed over 100 people, so far, are now making insurance news again as initial estimates are being released that indicated that covered losses will be anywhere from $1 to $1.5 billion. This initial estimate was released by Credit Suisse, based on early media reports from China. Tianjin is no small port. It is the third largest port on the…

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Insurance news from Tianjin explosions shows claims have started

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Zurich has announced that it is already receiving claims and that it is bracing for many more. The insurance news from Zurich Insurance Group’s Chinese unit has revealed that it has already started receiving filings with regards to the explosion in the country’s northeast city of Tianjin, and it has added that it is preparing to receive many more. The blast struck the city in China last Wednesday, killing over 85 people and injuring more than 720. As rescue workers continued to pull survivors out of the disaster zone, two…

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Critical illness insurance coverage to expand in China

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The country intends to broaden its current protection to include rural and urban residents by the end of 2015. China now has intentions to expand its critical illness insurance to the point that it will include all types of diseases within that category, and it will apply to residents of both rural and urban areas. The goal in the country is to have this new wider insurance coverage in place by the end of the year. The government recently made this official announcement and stated that the expansion of critical…

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China to expand its expansive health insurance plan

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Expansion will provide coverage for those with critical illnesses China has plans to expand its health insurance system in order to provide better coverage to those with critical illnesses that are living in rural and urban areas. By the end of the year, all those living in these areas will receive critical illness protection from the country’s health insurance system. At the end of last year, approximately 1.3 billion people were enrolled into the national system, which has provided these people will access to medical care. New plan will help…

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance makes two critical appointments in Asia

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The company has now announced its hiring for two key underwriting team leadership positions in that market. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has now announced that it has made two important appointments for the leadership positions in its Asian underwriting team, as the Asia regional head of first party lines position was filled by Malin Fredriksson, and the Asia regional head of engineering and construction is now Kiran Prakash. Both of those positions are located in Singapore and will be integral to the company’s presence there. Fredriksson has joined Berkshire…

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