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  1. Insurers step up battle for agents

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong Hong Kong's insurance companies are facing a new challenge. After recovering from tough economic conditions last year, they now find themselves in a battle to recruit new sales agents. Several insurance firms have launched recruitment campaigns for agents in recent months. Some are even offering salaried rather than commission-based packages, Michael Chan, head ...

  2. China Life Insurance

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The group's principal activities are the provision of individual and group life insurance, accident and health insurance and asset management. Operations are carried out in China. ...

  3. HSBC seeks to sell general insurance unit

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HSBC Holdings is approaching a number of European and Japanese insurers in an attempt to sell its worldwide general insurance business, according to people familiar with the situation. Companies being approached included British insurer Prudential, medical insurance provider Bupa, Allianz, AXA and Zurich, the people said. Japanese insurer MSIG ...

  4. Insurance for a bright career

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Kashish Sakhrani

    ... planning and management, and this is creating new interest in wealth management services. The city's leading bank, HSBC, believes it needs to maximise growth opportunities in the insurance market by expanding the sales force to complement existing services. 'There is potential for tremendous growth and we need to build on our resources to tap the [insurance] business,' ...

  5. Insurance scheme to help cover high-risk jobs

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... An association of insurers will launch a scheme to help employers obtain cover for employees in high-risk jobs. However, employees forced to operate on self-employed terms will not be covered. The Employees' Compensation Insurance Residence Scheme, which will start on May 1, provides a fallback for employers who cannot obtain insurance for their workers in at least 19 ...

  6. Cost of insuring against layoffs to decrease in Guangzhou

    Posted Dec 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Guangzhou businesses will pay less every month to insure their workers against unemployment. Cui Renquan, head of the city's Bureau of Labour and Social Security, said ... cent. The unemployment-insurance fund, at 8.5 billion yuan (HK$9.6 billion), pays out between 300 million and 500 million yuan a year. 'The fund is enough to pay our insured workers ...

  7. Health scheme insurers would face tight rules

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The government will impose conditions on insurance companies if plans for mandatory health insurance or a mixed insurance and savings scheme under its health reform proposals are realised, a government source said yesterday. Administration fees would be regulated, the source said. Such fees should only equal administration costs incurred by insurance firms. According ...

  8. Health-care reform must tackle insurance issues

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A reminder that financing of health care is in dire need of reform does no harm. As we report today, some medical insurance plans that fail to cover private hospital costs offer ... to encourage more people to buy medical insurance. The idea is that the well-off would be encouraged to seek private medical care and pay for the costs of treatment by insurance. That would alleviate ...

  9. Success of medical insurance plan hinges on facilities: official

    Posted Aug 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai The success of an ambitious medical insurance project to cover 240 million urban residents outside the workforce will depend on the quality of health facilities, Vice-Minister ... people who had been left out of existing insurance schemes. A Chinese Academy of Social Sciences report released last year said 65 per cent of mainlanders were not covered by basic medical ...

  10. Insurance plan

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Minors and unemployed urban residents will be the main targets of an initiative to provide medical insurance to city dwellers, a Labour and Social Security Ministry official said yesterday. But deputy minister Liu Yongfu said city residents would have to pay for the medical insurance scheme. The government would provide subsidies to the needy, especially those ...




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