Participate in the 2012 Commercial Insurers in microinsurance survey
The Microinsurance Network is conducting a survey on commercial insurance companies, with an additional focus on brokers and reinsurers. This survey is an upgrade of the 2011 study Commercial insurers in microinsurance and focuses on understanding incentives and long-term perspectives for commercial companies' involvement in the low-income market. It includes new-comers in the microinsurance sector, focuses on lessons learnt, follows-up on the 2011 study results and seeks to identify new trends.
Please take the opportunity to complete the survey and participate in the gathering of experience-based data which is critical to the development and success of microinsurance. If you have not received the survey yet, please contact the Microinsurance Network's consultants at the following email address: email@example.com.
The survey will be closed on the 20th October 2012.
Policy Seminar on Access to Insurance
The Access to Insurance Initiative and the Joint Working Group of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and the Microinsurance Network are organising a policy seminar on access to insurance for regulators, supervisors and policy makers. The seminar will take place on the morning of the 6 November 2012 and will be hosted by the Munich Re Foundation within the context of the 8th International Microinsurance Conference, in Dar es Salaam, Tanizania.
Senior supervisors and leading microinsurance experts will present lessons and case studies that compare and analyse the different regulatory as well as operational aspects of various initiatives underway for improving financial access around the world. Supervisors will also share their recent experiences on how policy and regulatory challenges to stimulate insurance market development can be addressed. Two major topics will guide experts' dialogue: intermediation models that work for the low-income segment and market conduct issues.
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Call for questions! Microinsurance Podcast on technology and its limitations with Eric Gerelle
The next Microinsurance Podcast will focus on the role of technology in microinsurance, the challenges it faces and its limitations. The podcast aims to further understand the opportunities and constraints technology will, or can have on the sector.
There to answer your questions will be Eric Gerelle, who co-authored the chapter entitled "The technology revolution in microinsurance", in the second volume of the Microinsurance Compendium. So if you have any dying questions on the topic, please send them here by Friday 28 September 2012, or leave a comment below.
Eric is an international consultant to microfinance and microinsurance organisations, multinational corporations, universities and UN agencies. He has worked both in academia and the private sector, and has designed and developed Information and Communications Technology (ICT) systems for data acquisition, workflow management, systems integration and knowledge management.
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