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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The Co-operators, a Canadian based member of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF), has agreed to provide Indian member Uplift Mutuals with actuarial assistance in developing its current health mutual aid product. This is in addition to the existing financial support that The Co-operators has been providing to the Uplift project as part of the ICMIF 5-5-5 Mutual Microinsurance Strategy. The Uplift project is also being supported by Länsförsäkringar AB one of ICMIF’s members in Sweden.

This intervention follows a successful technical assistance marketing assignment provided by the Achmea Foundation (...

Monday, 26 June 2017

The 2017 Mutual and Cooperative Insurance Communications Seminar: Make your mutual message matter took place between 19-21 June in Dublin. The Powerpoints presented during the event are now available for ICMIF/AMICE members to download.

More than 50 communications professionals from member organisations of the Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe (AMICE) and the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) converged over one and a half days to examine how mutuality can give their organisations the competitive edge.

Delegates attended from every continent bringing a...

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Mutual and cooperative insurers wrote a record EUR 406 billion (USD 453.8 billion) in premiums in 2015 and claimed more than 31% of the total insurance market in Europe, according to a report published today by the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF).

The Market InSights: Europe 2015 report, was launched by ICMIF’s European association, the Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe (AMICE), at its Annual General Meeting in Brussels last week.

The report shows that mutual and cooperative insurers in the European Union (EU):

Served 414 million member/policyholders...
Monday, 12 June 2017

At April’s meeting of the ICMIF Intelligence Committee, held in Washington D.C., the Committee approved the formation of a new ICMIF Leaders Forum which is aimed at young, high potential employees of ICMIF member companies.

The new Young Leaders Forum (YLF) will be comprised of millennial/Gen Y professionals (generally aged between 20 and 35 years old) who have been identified by their seniors as strong candidates to become future leaders within their organisations. The Forum will focus on the professional and personal development of its members, as well as providing added value to discussions of the Intelligence Committee and its...

Monday, 05 June 2017

In January 2015, ICMIF launched the 5-5-5 Mutual Microinsurance Strategy to develop mutual microinsurance in five countries (India, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Colombia), reaching out to 5 million uninsured low-income households, which will equate to providing insurance protection for 25 million individuals in total.

The 5-5-5 Strategy is mutual-focused and is working directly with known and trusted ICMIF member companies in each country.  

The 5-5-5 Strategy is taking a three phased approach in each country which consists of a diagnostic ‘research’ phase; an evidence-based strategy phase; these phases are...

Friday, 26 May 2017

Australian ICMIF member RAC has expanded its partnership with the French-based designer and manufacturer of its RAC Intellibus™, NAVYA, to help facilitate further deployments of autonomous vehicle technology in Australia and overseas. RAC Group CEO, Terry Agnew, said the partnership will deliver expertise and knowledge of autonomous vehicle systems and technology to help establish further trials, and will also increase opportunities for further innovation and community engagement. “This exciting collaboration will see RAC coordinate the on-site commissioning of NAVYA vehicles in Australia, New Zealand, parts of South East Asia and...

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Shaun Tarbuck, Chief Executive of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) yesterday addressed the Risk Transfer and Insurance for Resilience Working Session at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (Global Platform) in Cancun, Mexico. Both the Sendai Agreement and the 2030 Agenda, he said, demanded greater collaboration among stakeholders and provided the insurance sector with a new impetus to help balance the practice of post-disaster financing with increased focus on disaster risk reduction.

The Global Platform has been organised by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (...

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) and the Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe (AMICE) have unveiled details of two of the keynote speakers for the AMICE/ICMIF Communications Seminar: Make your mutual message matter, which will take place in Dublin, Ireland on 19-21 June 2017.

The two keynote speakers are:

Alan Shortt, Media Skills, Ireland: The power of a story: How to tell irresistible and forceful stories that create a compelling image of the power and potential of digital marketing Alan is a well-known Irish presenter, performer and producer. He is a...

Friday, 05 May 2017

The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) and Blue Marble Microinsurance have today announced that the first Insurance Development Forum (IDF) Microinsurance Working Group Seminar will be held on Monday 16 October 2017 in London (UK). The Seminar will take place immediately before the ICMIF Biennial Conference 2017 which runs from Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 October.

During the meeting participants will hear about the first-hand experiences of people who are working in communities vulnerable to natural disasters and helping these communities to devise and build strategies which will help them to build...

Thursday, 04 May 2017

ICMIF has unveiled details of the keynote speaker for the opening session on Tuesday 17 October of the Biennial Conference 2017 (17-20 October, London, UK).

Practical futurist, Andrew Grill, is a world-renowned thought leader and the Global Managing Partner of IBM Social Consulting. He is an expert on digital transformation and digital strategy, helping organisations globally develop strategies which enable them to face a world rife with digital disruption. Andrew’s first-hand experience of the digital world and the power of social media networks spans three decades.

More than 130 delegates from mutual and cooperative...