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MICRO INSURANCE NEWS!

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Welcome to the MicroInsurance Centre, LLC.


We are a consulting firm dedicated to generating access to valuable microinsurance products for 3 billion low-income people across the globe.

We accomplish this by working with regulated insurers and appropriate delivery channels, who efficiently provide simple, market responsive microinsurance products. Our clients include commercial insurers, foundations, bi- and multi-lateral development agencies, regulators, NGOs and others. These organizations work with us to ensure the best potential for success with their microinsurance activities. Our work with clients includes various aspects of microinsurance from product development and training to research and advocacy. Our team has implemented microinsurance activities in over 65 countries over the last two decades. If you’d like to learn more about what we do visit the About Us section.

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Podcast #5: Women's World Banking's client education in Morocco
Click here to listen to this podcast and find out what Women's World Banking did to educate clients and whether it's working! MicroInsurance Centre is proud to have partnered with WWB on this important work in Morocco!

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Microinsurance Network Annual Report 2014: This publication provides an overview of the key highlights and achievements of the Microinsurance Network in 2014, and provides a brief introduction on the main future initiatives. Click here to download the report!

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Translating global knowledge into local action: At their annual member meeting which took place this past week, Microinsurance Network members agreed on focusing their efforts towards knowledge exchange and advocacy as well as growing the Network's regional presence in Africa, LAC, and Asia. Click here to read the full press release! Para leerlo en español, haga clic aquí. Pour lire en français , cliquez ici

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Don't miss these microinsurance-related blog posts from the Center for Financial Inclusion:

Innovation and Data in Financial Inclusion

What's Insurance Got to Do with It?

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UNDP confirms importance of microinsurance in new development agenda

Click here to read the Microinsurance Network's article on the 2015 OECD Forum and its inclusion of microinsurance!

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Pioneer Visit to Appleton!

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The MicroInsurance Centre was honored to host our friends from Pioneer Insurance Company in the Philippines right here in Appleton, Wisconsin. Guests included Pioneer team members Lorenzo Chan, Jo-i Kapunan, Kevin Uy, and Fred Agor. Pioneer Insurance is an award-winning, insurance industry leader in the Philippines as well as a successful and dedicated microinsurance provider and advocate. Click here to read more about Pioneer and the great work that they do.   

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APEC 2015 Philippines-Check out the press conference video and more below! 

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – The 21 member-economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is pushing for microinsurance to mitigate the impact of natural disasters.  The two-day disaster risk finance meeting, which started Wednesday, April 29, discussed initiatives on disaster risk management.

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 Pictured above:  Microinsurance Network chair Michael J. McCord talks about microinsurance in Bacolod also the entire delegate group for this year's event in Bacolod City.  

More articles from this incredible event:

Lack of Access to People, Education Is A Stumbling Block for Microinsurance Companies-APEC 

Insurance Commission Chief Eyes Mandatory Calamity Insurance for Household, Small, Medium Enterprises-APEC 

Microinsurance role in financial protection addressesed at APEC Disaster Risk Finance Sessions-Microinsurance Network 

Philippines is APEC model for microinsurance: exec-SunStar Bacolod 

Public awareness, access issues still slowing down microinsurance spread, expert says-GMA News 

Philippines Urged to Expand Microinsurance Channels-The Manila Times 

APEC 2015, Bacolod City, Philippines, Overall Coverage-RTVM

 

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MILK Brief #36: Credit Life Insurance in Indonesia

FRESH MILK AND MOST INTERESTING RESULTS!  CHECK OUT THESE NEWEST PUBLICATIONS FOR ALLIANZ BURKINA FASO AND ALLIANZ INDONESIA TODAY~

Burkina Faso-The MicroInsurance Centre’s Microinsurance Learning and Knowledge (MILK) Team studied drought-related costs and financing for maize farmers in Dedougou, Burkina Faso, focusing on farmers' highly variable cash flow and the role that Allianz’s maize loan protection insurance product played in coping with a drought.

MILK Brief #35: Doing the Math - Loan Protection for Maize Farmers in Burkina Faso

Indonesia-The MicroInsurance Centre’s Microinsurance Learning and Knowledge (MILK) Team studied death-related costs and financing in East Java, Indonesia, focusing on the role that Allianz’s Payung Keluarga insurance product played.

MILK Brief #36: Credit Life Insurance in Indonesia

The MicroInsurance Centre is honored and thrilled to have been such an important part of these studies-Thank you!

https://www.allianz.com/en/press/news/commitment/community/150306_microinsurance-effective-protection-against-poverty.html

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MicroInsurance Centre President Michael J. McCord is pictured below with staff of Star Microinsurance Services Limited on his most recent visit to Accra, Ghana. Star Microinsurance is an independent microinsurance agency that is dedicated to serving the low-income market in Ghana with affordable and suitable microinsurance products. Click here to learn more about this innovative company and the exceptional work that they are doing towards poverty alleviation in Ghana. 

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Below, Michael J. McCord meeting with GIZ Ghana staff members Angela Armah (far left) and Victor Aggrey-Fynn (far right) on his trip to Accra. In the second photo, see Michael pictured with Research Associate Hannah Sono. Hannah is a member of the research team for the 2015 Landscape of Microinsurance in Africa study which the MicroInsurance Centre is currently conducting as part of the World Map of Microinsurance program. Click here to read more about this exciting new study!  

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UPCOMING EVENTS - Be sure to come see us in a location near you!

July 2015

Michael J. McCord of the MicroInsurance Centre will be sharing his knowledge and expertise as a faculty member of the Boulder Institute of Microfinance - Turin Session 2015. This will take place in Turin, Italy from 20 July - 7 August, 2015. Click here to read more about the program and register for a class!

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October 2015

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MicroInsurance Centre President Michael J. McCord will be presenting at the 2015 CPCU Society Annual Meeting. Click here to read up on the event and register!

 

November 2015

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11th International Microinsurance Conference 2015: "Driving Growth and Sustainability - A Business Case for Microinsurance".

Hosted by the Munich Re Foundation, this year's conference will take place from 3 - 5 November, 2015 in Casablanca, Morocco. Click here to submit a proposal or just to read more about the event. MicroInsurance Centre staff and consultants will be there!  

 

RECENT EVENTS

June 2015

 

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Members of the Microinsurance Network gathered for their annual meeting in Königstein, Germany from 23-24 June. The Microinsurance Network is led by Chairman Michael J. McCord, President of the MicroInsurance Centre. See the below article from this event detailing the agreed upon plans for best approaches for success of the sector! Below, also check out the MIN's 2014 Annual Report!

          Translating global knowledge into local action  

         Microinsurance Network Annual Report: 2014 

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Comprehensive Africa Micro-Insurance Summit 2015 took place 17 - 19 June in Nairobi, Kenya at the Sarova Panafric Hotel. Click here to view the list of speakers and schedule for the event.

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The Global Insurance Forum took place June 14 - 17 in New York City. Read what is being said about this event:

          Asia Insurance Review: GIF: UN Sec-Gen urges stronger industry support for climate change agenda

May 2015

The 42nd Conference and General Assembly of AIO (African Insurance Organisation) took place from 24 - 27 May, 2015 in Tunis, Tunisia.  The Tunisian Federation of Insurance Companies (FTUSA) along with Tunis Re were honored to host the event themed "African Insurance facing Mass Events". Click here to view the event website!

 

Michael J. McCord presented at the Egyptian Insurance Brokers Association (EIBA) first Regional Insurance Brokers Congress (RIBC) which took place in Cairo, Egypt from 18-19 May, 2015. Click here to read "Egypt: Microinsurance is the Market's Next Driving Force", an article published in the Middle East Insurance Review summarizing Michael J. McCord's message about microinsurance as a potentially profitable segment of business in Egypt.  

Check out MicroRisk newsletter and what Lee Coppack has to say about Michael's recent visit to Cairo! http://www.scoop.it/t/microrisk 

 

April 2015

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Michael J. McCord represented the Microinsurance Network at the APEC Disaster Risk Finance sessions which took place 29 - 30 April, 2015 in Bacolod City, Philippines. Coverage of this event includes the following sources:

          CNN Philippines: Philippines bests APEC peers in microinsurance - DOF

          Manila Times: PH urged to expand microinsurance channels

          Microinsurance Network: Microinsurance role in financial protection addressed
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March 2015

Michael J. McCord visited NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance, in the Netherlands on 19 March, 2015 to lead the (Micro)Insurance Seminar together with Michel Spraakman (Achmea Development) and Annette Houtekamer (Achmea Foundation). Click here to read a re-cap of the event in NpM's Newsletter!  NpMlogo

Michael J. McCord presented at the 6th Annual Latin American Microinsurance Summit 2015 (presented by Hanson Wade) which took place 23-26 March, 2015.

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