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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.

News

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Register now for the 11th International Microinsurance Conference 2015! The event will take place 3 - 5 November, 2015 in Casablanca, Morocco. Click here for more details! 

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The State of Microinsurance: The insider's guide to understanding the sector

This is a must read annual magazine published by the Microinsurance Network! Learn about the state of microinsurance across the globe and read what industry experts have to say! Click here to download the magazine!

"It is of utmost importance that we in the sector exchange knowledge and share experiences of what has worked and what hasn't, to encourage and facilitate innovation" - Marco Antonio Rossi, President of Bradesco Seguros Group, President of CNseg, President of FIDES. Read more from this editorial and other articles from microinsurance experts in the annual magazine!

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Mass and Microinsurance: Consumer Protection in Inclusive Insurance Markets

Check out these key take-aways for both insurers and regulators from the 3rd Consultative Forum which took place in November, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico! 

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Local Training Providers for Microinsurance Capacity Building

Read this experience-based study of: Cenfri, Instituto Nacional de Seguros, Microfinance Centre, and other local training providers!

 

6th June Member Meeting Notes

Be sure to check out these notes and main take-aways from the Microinsurance Network's June Member Meeting! 

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MicroSave Briefing Note 160 - Loyalty-based Mobile Insurance: Is Design Aligned to Business Objectives?

Click here to read this MicroSave publication and the proposals for the sustainability of these loyalty insurance programs. 

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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 

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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!

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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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Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

September 2015

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 Responsible Finance Forum VI: Evidence and Innovation for Scaling Inclusive Digital Finance

                                          When: 7 - 9 September, 2015
                                          Where: Antalya, Turkey

                                          For more details, click here


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APEC Finance Ministers Meeting (FMM) and Finance Sector Roundtable and Dialogue with Finance Ministers on the Cebu Action Plan (CAP)

 When: 10 - 11 September, 2015
 Where: Mactan Shangri-La, Cebu, Philippines

   For more details, click here


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Global Seminar on Disaster Risk Financing: Towards the Development of Effective Approaches to the Financial Management of Disaster Risks

When: 17 - 18 September, 2015
Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

For more details, click here


October 2015

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MicroInsurance Centre President Michael J. McCord will be presenting at the 2015 CPCU Society Annual Meeting.

When: 3 - 6 October, 2015
Where: Indianapolis, Indiana

                                       Click here to read up on the event and register!


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ACLI Annual Conference 2015: Winds of Change

When: 11 - 13 October, 2015
Where: Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago, Illinois

                                       Click here for event details


November 2015

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5th Consultative Forum

When: 3 November, 2015, 8h30 - 12h30 at the
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel in Casablanca, Morocco

This forum will take place prior to the 11th International Microinsurance Conference and will focus on 'Consumer Education: Old questions, new thinking'.

                                       Click here for more details about the event.


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

When: 3 - 5 November, 2015
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel 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!

 


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2015 MasterCard Foundation Symposium on Financial Inclusion: "Clients at the Centre" 

When: 19-20 November in
Where: Cape Town, South Africa.

Click here to visit the event's official website.

 

 


RECENT EVENTS

July 2015

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Michael J. McCord of the MicroInsurance Centre will be shared his knowledge and expertise as a faculty member of the Boulder Institute of Microfinance - Turin Session 2015 during his course entitled "Microinsurance: What Every Manager Must Know".

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!

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Partners

The MicroInsurance Centre works closely with the following partners.

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Quote of the Day

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