Category: Consumer

Relates to numerous developments within the industry that may have some impact on consumerism. You need to read but need not have to understand fully… meaning read between the lines and then write us a two, three liners.

Reclassification of PA and Miscellaneous Insurances Tied to or Marketed Together with Motor Insurance

The General Insurance/Takaful Industry have agreed to reclassify PA/Misc. insurances that are tagged/marketed together with Motor Insurance as Motor Product under the paragraph 2.2 of the Phased Liberalisation of Motor/Fire Tariffs. Products like Passenger PA (whether as a package with other miscellaneous coverage or otherwise) and standalone Misc. Accident package tied to Motor Insurance (like the Enhanced Road Warrior) must now be of the Motor class and financially reported as part of the Motor “Others” or Non-Act.

What’s Next As General Insurers And Takaful Operators Prepare For The Unknown Poser Of The Phased Liberalisation Roadmap

The liberalisation roadmap (specifically referred to as the “Phased Liberalisation of Motor and Fire Tariffs” and referenced as BNM/RH/PD 029-8) had been put into effect on 1st July 2016 (by Bank Negara) but so far what have the General Insurers and General Takaful Operators been doing….?

The Post-1st July 2016…. Till 1st July 2017

As of now till 1st July 2017 we can only see submission in regards to submission to PIAM’s IPREB for wordings approval, firstly for those existing products that fall within current tariff framework but somehow part of product’s component or section may require a revisit from the tariff angle, and secondly, some insurers may wish to introduce some new add-ons (or currently called extension cover) of standalone products that leverage on the tariff products, for example passengers’ PA leveraging on Motor Insurance.






General Insurers Affected By Malaysian Competition Act 2010

The Competition Commissioner had issued a notice to require provision of information and document by all 22 insurers and their Association under section 18(1) of the Competition Act 2010. The notice further states the Commission has commenced an investigation against them under section 15(1) of the Act where the Commission has reason to suspect the 23 listed parties have infringed or are infringing section 4(2)(a) of the Act in relation to and agreement to fix prices or charges in regards to the following for the period between (sometimes in) July 2011 and up until the date of this Notice….






Traveling Tips | Transit vs. Transfer

Most travelers confuse transit and transfer flights when passing through more than one city. They both require change in flight (as in different flight number), but due to lack of precise understanding people have trouble booking tickets. The more you know, the more it helps! Today’s Delicious Travel Recipe Pincake discusses the difference between “transit” and “transfer” flight.






Your Car was knocked by a commercial vehicle for hire and reward

Assuming your car is insured on a comprehensive insurance cover…. What if you were knocked by a vehicle that is licensed for commercial purposes, and specifically for hire or reward? Examples of such vehicle is taxis, buses and “A” permit….…

Web Aggregator and Direct Purchase – The Singapore Experience

The following article was written by Irene Ng, Life/Health Branch Manager of Gen Re’s Singapore office. Although the article was inclined towards life products, nevertheless was very relevant for applying them across the GI industry vis-a-vis selling on a B2C channel…

Protected: Insurers are breaching the motor and fire tariffs?

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RTD replaces Registration Card with Vehicle Ownership Certificate

Mulai harini 1 jun 2016. Jpj tidak lagi mengeluarkan geran or geran salinan yg hilang kerana pd hari ini telah mula kuatkuasa penggunaan voc ( vehicle ownership certificate) di mana dgn pengunaan voc ini. Tiada lagi cetakan blkg geran slps renew roadtax di jpj. Sekiranya tuan/puan memerlukan maklumat kenderaan kerana geran asal telah hilang, tuan/puan di sarankan ke jpj berdekatan utk membeli maklumat kenderaan (rm20) tuan/puan sendiri….






Detariffing Motor & Fire Insurance and Liberalisation of the Malaysian General Insurance Industry

The (BNM) Bank Negara’s Concept Paper on “PHASED LIBERALISATION OF MOTOR AND FIRE TARIFFS” is out, posted on their kijang-net portal and awaiting responses (until 29 April 2016) from insurance practitioners. I thought of highlighting what I could possibly see and decipher from the very “condensed” write-up. I would appreciate some feedbacks from you guys before I summarise some responses to BNM. By the way, I am not able to post the full concept paper here as the paper is not supposed to be for public viewing, nevertheless I should provide you with one if you have genuine intention to provide necessary feedback. Kindly provide me with the necessary info within the following contact form:






Liberating the Malaysian Motor and Fire Insurance Tariffs

In the first phase (the first year of implementation, starting July 1), the industry will be allowed to offer “new products” and optional add-on covers at market rates. This can include, for example, additional policies to cover engine hydro-lock (water entering the engine in lightly flooded areas, separated out from the currently costly flood damage insurance), lost car key replacement, and perhaps even the availability of courtesy cars.