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.

MyCC’s Proposed Decision Against PIAM and its 22 Members

As announced by the Bank in 2016, measures are currently being taken by the Bank to implement broad reforms in the motor insurance market, which includes the gradual liberalization of the motor insurance tariffs. This aims to promote a more competitive motor insurance market, while ensuring affordable motor insurance premiums in the long term.  Without appropriate arrangements to control inflated and fraudulent claims which are being addressed as part of the reforms, these objectives will be severely undermined. 

A Period Of Silence Or Blackout Before Premium Rates Change On 1st July 2017

The General Insurance industry is slowly changing (although we may not have noticed those changes) in the face of the liberalisation roadmap for motor and fire insurance practices; a “Roadmap” dedicated by regulators towards building a more modern and robust…

LTA to stop issuing physical road tax discs from 15 February 2017

BY NEYLA ZANNIA ON FEBRUARY 9, 2017   This writeup is from Singapore, although not applicable for Malaysian vehicles but it is good to know in case insurers need to resolve some claim settlements. Land Transport Authority (LTA) has reminded the public…

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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