Category: Insurance Practices

A disruptive ride coming up for the insurance industry 

Legislating and legalising e-hailing 
This means an official nod for Uber and Grab….expected to be gazetted on 1 April, this also mean the need to have the motor insurance policy extended for passengers cover while on e-hailing. This brings some excitement for the GI industry for more premium to be collected from this extension (that’s what we all thought). ….that’s not going to happen….

Passenger Rights come to Asia: an overview of the Malaysian Aviation Consumer Protection Code 2015

Clyde & Co LLP Malaysia March 3 2017 The Malaysian Aviation Commission (“the Commission”), an independent adviser to the Malaysian Ministry of Transport, recently established the Malaysian Aviation Consumer Protection Code 2015 (“the Code”) to protect passengers’ rights in Malaysia. The…

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. 






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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…

10 Years of De-Tariffication in India

This article was written by one, Ayush Jain to mark the 10th year of detariffication of the non-life insurance in India, quite timely though if we read this from the Malaysian perspective…. Ironically, despite suffering bad underwriting results year in…

Malaysian courts continue to give effect to arbitration agreements

Shanghai All Green Environmental Engineering demonstrates the Malaysian courts continued attempts to give effect to arbitration agreements and to discount attempts to renege on agreements to arbitrate by relying on technical objections.






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.






The Post Malaysian GST, An Insurer’s Nightmare? 

After the 1st April 2015’s GST implementation…. perhaps now is the time for the industry to reflect upon what’s next. What’s next is not difficult to guess. The Royal Custom & Excise department is certain to conduct a check if…