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  • Each pill costs $5,000 - Multiple Sclerosis treatment option

    Imagine the worry of being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a condition which affects the central nervous system. Now imagine being told that a suggested disease-modifying drug costs S$5,000 a pill. That's what happened to a lady in Singapore.

    Date : 22 Apr 2019
  • What's new in the market- 19 April

    Welcome to another week of what's new in the market.

    Date : 19 Apr 2019
  • Will the role of financial practitioners be irrelevant in the face of virtual assistants?

    This article is contributed by Andy Lim Beng Suan, an active member of the Insurance and Financial Practitioners Association of Singapore (IFPAS). He shares with us his thoughts on why financial practitioners are still being favoured over Artificial Intelligence assistance. Having been a financial practitioner for the last 3 decades, he is very confident that financial practitioners are here to stay until at least the next century.

    Date : 18 Apr 2019
  • Agents and technology: Teamwork makes the dream work

    The debate on whether agents will be rendered obsolete by technology has dragged on for years. While it is easy to view it as a slugfest between the old guard and young upstart, both forces in fact share the same goal: Giving customers the assurance and protection that they pay for.

    Date : 17 Apr 2019
  • What's new this week - 12 April

    It felt just recent that we celebrated the New Year, but actually, it's already the second quarter of the year! How time flies... They say time flies when you're busy, and I guess that's true for us. In just 4 months, Team AAN had covered five industry conferences, flew to Cambodia, Vietnam and was in Manila just last week, working closely with the country's associations and organisations even though they are overseas. We're not even counting the various product launches and events back in Singapore.

    Date : 12 Apr 2019
  • Who owns the customer?

    I was in a speakers' panel at a conference between insurers and suppliers in Dubai in March this year, where the discussion turned towards customer ownership. One of the insurers in the panel argued that since the insurance is with them, they own the customer, where the counterargument was, that since the insurance was sold together with the product, the product-seller would own the customer...

    Date : 11 Apr 2019
  • Gameplay and the Human Touch - The Insurance Agent's Role as an Educator

    I don't have to tell you how difficult it is to sell insurance. You're already well aware of the long hours, the endless convincing, the rejections, and a customer base that is more likely to understand the value of insurance only after something bad happens. It's that last point that really stings. People aren't getting out of bed in the morning with a proactive desire to buy insurance from you. They aren't waking up thinking that difficulties will strike so they had better be prepared. No, they are waking up thinking everything will be fine and then spending their money elsewhere.

    Date : 10 Apr 2019
  • How to turn on the CHARM in conversations

    Joshua Luke, an award-winning entrepreneur shares his formula [C.H.A.R.M.] on how to create a brand new you and make connections easily.

    Date : 09 Apr 2019
  • From a 400 square feet office to a 4,000 square feet office in 2 years - Assets Prestige Alliance Co-Founder Jaden Wang shares the keys to its phenomenal growth

    Assets Prestige Alliance (APA), a group of agency units of Prudential Assurance Company Singapore, was formed in September 2016 in a small office of around 400 square feet. In just over two years, it has had to move office thrice as its group size leapt from 20 to over 130. It currently occupies a location that is ten times the size of its original office.

    Date : 08 Apr 2019
  • Speed triumphs over scale for digitally savvy insurers

    Achieving 'economies of speed' is much more important in today's digitally-powered environment than developing the traditional notion of 'economies of scale', according to Google's financial services lead for Singapore Duncan Foster. This would mean being opportunity-driven and having the ability to test and learn in a rapid manner.

    Date : 04 Apr 2019
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