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Florida insurers avoid Hurricane Irma ‘nightmare’

Washington, United States | AFP | Florida insurance companies appear to have avoided what could have been a catastrophic hit after damage estimates from Hurricane Irma on Monday fell sharply due to last-minute shifts in the storm’s trail of destruction. The storm spared cities on Florida’s eastern coast, which analysts …

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Pension funds, insurance companies, key drivers of regional integration

Survey shows regional institutional investor base expanding due to favourable demographics Africa Renewel | JOHN SCHELLHASE | Capital markets, where money from savers is put into long-term investments, can contribute significantly to socio-economic development if they invest in productive projects and enterprises. But small size and market illiquidity can undercut …

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NSSF widens pension coverage with new saving plan

NSSF widens pension coverage with new saving plan  Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE |  The National Social Security Fund has unveiled a voluntary membership plan that will provide employers and workers that are not compelled by the mandatory provisions of the NSSF Act the opportunity to voluntarily save for their retirement Interested …

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National Health Insurance Scheme for Uganda in the offing

Uganda plans to set up a National Health Insurance Scheme subject to passing of the National Health Insurance Bill 2007. In a speech read by the Vice President Edward Ssekandi at the just ended 44th Africa Insurance Organisation meeting at Speke Resort Munyonyo last week, President Yoweri Museveni said financing the …

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The Independent journalist wins continental award

Isaac Khisa of The Independent magazine emerged as one of the winners of the 2017 Pan-African Re Insurance Journalism awards for a story about the insurance industry. Khisa was last week awarded Best Re/Insurance Industry Analysis and Commentary for his article “Insurance industry tops Shs700bn”. The award winners were announced at …

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VIDEO: Ugandans urged to take up family insurance

VIDEO: Whereas insurance penetration in Uganda remains low at 0.85 percent, insurance companies say there are some products of insurance that should be looked at as a must have such as life insurance. Arjun Malik the Chief Executive officer at Prudential insurance says there is nothing that gives a family a …

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