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Brazil

Bradesco launches Effective Health product in Paraíba. Apólice , August 18, 2020. (Text in Portuguese)
Efetivo Paraíba is a health plan in Paraiba which is available from R$156.97. The health plan is offered to companies from all segments with at least three workers. The plan offers a telemedicine platform.

MetLife and Gympass announce partnership and offer new life insurance benefit. Apólice, August 10, 2020. (Text in Portuguese)
MetLife has established an exclusive partnership with Gympass, a corporate benefit platform present in 14 countries. It will provide employees with access to a holistic solution of physical and mental health care. This includes access to gyms, live classes, nutrition apps, meditation, and online personal trainers. It is available to companies with 100 to 1,000 employees.

Canada

Empire Life launches telemedicine service, expanding portfolio of healthcare solutions. Newswire, August 26, 2020.
Empire Life has added a telemedicine service to its group benefit plans. Starting September 1, 2020, all group plan members will automatically have access to this new service, provided by Teladoc Health.

China

Insurers providing health management solutions. Shine.cn, September 19, 2020.
AXA Tianping’s the Family Guardian cover provides insurance for the entire family and a one-stop health management service for in-patient and out-patient treatment. Doctors will be available via a designated WeChat program. Other consultations can be arranged through AXA Tianping’s strategic partnership with Qhealth.

Ghana

Surfline partners Prudential Life to provide insurance cover for customers. Press release, July 27, 2020.
Surf Insure is an insurance package for employees of small and medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). The package will extend life insurance cover to employees who are Surfline subscribers. The package will include a Hospital Cash Plan (HCP) benefit if hospitalized and funeral support in the event of death.

India

PhonePe, ICICI Lombard team up to offer hospital cash cover. The Banking Finance Post, July 23, 2020.
The Hospital Daily cash benefit is a group product intended for PhonePe users. It does not require prior medical tests and a hospital discharge document is usually enough for claims purposes. PhonePe users get an assured amount if they are hospitalized due to injury or illnesses including COVID-19.

Digit Health insurance covers hospitalization due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Product brochure, July 12, 2020.
Digit’s Health Plus is customized to cover all illnesses including the coronavirus. It covers hospitalization and treatment costs. Digit Health Plus also offers a cumulative bonus for staying healthy.

Peru

New digital platform arrives to quote health insurance quickly and securely. APNoticias, September 2020. (Text in Spanish)
QuePlan.pe is a 100% free platform that allows consumers to compare, quote, and request EPS plans for individuals and companies, aggregating health insurance options from all insurers and clinical plans in the country.

Philippines

BPI-Philam now offers insurance with health coverage, investment. Press release, September 1, 2020.
MedLife Protect Plus is an insurance plan packaged with medical benefit riders, offering the combined protection of life insurance, health insurance, and investment. The plan offers medical benefit coverage with a maximum limit of PHP 4,000,000 per year and a daily hospitalization income benefit of up to Php3,000 for each day of confinement. MedLife Protect Plus premiums start at only Php1,251 per month.

FWD Insurance introduces new benefits to enhance protection. Press release, September 2, 2020.
FWD Insurance’s optional add-ons provide an extra layer of protection, addressing customers’ needs such as savings, or unexpected critical illnesses, hospitalization, or death.  The add-ons include RecoveryPro, an additional cash benefit for hospital confinement, Health Pro Lite, advances 20% of the major critical illness benefit amount upon diagnosis, and SurePro for Owner waives premiums in case of critical illness, total and permanent disability, and death of the policy owner.

FWD Insurance launches LiveSafe Plus, empowering more local businesses to protect their employees. Press release, August 7, 2020.
LiveSafe Plus is a group product for businesses or larger groups with 26 to 200 employees. LiveSafe Plus offers
basic insurance coverage (life insurance, terminal illness, and total and permanent disability benefit). The optional protection add-ons include accidental death, disability, and dismemberment; accidental medical reimbursement; and critical illness.

FWD Philippines introduces Group Credit Life Insurance, protecting small Filipino lenders. Press release, July 22, 2020.
The Group Credit Life insurance plan covers a variety of loans; it requires a minimum loan coverage amount of PhP5,000.
It assures loan repayment in the event of the borrower dying or becoming totally and permanently disabled. It also covers diagnosis of any of the five covered critical illnesses (CI): cancer, stroke, renal or kidney failure, coronary artery bypass grafting, and heart attack.

Singapore

Chubb launches Recover & Return Insurance to support the return to workplaces in Singapore. Press release, August 12, 2020.
Chubb’s Recover & Return Insurance is designed specifically for employers to care of the health, safety, and well-being of their employees so that they can return to their workspace with confidence.The plan will provide lump-sum payouts to employees who get diagnosed with COVID-19, as well as hospital admission, intensive care unit admission, and family bereavement benefits.

Spain

MAPFRE launches a digital platform for employees of large workplaces. Future.inese, July 14, 2020. (Text in Spanish)
Employees will be able to access MAPFRE products and services through a personalized digital platform for each company. The digital platform will reward employees’ achievements with virtual currencies to redeem in-store, as well as movie tickets and other benefits.

United States

SBLI & Afficiency Inc. announce strategic partnership. PR Newswire, September 22, 2020.
The partnership announces the release of two new simplified term issue life insurance products: a worksite and retail version. The products offer $1,000,000 coverage. It is a 100% digital experience with no medical exam needed and a decision made within minutes.

Berkley Accident & Health launches needlestick insurance for nurses and other healthcare workers. PR Newswire, September 22, 2020.
 Vigilance is an occupational accident insurance product built for healthcare workers and students at risk of sharps injuries and workplace assaults. Vigilance provides coverage for accidental needlesticks, felonious assaults, occupational HIV, and chronic hepatitis B and C.

Cigna launches Evernorth to accelerate delivery of innovative and flexible health service solutions. PR Newswire, September 16, 2020.
Evernorth will accelerate delivery of innovative and flexible solutions to meet the diverse needs of health plans, employers, and government organizations. Some of the solutions include Healthy Ways to Work, a broad suite of solutions to help health plans and employers move forward by addressing the unique challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Evernorth also offers a new comprehensive fertility solution, FamilyPathSM, to reduce avoidable costs, provide holistic care coordination, and deliver more flexible options for individuals.  

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Specialty Business announces new Voluntary virtual support tools to help employers and brokers with remote open enrollment process. Press release, July 31, 2020.
The Voluntary virtual support tools include customized communications for employers and brokers, virtual meetings, dedicated call centers, and an employee online enrollment portal that provides them with materials to make better informed healthcare choices. Employees also have real-time access to an online enrollment portal that allows them to review their Voluntary benefit options and compare plans side-by-side.

Allianz Life rolls out new benefit to help employees with student loans save for retirement. Press release, July 15, 2020.
The new benefit will help employees with personal student loan debt and enable them to save for retirement through the company 401(k) program. The company will assess the employee’s personal loan payments and determine how much they will contribute to their 401(k) program.

Pivot Health, Crum & Forster subsidiary to roll out short-term medical insurance plans. Life Insurance International, July 10, 2020.
The new short-term health plans are designed to offer various deductible options and the choice between an all-access network or a national PPO network, along with optional supplemental accident insurance.

Lincoln Financial Group partners with Swiss Life network to meet multinational Employee benefit needs. Press release, July 8, 2020.
This partnership will ensure that Lincoln financial can now meet the needs of employers with a multinational employee base. The cost-effective coverage will extend to employees outside the U.S. through the Swiss Life Network.

Reliance Standard launches RSL complete Dental+Vision benefit plan. Business Wire, July 7, 2020.
RSL Complete is an integrated dental and vision benefit plan for employers with 10 or more employees. The RSL Dental Cost Estimator lets insured members compare estimated charges based on ZIP code, for both in-network and out-of-network providers.

Zimbabwe

Zimnat launches SMEs life group cover. Business Weekly, August 27, 2020.
Zimnat SMEs LifeAID is a new life insurance group cover for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to enable them provide life insurance for their employees. The scheme provides for a lump sum payment of twice the annual salary of a member of staff insured under the scheme in the event of his or her death.