PIAM to help reduce accidents by 20% in 2018

The General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) has set a stretched target to help reduce road accidents nationwide by 20% this year from 521,466 recorded in 2016 and by 50% from 2020 onwards in collaboration with enforcement agencies. Chairman Antony Lee said the current trend of accidents and fatalities caused by heavy and commercial vehicles[…]

Public Awareness Of Savings Protection, Insurance Still Low

The level of public awareness about savings, takaful and insurance protection provided by Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia (PIDM) under the Takaful and Insurance Benefits Protection Scheme is still low. Its chief executive officer, Rafiz Azuan Abdullah said based on a study conducted last year, only 62 per cent of people in this country were aware of takaful and insurance protection given by PIDM although various information efforts had been made. “Even that[…]

Insurance, Takaful Products Not Attractive To Large Segments Of Population

Insurance and takaful products are still not attractive to large segments of the population of Malaysia as many of them are too complex and unaffordable, said Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) Governor, Tan Sri Muhammad Ibrahim. He said the industry should concentrate on the underserved segment to allow them to be protected by at least one[…]

General Insurance Industry’s 1H17 Gross Written Premiums Fall To RM9.17 Bln

The general insurance industry declined by 1.9 per cent during the first half of 2017 (1H17) as compared to the same period last year, with gross written premiums slipping to RM9.17 billion from RM9.34 billion year-on-year (y-o-y). General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) Chief Executive Officer Mark Lim said the industry was weighed down by[…]

Insurance companies and takaful operators denied requesting for “cuts” from hospitals

LIAM, PIAM and MTA would like to confirm that none of their member insurance companies and takaful operators have requested for “cuts” from hospitals for the medical expenses incurred by their policyholders. The three Associations view such unfounded allegations made by the hospitals with serious concerns. Insurance companies and takaful operators through LIAM, PIAM and[…]