Tag - insurance



BUSINESS / Companies
May 23, 2018
Mitsui Sumitomo to buy 37.5% stake in Chinese life insurer
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. said Wednesday it will buy a 37.5 percent stake in a medium-sized Chinese life insurance company for 4.33 billion yuan ($675 million) to tap the world's third-largest insurance market.
Japan Times
Apr 5, 2018
Companies more willing to give their smokers a kick in the butts
Instead of letting employees light up as usual, Japanese companies are getting creative in encouraging their smokers to kick the habit, with some even introducing total bans or extra paid holidays for nonsmokers.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 13, 2018
Nippon Life to acquire 5% stake in Deutsche Bank unit and send representative to join new board
Nippon Life Insurance Co. said Monday it has inked a deal with Germany's Deutsche Bank to acquire a 5 percent stake in the company's asset management unit.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 8, 2018
SoftBank in talks to buy one-third stake in reinsurer Swiss Re as domestic rivals report record profits
SoftBank Group Corp. CEO Masayoshi Son is warming to an industry that's long been a favorite of billionaires looking to diversify their business empires.
Japan Times
Jan 31, 2018
Berkshire, Amazon and JPMorgan bosses look to shake up U.S. health care market
It's no secret Jeff Bezos has been looking to crack health care. But no one expected him to pull in Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon, too.
Japan Times
Jan 27, 2018
Tiger makes cut with birdie on 18th hole
Tiger Woods acknowledged that his long game was poor in the second round at the Farmers Insurance Open, but said he was excited to make the cut and qualify for the final two rounds.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 22, 2018
SoftBank reportedly ready to invest $400 million in health care portal run by Chinese firm Ping An Insurance
SoftBank Group Corp. is nearing a deal to invest about $400 million in a health care portal run by Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. ahead of the Chinese company's initial public offering, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.
WORLD / Society
Dec 13, 2017
'Not going to stop having sex': Trump's cuts leave U.S. rural teens at pregnancy risk
Teenage girls in rural America could be the first to see a rise in unplanned pregnancies as drastic cuts in access to health care, contraception and insurance take effect under President Donald Trump's policies, say family planning campaigners.
Dec 10, 2017
Japan mulls partial insurance coverage for urgent overseas organ transplants
The health ministry is considering a measure to cover part of the expenses shouldered by patients who go abroad for urgent organ transplants, sources close to the matter said Saturday.
Japan Times
Dec 8, 2017
Aiming for truly universal health coverage
The idea that everyone should be able to access quality health services has finally claimed its rightful place at the top of the global health agenda.
Japan Times
Nov 10, 2017
Las Vegas massacre may add more than $1 billion to insurer costs
The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history is adding to soaring costs for insurance companies, which are already taking a beating this year from an onslaught of hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires.
Japan Times
Oct 31, 2017
More Japanese firms introducing anti-smoking measures, including incentives
An increasing number of companies are stepping up efforts to protect employees from the health hazard of cigarettes as the central and local governments study measures to curb the public's exposure to secondhand smoke.
Japan Times
Oct 29, 2017
Insurers devise new steps to slash fees and promote wellness in rapidly graying Japan
Walking 8,000 steps a day or eating healthy food may now save you money as some Japanese insurers move to sell policies that offer premium discounts or refunds to those living healthily.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 11, 2017
Lacking legislation, Trump looks to sign order this week that is expected to further gut Obamacare
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he likely will sign an order this week that is expected to allow Americans to buy stripped-down health insurance policies, a step some experts say would further undermine the Obamacare law that Trump opposes.
Japan Times
Oct 5, 2017
Firms pitch part-time work-at-home as way to ease leave-takers' return to office life
Michika Kato, 27, a mother of a 1-year-old boy, works for up to two hours on her computer at home while her baby is playing on his own or sleeping.
Japan Times
Sep 23, 2017
Huge damages awards fuel demand for cycling insurance in Japan
A string of exorbitant court rulings on bicycle accidents has sent sales of cycling liability insurance soaring nationwide.
Japan Times
Sep 19, 2017
Japan's hikers advised to get insurance to cover accidents, rescue costs
Reflecting the recent rise in alpine accidents amid Japan's trekking boom, experts say hikers should get insurance covering search and rescue expenses, which can be extremely expensive.
Japan Times
Sep 12, 2017
In sunny Monte Carlo, insurers crunch numbers on U.S. hurricane costs
Insured losses in the United States from Hurricane Irma could total $40 billion, according to one risk forecaster, and though that was less than earlier projections, the elite of the insurance world convening in this sunny resort were reluctant to signal relief.
Japan Times
Aug 11, 2017
Japan's health care is far from free, and ballooning costs could mean higher premiums
Japan's health insurance system is considered "universal," since it covers everyone in the country, but it is hardly "free" in the sense of having the government pay for everything with tax revenue.
Jul 16, 2017
Japan to probe foreign tourists' unpaid medical bills, promote travel insurance plans
The health ministry plans to probe cases of unpaid medical expenses charged to foreign tourists, calling for the use of travel insurance and looking at other ways to tackle the problem.


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