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Network News

Published quarterly, IGP's Network News keeps you informed about what's happening in the IGP Network: emerging markets, new Network Partners, innovative products and services, seminars and events, as well as updates on benefits trends and legislative changes affecting employee benefits around the world.

2018

November 2018 (Newsflash)
Switzerland: AXA Switzerland Transforms its Group Life Business, Creating Additional Value for Customers and Shareholders
Pooling Markets in 2018: Discussion of Industry Trends and the Future of Pooling Source: Global Benefits Vision, Issue 32
2019 IGP Global Employee Benefits Conference: The Grand Malahide, Dublin (Ireland), May 21-23

October 2018
Expatriates & TCNs: Introducing AXA-Global Healthcare and AXA Luxembourg
A Client’s Perspective: Moving from a Decentralised to a Centralised Structure
Ireland: Government Roadmap for Pension Reform 2018-2023
Denmark: PFA EarlyCare®: Early Intervention Pays Off
2019 IGP Global Employee Benefits Conference: The Grand Malahide, Dublin (Ireland), May 21-23

June 2018
IGP Welcomes Global Benefits Group, Inc.: Second Network Partner for TCN & Expat Coverage
United Kingdom: UK Productivity Severely Impacted by Employee Stress and Anxiety
Russia: Change in Reinsurance Law
IGP News: “Opting-in” to Receive Network News and Other IGP Updates
2018 IGP Asia-Pacific Seminar: September 6, 2018 - Hong Kong
IGP Lunch & Learn: September 11, 2018 - Kyiv, Ukraine

March 2018
Japan: The Dai-ichi’s New Corporate Medical Insurance Plan Offers Enhanced Benefits
Netherlands: A Grip on Pensions: How Your Employees Can Get the Best From Their Pension Scheme
EU Data Protection Regulation: IGP’s Approach to Data Security
IGP Lunch & Learn: April 11, 2018 - Indonesia
IGP Workshops for Multinational Corporations & Advisors: June 2018 – Brussels

2017

December 2017
Germany: Comprehensive Pension Reform Redefines the Occupational Pensions Landscape
Mexico: Seguros Monterrey’s MiSeguroMty App & Calculating Social Security Benefits and Contributions Based on the Consumer Price Index
Malaysia: AIA Launches New Apps to Enhance Corporate Members’ Experience with Their Healthcare Insurance
Norway: Storebrand Introduces “Quick Return-to-Work” Programme
IGP Lunch & Learn: April 11, 2018 - Indonesia
IGP Workshops for Multinational Corporations & Advisors: June 2018 - Brussels

IGP 50th Anniversary Edition
Editorial: Peter de Vries - Vice President, Head of the IGP Network
SAP & Schlumberger: Discussion on the Design, Implementation and Management of Diverse Benefit Programs
50th Anniversary IGP Seminar: Highlights from a World-Class Event
IGP: A Few Words from our Team Leaders and Regional Managers

October 2017
Multinational Pooling & Captives: The Value of Reinsurance
Argentina: Increasing Awareness of the Need for Life Insurance
The Netherlands: Change in Retirement Age per January 1, 2018
IGP: Independent Survey Confirms IGP as #1 Network

March 2017
Belgium: AG Insurance Introduces a New Income Protection Solution
United Kingdom: AXA PPP healthcare provides support services for Canada Life customers: EmployeeCare, Bereavement Counseling and Probate Helpline
Asia-Pacific: IGP Introduces New Regional Director for Asia
Latin America: IGP’s Regional Coordinator for Latin America now based in Mexico
IGP Events: Workshops on Multinational Pooling and Employee Benefits (Brussels) – June 2017; IGP’s 50th Anniversary International Employee Benefits Seminar (Boston) – May 2017

2016

December 2016
South Africa: Old Mutual Leads the Way in Reshaping Group Risk Cover
Belgium: AG Insurance Introduces a New Income Protection Solution and “My Global Benefits”, an Essential HR Tool
Canada: Manulife’s Workplace Solutions for Mental Health
Finland: Mandatum’s “Group Optimi” Insurance for Nordben Customers
IGP Events: IGP’s 50th Anniversary International Employee Benefits Seminar, May 9-11, 2017

October 2016
Norway: New Savings Rates for Defined Contribution Plans
Japan: Major Changes to Defined Contribution Pension Plans
Turkey: New Pension Legislation Introduces Automatic Enrollment
IGP: 2016 IGP Country Profiles
IGP Events: IGP 50th Anniversary Seminar, Westin Copley Place Boston, May 2017

June 2016
Belgium: Questions on the New Supplementary Pension Law
United Kingdom: Preventive Healthcare Key to Workplace Health
Japan: The Dai-ichi’s Solution for Mandatory Employee Stress Checks
IGP Events: 2016 IGP Americas Seminar in São Paulo, Brazil

March 2016
Belgium: Amendments to the Supplementary Pension Act
Denmark: PFA Pension Named "Best Pension Provider in Denmark"
United Kingdom: Pension Legislation Changes Provide More Choice
United Kingdom: AXA PPP healthcare Wins Award for App
IGP: Protecting Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
IGP Events: 2016 IGP International Employee Benefits Seminar in Windsor, UK

2015

December 2015
Finland: Reform of Earnings-Related Pension System
Norway: New Rules for Disability Pensions
Singapore: Aviva Introduces New Apps for Submitting and Managing Claims
Netherlands: a.s.r. to Launch New General Pension Fund
IGP Events: 2016 IGP International Benefits Seminars in Asia, Europe & LATAM

October 2015
Mauritius: IGP Welcomes Swan Life Ltd.
Belgium: Where are Supplementary Pensions Headed?
Multinational Pooling: The Value of Reinsurance
Turkey: Allianz Introduces Group Complementary Health Insurance (CHI)
United Kingdom: AXA PPP's Research on Stress and Mental Health
United Kingdom: Insurance Premium Tax Rises & Changes to National Insurance Contributions (NICs)

August 2015
Canada: The Power of Financially Secure Employees
Indonesia: PT. Asuransi Jiwa Manulife Recognized for Quality and Service
United Kingdom: AXA PPP Introduces Corporate Health Plan for Mid-Sized Companies
United Kingdom: AXA PPP Wins "European Large Contact Centre of the Year" Award
IGP Events: 2015 IGP International Employee Benefits Seminar (Boston)

March 2015
Belgium: New Guaranteed Interest Rate on Group Insurance Plans
HR Grapevine's Roundtable Discussion on the Advantages of Multinational Pooling
UK – AXA PPP healthcare Introduces New Products and Services to Promote Employee Health and Wellbeing
UK – Canada Life Group Insurance: A Group Risk Success Story
Hungary – AEGON Hungary Wins Multiple Awards in 2014
TCNs & Expats – AXA Introduces New International Savings Product for Internationally Mobile Employees
IGP Events: Workshops on Multinational Pooling and Employee Benefits (Brussels); 2015 IGP International Employee Benefits Seminar (Boston)

2014

December 2014
Peru: IGP Welcomes MAPFRE Perú
Network News: New International Experience Reports
United Kingdom: Canada Life Introduces Treatment Sourcing Service for Group Income Protection (GIP) and Group Critical Illness (GCI)
Belgium and United Kingdom: AG Insurance and AXA PPP healthcare Win Prestigious Awards
Network Partner News: MAPFRE: A Year of Achievement and Recognition
IGP Events: Lunch & Learn in Lima, Peru; 2015 International Employee Benefits Seminar in Boston; IGP Workshops in Brussels for Multinational Corporations & International Advisors

October 2014
UAE: IGP Welcomes Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC)
IGP Small Groups Pool: Another Positive Year!
Japan: Changes to Pension Contributions, Mandatory Retirement Age and Industrial Safety & Health Act
Singapore: Aviva’s New Health & Wellness Program
United Kingdom: Canada Life Group Insurance Rated "Best" for 3rd Consecutive Year
Turkey: Merger of Allianz Sigorta and Yapi Kredi Sigorta
IGP Events: 2015 IGP Seminar in Boston

June 2014
IGP Survey: 80% of multinationals use pooling to control employee benefits costs
Belgium: Supplemental Pensions: Eliminating discriminatory differences between blue collar and white collar workers
Denmark: PFA Pension's Success in 2013: Continuing a positive trend
Singapore: Aviva's new smartphone app for Preferred Care Plus (PCP) members
IGP Events: IGP One-Day Seminars in Hong Kong & Miami, Recap of the 2014 IGP Seminar in Berlin

January 2014
United Kingdom: "Presenteeism" on the Rise in the UK; Group Income Protection 'Early Intervention Service' expanded
Italy: Same Network Partner, new name: UnipolSai Assicurazioni S.p.A.
Philippines: Insular Life - A dependable foundation for challenging times
IGP Events: 2014 IGP International Employee Benefits Seminar in Berlin

2013

December 2013
Belgium: Disability on the rise
Malaysia: New minimum retirement age; Update on the Voluntary Private Retirement Scheme (PRS)
Argentina: SMG Life - A decade of prestige and recognition!
IGP Events: 2014 IGP International Employee Benefits Seminar in Berlin; Recaps of the 2013 IGP Lunch-n-Learns and the Training Workshops for Multinational Corporations & International advisors

October 2013
Netherlands: a.s.r. and De Amersfoortse’s New Employee Pension Plan
New Zealand: IGP Welcomes Fidelity Life Assurance
Turkey: Allianz & Yapi Kredi Partnership
UK: Canada Life Rated "Best Insurer"
IGP Events: Workshops for Multinational Corporations and International Advisors; Recaps of the 2013 IGP Asia-Pacific Seminar & Mini-Seminar in Beijing

July 2013
Austria: 2013 Amendment to the Pension Fund Act
China: Taiping introduces new proactive employee wellness plan
Malaysia: Same Network Partner, new name: AIA acquires ING Insurance Berhad
IGP Events: 2013 IGP Asia-Pacific Seminar, Lunch-n-Learns in Barcelona & Beijing, Multinational Pooling Training Workshops in Brussels & 2014 IGP Seminar in Berlin

April 2013
Finland: Changes to Taxation of Voluntary Pension Insurance Premiums
Sweden: Pooling of Occupational Group Life Insurance (TGL)
Network Partners' Newsflashes: Aviva Russia, Irish Life & Fidem Life Becomes Aegon Life Ukraine
IGP Events: 2013 IGP Seminar in Brazil (Recap) & 2014 IGP International Benefits Seminar in Berlin

2012

December 2012
Norway: Introduction to the New Occupational Pensions
Belgium: New Guaranteed Interest Rate for Group Insurance Plans
Turkey: Pension Reform: Introduction of State Contributions
UK: Canada Life's Medical Advisory Service: "Best Doctors"
IGP Events: Recaps of the 2012 Seminar in Boston, Training Workshops in Brussels & Lunch-n-Learn Events

July 2012
Luxembourg: Profile of Cardif Lux Vie
Sweden: SPP named "Fund Insurance Company of the Year"
IGP Events: 2012 IGP Seminar in Boston & Multinational Training Workshops in Brussels, Recap of Lunch-n-Learn events in France & Spain
IGP Website: Check out the "Partners" section

March 2012
Poland: IGP Welcomes Pramerica Zycie TUiR SA
IGP: Survey on Sharing Back Pooling Dividends
Belgium: Supplementary Pensions
Latin America: Mapfre named "Best Primary Insurer" for six years in a row
IGP Events: 2012 IGP Seminar in Boston & Lunch-n-Learn Events in Spain

2011

December 2011
IGP: Delivery of International Experience Reports
IGP: Small Groups Pool Pays Big Dividends
Asia-Pacific: Continuity of Cover
Hong Kong: AXA China Region's New Mobile "Apps"
Japan: New Group Life Product & Regulations for Voluntary DC Plans

September 2011
IGP: Our New Website is Launched!
Ukraine: Fidem Life Joins the IGP Network
Turkey: The Need for Private Pensions
IGP Events: Workshops on Employee Benefits and Multinational Pooling

July 2011
Hungary: Changes to Pension System
United Kingdom: Removal of the Default Retirement Age
Netherlands: Second Network Partner: De Amersfoortse
Sweden: SPP's Unit-Linked Offering Praised by Söderberg & Partners
Indonesia: PT Asuransi Jiwa Manulife: Achievement and Recognition
IGP Events: 2011 IGP Asia-Pacific Seminar in Hong Kong & Recap of IGP Seminar in Brussels

March 2011
Norway: Economic Outlook, 2011 Pension Reform, Storebrand Livsforsikring AS
France: Impact of Recent Pension Reform on Death & Disability Benefits
IGP Event: 2011 IGP Seminar in Brussels

2010

December 2010
Singapore: Changes to Central Provident Fund (CPF)
Ireland: Irish Life's Innovative Underwriting & Claims Management
Philippines: Insular Life Celebrates 100 Years of Excellence!

November 2010
IGP Welcomes Quatrem: Second Network Partner in France
IGP Small Groups Pool: Another Excellent Year!
Greece: Pension Reform
Korea: Corporate Retirement Plans
Nordben: Insuring Local Nationals

July 2010
IGP Asia-Pacific Seminar
Denmark: Corporate Health Responsibility
Germany: Rebranding of VICTORIA Life as ERGO Insurance
IGP Events: 2010 Multinational Pooling Workshops & IGP Asia-Pacific Seminar in Singapore

April 2010
Turkey: Private Pension System
IGP Client Websites: A World of Information at Your Fingertips!
IGP Events: 2010 Lunch 'n Learn, Multinational Pooling Workshops & Mini-Seminar in Korea

2009

December 2009
IGP Small Groups Pool Pays Big Dividends!
Australia: Potential Changes for Insurers
Denmark: 2010 Tax Reform
Belgium: Innovative Services for Pension Funds

September 2009
Romania: Introducing Aviva Asigurari de Viata SA
Brazil: Pooling & Reinsurance Possible via Mapfre Seguros
Argentina: Nationalization of Private Pension System
Austria: Victoria-Volksbanken's Enhanced Pension Product
Netherlands: ASR's New DC Pension Plan

June 2009
Hungary: Going for Growth in 2009!
Belgium: Fortis Insurance Belgium becomes AG Insurance
IGP Events: IGP Training Workshops and 2009 IGP Seminar in Boston

March 2009
IGP: Reducing the Cost of Employee Benefits
Chile: Introducing Mapfre Compañía de Seguros; Social Security Reforms in Chile
Switzerland: Managing Occupational Benefits Funds