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RMS investigating earthquake micro-insurance for China

News 10th June 2009

Risk Management Solutions (RMS) have announced completion of a pilot project looking at the viability of bringing a micro-insurance scheme for earthquake risk to rural China. RMS say that with the appropriate support it is now viable to bring a product to market which could help protect low income households against major earthquakes through a […]

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Weather triggered micro-insurance gaining in popularity

News 9th June 2009

It’s really good to see that the Guardian newspaper, one of the largest circulation news sources in the UK, today carries an article on micro-insurance weather protection for farmers in India and the developing world. We are huge advocates of the potential benefits of these schemes, even though we do believe most currently in operation […]

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Munich Re brings index-based flood micro-insurance to Indonesia

News 7th May 2009

Munich Re have teamed up with Indonesian insurer Asuransi Wahana Tata to bring an innovative micro-insurance product to Indonesia. The product ‘Alert 1 Manggarai Protection Card‘ offers index-based flood insurance cheaply and easily to low income families in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. The new product started life as a feasibility study between Munich Re (as […]

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