Editors' picks for the week include a look at Tokio Marine closing the gap on Sompo in Japan's nonlife insurance market and Anbang restructuring itself.
Insurers eye new association health plans with long-term caution
Managed care companies have been slow to embrace an opportunity, provided by new regulations, to offer more flexible health plans to self-employed groups.
Tokio Marine closing gap on Sompo in Japan's nonlife insurance market
In Japan's nonlife insurance market, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. Ltd. has been narrowing the market share gap between itself and leader Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc., data shows.
Cost-saving merger of MS&AD's Japanese nonlife units 'inevitable,' analysts say
A potential merger of MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings Inc.'s two major nonlife insurance units would lower the insurance group's operating costs while creating the biggest property and casualty insurer in Japan.
Willis Re: Reinsurers get tougher with underwriting after subdued rate increases
Traditional reinsurers are having to get tougher on unprofitable business as they adapt to strong competition for property-catastrophe reinsurance business, according to reinsurance broker Willis Re.
Anbang restructures via internal transfers of shareholdings
State-controlled Anbang Insurance Group Co. Ltd. made changes to its structure by transferring internally shares of six listed companies that it owns.