On May 25, RBAP-MABS, with support from USAID/Philippines and the Philippine Life Insurance Association (PLIA), jointly conducted a microinsurance performance monitoring forum for 43 representatives from 25 of the association’s member companies. The main resource person for the activity was RBAP-MABS Microinsurance Consultant and internationally known expert, Mr. Michael McCord.
The activity built on the significant developments in regulations for microinsurance providers, especially Insurance Memo Circular 05-2011 on the Performance Standards for Microinsurance providers released by the Insurance Commission in January 2011. Core to the discussion was the importance of monitoring financial performance indicators in assessing the sustained viability of microinsurance for commercial life insurance companies. Mr. McCord also stressed that venturing into the business of microinsurance requires a commitment to ensuring that services are delivered in the most efficient and appropriate manner for clients.
The activity concluded with PLIA President George Mercado assuring participants that the association will continue to pursue events that will provide its members relevant information and updates on microinsurance opportunities.
RBAP-MABS continues to work with industry associations such as PLIA with the aim of ensuring sufficient and active commercial microinsurance providers that provide a competitive range of products and services.