Monday, May 9, 2022

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Oasis Insurance is the leading Insurance Brokerage Firm in the UAE. We aim to empower the customers by simplifying the way policies were issued earlier be it for motor, travel or home. Seeing the delay in the delivery of policies by other providers, Oasis Insurance took up the challenge to offer convenience to its customers and save their time and money that led to the launch of www.insureatoasis.com.

Our Vision is to be a significant global player and regional leader in digital insurance distribution and a full range of associated insurance services delivering value to all stakeholders.


Thursday, May 5, 2022

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Critical Illness Insurance



Critical Illness Policy: The critical illness policy issues for the treatment of dread disease when the policyholder is contracted with any one of the specified diseases. A lump sum of money is provided upon an individual policyholder who is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. The coverage is used either for the treatment of the disease or the repayment of the mortgage.
Female critical care: Like critical care, Female critical care aims to provide the policy cover for life-threatening illness but exclusively for the women diagnosed with critical diseases. This product encloses a wide spectrum of critical illness that affects women like breast cancer. It helps women and their family members to act and resolve any disease at the earliest.



Monday, May 2, 2022

Eid Mubarak

 

Eid Mubarak





Adopting Blockchain into Insurance: Everything you need to know


Introduction

An unknown person back in 2008 published a white paper about cryptography mailing under the title Bitcoin. The world gasped and stood still for a moment!

Satoshi Nakamoto, a person or persons under the presumed pseudonymous authored the bitcoin, later developed and deployed the original reference implementation. Thereby implementing, Satoshi Nakamoto created the first Blockchain database. You might probably be confused and asking what is bitcoin? What is the difference between bitcoin and a blockchain? A Bitcoin is a digital currency that can be transacted from user to user without any central bank administration or intermediaries. On the other hand, blockchain is a technology behind bitcoin that exists as a distributed database system which keeps a record of every transaction and verifies it without any control of central administration.

The Genesis

Blockchain is a distributed ledger with copies of the ledger spread across many computers that verifies a transaction and records the time-stamped data in a place called Block. Each such individual block is linked together by including a cryptographic hash value from the prior block in the chain. So does the name Blockchain is coined. Since the blocks contain the hash value of the prior block it cannot be altered without changing the subsequent blocks too. To confirm the integrity of the previous block the iteration process can be continued all the way to the first block, the genesis block.

Adopting blockchain into the insurance industry

As you all know blockchain is implemented as part of developing the digital currency called bitcoin. But the possibilities of blockchain technology do not just stop with the implementation of digital currency. The applications of blockchain technology are immense in the modern world and a lot of them are yet to explore that can transform industries like Insurance.

The insurance field is the most centralized and conservative industry which is slow in adapting to the new technology. But yet being shy some promising companies like InsureAtOasis have successfully adopted the insurtech by not keeping a distance from innovations. Read more about insurtech and How leading online insurance aggregators in UAE work. Considering the increase in distrust among customers for centralized financial services, a high rate for underwriting are major hurdles for insurers to satisfy a customer. On the other side fraudulent claims, handling a huge amount of data, third-party payment transactions, and limited growth in a mature market are challenges insurance providers are facing from their end.

While blockchain being the single source of truth it promotes trust, stability, and transparency to the entire system. A lot of work insurance companies do are manual but implementing blockchain can streamline the paperwork process. Moreover, Insurance Broking through blockchain is a distributed database that eliminates any suspicious activities and duplication of the transaction to enable trust and security.

Smart contract to the rescue

Now we know how a blockchain works and how it ensures security and trust among the customer with the decentralized system. But still, we have one more question yet to answer, yes, how blockchain impact on claims handling and the issuance of a policy automatically without any manual input. It is by the method of the Smart Contract. Smart contracts are self-executing computer programs that are deployed in the blockchain to execute a set of predefined criteria for business logic. It can be used to autonomously execute an underwriting for an insurance policy and issues it on its own. It can be further extended to verification and settlement of the claims by the insurer. Even though we call it a contract, it may not be a contract from the legal point of view but it can be understood as an execution of a legal agreement in programming codes. The set of rules on which smart contract acts are fed into the blockchain as on-chain data. When on-chain data is not available the data from external sources called oracles are used to trigger the smart contract.

Challenges to overcome with blockchain

Detecting fraudulent claims: Every year fraudulent claims alone costs a monstrous amount of money for the insurance companies. It is almost an impossible task to detect transparency and Fraud claims with the available data and methods. When the data is stored in a blockchain-based ledger the shared data is verified for its authenticity that way multiple claims filed by a single entity are easily eliminated.

Lowering administrative cost: Reducing the cost of running the system is one of the notable features of implementing blockchain in the insurance industry. Since blockchain is an automated business logic it can considerably reduce the operational friction and the cost of the administration. In turn, it can have a direct effect on the premium rate of every insurance policies which is beneficial for the customer.

Protecting Privacy: In these days and times, our identities are mostly managed by government or private service providers. As in the case of insurance, identities are not interoperated between other issuers or organizations. Blockchain gives a self-sovereignty identity to manage our identification and allows us to interoperate between individuals and organizations.

Managing enormous data: Handling a bulk of data every day is a tiresome job for insurers which can create silos of data to manage over years. Blockchain can handle a large amount of data with ease to manage, share and monetize bulk information. Capture Data – Customer Specific approach can make the risk assessment and verification easier and accurate at the time of need. Also, the static records are stored in the blockchain with a digital fingerprint stamped by date and time so it brings more trust and transparency.

Applications of Blockchain in Insurance

The future of the blockchain doesn’t just stop with a limited scope, the application of the technology lies beyond our thinking and our generation. Some of the immediate changes that we will witness in our lifetime are sorted below.

ON-DEMAND INSURANCE

Through an on-demand insurance model, the policyholder can easily switch on and off their insurance policy with a single click. Usually, these on-demand policy issuance requires underwriting, maintaining customer records, policy documents, cost details, risk, and claims management, which is more hassle to keep a record of these documents on paper. With the advent of blockchain, the record-keeping system has become easy as fluid from the inception to the disposal of the insurance policy.

CASUALTY AND PROPERTY INSURANCE

As we say property and casualty insurance encloses primarily home, motor, and commercial insurance with a total net premium of trillions of dollars. To process these insurance policies everything has to be done manually with no room for human errors to happen. By using a shared ledger of the blockchain the issuance, claims and the payment of the insurance can be automated with more efficiency making the process five-time cheaper and three times faster.

REINSURANCE

Reinsurance is a method to insure the insurers when a large number of claims come all at once in the case of an earthquake and other such natural disasters. Usually, typical reinsurance takes up to two to three months to settle a claim from the time an insurer raises a claim to the recovery from a reinsurer.

The current reinsurance system is highly inefficient that costs up to 10 million dollars for the operational services. The lengthy process with time and money loss happens due to the reason, gathering claim data, calculating reinsurance premium and settlement disputes everything needs to be done manually.

This notoriously inefficient and complex process of underwriting each contract individually and exchanging it between various parties in the system to process the claim is tiresome. Using blockchain technology calculated premiums and loss transactions details will be available in the shared ledger accessible to both insure and reinsurer. It eliminates the process of reconciling paperwork between each party and also helps the reinsure to allocate capital in real time effectively.

MICRO-INSURANCE

Instead of an insurance policy encompassing all covers, Micro insurances provide covers and security against specific perils at a low premium rate, far less than a regular insurance policy. Due to micro-insurance policies having low-profit margins and high distribution costs, they generally don’t get enough traction. They tend to make a profit only when they are distributed in huge numbers.

Because of the low handling cost in blockchain, underwriting and claim settlement are done easily for the parametric insurances. Insurers will only need a few agents and payments are triggered immediately with the use of oracles when conditions like drought and other climatic conditions are identified. Unlike regular methods, traction of blockchain technology is high and it can perform well in the future.

HEALTH INSURANCE

While providing health reports and documents for the health care policies patients are more concerned about their privacy. So this leaves insurance providers no medical reports of the patients and it further takes to the denial of the insurance claims in the future due to lack of documents.

To solve these privacy issues, a cryptographically secured Blockchain has a solution of protecting the privacy of the customer while making an industry-wide repository for the health care data. It can encrypt a patient's medical record and send it via the system to the other end without revealing the actual information in the document. Also, it enables the customer to control their medical data and with whom to share it.

INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)

The ever-growing amount of data produced by the onset of many connected devices and the Internet of things compels insurers to shift towards the blockchain and smart contracts. These smart devices and things are aware of themselves with the established sensors to detect any damages. The cars, home appliances, or any electronic devices can directly connect with the smart contract in the blockchain to have their insurance policies issued, renewed, or claimed on their own.

Conclusion

Whilst we are talking about insurance, blockchain technology itself is in its infancy. But the Disruption with blockchain technology is undeniable for a matter of fact. One thing is for sure, blockchain would be a decisive factor in transforming the whole insurance industry from the depth of outdated methods.

In the compelling near future, once a car is brought, it can automatically trigger an insurance quote with the help of a smart contract. The purchasing of the policy is completed they can right away transact money and required documents to the insurer on its own.

Again if the car is met with an accident, it can immediately detect the damage and communicate it with the insurer and decide on the necessary repair and claim processes. It is a win-win situation for both the insurer and the customer to move the process without any manual direction. The combination of artificial intelligence and the internet of things (IoT) will leverage the insurance industry with more transparency, trust, and security for everyone.

Saturday, December 5, 2020




What's happening in the industry?
We can see a silent tectonic shift happening in the industry right from the top deck.

Electronic and Digital revolution initiative
During the course of the year IA promulgated the Electronic Insurance Regulations thus paving the way for InsurTech companies to set shops and flourish. It is an admission that Digital & Technology is here to stay. Companies will have to adopt or perish. We see close on the heels the Central Bank also opening a separate division for Fintech. Does this mean that open banking system is a reality?

Is it only for General Insurance?
No. Life Insurance has also seen its major change. With the introduction of BOD 49; it has fundamentally rearranged the distribution model. This has paved way for a more balanced and sustainable growth. Most importantly the distributors have been protected whilst the adjustment is currently underway.

Challenges or opportunities
Whilst the pandemic pushed the industry out of its comfort and adopt technology as a way forward; it is no more a “disruption”. It is a new normal. These are going to present its own unique opportunities and challenges too. One of the most important decisions that the industry has to make is what is the ideal size of the company? What level of automation is it willing to undergo? Does the company want to build all of it; or adopt smart InsurTech Startups to deliver better results, reach and penetration. A newer world order calls for a newer thinking!!!

Digital First
2020 will go down in history not just for the pandemic; it will record positively how certain companies adopted and made it a “Digital First” strategy. Some companies rejigged their business model to adopt a regional approach in terms of spread of risks and not be totally dependent on their host market.

Every economic downturn has always seen new capital coming in. We have seen companies take an objective view and exit the market in this region. This time too it is no different. Whilst one MNC shareholders have accepted the offer globally, another MNC have exited the region. The best part is that the region has stepped up and have acquired the company making it a truly regional player. Whilst we are seeing a shakeup on the top deck; will the rest of the pyramid also see some activity? Takaful space for sure is seeing activities with mergers and acquisitions. Insurance Stocks on the Stock Market is also seeing a renewed activity with some investors actively investing across the industry. 

Good news!
UAE government has allowed 100% foreign ownership which should give the economy a major boost and arrival of new capital; the insurable market will see an expansion. With Dubai Nasdaq considering an exclusive platform for SME listing, this will not only open new avenues for investing for the insurance companies, it will help the industry to open up and flourish.

Opening of bilateral relationships with Israel is expected to see a flurry of activity on the InsurTech space. DIFC & InsurTech Israel have had their first virtual road show. The reforms are on its way.

Do we then get to see big capacity providers and smart insurance providers calling the shots in the future? Is the time ripe for to bring in the next disruption in the market. 

I believe this shake up and rearrangement is just great. Whilst the general expectation was IFRS 17 implementation will provide a window for non-serious players to exit, I believe that disruption has already started even before that.

Welcome to the new insurance order and to the digital revolutionary journey!!!!

With Warm Regards
Sridhar Subbaraman
Founder & CEO







Thursday, December 19, 2019

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Tips to consider for Car Insurance Renewal in UAE


UAE is regularly witnessing road accidents even though the RTA authorities, are taking maximum measures to improve the traffic snarls, blocks, and jams. Even officials working in RTA Dubai have strictly advised all the car owners to ensure that their Car Insurance are renewed from reputed insurance companies. Renewing Car Insurance through online digital platforms is becoming the latest trend and car owners that own cars are showing interest to buy or renew their digital car insurance policy from reputed insurance companies.

Important tips that you should keep in mind at the time of renewing the policy is

  • Some of the important documents that you have to upload during the time of renewal in the online digital portal are Valid Mulkiya, Valid Driving License, Valid Emirates id and No claim Certificate from your previous insurer
  • Keep adequate funds in the banks and credit card so that you can buy policy hassle-free.
  • Follow the renewal instructions carefully before making the payment.

Car Insurance in UAE is a compulsory and driving the vehicles without valid insurance certificates or policy is considered a major offence that entails fines. Do not wait till the expiry date and decide to renew your Motor Insurance policy through our online digital platform and get your policy delivered instantly in your inbox. You can renew your vehicle insurance from anywhere through this state-of-the-art digital platform.

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If you are longing to renew  car insurance from one of the branded domestic or international insurance companies then you should  try at InsureAtOasis.com and follow the steps that are listed in the renewal section. The entire process of buying cheap car insurance UAE will be instant from the time of payment of policy.

This digital broking firm which has gone paperless, offers the best services to all the clients and has partnered with Top insurance companies like Noor Takaful, New India Assurance, Oman Insurance, QIC, ALWathbha and more. You can quickly compare and buy car insurance policy instantly through www.insureatoasis.com  which acts as a digital broker and give us exact Vehicle Value & Premium and not Indicative Value & Premium.

Important checks that you should perform after receiving the policy on hand are listed below:

  • Explore the fresh or renewal car insurance policies commencement and ending date and see whether there are any errors or omissions in those columns.
  • Check the policy receipts and details of payments.

There are two types of policies under the motor insurance category which are issued by reputed insurance companies inside the country of the UAE and they are Third Party Liability Insurance (TPL) and Comprehensive Car Insurance. The Third Party liability policy only covers third party death, injury and damages to belongings and does not cover damages to the insured’s car. Whereas, the comprehensive car insurance policy covers both TPL and damage to insured car. This digital broking firm which is highly company in policy servicing and claim settlement always stands aloft in customer management. You will understand the quality of the services extended by this digital broker when you explore testimonials, feedbacks, and other tweets.