AM BestTV at the IIS Global Forum: To Cover the Biggest Risk Needs, Think Microinsurance

OLDWICK, N.J.--()--In this AMBestTV episode, attendees to the International Insurance Society's (IIS) Global Insurance Forum in Singapore said insurers coming together to create programs and products, along with technology, are helping to bring insurance coverage to developing and impoverished regions. Click on to view the entire program.

One of the hot topics at the conference is the growth and evolution of microinsurance.

“The technology that is up and coming, combined with the current enthusiasm toward learning more about how it implements solutions for the vulnerable, will create a really great future for the microinsurance space,” said Andrea Keenan, senior managing director—industry relations, AM Best.

John Huff, president and chief executive officer, Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers, addressed the business opportunity microinsurance presents.

“The insurance industry is really looking at microinsurance, particularly the synergy of using technology to close that protection gap and get more coverage out there,” he said.

Other people that appear in this episode:

  • Shaun Tarbuck, chief executive, International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation;
  • Jan Kellett, special advisor, external engagement, United Nations Development Program;
  • David Piesse, global head of insurance, Guardtime; and
  • Michael McCord, managing director: microinsurance centre, Milliman.

For full video coverage of the IIS conference, including exclusive executive interviews, visit

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Lee McDonald
Group Vice President, Publication and News Services
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5561