Few have insurance but interest is rising

Few business people in Myanmar buy insurance policies to cover their lives, let alone goods and vehicles, said Dr Sandar Oo, managing director of Myanmar Insurance Enterprise (MIE), which is under the Ministry of Planning and Finance. “There are policies under the (MIE) which cover all the losses suffered,” she added. Moreover, the MIE is […]

Health Insurance Companies Struggle to Find Customers

The experimental health insurance system introduced last year has seen a mediocre 2,092 subscribers until now, indicating a huge lack of public awareness. The system started in July 2015 for a trial period of one year in order to support the public when they have health issues. State-run Myanmar Insurance Enterprise (MIE) and 11 local […]

Comprehensive Auto Insurance Still a Hard Sell

  Approximately 20 percent of vehicle owners have bought a comprehensive coverage insurance policy despite the rising number of motor vehicles used for transportation. According to the state-run insurer Myanmar Insurance Enterprise (MIE), the number of vehicles users are increasing day by day, but only a few have purchased full coverage so far due to […]

MetLife Eyes Untapped Insurance Market with Rep Office

American life insurer MetLife Inc has launched a representative office in Myanmar in a bid to tap the country’s nascent life insurance industry. MetLife received a licence for its representative office in Myanmar in 2013, along with 17 other foreign insurers. The company said it is now working with government regulators as well as industry […]

MIE Insures over 8,700 Cars in 2013-14FY

A total of 8,742 automobiles have been insured with the state-run Myanmar Insurance Enterprise (MIE) during the 2013-14 fiscal year, according to recently released data. Although there are approximately 600,000 automobiles in Myanmar, only a meagre two percent of these vehicles are insured under comprehensive coverage, according to U Aye Min Thein, director general of […]