AIA Singapore awarded Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2014
Organised by HR Asia, this Award saw 113 Singapore-based companies competing for the title. A total of 13 companies were finally presented with the award. Selection was based on the survey results of some 3,000 employees on their respective employers as well as workplace and employee engagement practices.
AIA Singapore scored particularly well in employee motivation and empowerment. Its employees rated the company as a great place to work and are willing to go the extra mile to contribute to its success.
"The award conferred on AIA Singapore is an affirmation of the team effort and dedication from all members of our AIA family. Our Operating Principles of doing the right thing, in the right way with the right people have been inculcated into our everyday language and practices, and is aligned to our vision - to be Singapore's pre-eminent life insurer", says Tan Hak Leh, CEO of AIA Singapore.
24 July 2014
Zurich Life Singapore wins the Personal Insurance Award
Zurich Life Singapore is proud to win the Personal Insurance Award for Singapore Business Review's (SBR) International Business Awards 2014!
The International Business Awards recognise new projects which have significantly contributed to a company's growth and business in Southeast Asia. The judges were individuals from the country's top accounting firms. Zurich's award-winning submission was around Z Community (ZCom) - an online tool launched in February this year. ZCom gives Zurich access to invaluable customer feedback and market insights via polls, surveys as well as moderated discussions.
One of the judges who voted for Zurich commented that ZCom is a "new way of customer experience".
Zurich Life launches its first multi-currency protection plan
Zurich Life Singapore launched its first multi-currency protection plan, Zurich Protect-Prestige (ZPP) in July. This innovative protection plan addresses a clear gap in the market for flexible life insurance solutions for internationally mobile customers.
ZPP was developed using research and feedback from Zurich's distributors and existing customers through its online tool, Z Community (ZCom) which offers an ongoing and iterative exchange between the Community members and Zurich. The findings highlight the need for international coverage and protection versatility in Singapore, particularly among business travellers, expatriates, as well as affluent and emerging affluent segments. Listening to the customers' needs, Zurich has included features like the ability to maintain the policy from any location as well as the option to pay premiums in multiple currencies and via credit card in ZPP.
ZPP has received numerous positive feedback from customers. Thomas S., a 52-year old Singaporean and an existing Zurich customer commented on Z Com platform, "An innovative product developed based on the needs of customers like us, kudos to Zurich! It feels great when our ideas are taken into consideration in the development of a product."
28 August 2014
Manulife Singapore volunteers spread some love for Mid-Autumn Festival
It was a meaningful Mid-Autumn celebration for 90 employees and financial planners from Manulife Singapore, who spent a workday afternoon spreading love and warmth by giving out mooncakes and goodie bags to needy elderly residents.
A smaller group of our volunteers gathered before the event at the Lions Befrienders Senior Activity Centre in Ghim Moh to help pack goodie bags for over 250 elderly beneficiaries. Each bag consisted of a box of low-sugar mooncakes as well as a range of other useful daily necessities. They were then joined by other colleagues for the gift distribution.
Manulife Singapore's CEO, Naveed Irshad, took time off his busy schedule to join in the event as well.
Grouped into six teams, our enthusiastic volunteers headed off to several blocks of rental flats in Ghim Moh to distribute the goodie bags to the residents. It was indeed highly rewarding to see the smiles on the faces of the elderly residents as they received their gifts!
One of our volunteers, Patrick Lee from Manulife Singapore's Quality Assurance team, shares his thoughts on the event, "I think this is a good cause for us to support as part of Manulife's corporate social responsibility efforts. For these elderly folks, they not only appreciate our gifts, but more importantly, they really enjoyed the human interaction and having us visit and spend time talking to them."
Tony Cheng, Executive Director for the Vision Advisory Branch, adds, "This was a meaningful event to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with the elderly and let them feel our love and care. I will definitely encourage more of my team members to participate in future!"
8 September 2014
Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore - Protecting our environment, insuring our future
Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore (TMLS) held its inaugural mangrove planting event at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve which is part of a larger corporate commitment towards reducing the effects of global warming and preserving biodiversity. The event was well-attended by TMLS staff and its affiliates which included Tokio Marine Asia and Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore, children from Fei Yue Family Service Centre and senior management members of the National Parks Board (NParks).
This "Go Green with Tokio Marine" initiative is aligned with Tokio Marine Group's environmental efforts towards creating a sustainable environment. Tokio Marine Group has led the Mangrove Planting Project since 1999 and as of March 2014, approximately 8,400 hectares of mangrove forest have been planted in nine countries, covering Southeast Asia, South Asia and Fiji.
As mangroves are considered as the "insurance for the future of the Earth" with many benefits such as serving as natural levees to protect people's lives, this resonates with TMLS' business philosophy which is to help people to be financially secure as a life insurance company.
TMLS' Chief Executive Officer, Mr Lance Tay said, "At Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore, we are committed to our role and responsibility as a corporate citizen. We have come together to achieve the goal of environmental sustainability through mangrove planting. This will go a long way towards insuring the future of our next generations."
|TMLS staff helping a boy to plant a mangrove tree
|Planting hard and having fun while doing mangrove planting - from right to left: Mr Ong Sim Ho (Chairman, Board of Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore), Mr Lance Tay (CEO, Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore), Mr AK Cher (CEO & Managing Director, Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore) and Mr Wong Tuan Wah (Director of Conservation, National Parks Board)
At the event, TMLS presented a S$20,000 cheque donation to the Garden City Fund (GCF), a registered charity established by NParks. This donation will go towards supporting tree planting efforts, and education and conservation programmes under the GCF.
|Cheque presentation by TMLS Mr Lance Tay and Mr Ong Sim Ho to Mr Wong Tuan Wah from NParks
TMLS is committed to make a positive social and economic impact on our community.