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Editorial by Hugh Terry

Welcome to the launch edition of the China in Focus newsletter, a partnership between The Digital Insurer and Swiss Re to provide regular insight and analysis into the rapidly developing digital insurance ecosystem in China.

Each month we will take an in-depth look at an emerging innovation in the Chinese market, through case studies, research, thought leadership, news and analysis.

The Chinese insurance market is currently experiencing huge growth and has already doubled in size over the last six years. Within that the InsurTech sector is expanding rapidly and is forecast to be worth more than 1 trillion yuan by 2020.

This month we review how China is becoming a leader in digital insurance, and look at recent exciting initiatives being born out of the country’s insurers.

And Swiss Re’s Dr Lizzy Lubczanski delves deeper into the relationship between insurers, mobile consumers and wearable technology. Is there a clear long-term benefit to developing wearables for life and health insurers in China and can the idea of the ‘quantified self’ ultimately boost engagement and change behaviours?

Aligning with our belief and approach that digital insurance is a global endeavour, with much to be learnt from the mutual sharing of initiatives and lessons learnt, China In Focus will also be published in Mandarin each month and shared on The Digital Insurer WeChat channel. We will be announcing a further collaboration soon that will allow even more of our content to be translated into Mandarin.

Finally, we are very pleased to be able to extend our collaboration with Swiss Re, which has been a been a strong supporter of digital insurance, to the China in Focus newsletter. As always please give us your feedback and let us know how we can improve in any areas.

Yours digitally,

Hugh Terry
The Digital Insurer


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Spotlight Articles

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Latest News

China News: The CareVoice

The CareVoice is a Shanghai based independent health platform that provides ratings and recommendations on medical providers.

China News: 4Paradigm

4Paradigm is a Beijing based AI startup that is pioneering machine learning software in China. Founded by ex-Baidu R&D engineers, the 4Paradigm team are working with several Chinese insurers on fraud detection and policy holder profiling.

China News: Zhongtuobao

Zhongtuobao is a Shanghai based community insurance app that provides a mutual life insurance product backed by a traditional underwriter.

Global News: Metromile

Metromile has developed a telematics device that plugs into the diagnostic port of a car's dashboard. The device, or Metronome, provides engine data plus driving behaviour insights that is ultimately used to offer a car insurance on a pay per mile basis. This, in addition to a recent investment from China's CPIC is setting up Metromile for a China entrance.

Global News: Haven Life

Haven Life is a rare example of intrapreneurship within the life insurance industry. Owned by US based MassMutual, Haven Life offers term life insurance entirely online and is aiming to address the shifting insurance needs of the millennial world by tightly integrating term life insurance into digital channels.

Global News: Swiss Re Digital Culture

Sensing the need to foster a flexible, agile and highly collaborative environment that embraces diverse work styles, Swiss Re is reimagining its corporate culture in order to capitalise on digital opportunity.