Possible Reasons you are turned down for Life Insurance Application

It really is frustrating when you get rejected so many times when you are applying for one of the most vital necessities in our lives nowadays. Before you get frustrated and file any complaints against your insurance company, you should first understand the possible reason behind it.

The following are existing general policies in the insurance industry. Axis Capital, with a group of insurance and reinsurance companies based in Bermuda, Australia, United Kingdom, and Singapore as well as in on over ten states in the United States has these existing general policies in the insurance industry:

1. You have specific health condition
Critical health issues may affect your insurance application. Someone who has cancer or has had a heart attack might be declined for a traditional life insurance as they are perceived to require a more special policy and attention. There are, however, people who get declined for life insurance for health reasons simply because they applied with the wrong insurance company. For these cases, you have to inquire to high-risk insurance company to help you figure out the best course of action.

2. You participate in high-risk activities
Let’s be honest here. The possibility of underrated claim is high during these situations and the insurance company may face a lot of loss. Some professions which also require higher risk may also not be permitted. There are a few insurance companies which can insure scuba divers but this is depending on the type of diving and the frequency of your diving activities.

3. You have some financial issues
To get approved for a life insurance, there has to be financial justification. It’s would the best time to review your status as soon as possible. If you don’t have any income but your spouse does, you can typically get as much coverage as your spouse. If you don’t have income and can’t financially justify the need for life insurance, you might get declined for a life insurance policy.

4. You have a DUI
Driving under the Influence (DUI) is a serious offense especially in cities and countries which has strict regulations against the use of illegal drugs or alcohol. In Jakarta, Indonesia, you’ll be lucky enough to pass their death penalty to file life insurance but it is highly unlikely.

If you have had more than three DUIs in the last 10 years, every insurance company would decline you. However, if you have one or two DUIs over the last 10 years, some insurance companies will decline you while others may not. If you have been declined due to a DUI, it is possible you applied with the wrong insurance company.
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Data Controls and Metrics in Asia Pacific

Developed countries from the West are not the only ones who are upgrading their systems against insurance theft. With the widespread of technology and the integration of new knowledge and computer geniuses, even those living in the suburbs of Africa now has their own system to secure their data and confidential information.

Axis Capital, with group of insurance and reinsurance companies in Bermuda, Australia, United Kingdom, Singapore and in over ten states in the US, is one of the many companies reported to first integrate a more tighter security system in the start of 2015 in the Asia-Pacific.

Data theft and fraud are fast becoming key issues for regulators and law enforcement across Asia-Pacific, as elsewhere. Insurers are paying close attention to the new data privacy rules being drafted in response to the increased risks.

According to reviews, regional and global insurers with operations in the Asia Pacific region also are grappling with the issue of data sovereignty — which can be transmitted among jurisdictions — as the data privacy regulations vary across the region. More stringent data protection rules in Australia and Singapore also may create questions about the identity of countries in which insurers store their data. A subpoena issued by a government to an insurer to provide certain data requires knowledge of where it has been physically stored. Insurers also will need to identify new metrics and processes to monitor data security and compliance.

Many insurers in the region will continue to enhance their data controls in the latter part of 2015, prompted primarily by new and stricter regulations. Asia-Pacific insurers must pay closer attention to the changing cyber security laws and focus more stringently on data security, network crime legislation and law enforcement. Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act, for example, includes rules on the collection, use, disclosure and care of personal data. The law establishes penalties for breaches and a “Do Not Call” registry.

Major developing cities like Jakarta, Indonesia, China, Tokyo, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam also are reviewing legislation and drafting bills or have set up government agencies and task forces to confront cybercrime. Insurers will need to review and adjust to consumer and distributor data privacy controls as regulations continue to evolve.

Despite the thriving state of security and protection within the region, there are still issues of sovereignty. Cross border sales between branches and main companies also pose as a challenge with different regulations and bylaws that are needed for each country. The data that can be transmitted are crucial to both investments and risk managements. With the help of cloud-storing, companies should be cognizant on their information.

Staged Car Accidents

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Car accidents are the least desirable thing that could happen to a motorist. No one ever wants to happen it to them. But this seems to be not the case to everyone. There are those who would risk their lives – and the lives of others- in desperate plea for an insurance claim.

Axis Capital, with a group of insurance and reinsurance companies from its main branch in Bermuda to its branches in the United Kingdom, United States, Singapore and Australia, has these warning signs for you to avoid being scammed by staged car accidents:

 

Types of Accident Scams

1. The T-Bone Accident
In this scenario, a scam artist will wait for your car to proceed through an intersection and then jam the gas pedal and T-bone your vehicle. When the police arrive, phony witnesses, also known as “shady helpers,” will then claim you were the one who ran the stop sign or traffic signal. This kind of scam mostly happens in traffic-congested areas such as the central Jakarta, Indonesia or Tokyo, Japan.

2. The Wave
In this scam, the other driver will notice your attempt to switch lanes and subsequently wave you ahead. As you attempt to maneuver into the lane, he will accelerate, causing a collision with your car. When the police arrive, he will deny ever providing a courtesy wave, placing you at fault.

3. Dual Turn Sideswipe
A driver in the outer lane of the dual turn rams into you if you go even the slightest bit out of the inner lane as the two of you are making your turns. They may also drive a bit into your lane and swipe your car and then blame you.
“Witnesses” working with the con artist may corroborate his story.

4. Brake Slam
This simple scam involves the driver in front of you slamming on their brakes for no reason so that you cannot avoid rear-ending her vehicle.

5. Swoop and Stop
In this scenario, a car will suddenly pull in front of yours and stop. Another vehicle will simultaneously pull up alongside your car, preventing you from swerving to avoid an accident.

6. Phony Injuries
In any fraudulent accident, you may find yourself on the hook for injuries you didn’t cause. The con artists and their passengers may collaborate with a shady physician or chiropractor and file personal injury claims for phony injuries.

Some may even visit legitimate doctors and claim whiplash or other “soft tissue injuries,” which are difficult to detect.

Staged car accident scam artists are vulnerable to facts. The more information you provide, the more equipped you are to fight an insurance scam.

Unemployment Insurance Eligibility

We sometimes find ourselves unemployed for some reason. It may either be we want to explore another field of our expertise or for untoward accidents like health issues. Axis Capital, with a group of insurance and reinsurance companies scattered around the world from its main base in Bermuda to Singapore, Australia, United Kingdom and more than 10 states in the United States, emphasizes the importance of getting unemployment insurance during the times of strict financial needs and jobless days. The question is, are you qualified enough to take advantage of UI?

Depending on the law in each city, UI is often given for 3-6 months of unemployment. In developing cities like Jakarta, Indonesia, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the insurance can last until a year provided that the reason is valid. It is best to review the stated respective decree in your location to avail the said insurance. An individual must meet all unemployment insurance (UI) eligibility requirements in order to receive benefit payments. Eligibility requirements must be met when a UI claim is filed and whenever a certification is submitted before benefits can be paid by the Employment Development Department (EDD).

An individual who files for UI benefits must meet specific eligibility requirements before benefits can be paid. Individuals must:

• Have received enough wages during the base period to establish a claim.*

• Be totally or partially unemployed.

• Be unemployed through no fault of his/her own. This includes no record of complaints, termination or negative records.

• Be physically able to work.

• Be available for work.

• Be ready and willing to immediately accept work.

• Be actively looking for work.

• Be approved for training before training benefits can be paid.

Employers report wages to the EDD for each employee. The EDD uses this information to decide if an individual earned enough wages in a base period to establish a UI claim.

An individual must meet eligibility requirements each week that they certify for benefits. Individuals must be:

• Physically able to work.

• Available for work.

• Ready and willing to immediately accept work.

• Actively looking for work each week benefits are claimed.

An individual must certify for benefits by submitting a certification online, over the phone, or by mail. If the information on the certification shows that the individual did not meet eligibility requirements, the EDD will schedule a phone interview. Based on the information obtained, benefits may be reduced or denied. An individual who disagrees with the EDD’s decision to reduce or deny benefits may file an appeal.

5 Types of Homes Which Are Hard To Insure  

We know there are still people out there who are still wondering what home insurance is and are planning to get one. However, before you get one, Axis Capital with a group of insurance and reinsurance companies all over the world provides you this check list to review and consider about the mutual relationship of your home and insurance.

First off, the home of your dreams may be a nightmare to insure if it’s built in a disaster-prone area, is above a certain age or has a checkered claims history. It doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t find homeowners insurance anywhere, but you may end up paying a steep price for it.

  1. Homes in disaster-prone areas

We have thousands of disasters every year. From tsunamis in Sumatra affecting lives to almost all islands in Indonesia including Jakarta in 2004 to earthquakes in Japan losing millions of dollars and hundreds of lives in 2011 to typhoon Katrina which devastated not only America but other countries as well, insurance companies have the reason to insure their own business. Take precautions, listen to warnings and make preparations. 

  1. Older homes

You love the charm of your 1920s bungalow or Victorian-era home, but the age and style make them harder to insure. Insurers also are likely to shy away from insuring your home if the electrical system and plumbing haven’t been updated or the roof hasn’t been replaced.

  1. Vacation homes

Your vacation home may be your own personal retreat, but because it’s unoccupied much of the year; it can be a challenge to insure. Installing a burglar or fire alarms will help you decrease your risks and may give you a little leverage in your insurance.

  1. Homes with a trampoline or pool

Having a swimming pool or trampoline might make for good summertime fun, but your homeowner’s insurance company may see them as an “attractive nuisance” that can tempt children to come into your yard when you’re not home.

Putting a locked fence around your pool and having a net around your trampoline could help reduce risks.

  1. Homes with certain pets

You may find your insurer will set limits on the amount it will pay for a dog-bite liability claim, with you having to pay the rest out of pocket, or even deny you coverage if you own certain breeds, such as a pit bull. In some cases you can only get coverage if you take your dog to obedience classes or make sure he’s restrained.

Animal Insurance Coverage

According to Axis Capital, a group of insurance companies around the world with its main location in Bermuda, in North America alone, $58.5 billion are spent annually for our beloved 4-legged and furry friends. Vet Care being the third largest expenditure in the category costing pet owners to spend $15.25 billion during health check-ups, illness or death of pets.

As the cost of maintaining pets are also getting, well, costly, insurance company also made it a point to take care of our budgets by creating the Pet Insurance Plan to lessen the complaints against the aggregating demand for animal health practices.

Pet insurance pays, partly or in total, for veterinary treatment of the insured person’s ill or injured pet. Some policies will pay out when the pet dies, or if it is lost or stolen.

As veterinary medicine is increasingly employing expensive medical techniques and drugs, and owners have higher expectations for their pets’ health care and standard of living than previously, the market for pet insurance has increased.

Far from the knowledge of people that pet insurance started in America, reviews and reports say that the first pet insurance policy was written in 1890 by Claes Virgin. Virgin was the founder of Länsförsäkrings Alliance, at that time he focused on horses and livestock. In 1947 the first pet insurance policy was sold in Britain. As of 2009, Britain has the second-highest level of pet insurance in the world (23%), behind only Sweden. In 1982, the first pet insurance policy was sold in the United States, and issued to television’s Lassie by Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI). Developing cities like Singapore, Jakarta, Indonesia, Beijing, China and Tokyo, Japan are also planning to create policies for Pet Insurance in the new future.

Pet Insurance Structure

Deductibles

Pet insurance often has multiple deductibles – one deductible per incident and an annual deductible. In our research, annual deductibles ranged from $100 to $250 per year. The higher your deductibles, the lower the payment so pick a deductible you can comfortably afford.

Tiers of Coverage

Pet insurers structure their coverage in tiers; the higher you go, the more types of problems are included in coverage. Think about your pet’s general health and also whether its breed is subject to characteristic medical issues that could suggest you should purchase one of the higher tiers. Let’s compare two popular insurers.

Veterinary Pet Insurance

Veterinary Pet Insurance, better known as VPI, has three tiers of pet insurance. Its Injury Plan covers injuries, but not illnesses. The Medical Plan, as VPI calls it, covers basic coverage for accidents and illnesses, including cancer. Its Major Medical coverage has higher benefit allowances and covers limited hereditary conditions after the first year.

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International Student Insurance

international-student-travel-insuranceBermuda – Medical costs in the United States are very expensive and prescriptions are no different. To keep your medical cost low and your body healthy, know the rules on how international students can take advantage of privileges for foreigners. Federal and state laws require that international students maintain adequate health insurance while attending universities.

While many other developing cities and countries like Jakarta, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia bear the expense of health care for their residents, individuals in the United States are responsible for these expenses themselves. A single day of hospitalization can cost thousands of dollars. A good insurance policy gives you access to excellent medical facilities and provides protection against the enormous costs of health care.

There is a wide variety of health insurance plans for international students to choose from and each plan will fall into one of the following two categories. Know which category your plan fits into so when the need strikes you know how to obtain your prescription.

1. Individual Insurance Plan

If your school does not require you to purchase a specific plan you can find and purchase the health insurance plan of your choice. Make sure to choose a legit insurance, though, there are a lot of fraud insurance who victimized foreign and young people. If you’re not sure how to file a claim contact Axis Capital Group or insurance agent for assistance.

1. School Group Insurance Plan

Your school might have a group health insurance plan that they allow or require you to enroll in. If you need a prescription while on your school’s group insurance plan you will more than likely be able to obtain it in the same way that those on an individual plan can.

If you receive a prescription card after buying your health insurance coverage make sure you show the pharmacist your card when picking up your prescription. To confirm the prescription coverage on your school’s group plan please request these directly from your school.

If your school has a group plan they will either:

i. Allow you to voluntarily enroll.
ii. Require you to enroll.
iii. Allow you to waive the school plan when comparable coverage is available.

Whether you have a school group plan or an individual plan it’s important to find out how much prescription coverage your plan includes. Review your insurance plan documents to confirm your out-of-pocket expenses including co pays, deductibles and coinsurance. Ensure that you also take note on the difference in cost when you visit a provider that is in-network, as opposed to a provider that is out of network. If you are currently taking medication you’ll also need to find out if it will be covered & don’t forget to research plan exclusions and waiting periods, as pre-existing medical conditions may not be covered.

What Should You Look For when Buying Health Insurance?

Knowing what to research and review when choosing an international student health insurance plan is the first step to finding the right package and plan for your needs. You will need to consider:

Affordability – can you keep up with the payments?
Flexibility– do you have an option to upgrade or change your policy?
Medical Exams – how often do you do this and is this included in the terms?
Eligibility – what specific criteria or requirements are the insurance company looking for?
Travel assistance – does the insurance company extend its benefit to foreign students?