But for all her professional accolades, O’Brien has said one of the moments she is most proud of dates back to her twenties—when she came out a few years into her tenure at Apple. “Early on, even though Apple has always been a very open-minded place, coming out was a really tough decision for me,” she says. “I worried a lot about how I would be treated because I was different from the prevailing norm. I’ll never forget how hard it was to take that step, but it is a decision I’ve never once regretted.” … [Read more...] about Apple’s retail chief shares her 30-year quest to build an inclusive workplace
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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked mortgage lender Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) to reduce stake in HDFC Life Insurance and HDFC Ergo -- post-merger with HDFC Ergo Health Insurance -- to 50 percent or below from 51.43 percent and 50.58 percent, respectively. … [Read more...] about RBI asks HDFC to lower stake in insurance units to 50%
Even with COVID-19, your health and life insurance policies are valid and will be honoured, according to Yashish Dahiya, Co-Founder & CEO, PolicyBazaar.com in his work from home webcast with Network 18’s Kartik Malhotra. … [Read more...] about Hello! This is… | COVID-19: Is it a boon or bane for Insurance players?
“Taking into consideration the emerging mortality experience across players, reinsurers have recently revised their protection rates. Consequently, the premium for term plans has increased. This increase by re-insurers is varied, depending on their mortality experience with the various insurers,” says Suresh Badami, Executive Director, HDFC Life. The quantum of hikes varies across age-groups as well as sums assured, policy tenures and premium paying terms chosen. India has one of the lowest rates when it comes to protection products, compared to the rest of the markets across the world. “There has been an increase in the rates, but our prices are based on our previous mortality experience across customer segments. We have priced it competitively, while keeping in mind the profitability and risk,” explains Badami. … [Read more...] about Insurers increase term cover premiums: What should policyholders do?
While some life insurers might raise premiums in April, others could do it after two months, but a hike seems certain. “If someone is looking to buy a term cover, the right time to buy is now. The increase could be in the range of 20-30 per cent, depending on the insurer. Those in the older age-groups could see a sharper increase,” says Mohit Garg, Head, Products, PNB Metlife. … [Read more...] about Costlier term cover from April: Should you buy one now?