Insurers call for ‘immediate and forceful’ action on electric scooters

Warns about increased risk of serious injuries he Malta Insurance Association on Friday has called for “immediate and forceful” action to be taken to stop more serious accidents involving electric scooters. In a statement, the association expressed concern about “the increased risk of fatalities and serious injuries” that riders of electric scooters and other road […]

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EMBRACE LIFE

A joint initiative between the Malta Road Safety Council and the Malta Red Cross was launched a few weeks ago.   Through this initiative, up to 50 first aid courses are available for free, on a first come first served basis, to those who manage to sit and pass their driving licence test.   This initiative runs […]

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Drugs and driving – are they compatible?

Driving after using cannabis should remain a criminal offence The recent White Paper ‘Towards the strength­ening of the legal framework on the responsible use of cannabis’ has already triggered several debates in the media. As a representative trade body for insurers, the Malta Insurance Association’s role (MIA) is not to take a position on this […]

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Insurance claims for storm damage could run into several millions

  In the aftermath of Sunday’s storm, people have been counting the damage caused to their property Insurance claims for damage caused by Sunday’s storm could run into several millions but an accurate estimate will not be available for weeks, an industry representative said. Adrian Galea, director general of the Malta Insurance Association, said it […]

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Tackling drink and drug-driving – Adrian Galea

The annual festive season has a tendency of raising the level of awareness about the perils of drink-driving. In his interview on TVM, George Grech (who faces the extent and reality of drug abuse on a daily basis) reminds us that drug-driving is, on top of drink-driving, another phenomenon to be reckoned with. Although the […]

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The application of blockchain technology to the insurance sector

With its potential to streamline complex processes and the capacity to enhance transparency and efficiency, Blockchain technology is well positioned to provide modernised insurance to a new generation of consumer. The features inherent in the technology lend themselves perfectly to the insurance sector and are ideal for the technology’s implementation, with potential benefits for both […]

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