The construction industry is constantly evolving. Not only are most construction projects and infrastructure works increasing in size, construction risks are also becoming more complex, making successful cooperation all the more important. With so many parties involved, it is sometimes difficult to determine who is responsible for what. In this new instalment of the Success Assured video podcast, our colleague Eli Hemelaer talks about the developments and challenges facing the construction industry. As an insurance expert in construction risks, he advocates an integrated insurance approach that guarantees maximum transparency for all construction parties involved.
New whitepaper: roaring twenties in the insurance industry
The roaring twenties are back. And the insurance sector is facing turbulent times as well. In a new whitepaper, Director General Management Wim Lanclus tells you all about the four major environmental factors that will shake up the world of risk & insurance management in the coming years.
The Covid-19 pandemic is not the only reason why risk and insurance managers are facing challenging times. Three other major environmental factors, namely the hardening of the market, the increasing importance of ESG and big data, also play a crucial role.
As a market leader, Vanbreda Risk & Benefits is in an excellent position to map and interpret the changes in our sector. We are happy to do so in the whitepaper below.
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The interest on 10 year Belgian government bonds (so-called Linear Bonds or OLOs) has been rising since the start of 2022 resulting in a return to positive interest rates. This also has a favourable impact on Branch 21 group insurance where some insurers have recently substantially increased their interest rates. We put the spotlight on the current situation and opportunities.
Being an employer, you strive to ensure that your employees are healthy and happy. Unfortunately, they sometimes encounter mental problems. At such times easily accessible care is of crucial importance to them. Fortunately, today’s insurers are no longer merely covering the cost of medical care or providing medical assistance. They are increasingly focusing on the mental wellbeing of your employees and offer a range of additional services to this end.
The 2023 pension agreement rests on four pillars. The first three pillars concern the statutory pension. The final pillar relates to the supplementary pension and is the only pillar that affects the employers/organisers who are responsible for payment of the Wijninckx contribution where this is applicable. Pending the final texts, we will already give the main outlines.