SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 22 November 2018 - Known
for its mission to humanise insurance, Etiqa Insurance Singapore has won the
'Excellence in HR Innovation Award' at the HR Excellence Awards 2018 amid its
rapid progress against the growing adoption of FinTech in Singapore.
Also a finalist for 'Excellence in Recruitment'
at the same event, the innovative digital insurer was awarded 'Excellence in HR
Innovation' for initiating a Straight-Through-Process (STP) for onboarding and
recruitment functions as well as Robotics Process Automation (RPA) to support
high volume recurring processes.
"For an insurer that endeavours to place people
over policies, it is important to form a dynamic team with the right people to
resonate with our mission", said Collin Sta Maria, Head of Human Capital of
Etiqa Insurance Singapore. He continued, "With a vibrant onboarding process, we
are able to build a strong foundation for intangible elements that help to
build a positive work culture, allowing us to attract, engage and retain top
It is understood that technology-based
solutions are essential elements that Etiqa values, and one of the key
strategies of the company is to embrace digital transformation to better serve
employees and stakeholders in this age of digital disruption.
In the recent Singapore FinTech Festival 2018,
Group Chief Executive Officer of Etiqa Insurance & Takaful, Kamaludin
Ahmad, shared his experience on building the human capital function within the
Etiqa group and the importance of keeping abreast of key technological
developments within the industry. This focus has translated to Etiqa Insurance
& Takaful clinching a number of firsts in the industry, such as the first
to launch online insurance savings plan in Singapore, and among the first to
leverage on data analytics and robotics in insurance.
This year alone, Etiqa Insurance Singapore has
also won several awards for its digital transformation efforts such as the
'Most Innovative Finance Firm -- Singapore 2018' award in the World Finance
Markets, and also emerged as the Bronze winner for Claims Management at the
Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards 2018.
-- A Singapore Insurance Company with Asian and International Expertise
Etiqa Insurance Pte. Ltd. is
a licensed life and general insurance company registered in the Republic of
Singapore and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). In July 2017, Fitch affirmed the company's "A-" rating for its
financial strength and stable outlook.
Etiqa has been protecting Singaporeans since 1961 with
a range of general insurance solutions that constantly evolve to meet their
ever-changing needs. As the appointed insurer for the Housing Development Board
(HDB) Fire Insurance Scheme in Singapore, we have been protecting homes since
2009. In August 2014, we added a comprehensive suite of life insurance
solutions to our stable of products.
Etiqa is owned by Maybank
Ageas Holdings Berhad, a joint venture company that combines local market
knowledge with international insurance expertise. The company is 69% owned by
Maybank, one of Asia's leading banking groups with more than 22 million
customers worldwide in 20 countries; and 31% by Ageas, an international
insurance group with 33 million customers across 16 countries and a heritage
that spans over 180 years, with a focus to provide world class insurance
solutions to consumers in Europe and Asia through market leading joint
At Etiqa, we believe in our brand promise of
humanising insurance, by placing people over policies in everything we do. We
are passionate about helping Singaporeans protect themselves and their loved
ones today and helping them plan for a financially secure tomorrow.