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The LIAJ publishes "Casebook on Industry Initiatives on Insurance Education"

19 February, 2016

 

The Life Insurance Association of Japan, LIAJ (Chairman: Yoshinobu Tsutsui, President of Nippon Life Insurance Co.) published "Casebook on Industry Initiatives on Insurance Education."

Now that Japan is facing accelerating aging of the population, steep increase in the social security cost is expected reflecting the increase in aged population. In order to foster a society in which future generations can live with peace of mind, achieving optimal mix of public and private security schemes is crucial. Accordingly, we believe that greater role will be given to the private insurance in complementing the social security system, and that financial preparation for their future risk through self-help efforts will become more important.

In this context, the LIAJ conducted a survey of member companies to collect their initiatives in the area of insurance education focusing on the better understanding on the important role of self-help efforts. The survey responses were compiled into the casebook that aims to provide further support to member companies in introducing and conducting voluntary and active initiatives, and thereby to enhance initiatives taken by the life insurance industry as a whole. The casebook introduces insurance education initiatives by the Japan Institute of Life Insurance and the LIAJ as well.

Toward the goal of establishment of a society in which future generations can live with peace of mind, the LIAJ will strive to achieve the better understanding on the important role of self-help efforts by providing continued support to member companies in introducing and conducting initiatives regarding insurance education.

<About the Casebook>

  • ▶  The LIAJ conducted a survey of member companies on their initiatives for "provision of knowledge about insurance" and "seminars and lectures" in the area of insurance education to achieve the better understanding on the important role of self-help efforts. The casebook introduces survey responses as follows:

  • ▷  Provision of Knowledge about Insurance: Member companies are providing knowledge about insurance through their website, education materials and other tools.

  • ▷  Seminars and Lectures: Member companies are providing lecturers, endow courses, opportunities for workplace experience, education events, and education for teachers and consumer consultants. In fiscal 2014, these events were held 532 times in total and about 46,000 people participated in such events.

  • ▷  The Japan Institute of Life Insurance and the LIAJ are also promoting initiatives to deepen the understanding on life insurance and life planning by people of all generations through the "all generation-responsive package" supporting the consumer understanding.

  • ▶  Through taking advantages of member companies' initiatives shared in the Case Studies, the LIAJ will further support member companies in introducing and conducting voluntary and active measures in the area of insurance education and enhance initiatives taken by the life insurance industry as a whole.