Yum China Holdings, Inc. | November 26, 2021
Yum China Holdings, Inc. (the "Company" or "Yum China",NYSE: YUMC and HKEX: 9987) announced at its 2021 Restaurant General Managers ("RGMs") Convention, held virtually, that it will offer enhanced medical insurance coverage of up to RMB 1 million to each of its approximately 10,000 RGMs. The Company will also increase critical illness insurance coverage for family members of qualified RGMs to RMB 200,000. As one of the most extensive employee benefits plans in the industry in terms of number of people covered, the newly upgraded benefits will be implemented from January 2022 and will build on existing initiatives including equity incentives, family insurance and housing subsidies.
The Company is also upgrading its "Family Care Fund" plan for the restaurant management team (RMT) and restaurant service team leaders, increasing critical illness insurance coverage under the plan to RMB 150,000, while offering access to certain expedited medical services for eligible employees and their family members. The newly upgraded benefits are expected to cover more than 60,000 RMT employees and their family members, as well as 26,000 restaurant service team leaders, helping them mitigate the financial risks brought about by critical illnesses.
"The Company is extremely grateful to our restaurant managers for their diligence and agility on the front lines of our restaurants, particularly while navigating the challenges of Covid-19. Thanks to their dedication, Yum China has been able to provide customers with uninterrupted access to meals and excellent service while also supporting the community through trying times, Employee satisfaction is the key to customer satisfaction. Therefore, it is the responsibility of our company to create a working environment for employees guided by our principle of Fair, Care and Pride, as well as taking steps to protect their families."
- Joey Wat, CEO of Yum China.
Yum China has always adhered to a "people-first" philosophy, ensuring that the health and wellbeing of employees is the Company's top priority. Additionally, the Company continues to increase investment in protecting the health of employees and their families. The upgraded medical insurance package for RGMs covers a wide range of mild and severe diseases, providing greater support against the challenge of high medical expenses.
In 2018, Yum China launched the "Family Care Program" for RGMs. In 2020, the Company launched the "Family Care Fund" for RMT employees, which entitles them to additional coverage for critical illness for their parents as well as additional accident insurance coverage for their children and spouses. This scheme goes beyond others in the market by increasing the age cap to 75 years for employees' parents and 22 years for their children. In December 2020, the fund was extended to also provide critical illness coverage to restaurant service team leaders.
The newly announced benefits upgrade is the latest manifestation of Yum China's long-standing commitment to its RGM No.1 corporate culture. The Company believes that RGMs are the most important leaders at Yum China and play a key role in the Company's long-term success. Yum China not only provides employees with competitive salaries and benefits, but also ensures that employees share in the Company's success. After becoming an independently listed company in 2016, Yum China announced that it would award RSUs valued at US$2,000 to every qualified RGM. Following its secondary listing in Hong Kong in 2020, the Company awarded additional RSUs valued at US$3,000 to eligible RGMs. Up to now, a total of 14,000 RGMs have received RSUs.
About Yum China Holdings, Inc.
Yum China Holdings, Inc. is a licensee of Yum! Brands in mainland China. It has exclusive rights in mainland China to KFC, China's leading quick-service restaurant brand, Pizza Hut, the leading casual dining restaurant brand in China, and Taco Bell, a California-based restaurant chain serving innovative Mexican-inspired food. Yum China also owns the Little Sheep, Huang Ji Huang, East Dawning and COFFii & JOY concepts outright. In addition, Yum China has partnered with Lavazza to explore and develop the Lavazza coffee shop concept in China. The Company had 11,415 restaurants in over 1,600 cities at the end of September 2021. Yum China ranked # 363 on the Fortune 500 list and was named to TIME100 Most Influential Companies list in 2021. Yum China has been selected as member of both Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI): World Index and Emerging Market Index. In 2021, Yum China was named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index and was certified as a Top Employer 2021 in China by the Top Employers Institute, both for the third consecutive year.
Berkshire Hathaway | July 22, 2020
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has added Manchester to its roster of locations as the Boston-based insurance behemoth continues its British expansion. Coinciding with the office launch is the appointment of three national product line leaders UK national property manager Irfan Esa, UK national casualty manager Gemma McKenzie, and UK national executive & professional lines manager James Burke. Esa brings more than 17 years of experience in technical property underwriting; McKenzie, over two decades of casualty underwriting expertise; and Burke, 16 years of financial lines know-how.
Guidewire | May 12, 2021
P&C insurers trust Guidewire Software to engage, innovate, and expand effectively, and the company today announced the latest release of its market-leading cloud platform. On the 11th and 12th of May, Cortina will be unveiled at Connections Reimagined.
The event-based, API-first Integration Framework from Cortina speeds up the link of Guidewire to other platforms, allowing teams to simplify further workflows and drive creativity. Closed-loop analytics provides specific information during the insurance lifecycle, allowing claims and underwriting experts to make smarter, quicker decisions. Furthermore, platform evolution through Application Services enables developers to experiment and build quicker to keep up with the competition.
Expanded Application Services makes integrations and other InsuranceSuite interactions easier to build and maintain.
• Guidewire Cloud Console—Enhanced tooling to enable IT self-service with provisioning and deployment, as well as database backups and restores. What used to take two people 20 days now takes one person 15 minutes to provision and deploy.
• Guidewire Claims Autopilot**—Cloud-based claims service that allows for an automation-first approach to claims handling, enabling insurers to leverage artificial intelligence, analytics, and digital technologies to deliver better customer experiences, while lowering operating expenses.
Insurers are empowered to make better-informed decisions with closed-loop analytics enabled by Data Studio.
• Closed-loop analytics — A new holistic solution, Initial Segmentation for Auto/Motor Claims in ClaimCenter, improves claims processing efficiency.
• Data Studio — A new data management tool to access, create, and publish business-ready data sets to enable insurers to leverage their data wherever it’s needed.
Integration Framework reduces the complexity of integrations across the P&C lifecycle.
• InsuranceSuite Cloud API expansion—Broader functional coverage enables apps to do more using the APIs. Further improving the Guidewire developer experience, the ClaimCenter API reference is now publicly available for developers.
• Integration Gateway —A new integration service that orchestrates calls to and from InsuranceSuite and third-party applications. Reduced integration complexity enables developers to drive more innovation.
• Application Events — A new integration service enabling developers to easily publish event streams from InsuranceSuite that “push” data and events to external systems. This service automates more processes and enables insurers to create their differentiating ecosystem of connected apps and services.
With twice-yearly launches since the launch of Aspen in May 2020, the organization has been increasing the importance of its platform. Guidewire Cloud is being chosen by insurers to replace self-managed deployments, power greenfield implementations, and transition their core business. Thirty-three Guidewire InsuranceSuite clients have chosen Guidewire Cloud, with 12 now operational.
For the third year in a row, Guidewire was positioned as a Leader in Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant for Non-Life Insurance Platforms, Europe1. Furthermore, Guidewire was named a Leader in Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant for P&C Core Platforms, North America for the sixth time in a row.
For the third year in a row, Guidewire was positioned as a Leader in Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant for Non-Life Insurance Platforms, Europe1. Furthermore, Guidewire was named a Leader for the sixth time in a row in Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant for P&C Core Platforms, North America2 for InsuranceSuite, and a Challenger for the fourth time in the same report for InsuranceNow.
Guidewire is the forum that P&C insurers rely on to effectively participate, evolve, and expand. To offer our platform as a cloud service, we combine digital, central, analytics, and AI. Guidewire is used by over 400 insurers, ranging from start-ups to the world's biggest and most sophisticated.
As a supplier to their clients, they are constantly evolving to support their growth. They are proud of our unmatched implementation track record, with 1,000+ active initiatives supported by the industry's biggest R&D team and partner ecosystem. Hundreds of applications are available in their marketplace to help with integration, localization, and innovation.