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.
Oakbridge Insurance | September 17, 2021
Oakbridge Insurance Agency LLC (Oakbridge), one of the largest independent insurance and risk management agencies in the Southeast, today announced a new partnership with Snider Killingsworth Insurance & Risk Management (Snider Killingsworth) based in Griffin, Georgia. The partnership strengthens Oakbridge's footprint in Georgia, particularly within the growing Metro Atlanta region, and sets the stage for continued expansion in the Southeast.
The partnership provides both firms with access to a broader pool of resources, industry knowledge, and niche expertise across several specialty insurance offerings, such as specialized construction, non-profit, transportation and logistics, and retail.
We are excited for our partnership with Snider Killingsworth and how the combination provides expanded expertise and resources for our clients, At its core, our purpose is about helping people and we do that through providing our clients with the highest levels of service and expertise. By combining forces with Snider Killingsworth, we increase our ability to strategically support our clients with an expanded offering of solutions while also strengthening our already deeply rooted presence in the Griffin community.
- Oakbridge CEO Robbie Smith.
Founded in 1947 by Otis M. (Pete) Snider Jr., and purchased by Terry L. Killingsworth in 1983, Snider Killingsworth has long been known for excellence in client service, from listening attentively to client needs to providing comprehensive, straightforward, and thoughtful independent risk management solutions to advocating for client interests. In addition to aligning with Oakbridge's values and culture, the firm's existing carrier relationships and industry practice areas are a great complement to Oakbridge's offerings.
We are thrilled to become an Oakbridge partner and look forward to the growth and momentum that's ahead for our organization. This partnership will allow us to share best practices, create greater efficiencies and deliver even higher levels of value for our clients.
- Snider Killingsworth CEO Terry Killingsworth.
As an Oakbridge partner, Snider Killingsworth will maintain its office in Griffin, Georgia.
About Snider Killingsworth Insurance Agency
Snider Killingsworth is an independent insurance agency in Griffin, Georgia, that has been serving businesses, individuals and families in the southeast since 1947. Snider Killingworth offers personal and business insurance as well as general risk management and is affiliated with the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) and its Trusted Choice program, as well as with the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA)..
About Oakbridge Insurance Agency
Founded in 2020 through the merger of four leading insurance and risk management firms in the Southeast, Oakbridge Insurance Agency LLC is a rapidly growing partnership model for firms seeking accelerated growth, access to capital and an expanded suite of resources with which to serve clients. Ranked a "Top 100" insurance brokerage by Business Insurance and Insurance Journal magazines, Oakbridge is now one of the largest privately owned insurance, risk management, and employee benefits agencies in the region. The agency has specific experience in the agriculture, bond/surety, construction, financial, health care, manufacturing, municipalities, non-profit, senior living and transportation industries.
Majesco | September 03, 2021
Majesco, a global leader of cloud insurance software solutions for insurance business transformation, today announced the launch of Majesco Digital Underwriter360 for P&C, a next-gen insight driven underwriting workbench for commercial and specialty lines. Majesco Digital Underwiter360, powered by Majesco Digital1st® Insurance is an intelligent, insight-driven cloud-native SaaS, that enhances underwriting efficiency and profitability, drives underwriter productivity and profitability, and creates greater transparency and collaboration with brokers.
“In order for insurers to elevate the customer experience, they must make the underwriting processes more efficient, profitable and responsive,” says Manish Shah, President and Chief Product Officer for Majesco. “Built on Majesco Digital1st® Insurance no code/low code platform, Majesco Digital Underwriter360, leverages today’s leading technology to increase efficiencies and effectiveness, maximize underwriter’s expertise and improves collaboration between underwriters and brokers. Our relationship with KPMG to develop and deliver another next-gen digital solution built with the customer in mind brings a new level of innovation and capability to the industry.”
SMA research highlights the expectations of insurance executives regarding the magnitude of changes coming… 80% of insurance executives expect underwriting to be significantly different than it is today within 5 years and 94% expecting significant change in 10 years. The expected changes expose the gaps between today’s capabilities and those required in the future and which Majesco Digital Underwriter360 addresses.
"The potential for underwriting transformation in P&C is tremendous,” stated Deb Smallwood, Senior Partner at Strategy Meets Action. “Our research indicates significant recognition that this will take a new solution and set of technologies separate from policy management solutions. To make this great leap forward, insurers need new thinking on roles and processes coupled with a new digital platform that is advanced beyond the portals and workbenches of the past. Majesco Digital Underwriter360 represents an innovative new solution that will help revolutionize underwriting.”
Majesco engaged KPMG LLP in the experience centric design and development of the solution using Majesco Digital1st® Insurance, a no code / low code platform with robust insurance content. This new, innovative solution focuses on better insights, increased productivity, and driving more seamless interactions for the underwriter.
Some of the key capabilities include:
Insight driven: Multi-level risk view, across the portfolio and line of business for digitally optimized risk assessment and management.
Just in time, relevant information: Data and information pushed to the underwriter’s fingertips at the exact moment they need it to optimize underwriting.
Intelligent data ingestion and extraction: Refine rules and leverage technologies like AI to collect, automate and analyze the data to provide a full picture of the exposures for a given submission.
Portfolio Optimization: Prioritize, assess, and reinforce risk appetite across the portfolio of business through the use of data and a holistic view of risk.
Broker Collaboration: Increased and predictable collaboration between broker/agent and underwriter creating full transparency and speed for quote.
Streamline underwriter workflow and improve risk assessment: Automated, efficient workflow, routing and case management capabilities to optimize underwriting and improve risk assessment leading to better outcomes.
Automated data prefills: Using a growing array of structured and unstructured data sources from InsurTech and traditional third-party data providers to optimize the underwriting process and maximize underwriter’s knowledge.
Underwriting control and oversight: Using authority management to monitor and manage underwriting limits, risks and more to align to company guidelines and strategy.
Core Integration: Pre-integrated with Majesco Core Suite for P&C and can easily be integrated with any other core solutions.
“We're seeing a lot of activity in digital underwriting as a lynchpin component of modernization and transformation efforts,” stated Jeanne Johnson, Principal at KPMG LLP. “Leveraging a platform solution that connects insights across the underwriter’s interactions, and more easily integrates a rich mix of relevant data offers a path to more sustained value. Productive data, alongside digital enablement, machine learning, and Underwriter360, can address some longstanding pain points to better equip the underwriter talent - to better segment, predict, service, and deliver profitable growth that will continue to be a competitive differentiator.”
As insurers continue to adopt the latest digital technologies, tedious and time-consuming underwriting processes still make it difficult to quickly respond to customer needs and expectations. Without a holistic and unified view, underwriters cannot access risk information to facilitate quick and calculated underwriting management. Majesco Digital Underwriter360, digitally enables technology and data proliferation that transforms how underwriters collect risk data, analyze it, perform multi-level risk assessment, and make decisions resulting in reduction of underwriter’s administrative workload.
The increased efficiency and effectiveness in the underwriting process enables underwriters more time to be utilized in making key decisions and increase collaboration with distributors as opposed to spending time in core processes due to technologically challenged systems. It delivers a profitable underwriter process through centralized digital solutions that provide aggregation and mediation of business as well as system services, so underwriters don’t have to depend on multiple sources of disparate data. Underwriter360 is currently available for commercial and specialty lines with other lines of business to be considered in the future.
Majesco is the leading software partner to both the P&C and L&A insurance markets to modernize, optimize and innovate their businesses at speed and scale. Over 330 insurers, from greenfields, start-ups and MGAs to the largest insurers, reinsurers and brokers use Majesco’s next generation SaaS platform solutions of core, data and analytics, digital, distribution, absence management and a rich ecosystem marketplace of established and InsurTech partners to build the future of insurance. Our technology, expertise and leadership help insurers innovate and connect to build the future of their business. With over 825 successful implementations and over 65% of our customers on Cloud with Majesco platform solutions, together we have an amazing track record of innovation and real-world results.