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October 1, 2020

Manulife appoints Vibha Coburn as Malaysia CEO KUALA

Kuala Lumpur – Manulife today announced the appointment of Vibha Coburn as Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Manulife Holdings Berhad (MHB) and CEO of Manulife Insurance Berhad (MIB). Her appointment is effective 1 October 2020.

Manulife appoints Vibha Coburn as Malaysia CEO KUALA

 

 

August 24, 2020

COVID-19 fuels health awareness and use of digital in Malaysia – Manulife survey

Kuala Lumpur – Concerns about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic among life insurance policyholders in Malaysia are prompting many to adopt new habits around a healthier lifestyle and greater use of digital technology, according to a new survey by Manulife.

COVID-19 fuels health awareness and use of digital in Malaysia – Manulife survey

Manulife Asia Care Survey 2020 -Understanding customer concerns and aspirations during COVID-19

 

June 30, 2020

Manulife Malaysia sees higher revenues in 2019 amid challenging macro environment

Kuala Lumpur − Manulife Holdings Berhad (MHB), in its 44th Annual General Meeting held on 26 June 2020, reported sustained healthy business growth for the full-year 2019, despite challenging macro environment and market conditions last year. During the period under review, the Group’s operating revenue in Malaysia recorded a year-on-year growth of 6.9% in 2019 to RM1,304.1 million, generating a pre-tax profit of RM38.4 million for MHB, up 0.2% from 2018.

Manulife Malaysia sees higher revenues in 2019 amid challenging macro environment

 

May 26, 2020

Looking beyond Covid-19 

AGAINST the backdrop of Covid-19, the number one concern for many of us continues to be health: our own and our loved ones’, closely followed by our finances.

Life insurers have been quick to respond. Early in the outbreak, Manulife Insurance Bhd stepped up to introduce a range of special measures and coverage benefits to alleviate anxieties around costs and to reassure Malaysian customers and families that they’re able to get the medical care they need.

These include our Hospitalisation Income Support and Compassionate Benefit under the RM1mil Special Financial Assistance Programme by Manulife Insurance and the waiving of waiting-period and premium deferment under the Covid-19 financial relief initiative in collaboration with Bank Negara.

Source: (This article appeared in StarBiz, The Star, 26 May 2020)

Looking beyond Covid-19 

 

March 27, 2020

Manulife Malaysia introduces a range of special COVID-19 benefits and a new Critical Illness plan

Kuala Lumpur - Throughout the evolving COVID-19 situation, Manulife Insurance Berhad’s (MIB’s) top priority remains the health and safety of our customers, employees, partners and communities.

As a company that is committed to doing the right thing and helping make decisions easier and lives better for our customers, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and look for ways to further support our customers.

Manulife Malaysia introduces a range of special COVID-19 benefits and a new Critical Illness plan


March 2, 2020

Manulife Insurance Berhad launches new Manulife Business Academy to boost support to agents

Kuala Lumpur - Manulife Insurance Berhad (MIB) today launched its Manulife Business Academy (MBA) located at Centrepoint, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya.

MBA is the company’s commitment to equip its agency force with holistic knowledge and skills to boost their productivity and professionalism. This ultimately benefits customers, while also propelling agents forward in their careers.

Manulife Insurance Berhad launches new Manulife Business Academy to boost support to agents

 

February 28, 2020

Manulife Insurance Berhad provides special COVID-19 financial assistance for customers

Kuala Lumpur - Manulife Insurance Berhad (MIB) has announced that the company is providing a special financial assistance to customers diagnosed with COVID-19.

This financial assistance is on top of the company’s recent announcement on 31 January 2020 stating that customers who are seeking treatment related to COVID-19 within Malaysia will be covered by the company’s medical plans. The company will also waive the 30-day waiting period for medical policies issued or reinstated before 30 January 2020 and extend the grace period to 90 days for policyholders who are diagnosed with COVID-19.

Manulife Insurance Berhad provides special COVID-19 financial assistance for customers

 

February 18, 2020

Manulife Insurance Berhad launches new Johor Bahru Regional Support Centre

Kuala Lumpur - Manulife Insurance Berhad (MIB) has launched its new Johor Bahru Regional Support Centre (RSC) in Menara Landmark. It replaces the previous RSC located at Bangunan Ang, Johor Bahru.

This is one of the company’s latest efforts to further drive recruitment and attract the best and brightest insurance and financial services professionals in the southern section of Peninsular Malaysia. Currently, MIB has six RSCs nationwide, each located at our head office in Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur; Juru, Penang; Ipoh, Perak; Johor Bahru, Johor; and Sibu and Kuching in Sarawak.

Manulife Insurance Berhad launches new Johor Bahru Regional Support Centre


January 9, 2020

Manulife Insurance Berhad inks Strategic Takaful Partnership with Takaful IKHLAS

Kuala Lumpur - Manulife Insurance Berhad (MIB) has signed a five-year strategic partnership with Takaful Ikhlas Family Berhad (Takaful IKHLAS) on 8 January 2020.

Through this partnership, MIB intends to tap on the underpenetrated Takaful market in Malaysia. In 2018, the Family Takaful Business penetration rate in the country was up 1.3% to 15.2%.

Manulife Insurance Berhad inks Strategic Takaful Partnership with Takaful IKHLAS

December 30, 2019
Magic of Christmas for the Orang Asli children

Kuala Lumpur - Manulife Malaysia continued to spread Christmas cheer to the underprivileged community under its Dear Santa project for the fourth year. This time around, festive cheer was shared to the Orang Asli children of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) flagship programme, the Orang Asli Education Support.

Magic of Christmas for the Orang Asli children

October 11, 2019
Manulife Malaysia on Budget 2020

Kuala Lumpur - The Budget 2020 that was just tabled by the government is focused on building the country towards becoming a developed nation through high-quality growth among all segments of the society.

Manulife Malaysia on Budget 2020



October 9, 2019

Manulife Pinktober-ed for a good cause!

Kuala Lumpur - In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Global Women’s Alliance (GWA) of Manulife Malaysia organised a Breast Cancer Awareness Day on 9 October 2019.

Manulife Pinktober-ed for a good cause!


September 25, 2019

Signing Ceremony of Manulife Malaysia and Rise FinCom Advisory

Kuala Lumpur - Manulife Insurance Berhad held a signing ceremony to officiate its partnership with Rise FinCom Advisory (Rise Advisory) on 23 September 2019, Menara Manulife. This move is in tandem with the company’s aspiration to grow its number of agency partners and double the company’s market share by 2021.

Signing Ceremony of Manulife Malaysia and Rise FinCom Advisory
 

July 27, 2019
Manulife Malaysia empowers Orang Asli children through education

Kuala Lumpur - Manulife Malaysia held its Inauguration Ceremony of the Orang Asli Education programme on 27 July 2019 at Kampung Sungai Ruai. The Orang Asli Education programme is in collaboration with Pertubuhan Komuniti Kasih Selangor (PKKS), a community welfare organisation, to assist Orang Asli children in the form of education support. The company’s financial support enables PKKS and teachers to conduct after-school learning sessions for the children and provide daily transportation of these children to their respective schools, as the villages are secluded from schools and public amenities.

Manulife Malaysia empowers Orang Asli children through education



July 3, 2019
Manulife Malaysia Launches 'Bring Art to Life' Challenge

Kuala Lumpur - Following Manulife Malaysia’s recent reveal of its Art Wall at the Muzium Negara MRT Station, the company has launched its 'Bring Art to Life' challenge.

Manulife Malaysia Launches 'Bring Art to Life' Challenge



May 16, 2019
Manulife Malaysia brings Ramadhan cheer to underprivileged children

Kuala Lumpur - Manulife Malaysia hosted a Buka Puasa for the underprivileged children of Rumah Permata Hati Ku, Pusat Jagaan Amal Asyura and Rumah Nur Hati, on 14 May 2019. The caretakers of the homes were handed a small token of appreciation to assist them in preparing the children for the upcoming Hari Raya celebration. The children received an early Duit Raya too, handed out by our Senior Management Team.

Manulife Malaysia brings Ramadhan cheer to underprivileged children

 

April 15, 2019
Manulife Malaysia hits the streets of Klang Valley

Manulife Malaysia’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Lee Sang Hui, flagged off Manulife Grab cars on 9 April 2019 at Menara Manulife, Kuala Lumpur. Two hundred cars bearing Manulife's bold green will bring Manulife Malaysia to every nook and corner of Klang Valley for the next two months.

Manulife Malaysia hits the streets of Klang Valley 

 

April 08, 2019
High net worth individuals and business owners in Malaysia to benefit from stability and flexibility of US Dollar-denominated life insurance plan 

KUALA LUMPUR, 8 April 2019 – Manulife Insurance Labuan Limited (“MILL”) announced their partnership today with Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad to distribute the US Dollar-denominated Signature Heirloom (II), which is the first of its kind to be made available in Malaysia. The universal life insurance product is specifically designed to cater to the demands of the high net worth market to help them grow and transfer their wealth to the next generation.

High net worth individuals and business owners in Malaysia to benefit from stability and flexibility of US Dollar-denominated life insurance plan  

March 13, 2019
Celebration of International Women's Day 2019 in Manulife Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur – Manulife Malaysia celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March 2019 by celebrating our own staff, men and women. Manulife has long held its belief on a fair avenue for all gender, and aims to continuously support its female workforce to reach their full potential in their career. The Malaysian Chapter of GWA was established on 10 September 2015, and since then, Manulife has carried out many exciting activities towards championing its objectives.

Celebration of International Women's Day 2019 in Manulife Malaysia

December 15, 2018
Manulife Malaysia brings Santa to town once again

Kuala Lumpur – Manulife Malaysia spread the joys of giving this Christmas season by fulfilling the wishes of the children of Stepping Stones Living Centre, Taman Seputeh. Manulife Dear Santa 3.0 is all about granting Christmas wishes of underprivileged children, by rallying support from Manulife staff in the spirit of giving and sharing. 
 

Manulife Malaysia brings Santa to town once again

 

November 26, 2018
Manulife Malaysia wins BrandLaureate Industry Champion Brand ICON Award

Kuala Lumpur – Manulife Malaysia recently received the 2018 BrandLaureate Industry Champion Brand ICON Awards for Financial Planning Solutions.

The BrandLaureate Awards recognises the best that the world of branding has to offer and celebrates brand champions. Manulife Malaysia was recognised for the following criteria: brand strategy, brand culture, brand innovation, brand loyalty and brand communication. 
 

Manulife Malaysia wins BrandLaureate Industry Champion Brand ICON Award


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ovember 1, 2018
Manulife Malaysia appoints Sang Hui Lee as CEO

Kuala Lumpur – Mr. Sang Hui Lee has been appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Manulife Holdings Berhad (MHB) and CEO of Manulife Insurance Berhad (MIB). Effective 1 November 2018, Sang replaces Mark O’Dell, who retires from Manulife.
 

Manulife Malaysia appoints Sang Hui Lee as CEO


October 18, 2018
Manulife Malaysia CEO wins Outstanding Leaders in Asia by ACES Awards

Kuala Lumpur – Mark O’Dell, the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of Manulife Holdings Berhad (MHB) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Manulife Insurance Berhad in Malaysia has been conferred the Outstanding Leaders in Asia award by Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES Awards).
 

Manulife Malaysia CEO wins Outstanding Leaders in Asia by ACES Awards

 

September 29, 2018
Manulife Malaysia Celebrates World Heart Day

Kuala Lumpur – Globally, Manulife supports heart-related causes. In conjunction with this year’s World Heart Day, Manulife Malaysia recently organised several heart-health related activities.

Manulife Malaysia Celebrates World Heart Day

 

July 30, 2018
Manulife Malaysia Awarded CSR Malaysia Award 2018

Kuala Lumpur – Manulife Malaysia clinched the CSR Malaysia Award 2018, Company of the Year in the Financial Services Category for Pioneering Community Health & Children Welfare Initiatives.

Manulife Malaysia Awarded CSR Malaysia Award 2018


July 19, 2018
Manulife lends a helping hand to MAKNA

Kuala Lumpur – MAKNA (Majlis Kanser Nasional or National Cancer Council) received financial 
assistance of RM10,000 from Manulife Malaysia ("Manulife") recently. The cheque was handed over by Manulife’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mark Steven O’Dell, and received by MAKNA’s General Manager, Puan Hajah Farahida Dato’ Mohd Farid at Menara Manulife, Kuala Lumpur.


Manulife lends a helping hand to MAKNA

 


May 17, 2018
Beat High Blood Pressure with Awareness and Action
Kuala Lumpur – It’s the silent killer. High blood pressure usually has no warning signs but simple steps can cut your risk of devastating health problems, Manulife and the World Heart Federation said on Thursday to mark World Hypertension Day.
 

Beat High Blood Pressure with Awareness and Action

 

October 12, 2017
RAM Ratings assigns AA3 rating to Manulife Holdings Berhad

Kuala Lumpur – RAM Ratings has assigned corporate credit ratings of AA3/Stable/P1 to Manulife Holdings Berhad (MHB or the Group), the holding company of Manulife Insurance Berhad (MIB) and Manulife Asset Management Services Berhad (MAMSB).
 

RAM Ratings assigns AA3 rating to Manulife Holdings Berhad...


August 28, 2017
Manulife and MRT Corp sign contract to change Semantan station into Manulife Semantan


Manulife and MRT Corp sign contract to change Semantan station into Manulife Semantan MRT Station...


August 23, 2017
Manulife “Owns” Semantan Station

Kuala Lumpur – Manulife Holdings Bhd has been granted naming rights for the Semantan Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station. The renamed Manulife Semantan station, a five-minute walk from Menara Manulife, connects various high-density areas in Kuala Lumpur.
 

Manulife “Owns” Semantan Station...


August 22, 2017
Manulife takes MRT 'journey' with commuters

Manulife takes MRT 'journey' with commuters Kuala Lumpur – Manulife Holdings Berhad (Manulife) has got even closer to its customers after being granted naming rights to one of the stations on the newly launched MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line.
 

Manulife officiates Manulife Semantan MRT station...


August 22, 2017
Manulife granted naming rights for Semantan MRT station

Kuala Lumpur – Manulife Holdings Bhd has been granted the naming rights to the Manulife Semantan Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station.
The station, which is located five minutes’ walk from Menara Manulife, connects various high density areas in Kuala Lumpur.
 

Manulife granted naming rights for Semantan MRT station...


August 22, 2017
Manulife gets naming rights to Manulife Semantan MRT Station

Kuala Lumpur – Manulife Holdings Berhad was awarded naming rights to the Manulife Semantan MRT Station yesterday.

According to a statement by Manulife, the five-year contract awarded to the company will allow it to brand the interior of two mass rapid transit (MRT) trains that run along the line.
 

Manulife gets naming rights to Manulife Semantan MRT Station...


August 21, 2017
Manulife officiates Manulife Semantan MRT station

Kuala Lumpur – Manulife Holdings Bhd (Manulife) today officiated its namesake railway station, the Manulife Semantan MRT station.

The five-year contract includes the station name and the display of its name on station routes in all 31 MRT stations along the MRT1 (Sungai Buloh–Kajang) line. It was previously reported that successful licensees were chosen based on the highest bids with licensing fees starting at RM1.5 million per year for a minimum of three years, or RM1.2 million per year for at least five years.
 

Manulife takes MRT 'journey' with commuters...

October 31, 2016
Manulife Malaysia Once Again Awarded the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia

Kuala Lumpur – Manulife Malaysia once again creates a buzz as we stand among the top players in the business industry as one of the Best Companies to work for in Asia, 2016. This stamps yet another benchmark on our drive to achieve greater milestone in the history of employment growth and development. We are proud to be one out of 45 Best Companies to work for in Asia 2016

Manulife Malaysia once again awarded the HR Asia Best Companies to work for in Asia 2016...

 

October 4, 2016
Manulife Malaysia Rises Above the Challenge at the HR Excellence Award 2016

Kuala Lumpur – Synonymous to the story of David over Goliath, today Manulife Malaysia stood at the forefront of excellence after trumping some of the major industry players at the HR Excellence Award, 2016. We marked yet another milestone, as we took home 4 out of 6 awards that were nominated. The awards include the gold award for HR Professional of the Year and Excellence in Employee Engagement, Silver for Excellence in Social Media and Bronze for Excellence in Innovative Use of HR Tech.
 

Manulife Malaysia Rises Above the Challenge at the HR Excellence Award 2016...

December 31, 2013
Manulife Completes the Acquisition of MAAKL Mutual Bhd
 

Manulife Completes the Acquisition of MAAKL Mutual Bhd


November 14, 2013
Manulife Holdings Berhad to acquire MAAKL Mutual Bhd
 

Manulife Holdings Berhad to acquire MAAKL Mutual Bhd

 

August 14, 2013
Manulife turns the Private Retirement Scheme into a powerful staff retention and reward tool with flexible vesting component
 

Manulife turns the Private Retirement Scheme into a powerful staff retention and reward tool with flexible vesting component

 

June 13, 2013
Manulife signs bancassurance agreement with Alliance Bank
 

Manulife signs bancassurance agreement with Alliance Bank
 

June 11, 2013
Malaysia investors hold over half their assets in cash - the most in Asia
 

Malaysia investors hold over half their assets in cash - the most in Asia
 

April 23, 2013
Investor Confidence Currently Low Across Developed Asia
 

Investor Confidence Currently Low Across Developed Asia

 

January 24, 2013
Manulife Insurance Berhad expands into key satellite town of Sungai Petani in Kedah
 

Manulife Insurance Berhad expands into key satellite town of Sungai Petani in Kedah

 

January 23, 2013
Manulife Holdings Berhad appoints Mark O'Dell as Group Chief Executive Officer
 

Manulife Holdings Berhad appoints Mark O'Dell as Group Chief Executive Officer

 

January 16, 2013
Manulife Insurance Berhad extends its presence to Kota Bharu
 

Manulife Insurance Berhad extends its presence to Kota Bharu

Manulife Managed Fund: ENHANCEMENT TO FUND MANDATE

Dear valued customers, Effective 1 January 2021, the fund mandate for Manulife Managed Fund will be enhanced. Find out more

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Important Notice

The current situation will not stop us from supporting you. In view of the Movement Control Order (MCO), you can now email your claims to us!
Here’s how you can do so
https://www.manulife.com.my/en/individual/services/file-a-claim.html
For further enquiries, please email MYLife_CustomerService@manulife.com or call us at 1-300-13-2323. Our customer service team will be pleased to assist you.
We are here for you & with you 

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Manulife Managed Fund: ENHANCEMENT TO FUND MANDATE

Dear valued customers, Effective 1 January 2021, the fund mandate for Manulife Managed Fund will be enhanced. Find out more

View more
Important Notice

The current situation will not stop us from supporting you. In view of the Movement Control Order (MCO), you can now email your claims to us!
Here’s how you can do so
https://www.manulife.com.my/en/individual/services/file-a-claim.html
For further enquiries, please email MYLife_CustomerService@manulife.com or call us at 1-300-13-2323. Our customer service team will be pleased to assist you.
We are here for you & with you 

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