Buying of health insurance and motor insurance policies is going to be entirely online. From filling up the application form to receiving the policy documents, the process will become entirely digital in the time to come. The IRDAI has issued a circular to all General and Health Insurers, for the issuance of Electronic Policies and dispensing with physical documents and wet signature on the proposal form in respect of health insurance policies.
As per the circular, the IRDAI states that in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, the Authority had received representations from the insurance companies for an exemption to all individual and retail health insurance policies issued by general and health insurance companies from the requirement to issue physical policy document and hard copy of proposal
The Social Security Administration introduced the expansion of online services for residents of Alabama available through its my Social Security portal at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, announced that residents of Alabama can use the portal for many replacement Social Security number (SSN) card requests. This will allow people to replace their SSN card from the comfort of their home or office.
“We are here to serve the public and this option helps us improve service by offering a safe, secure, and more convenient choice for doing business with us online,” Saul said. “I am pleased to offer Alabama residents the added convenience of replacing a Social Security card through the my Social Security portal.”
The agency is conducting a
After years of taking his products to farmers markets in Cleveland, Kevin Henslee, of Yellow House Cheese, stopped this spring.
“It didn’t make sense to go out during a pandemic,” he said.
If his wife, Kristyn, gets sick, she can’t make cheese. Henslee worried that farmers market crowds would be too concentrated and would lead to a greater risk of illness. They also lost some of their other markets, like restaurants. So, instead, they shifted their focus to online sales.
The Henslees raise lamb, beef, pork and chicken, and make cheese from sheep’s milk and cow’s milk from neighboring farms. They partnered with friends who grow produce and other products to open an online store.
So far, it’s gone so well that they’re planning to make online sales a permanent part of their business.
But the Henslees are far from the first farmers to explore online
Prancing in front of a camera with its blond mane blowing in the wind, “007” is one of thousands of goats being sold online as Muslims prepare for a key religious festival shaken this year by the coronavirus pandemic.
Millions of goats, sheep and cattle are slaughtered annually at Eid al-Adha — the festival of sacrifice — one of two major holy days observed by Muslims across the world, including some 600 million in South Asia.
The pandemic has, however, badly hit India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, which have shut or heavily restricted major markets, while fears about catching the virus are keeping customers away ahead of the main festival on Saturday.
“We were traumatised by the loss of two of my uncles to COVID-19 and didn’t want to sacrifice an animal,” Saddid Hossain told AFP in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka.
“But we have to stay within our religious tradition, so we’d
French supermarket chain Carrefour (CRRFY) and Uber’s (UBER) Eats unit are expanding their partnership for online shopping deliveries to the rest of France and will launch the service in Belgium.
Back in April, the two companies first launched the delivery service throughout the Paris region to meet demand for groceries and essential products during the nationwide coronavirus lockdown.
As of 20 July, the service is now available via 330 sales outlets and covers 91 major urban areas – that’s 25% of the French population. Carrefour added that from the 130 products available at the start of the partnership, consumers can now choose from more than 250 essential everyday items, with the aim being to increase this to 500 by early September.
“We are very pleased to be able to continue to bolster our strategic partnership with a specialist player like Carrefour and to make home delivery
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The United Kingdom may soon require an online sales tax.
According to multiple reports, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is weighing plans to tax online retailers in a bid to raise 2 billion pounds (about $2.5 billion) a year for the UK government as well as to help flailing brick-and-mortar businesses.
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Last week, the U.K. Treasury opened a call for evidence as it reviews the system of business rates imposed on brick-and-mortar businesses. Under the current system — which was imposed in the ’90s — approximately two billion shops, offices and factories are subject to taxation based on the rental value of their outposts.
As it looks to restructure its system, the Treasury is mulling adding a tax to online retailers in order to fund a reduction in rates for brick-and-mortar shops. It is also considering restructuring its
“Today, more than ever, shoppers understand that how and where they spend their dollars can drive real economic impact,” says Geenie founder Chana Ginelle Ewing.
We’re living in a time when major corporations are being put on blast — for problematic labor practices, problematic leadership, problematic political affiliations, problematic sustainability practices, you name it. And consumers are increasingly questioning where and how they spend their dollars.
Fortunately for beauty shoppers, it also happens to be a boom time for indie beauty brands, many of which are BIPOC-owned and driven by principles of inclusion, philanthropy and lifting up marginalized people. But parsing through the many (many) emerging labels on the market — and determining what their values are — can be complicated and time-consuming. Enter Geenie, a new e-commerce marketplace founded by author and marketing veteran Chana Ginelle Ewing, that seeks to pair shoppers with indie
Questrom’s first online MBA program starts on Aug. 2 with 401 students
To get its inaugural class of online MBA students started next week, Boston University’s Questrom School of Business battled through a host of COVID disruptions that ranged from university budget cuts and hiring freezes and a key instructional designer coming down with coronavirus to a complete halt on the construction of its video studios and the loss of many university IT resources.
Yet, BU managed to overcome the unexpected obstacles to enroll the first class of 401 online MBA candidates, double its initial expectations of 200 students for its $24,000 virtual MBA. When they begin coursework on Aug. 2 in what is called “Mod Zero,” all the classes have been reimagined and completed with the exception of the ending capstone. Already, Questrom has 100 students confirmed for the program’s second cohort that starts in January.
“We’ve had challenges
(Bloomberg Opinion) — With a new school year approaching, the U.S. faces an educational crisis. Though the Trump administration wants a full reopening of K-12 schools, not all states and school districts are going along. Millions of students will still attend classes remotely, at least part of the time, and many may stay home until coronavirus vaccines are widely available.
Such a prolonged absence from the classroom will harm students of all ages and abilities. For those who lack reliable access to computers and high-speed internet at home — as many as one-third of all public-school students — the shift to online learning threatens to create deficits they’ll never recover from.
It’s critical that Congress provide funding in the next coronavirus relief bill to assist families that can’t afford internet access. But that will take time that students can’t afford. The government needs to do more to get them online
For many, education is a solitary exercise. They read and research, scribble notes, and memorize facts. Over time, they learn to frame issues, identify patterns, and devise solutions. In recent decades, education has increasingly followed the model popularized by business. Here, practitioners work in teams that bind functions, levels, and locations. In the process, these teams tap into a variety of experiences that only make their work more relevant, complete, and lasting.
To put it another way…
If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together.
A COMMUNITY LIKE NO OTHER
Indiana University’s Allie Pearson
Allie Pearson learned the value of this proverb as an online MBA student at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. An Assistant Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble, Pearson was accustomed to working in teams to market products like Luvs and Herbal Essences. At Kelley, Pearson found a