Market Entry - Health & Medical Insurance Industry in Philippines: Analysis of Growth, Trends and Progress (2016 - 2021)

Market Entry - Health & Medical Insurance Industry in Philippines: Analysis of Growth, Trends and Progress (2016 - 2021)

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About the Market

The health insurance industry is one of the cardinal components of the global economy by virtue of the amount of revenue it generates, the extent of the global investment, and most prominently the indispensable socio-economic role it plays in securing personal and business risk in the event of unforeseen problems. The key issues in the insurance industry include rising competition, generally soft pricing conditions and tight profit margins. Moreover, the economic turbulence in 2008 has affected employer and corporate health insurance business in the developed countries to some extent, due to cost cutting and lay-off of employees and slowdown of new recruitments. However, at individual levels, the market has not shown any significant slowdown. The health insurance market in developed nations is consolidated by few major players who cover more than 80% of private and public (medicare and medicaid) managed insurance. The cardinal challenges for new capital entrants in the health insurance market include immense competition and rising customer expectations. Success here would be enhanced by expanding digital capabilities, making insurance products easier to understand, compare and purchase. The health insurance market especially in the EU5 countries (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, and Spain) is quite stable owing to a significant contribution from the government. The growth perspective for private players is limited due to universal health coverage plans in these countries. Furthermore, in developing regions the health insurance market for private players continue to challenge as economic recovery throughout the region is overshadowed by low business investment rates and slower industry growth. In some developing nations, the growth prospects remain high due to increasing GDP, rise in disposable income, and growing trend toward health security. Furthermore, the growth of the middle class and high net worth population in these regions presents an immense opportunity for international players to exploit the emerging market. Major players in the market include United Health Group Inc., Allianz SE, AIA Insurance Group, Express Scripts Holding Company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd., AXA, Aviva Plc, Aetna Inc., International Medical Group, Apollo Munich Health Insurance and Cigna Corporation.

About the Geography

The Philippines is one of the largest markets in Southeast Asia with an estimated 103 million people and ruled by a presidential democratic republic. With the 12th largest population and the 30th largest economy, there is certainly scope for development, as it has grown from being an agriculture-based to services-based economy in the early 21st-century.

In comparison to its neighbors like Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, Philippines have failed to meet expectations in terms of the volume of FDI. However, recent economic resurgence brought about by strong and consistent economic growth since 2010, new anti-corruption measures and credit rating upgrades have improved their international reputation and created a new impetus for attracting FDI’s into the country. The Aquino government helped with this by the passage of laws to liberalize the entry of foreign banks into the country, relaxing the Cabotage law allowing foreign vessels to ply import and export within the archipelago. The Customs Tariff and Modernization Act of 2016 to meet international standards, reflects efforts of the nation towards increasing FDI.

In spite of all this, the World Bank ranked the Philippines at the 103rd place (out of 185 economies) for ease of doing business. The major challenges for doing business include bureaucracy, corruption, restrictions on ownership of land by foreign companies, and restrictions on investment in certain sectors. The islands of Philippines are strategically placed among high growth countries like Mainland China, Malaysia, and Singapore, which makes it easier for export to these Asian countries. Also, a large English-speaking population and strong services sector are factors that make the Philippines an obvious choice for companies looking to take advantage of the low domestic wages and an educated workforce.

                                                                                                                                                  

Component Name

Unit

From Site

GDP

USD billion

291.97

GDP Annual Growth Rate

%

7

GDP Per Capita

                      USD

2635.04

Employment Rate

                         %         

94.6

                                           Wages              

USD/Month

170.436

Inflation Rate

%

2.3

Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Index Points

144.6

Interest Rate

%

3%

Loans to Private Sector

USD million/billion

100,555.083 million

Balance of Trade

USD million/billion

(-2.02 billion)

Business Confidence

(No Units)

45.4

Manufacturing PMI

Index Points

57.5

Ease of Doing Business

(No Units)

103

Competitiveness Rank

(No Units)

57

Corruption Rank

(No Units)

95

Consumer Confidence

(No Units)

2.5

Consumer Spending

USD million/billion

28,784.38 million

Bank Lending Rate (Consumers)

%

5.68

Corporate Tax Rate

%

30

Sales Tax Rate

%

12

            

The Market Entry Series

Exploring global markets is now recognized as the shortest way to ensure high time to efficiency conversion, when trying to expand revenues past domestic markets, for firms both large and small. Our market entry series, priced suitably low contains the essentials of all the parameters (Refer: Table of Contents) you must be apprised of before you can have a well informed contemplation of a business opportunity in your choice of industry, in your choice of geography.

1. Introduction

                1.1 Scope of the Report

                1.2 Regional Analysis

                                1.2.1 PESTLE Analysis

                                1.2.2 Analysis of Ease of Doing Business

2. Market Dynamics

                2.1 Drivers

                2.2 Restraints

                2.3 Opportunities

3. Market Demand Analysis

                3.1 Socio-Economic Segmentation

                3.2 Demographic Strengths & Weaknesses

                3.3 Spending Patterns

                3.4 Target Market Identification

4. Market Size of Health & Medical Insurance Industry (USD millions)

                4.1 By Product

                4.2 By Providers

5. Market Entry

                5.1 Market Entry: The Strategy

                                5.1.1 Types of Entry Modes, by Market Entry Objectives

                                5.1.2 Competition Analysis

                                                5.1.2.1 Market Share

                                                5.1.2.2 Strategies Adopted, Recent Events 

                                5.1.3 Pricing Strategy

                                5.1.4 Supply Chain Analysis

                                                5.1.4.1 Trade (Import-Export Analysis)

                                                5.1.4.2 Distribution Network & Retail Analysis

                5.2 Market Entry: The Administration

                                5.2.1 How to Register a Company (Flowchart)

                                5.2.2 Registration Processes 

                                                5.2.2.1 Ministries Involved

                                                5.2.2.2 Criteria and Conditions

                                5.2.3 List of Forms & Documents

                                5.2.4 Product Control Guidelines specified by the Government

6. Sources

7. Disclaimer

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