Qashio, a fintech company that provides an expense management and corporate card platform, is launching “Qashio Insurance” in partnership with YallaCompare. The branded health insurance product is a cost-effective solution with a simplified and automated digital declaration process, which takes under a minute to complete.
Qashio Insurance is the only digital-first health insurance package for SMEs of all sizes, from freelancers to 25,000-employee corporations. The platform enables applications to be processed ten times faster than conventional methods, many of which still rely on paper and physical signatures.
In addition to improved efficiency, Qashio Insurance offers up to 25% more affordable rates compared to the rest of the market. The platform has three tiers of coverage, allowing businesses to find the right plan to suit their unique needs, as well as an installment payment option.
Armin Moradi, Co-founder and CEO of Qashio said, “Qashio is privileged to be able to support the growing SME sector with Qashio Insurance, further simplifying otherwise complicated and lengthy processes. Qashio’s mission is to empower SMEs with a streamlined, cost-effective way to manage their health insurance needs. The platform that has taken close to a year to develop is a testament to our dedication to innovation and our unwavering support for SMEs as well as Enterprises”.
Luke Craven, CCO of YallaCompare, added, “The launch of Qashio Insurance represents a significant milestone in our journey to provide comprehensive, user-friendly, and efficient services. Our partnership with Qashio embodies the synergy of expertise and shared vision”.
The MENA health and medical insurance market is currently undergoing significant growth. Driven by an expanding population and demographic shifts, the UAE now has over 557,000 SMEs, all of which must provide health insurance to employees and their dependents.
LEAP 2024 Will Shine A Light On Female Innovators In Technology
Women comprise nearly a third of the event’s speaker lineup alongside a dedicated program of high-level content, investment, and mentorship.
LEAP 2024, a premier global technology event, will highlight the achievements of women in the technology sector as it returns for its third edition at the Riyadh Exhibition and Convention Centre in Malham district from March 4 to 7.
Hosted by Tahaluf, a strategic collaboration between Informa PLC, the Events Investment Fund (EIF), and the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP), LEAP 2024 will feature a dedicated program titled “Women in Tech”. The program will offer enriching content, investment opportunities, networking sessions, mentorship programs, and a special startup award.
The initiative aims to inspire women to actively participate in the technology industry, aligning with broader diversity efforts. Reflecting the Kingdom’s commitment to equality, the focus on “Women in Tech” coincides with the increasing female participation at LEAP events.
Annabelle Mander, Senior Vice President of Tahaluf, emphasized the event’s commitment to gender inclusivity, stating, “Female representation is across all of LEAP’s features and reflects the event’s mission of driving economic diversification and providing market access to international business. Within Tahaluf itself, half of our team members are women, and women make up half of our SMT, too”.
The “Women in Tech” program will feature distinguished speakers including Nadine Hachach Haram, CEO and Founder of Proximie, and Sahar Albanarna from IMPACTIQUE Bahrain, who explained: “Over 26 million women worldwide with professional experience and degrees are not in the global workplace. This demographic includes a huge pool of untapped talent which technology can help unleash to fuel the co-creation of exponential solutions across multiple sectors. To help women access productive employment, we urge industry leaders to support high-impact female entrepreneurs as a means to boost their economies and accelerate the UN’s sustainable development goals by promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth”.
The event will also provide a platform for female-led startups and entrepreneurs to pitch for funding and support through various initiatives such as the Women’s Investor Forum, Entrepreneur Mentorship Scheme, and the Aviatrix Award at the Rocket Fuel pitch competition, offering a prize fund of US$150,000.