News, updates and blog from JW Seagon – keeping you informed2020-12-09T11:01:43+00:00

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JWS Broker Training Webinar

November 24th, 2020|News|

At JW Seagon we value the relationships we have with our brokers and felt it was time to bring everyone together in order to share some useful information on our product offering and service proposition as well as some interesting insights into the IPMI Market.

Tushinde – supporting a Kenyan based charity

October 20th, 2020|News|

Over the past few months we have been supporting a Kenyan based charity called Tushinde and we wanted to share with you a short video to demonstrate how our contributions have been able to support their work during this very difficult time.

Important travel insurance update

October 19th, 2020|covid19post, Update|

As many of you know, we have provided our own JWS Travel policy for several years now, for Inbound and Outbound travellers, to and from all parts of Africa. Since the Covid-19 pandemic most Insurers around the world have been forced to make changes to their travel insurance policies, and this applies to JWS as well.

Generating revenue in hard times webinar

September 25th, 2020|Update|

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began many companies have struggled to generate and convert new business, and as a result we have been forced to re-evaluate our sales strategies and processes.

Transforming your sales strategy webinar

June 26th, 2020|Update|

Please watch the webinar recording of our “Transforming Your Sales Strategy” webinar with David O. Sijenyi who will help you understand why now is a good time to work on your sales strategy as we wait to recover from this crisis.

Update on new VAT rules

June 8th, 2020|Update|

At the time, there were many different opinions as to who should pay and who is responsible. The Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) took it upon themselves as an organisation to obtain legal opinion from a well-respected legal firm in Kenya.

New VAT rules for insurance brokers

May 26th, 2020|Update|

On 25th April 2020 the President of Kenya assented to the Tax Laws Amendment Bill and this became an Act. Amongst various changes made, tucked away in the VAT section was the removal of VAT exemption on insurance brokers and agents.

Leading in Lockdown webinar

May 22nd, 2020|Article, covid19post|

The Covid-19 pandemic has placed extraordinary demands on leaders in business and beyond. On a good day, a leader’s job is simple: Keep the company running, employees productive, and customers happy.

Comment on new Insurance Regulatory Authority Guidelines

May 1st, 2020|Article|

Regulation of our industry in Kenya, is governed by the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) and they have recently produced some ‘Guidance Notes’ addressed to the industry. These notes seem to have been ‘pounced on’ by the media and, in our view, incorrectly reported.

Covid-19 – Healthcare FAQ

April 9th, 2020|covid19post, Update|

We have understandably received many questions over the past few weeks asking how your health insurance might be impacted by Covid-19. We have collated all these questions and answers and formed an FAQ document. If you don´t find the answers to your questions in the FAQs then please just get in touch.

Building a better working world remotely webinar

April 3rd, 2020|covid19post, Update|

The way we work and manage our employees has changed significantly over the past 2 weeks and we are facing new challenges every day. We have partnered with Jst Work, an HR consultancy, to explore new ways of working and looking at resources that can help us run our companies as we work remotely.

Coronavirus – Further up-date

March 20th, 2020|covid19post, Update|

We recently sent some information out in relation to the affect of Covid-19 on the insurances that we provide to our clients. It is inevitable that there will be a lot of changes on a very regular basis as things develop. We will try to keep you all up to date with details as they arise.

‘The proof of the pudding is in the eating’!

November 19th, 2019|Article|

When it comes to insurance pay outs, the proof of the pudding is always in the eating. Which means if you make the wrong choice at the outset, you may be scuppered further down the line. At JW Seagon we use our vast experience and expertise to partner with the most reputable insurance providers, to ensure we pay-out time and time again. But don’t just take our word for it, our latest blog shows some recent case studies. After all, who knows what’s round the next corner.

It’s a knock-out!

November 12th, 2019|Update|

Our latest blog tells the story of what happened when the JWS team competed in the inaugural “It’s a knock-out” challenge, to support the Rhino Ark Charitable Trust. It’s fair to say, it was fun, games and laughs all round!

The importance of having a robust General Insurance policy

November 7th, 2019|Update|

We would like to share with you our latest Webinar we did in conjunction with Atta on 12th September 2019. Jeremy Clayton, our Group Head of General broking, spoke about the importance of having a robust General Insurance policy for businesses in the travel and tourism sector.

My new life experience – Lynn Mungai

November 7th, 2019|Update|

There are few things in business as satisfying as giving something back to your local community. So when the JWS team got the chance to spend a day at New Life Home Trust (a rescue home for abandoned babies), we jumped at the chance. Lynn Mungai (Marketing Executive at JWS) recounts the day at New Life in our latest blog – it certainly was an eye-opening, moving and memorable day.

Importance of Sleep Webinar – October 2019

October 23rd, 2019|Update|

A big thank you for attending our “Importance of Sleep” webinar on the 15th October 2019. We hope you found the webinar informative, enlightening and practical especially for those who struggle with getting a good night sleep.

Visit to Ol Pejeta

July 10th, 2019|Article|

Our latest CSR initiative took us back to Ol Pejeta to help in the fight against Jiggers and learn how to make eco-friendly stoves. Read John Nyaga’s blog of how this was a memorable day for the JWS team, as we continue to care for those around us.

Would you bank with us?

November 2nd, 2018|Article|

JWS would never dream of offering banking services, as we know very little about it, so it always surprises me that banks now think of themselves as insurance experts.

No-one likes a show off

August 14th, 2018|Article|

Branching out in business doesn’t come without risks. But since we expanded our product portfolio five years ago, we haven’t looked back. Jeremy Clayton, our Head of General broking, explains why being a one-stop-shop in East African insurance is proving good for customers and good for business.

25 Not Out!

August 3rd, 2018|Article|

Celebrating 25 years at JW Seagon! David Seagon (Managing Director) gives his personal account of the journey so far. Thanks to everyone for their support and loyalty – we couldn’t have made it without you.

Trip to Ol Pejeta

August 2nd, 2018|Article|

It´s not always work, work, work at JW Seagon; last week a team managed to escape the office in order to get closer to one of the organisations that we are supporting with proceeds from the JWS safari Range. Our mission statement ´Caring for you´ extends to the plains of Laikipia and Chris tells us how our pledge of support is impacting the lives of so many.

Life insurance – can you afford to live without it?

July 24th, 2018|Article|

This short blog has been written by Annie Shirekuli. Annie is a key member of our Life and Investments team and has been with JW Seagon for 4.5 years. Annie has learnt the hard way about how beneficial a Life insurance can be and has kindly shared her touching story with us.

Does your Liability insurance policy cover you for these losses?

July 19th, 2018|Article|

When it comes to making an insurance claim, the devil is well and truly in the detail. At JW Seagon we don’t like to give our clients any nasty surprises and for anyone who has bought our popular JWS Safari Plan insurance, here’s why you can sleep easy knowing you are in safe hands.

The regulatory landscape is changing…

June 27th, 2018|Article|

As market leading insurance brokers, it’s vital that we understand the regulatory requirements of each and every country in which we operate. David Seagon (Managing Director) provides an update on the changing regulatory landscape and what this means to the JW Seagon Group.

‘Chocks Away!’- Premier Aviation is here

June 22nd, 2018|Article|

Aviation insurance is a complex subject. Jeremy Clayton (Group Head – General Broking) has some useful insights to avoid any turbulence associated with buying aircraft insurance! He also introduces our brand new bespoke product – Premier Aviation.

‘Off the shelf… can I help you Sir’! – Tailor made insurance

June 11th, 2018|Article|

There are few things more aspirational in life than a tailor made suit, but when it comes to insurance, why do so many people settle for an ‘off-the-shelf’ solution? Jeremy Clayton, Group Head – General Broking, extols the virtues of tailor-made insurance products and outlines why you should never accept a one-size-fits-all approach.

Understanding the risks within the education sector

April 19th, 2018|Article|

As firm advocates of specialist insurance for specialist sectors, there’s little point in buying an ‘off-the-shelf’ product if you work in the education sector. With the unique risks posed to schools, colleges and universities, a bespoke approach is required – we call it Academic Options.

Good things come in threes!

February 6th, 2018|Update|

Good things come in threes! - A very accurate saying that describes what we are about to bring all our existing and new Safari Plan clients.

The Kenyan insurance market – My wish list

January 29th, 2018|Article|

Our Group Head of General Broking, Jeremy Clayton, gives his forthright and candid views on the state of the Kenyan insurance market. It includes the pros, cons, progress to date and his wish list for the future.

JW Seagon protects Safari Plan concept

January 25th, 2018|Update|

JW Seagon launched its innovative and successful Safari Plan package insurance policy in 2014 and it has gone from strength to strength. It was an involved and time consuming project, but ultimately it has resulted in a product that is a true friend to the industry. Obviously, we have to protect our intellectual property rights and we have done and will continue to do so. Below is a communication issued which will explain things in more detail.

World Wildlife Conservation Day

December 4th, 2017|News|

At JW Seagon we care for our clients and we care for our wildlife. We support a number of wildlife and conservation charities in Kenya.

I urge you to look carefully into that necessary evil!

June 26th, 2017|Article|

So, here we are, living on the equator…full of fantastic safari opportunities across our beautiful country, the wilderness, the plains, wildlife, lodges, camps, hotels and everything good about Kenya. I urge you to look carefully into that necessary evil!

Our Arusha office in Tanzania

June 13th, 2017|News|

Tanzania clients and anyone working or living in and around Arusha, please remember our office is conveniently located and our doors are always open!

Your health insurance questions answered

June 12th, 2017|Article|

Thank you to everyone who submitted a question to Simon Ashworth (Group Head – Healthcare). Simon has taken the time to review the most pertinent questions, including what are the key factors to consider when buying health insurance and why do premiums rise each year, and has answered them in an open and transparent manner.

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