The Lao government has recently approved the route selection for Vientiane-Pakse Expressway Project recommended by a Chinese engineering company.Read more
Heavy rain and gusting winds will continue throughout Laos until June 14 and flooding and landslides are possible in all areas of the country, the Meteorology and Hydrology Department has warned.Read more
The government is keeping a close watch on Vientiane’s markets and is taking steps to reduce the risk of the Covid-19 virus spreading after it was found that several infected people had visited markets.Read more
Some 100,620 doses of Pfizer vaccine are expected to arrive in the coming days, according to the Centre of Information and Education for Health, Ministry of Health.Read more
A house fire has prompted Vientiane authorities to request people to check their electrical appliances and replace old wiring and other electrical equipment, after numerous fires have been blamed on electrical faults.Read more
Construction of the Vientiane-Pakxe expressway will go ahead after the government gives the green light for the proposed route, when feasibility studies on all sections of the highway will begin.Read more
Twenty-nine villages have been named as red zones, meaning they will remain under 24-hour surveillance and general entry and exit is banned in an attempt to contain the Covid-19 virus.Read more
The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control on Tuesday warned that it will be difficult to prevent the spread of Covid-19 if people with the virus fail to provide information about those they have come into contact with.Read more
Vehicles, especially heavy trucks, are advised to avoid using the section of Road No. 4C running from Kasy district in Vientiane province to Nan district in Luang Prabang province while the road is under repair.Read more
Vientiane authorities have ordered a 14-day lockdown in so-called red zones of the city where the highest number of Covid-19 infections have occurred.Read more
Laos recorded another 21 cases of Covid-19 on Sunday but, although this number is small, authorities are concerned that a large number of people who are carrying the virus or are classified as at-risk of infection are concealing their identity.Read more
The vaccines being used are AstraZeneca, Sputnik V and Sinopharm and the total supply currently stands at 1,536,000 doses, which can immunise about 760,000 people, or 10.3 percent of the population.Read more
A second person has died from Covid-19, marking only the second death caused by the virus in Laos since the start of the pandemic.Read more
J&C Insurance Brokers, the leading insurance broker in Laos, has launched a new website to drive the company’s objectives of innovation and professionalism.Read more
Petrol stations in the capital and Vientiane province are now selling premium grade fuel at 11,289 kip per litre, which is the lowest price in the country.Read more
Party and government leaders have demanded that state officers involved in the abuse of narcotic drugs should be subject to harsher penalties than ordinary citizens a move seen as setting officers as an example.Read more
More and more family members and older people are developing Covid-19 due to failure to comply with measures imposed to contain the spread of the virus.Read more
Australia and Laos on Wednesday announced that Australia will provide a grant of AUD15.2 million for the rollout of safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines in Laos.Read more
The Ministry of Public Security has stripped two Savannakhet police officers of their position and cancelled their allowances, charging them with deliberately concealing the movements of foreigners who entered Laos illegally.Read more
A 63-year-old woman has died after being given the AstraZeneca vaccine last weekRead more
The Vientiane Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has issued new guidelines which require people wishing to exit or enter the capital to submit certain documents while the lockdown remains in force.Read more
There is always much confusion among foreigners living in Laos about the required licenses to drive.
So what kinds of licenses are needed to drive in Laos ? These are the four possibilities to legally drive a vehicle in Laos:
The entire J&C Group team wishes you a prosperous and wonderful 2021 and in meantime stay healthy and safe !Read more
Win a fantastic, relaxing, and cocooning experience at the Luang Prabang Hotel as a first prize!Read more
The new security measures are to prevent further accidents along the highway Vientiane – Vang Vieng.Read more
Four earthquakes occurred in the northern provinces on Monday, with the seismic events measuring from 2.4 to 4.6 on the Richter scale.Read more
Once again rewarded as ‘Agent of the Year’, J&C Insurance Brokers was in 2020 performing at the highest level thanks to the support of the APA Insurance’ products!Read more
During the recent annual agent/broker celebration held by Forte-Toko Assurance, J&C Insurance Brokers was rewarded as Top Agent 2020.Read more
Awarded as the ‘Top Agent for Health Insurance’, J&C Insurance Brokers was recognized for their exceptional performance in 2020 – by Lanexang Assurance!Read more
We are proud to announce that J&C Insurance has recently been provided with a Broker’s license, registered under J&C Insurance Brokers Co., Ltd.Read more
Congratulations to Curtis Feese (being represented by Paula Haynes) for winning the APA pillow!Read more
The Personal Accident coverage is applicable to all children on their premises. With the skilled staff at Tukata and our comprehensive coverage in case of accident, your child is safe at all times.Read more
A total of 79 people were killed in 604 road accidents in Laos in October, according to the latest report from Lao Ministry of Public Security.Read more
Our travel insurance plan is designed to meet the health insurance requirements for visitors wanting to enter / transit Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more
The Ministry of Public Security will increase the coverage of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in the capital, with an aim to improve surveillance, monitor crimes better, and help police deal with anti-social elements.Read more
A total of 75 people were killed in 518 road accidents in Laos during JulyRead more
The Villa Maydou Boutique Hotel is one of the most charming residences in Luang Prabang, where you can enjoy a traditional Laotian atmosphere.Read more
Regions across Laos have been put on alert for flash floods and landslides after weather forecasters warned an active low pressure system will increase heavy rains in parts of the country during July 1-5.Read more
The regulations state that passengers must show they have medical insurance which applies in Thailand and covers anything and everything to do with covering COVID19. The minimum medical coverage in Thailand is for an amount of not less than USD100,000.Read more
So far this year three drivers involved hit-and-runs have been arrested in the capital with the accidents resulting in three fatalitiesRead more
The amended law addresses insurance activity in Laos, insurers’ daily operations, and termination and liquidation of an insurance company.Read more
As from this Monday, the J&C management is back working from our offices and is welcoming our clients to visit.Read more
As all J&C teams have switched to “home office”, we assure you that J&C Group continues to support you, your family, and/or your company.Read more
The good news is that J&C has got you covered. All health insurance plans offered by J&C Insurance are covering COVID-19 !!!Read more
Police attributes most of the incidents to speeding and drunk driving.Read more
The award was presented by Mr. Dean Robertson, CEO of APA Insurance, in recognition of J&C Insurance’s distinguished service and achieving the highest of standards in all areas of agency growth, customer service, and good business practices.Read more
With these new offices now-up-and-running, we invite our clients to come and visit us at anytime. The team would be happy to host you and discuss any needs that you may have.Read more
Laos is likely to face an acute water shortage over the next two months as rivers continue to fall to lower-than-normal levels.Read more
Vientiane authorities have opened hotline number 1168, so the public can report fire emergencies and the illegal burning of garbage, rice fields and scrubland in and around the city.Read more
J&C Insurance is proud to announce the launch of a unique product for the first time in Laos: APA Cancer Insurance! It is the perfect solution to secure your loved ones and yourself against cancer.Read more
Experts met to make recommendations on policies and technical standards in the transition from internal combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs).Read more
This week, Mr. Stephan R. Aeschbach handed over the reins of J&C Insurance to Mr. Fabrice Decico.Read more
J&C Insurance organized a training session about Health and Personal Accident Insurance for the staff members of our client SBL together with our partner APA Insurance.Read more
J&C Services will now be known as the J&C Group. Under this identity, we have several departments mainly Insurance, Marketing, Real Estate, and Investments, etc.Read more
J&C Insurance was presented with 3 awards, for being Forte-Toko Insurance’s largest & most successful agent in 2019 !Read more
In a conversation with Mr. Marc O. Renault, Partner and Managing Director, SBL, we asked him for his opinion about and experience with J&C ServicesRead more
J&C Services is proud to be the new insurance provider for Vientiane College (VC) academic staff.Read more
Mr. Stephan Aeschbach, CEO and founder of J&C Services, extends his “best wishes and warmest congratulations to the winners”.Read more
The Lucky Draw was held on 1st October at 10am at the office of J&C Services Sole Co. Ltd, at Villa LuBeDu, Ban Saphanthong Tai, Vientiane in the presence of Mr. Suthee Vitthayagovit, COO and Mr Sodsy Sithilath, Account Manager, APA Insurance.
We are happy to announce the lucky winners:
Purchasing the highest and best coverage for cars & motorbikes in Laos now also gives you the chance of winning one of our outstanding prizes !Read more
Foreigners who receive medical treatment or services at a government hospital in Thailand may pay significantly more than Thai nationals and those from neighbouring countries under new guidelines.Read more
J&C Services is proud to be the new insurance provider for all Expat teaching staff at Panyathip International School (PIS). We are thankful for the confidence PIS has placed in our services.Read more
The Insurance Asia Awards honours the companies that rise above the challenges and to recognise their initiatives. J&C Services Sole Co. Ltd was awarded the Domestic Broker of the Year – Laos, being the only company from Laos.Read more
J&C Services is proud to be the new health insurance provider for all local staff of PACTEC Laos.Read more
The agreement was signed by the APA CEO, Mr Dominick Williams, and founder and CEO of J&C, Mr Stephan Aeschbach, on Friday in Vientiane.Read more
Planning a move abroad is a significant undertaking that requires a great deal of thoughtful consideration.
We have prepared an expatriate checklist to help you get organised.
Our Travel Insurance covers accidents and illnesses incurred on your trips in Laos or abroad.Read more
The Department of Radio Frequency under the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications continued discussions on a roll-out of the 5G network in Laos with internet service providers yesterday.Read more
J&C Services is proud to be the new insurance provider for all teaching staff at International School of Laos (ISL). We are thankful for the confidence ISL has placed in our services.Read more
Authorities are warning people to exercise caution when lighting fires outdoors, as well as highlighting the dangers posed by household electrical faults.Read more
During its annual agent celebration at Muong Thanh Luxury Hotel, Lanexang Assurance awarded J&C Services for our exceptional performance in 2018.Read more
We greatly appreciate everyone who has helped make 2018 a very special year for J&C. We realize this milestone was made possible by the support of …Read more
J&C Services once again took home a top agent award, this year for the highest honor— Diamond Agent.Read more
Wednesday Night, J&C Services Celebrated our 10th anniversary surrounded by over 150 guests on the grounds of the J&C office compound. We are exceptionally proud of the services we have been offering expatriates in Laos for the past decade.
J&C Services is a fast growing business continuously searching for better and more unique products for our clients. At the beginning of this year, we expanded our activities to include a marketing department.
During its annual agent meeting & celebration, Lanexang Assurance awarded J&C Services for their outstanding performance in 2017.
Stephan R. Aeschbach, owner of J&C Services, proudly accepted the award. “We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our performance” said Mr. Aeschbach, “we truly believe that providing a valuable service to our customers begins with creating a trusted partnership with our providers.”
We are offering the highest and best coverage for cars & motorbikes in Laos ! No other Lao insurance company provides such exceptional coverage !
And we offer the most competitive premiums !
Our motor insurance covers:
– Comprehensive Coverage (damage to your own car, theft, fire, glass) up to the insured value
– Driver & Passenger Coverage
– Third Party Coverage (among others, bodily injury Kip 1’100 Mio per accident, medical expenses up to Kip 18 Mio and material damage up to Kip 110 Mio)
We can also cover your car against damage, theft and fire when driving in Thailand !
It’s important to be insured while away from your home country. But, travel insurance and health insurance aren’t the same thing – in fact, they’re very different. Which one should you buy before starting your journey? Read on to find out more.Read more
There’s something new in Laos. Something unique. Something exciting. It’s good for your health. It’s good for your peace of mind. It could save your life. And it’s brought to you by people who care about all these things: J&C Services – Your Insurance Experts.Read more
When moving abroad, it can be vital for people to have a health insurance plan, so it’s essential that expats understand the process and can compare the benefits of each plan.
More and more people are choosing to live abroad, whether temporarily or permanently, and when taking the leap there are lots of things to consider. One of the most crucial things is the health of ….
J&C Services, being a Top Gold agent of Toko Assurance in Laos, is offering customer-specific solutions to our clients, while providing at the same time the most competitive premiums.
Try us and be surprised how much we differ if compared to other providers !
Our insurance services include Expat International Health Insurance, Office, Home and Content Insurance, Motor Insurance, Health and Personal Accident Insurance for ….
At William Russell we understand what your child’s health means to you.
That’s why if they’re not covered under an international medical plan, we can help provide access to the best possible healthcare around the world, should the need ever arise.
Our Child-Only cover starts from just $70.43 per month*.
– Private room
Since its foundation in 2008, the expatriate community in Lao PDR has increasingly depended on J&C Services for its suite of award-winning services that are designed to help make their transition to Vientiane enjoyable.
With their recent move to their new office at Villa LuBeDu, Saphanthong Tai Village in the Vientiane International School vicinity, the J&C team is ready to better service the needs of new and existing expatriates in Laos.
“We are proud of the services we offer expatriates in …..
Toko Assurance held its 8th Anniversary Celebration at a Don Chan Palace Hotel with roar of success and confidence.
The Award Ceremony for its top agents was the climax of the evening setting a positive tone for an even better performance in 2016. J&C Services, represented by Mrs Arinya Phonseya, Office & Finance Manager, was awarded with “Top Gold Agent”.
J&C Services received already in previous years “Top Agent” awards. “J&C Expat Services strong performance is impressive” explains CEO Lim. “J&C Services has become an important link between …..
In the blinding glare of headlights, the traffic keeps coming. Motorbikes swerve dangerously, cars drive down the wrong side of the road – it’s Friday night in Vientiane, the busiest night of the week on the Laotian capital’s roads.
With the country’s economy booming, more people in Laos can afford motorbikes and cars than ever before – and they drive ….
Driving on Lao roads is a main area of concern for newcomers as they fear reckless motorbike drivers and anarchic roundabouts. Driving a vehicle is first of all about safety, even after an accident has happened.
No matter what type of road traffic accident you get involved in, here are a few tips as to what you should do:
The Vientiane Police Headquarters Office revealed this week that there were 26 cases of crimes committed during the recent long holiday of Pi Mai Lao involving millions of kip.
Before the holiday Police and local security officials had warned the public to be on their guard against opportunist thieves on the streets, vehicle theft and social disorder over Pi Mai Lao and during the period there were ….
ONE in two Australian travellers get sick on overseas holidays – and India, Vietnam and Thailand are clocking up the highest number of holiday casualties.
Of those struck down by illness, most lost at least two days of their holiday. And many of those wasted sick days could have been avoided, with travellers admitting to being slack when it comes to basic preventive measures.
Tummy troubles like diarrhoea and gastro were the …..
Toko Assurance celebrated its 6th Anniversary with a warm reception for staff, their nationwide agents, brokers and clients.
J&C Expat Services was awarded for the third year with a “Top Agent” award.
“Being a Top Agent for Toko in Laos is a great honor” said Mr. Aeschbach, Senior Partner at J&C, “I would like to thank all customers of J&C Services for their support and for trusting in our services.”
“J&C Expat Services strong performance is impressive” explains Toko’s CEO Mr. Chong. “J&C Services has become an important link between the Expat Community in Vientiane and Toko Assurance”.
Living or moving to Laos ? Our flexible and affordable international insurance plans are completely portable, so your cover won’t stop when you cross a border.
As a smaller niche provider, J&C Services together with William Russell is big on service and always has been. You will enjoy outstanding support and co-operation from a well-established, reputable and award-winning provider of international insurance, and personal attention from us and the entire William Russell Team
To celebrate this special co-operation, we offer all new clients a 5% discount* when they apply for a Global plan until 31st October. Additional 5% discount is given for Global Health plan clients who apply for a Global Life or a Global Income plan.
Existing Global Health plan clients who….
If you are concerned about your safety because you are in an international hotspot, you might want to think about the best ways to keep yourself from harm. It’s nice to think that most of the people you will meet will be friendly and well-mannered, but unfortunately there are some parts of the world where it doesn’t work this way – and being different (or noticeably foreign) could make you a target for crime.Read more
Toko Assurance celebrated its Fifth Anniversary with a warm reception for staff, their nationwide agents, brokers and clients.
J&C Expat Services was awarded with “Top Agent Silver”.
“Being a Top Agent for Toko in Laos is a great honor” said Mr. Aeschbach, Senior Partner at J&C, “I would like to thank all customers of J&C Services for their support and for trusting in our services.”
“J&C Expat Services strong performance is impressive, with almost doubling its insurance portfolio in 2012” explains Toko’s CEO Mr. Chong. “J&C Services has become an important link between the Expat Community in Vientiane and Toko Assurance”.
The numbers of road accidents and fatalities in Laos have risen sharply in recent years, with Vientiane capital being topping the list. Being an expat involved in a road accident can become a very unpleasant experience.
As one of the leading agents of Toko Assurance, J&C Services consistently provides cheaper quotes and faster, more professional service than other insurance providers. Our insurance services include Office, Home and Content Insurance, Motor Insurance, Health and Personal Accident Insurance for Expats & local staff members, …..
J&C Expat Services, who was already last year awarded with “Top Agent Bronze”, has according to Mr. Chong Yoong Swee, CEO of Toko Assurance, maintained its position as one of the “Top Agents” for 2012, without providing the exact ranking which will be only revealed during the Award Ceremony later this year.
“J&C Expat Services strong performance is impressive, with almost doubling its insurance portfolio in 2012” explains Chong. “J&C Services has become an important link between the Expat Community in Vientiane and Toko Assurance”.
Four in ten heads of small companies continue to work from their sick beds, as their business would collapse if they were to take time off.
It seems that employees may also be compounding the problem, as 46% of small and medium-sized enterprise bosses say that high levels of employee absence are estimated to contribute up to a 10% drop in turnover in small businesses.
Yet staggeringly, despite these pressures, 38% of bosses admit that they spend more on office stationery than on initiatives that support employee health and wellbeing, such as flu jabs, cycle to work schemes and subsidised gym membership.
These findings reiterate the impact that ill health can have upon a business…..
A recent William Russell customer survey has shown that the majority of expats are taking the risk of not having any life or income protection insurance in place, and in some cases, they even don’t have a health insurance.
The survey was completed by over 650 expatriate policyholders from all parts of the world. Only 32.9% of those questioned had life and/or income protection insurance. On the other hand, when life and income protection insurance clients were questioned about their health insurance arrangements, just under 70% said they had health insurance in place.
The results of the survey suggest that expatriates are far more likely to insure their health than make financial provision for either their untimely death, or the risk of them being unable to work due to an illness or injury.
Toko Assurance celebrated its Fourth Anniversary with a warm reception for staff, their nationwide agents, brokers and clients.
The Award Ceremony for its top agents was the climax of the evening.
J&C Expat Services was awarded with “Top Agent Bronze”. “Being the third largest agent for Toko in Laos is a great honor” said Mr. Aeschbach, Senior Partner at J&C, “I would like to thank all customers of J&C Services for their support and for trusting in our services. Furthermore, I would like to thank the entire team of Toko Assurance for their outstanding support”.
Air Asia has appointed Toko Assurance as the exclusive insurer for AirAsia passengers travelling from Wattay International Airport in Vientiane.
All passengers on AirAsia flights will have the option to be covered not only whilst on board their flights but also for the entire duration of their trip when they purchase AirAsia travel protection.
J&C Services, being one of the leading agents of Toko Assurance and their top agency in the “non-motor” insurance market, also attended the signing ceremony.
As most of our readers know, J&C is committed to providing news and information for expats living in Laos, as well as a range of other services to make your life here easier. One extremly important service which is often overlooked is insurance. Since beginning our relationship with Toko, J&C Services has worked hard to become not only one of the leading agents of Toko Assurance, but also proudly hold the top position in the “non-motor” insurance market.
Last week, J&C Services had the honour to be named “Top Performing Agent”, with an award presented by Mr. Chan Lek Wei, CEO of Toko AssuranceRead more
Vientiane fire brigade on Thursday issued a stern warning to property owners to replace old electrical cables in their buildings to prevent the outbreak of fire.
According to the brigade, poorly maintained or damaged electrical cables and equipment is now one of the leading causes of fire and is destroying houses in Vientiane almost every day.Read more