IPMI Magazine Travel Insurance, Private Medical and Health Insurance News LONDON 3 November 2011
AXIS Global Accident & Health, a division of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited AXS +0.74% , today announced the introduction of TravelAXIS, an enhanced travel benefits package designed for businesses and their employees. The TravelAXIS program helps U.S. employers protect their employees when they are traveling on business both domestically and abroad.
TravelAXIS is a specialized combination of insurance coverages, consulting and related services that help employers better manage the challenges employees encounter during business travel and includes almost 70 unique and customizable options. The program offers broader insurance benefits, such as medical and security evacuation, out-of-country medical expense coverage, and war risk coverage. TravelAXIS also offers 24/7 consultative service and assistance options including emergency and security consulting from over 400 specialists worldwide, travel and medical emergency assistance from specialists in over 200 countries, and proactive identity theft and fraud resolution services.
"Worldwide business travel is on the rise, which can mean increased risk exposure, whether it's lost luggage, a medical emergency or political unrest," said James Hamilton, CEO of AXIS Global Accident & Health's North American Insurance Operations. Mr. Hamilton continued, "TravelAXIS enables employers to tailor a program that offers traditional emergency medical benefits in combination with an array of travel and commuting coverages, or benefits that are specific to certain industries and occupations. We provide a complete business travel solution uniquely suited to the needs of the business community today." The services offered as part of the TravelAXIS program are provided by third-party agreements. These include emergency and security consulting and assistance services through red24; identity theft and resolution services through ID Resolution; and travel assistance services through Europ Assistance, USA.
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