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New Broker Quote Tool Launches For Individual Expatriate Brokers

New Broker Quote Tool Launches For Individual Expatriate Brokers

Individual expatriate insurer launches new online quote tool for global broker community. Easier than ever to generate quotes for clients. Brokers can send quotes to clients without having to leave the tool. Cigna Global Individual Private Medical Insurance has announced the launch of a new online Broker Quote...

30-07-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

Cigna Global Individual Private Medical Insurance Renew Annual Advertising Deal With iPMI Magazine

Cigna Global Individual Private Medical Insurance Renew Annual Advertising Deal With iPMI Magazine

International Private Medical Insurance Magazine is proud to announce that Cigna Global Individual Private Medical Insurance, a leading global underwriter of individual expatriate health insurance plans, has renewed its partnership with us for the second consecutive year. Cigna Global Individual Private Medical Insurance allows expatriates and individuals moving...

30-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Corporate News

Now Health International Officially Launch Singapore Operation

Now Health International Officially Launch Singapore Operation

Now Health International, the international health insurance provider held a launch event for its intermediary partners to officially open their new operation in Singapore on Thursday 3 July. With over 100 guests in attendance, it was clear to see the impact the Now Health proposition has already made....

29-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Bruce Eaton Takes The Reins At Healix Health Services

Bruce Eaton Takes The Reins At Healix Health Services

Leading provider of corporate healthcare trusts and medical claims TPA services appoints new Managing Director to spearhead drive for growth. Over the past few years, Healix Health Services has seen rapid growth in its healthcare trust business as the appetite amongst employers for self-insured corporate healthcare schemes has...

29-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Four Out Of Ten Of The Richest Singaporeans Are Expats

Four Out Of Ten Of The Richest Singaporeans Are Expats

Singapore has no capital gains tax and offers a much lower individual tax rate than Western countries. This has led to a large number of the world’s wealthiest to claim citizenship on Singaporean shores. Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin is the second richest Singaporean expatriate. Originally Saverin was from...

25-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Expatriate Life International Living Global Mobility News

Consumers Have Saved $9 Billion On Health Insurance Premiums Since 2011 As A Result Of The Affordabl…

Consumers Have Saved $9 Billion On Health Insurance Premiums Since 2011 As A Result Of The Affordable Care Act

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that consumers have saved a total of $9 billion on their health insurance premiums since 2011 as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Created through the law, the 80/20 rule, also known as the Medical Loss...

24-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Over 460 Million International Tourist Arrivals Expected In Current Peak Season

Over 460 Million International Tourist Arrivals Expected In Current Peak Season

Demand for international tourism remained strong in the first four months of 2014. International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 5%, the same rate as during the full year 2013. Prospects for the current peak tourism season remain very positive with over 460 million tourists expected to travel abroad...

22-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Majority Of Expats Positive About Their Lifestyles Abroad But Half Concerned About Treatment Availab…

Majority Of Expats Positive About Their Lifestyles Abroad But Half Concerned About Treatment Available For Major Conditions

A survey by leading international private medical insurance broker, Medibroker amongst expatriates has discovered that most expatriates were positive about their lifestyle with 80% of the sample saying they either ‘really enjoyed’ or ‘enjoyed’ their lives abroad. By contrast, less than 2% said they were not enjoying their...

18-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Expatriate Life International Living Global Mobility News

Patients From Outside Europe Using NHS Will Be Charged 150% Of The Cost Of Treatment Under New Incen…

Patients From Outside Europe Using NHS Will Be Charged 150% Of The Cost Of Treatment Under New Incentives

The Department of Health has announced plans to help the NHS to recover more of the costs of migrant and visitor healthcare.  Patients from outside Europe using the NHS will be charged 150% of the cost of treatment under new incentives for the NHS to recover costs from...

14-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Bolstering European Competitiveness Through Connectivity

Bolstering European Competitiveness Through Connectivity

The International Air Transport Association has called on European governments and regulators to bolster European competitiveness with measures focusing on improved global connectivity. “There is a very long list of things that Europe can and should do to improve the operating environment for its aviation sector. And the...

08-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Traditional Insurers Risk Losing Customers In The Digital Age

Traditional Insurers Risk Losing Customers In The Digital Age

According to PwC’s new report – Insurance 2020: The digital prize – Taking customer connection to a new level, traditional insurers are facing a growing threat of losing out to new entrants in the battle for customers as people are increasingly using the internet to hunt out...

08-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

Prime Minister David Cameron Warns Of Global Threat Of Antibiotic Resistance

Prime Minister David Cameron Warns Of Global Threat Of Antibiotic Resistance

The Prime Minister David Cameron has called for global action to tackle the growing threat of resistance to antibiotics. Growing numbers of bacterial and viral infections are resistant to antimicrobial drugs, but no new classes of antibiotics have come on the market for more than 25 years. Around 25,000...

03-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Antoine Parisi Appointed As CEO Of Europ Assistance Group

Antoine Parisi Appointed As CEO Of Europ Assistance Group

Antoine Parisi will join the Europ Assistance Group as CEO from September 9th. Aged 44, Antoine Parisi has developed a strong international experience in the insurance and assistance sectors, holding important positions in the AXA Group in the past years. The Generali Group Head of Global Business Lines and...

03-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Almost 200 Million Europeans Carry A European Health Insurance Card

Almost 200 Million Europeans Carry A European Health Insurance Card

Almost 200 million Europeans already have the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), according to the latest figures available for 2013. This represents more than half of the insured population in the EU. The number of EHIC holders is steadily increasing, with 8 million more citizens carrying it in...

03-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Paul Evans To Be Next Chairman Of The ABI

Paul Evans To Be Next Chairman Of The ABI

Paul Evans, Group Chief Executive, AXA UK plc, has been nominated by the Board of the Association of British Insurers to become its next Chairman. He takes over from Tidjane Thiam of Prudential who will have completed his two-year term as ABI Chairman. Paul will be elected Chairman...

03-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Americans Summer Vacation Spending Will Hit $100 Billion In 2014

Americans Summer Vacation Spending Will Hit $100 Billion In 2014

According to the 5th annual Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index, released by Allianz Global Assistance USA, Americans will spend a record $100 billion on summer vacations in 2014, up 20% from the amount spent in 2013. The survey, which tracks Americans confidence they'll be able to take a...

25-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

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New Broker Quote Tool Launches For Individual Expatriate Brokers

Individual expatriate insurer launches new online quote tool for global broker community. Easier than ever to generate quotes for clients. Brokers can send quotes to clients without having to leave the tool. Cigna Global Individual Private...

30-07-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

Cigna Global Individual Private Medical Insurance Renew Annual Advertising Deal With iPMI Magazine

International Private Medical Insurance Magazine is proud to announce that Cigna Global Individual Private Medical Insurance, a leading global underwriter of individual expatriate health insurance plans, has renewed its partnership with us for the second...

30-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Corporate News

Global Retailer Online Payment Acceptance

New worldwide research published by Finaccord surveying the acceptance rates of various payment types by major retail brands selling online shows the extent to which online accounts are becoming an increasingly widespread form of payment...

29-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Now Health International Officially Launch Singapore Operation

Now Health International, the international health insurance provider held a launch event for its intermediary partners to officially open their new operation in Singapore on Thursday 3 July. With over 100 guests in attendance, it was...

29-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

8.5 Million Uninsured Holidaymakers Face Paying Thousands In Medical Bills

Travellers who go abroad without travel insurance cover could face hospital bills of tens of thousands of pounds this summer. Thailand, USA and Canada are most expensive countries for medical treatment on holiday. Misunderstood EHIC...

29-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Insurance News

Bruce Eaton Takes The Reins At Healix Health Services

Leading provider of corporate healthcare trusts and medical claims TPA services appoints new Managing Director to spearhead drive for growth. Over the past few years, Healix Health Services has seen rapid growth in its healthcare trust...

29-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Four Out Of Ten Of The Richest Singaporeans Are Expats

Singapore has no capital gains tax and offers a much lower individual tax rate than Western countries. This has led to a large number of the world’s wealthiest to claim citizenship on Singaporean shores. Facebook co-founder...

25-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Expatriate Life International Living Global Mobility News

Consumers Have Saved $9 Billion On Health Insurance Premiums Since 2011 As A Result Of The Affordabl…

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that consumers have saved a total of $9 billion on their health insurance premiums since 2011 as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Created...

24-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Travel Insured Shows The Importance of Travel Assistance Services

One of the most often overlooked benefits within Travel Insured International's Worldwide Trip Protector products are the 24/7 Travel Assistance Services. Many travelers may have been lead to believe that travel insurance and travel assistance services...

24-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

SAS a ‘model risk management RiskTech Quadrant® leader,’ says Chartis

Business analytics powerhouse SAS ranked as a category leader in Chartis’ Model Risk Management Solutions 2014 RiskTech Quadrant®, recognizing the software’s “completeness of offering” and “market-share potential.” “Recent regulatory standards mean that enterprise level model risk...

24-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

Willis Hires Regional Leaders In Asia For Risk Services And Technology, Media And Telecoms

Willis Group Holdings plc has made two key appointments to grow its business in Asia. Sirikit Oh has been appointed Managing Director, Asia Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT). She joins from Marsh, where...

24-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

On Call International Acquires Rescue Nurse International

On Call International have announced the acquisition of Rescue Nurse International (RNI), a leading provider of commercial nurse escorts headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Following years of close collaboration between the two companies, the acquisition is expected...

23-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Mergers Acquisitions News

Israel Travel Advice: US And Some European Airlines To Suspend Flights To Ben Gurion Airport For 24 …

UK FCO advise against all travel to Gaza. The British Information and Services Office in Gaza is closed until further notice. The FCO can no longer offer any consular assistance in Gaza. The FCO arranged an assisted...

23-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Travel Insurance Helps Over 4,300 People Every Week Who Need Medical Treatment Abroad

The average cost of a claim for medical expenses on a travel insurance policy in 2013 was £930, this is compared to £616 in 2004. The average cost of a travel insurance policy is just...

23-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Insurance News

Aon Expands WorldAware Solutions To Deliver New Travel Data Capture System To Clients

Industry best practice solution will empower clients to better manage travel security risk for employees. Aon Risk Solutions today unveiled the Aon WorldAware Global Gateway, a technology-based enhancement to WorldAware Solutions, Aon’s award-winning travel risk management...

22-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Risk News

France Travel Advice: Demonstrations Planned 23rd And 26th July 2014

Demonstrations linked to the situation in Gaza are planned in Paris, Lyon, Lille and Marseille on Wednesday 23 and Saturday 26 July. Other demonstrations may take place at other times across France. Most demonstrations to...

22-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Now Health International Announces Premium And Benefit Changes

Now Health International, announces details of three WorldCare reviews for their AXA-underwritten business, their admitted Singapore product fronted by Tenet Sompo and their admitted China product fronted by Minan. Valid from 1 August 2014 AXA-underwritten business...

22-07-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

CEGA Reaches 1 Million Milestone On Aviva Travel Claims

Leading claims management and assistance provider CEGA, has serviced its millionth travel insurance claim on behalf of Aviva and in the same month, renewed its long-standing partnership with the insurer. Neil Heasman, CEGA’s Operations Director, attributes...

22-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

Over 460 Million International Tourist Arrivals Expected In Current Peak Season

Demand for international tourism remained strong in the first four months of 2014. International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 5%, the same rate as during the full year 2013. Prospects for the current peak tourism season...

22-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Overcapacity Leads to Premium Rate Reductions of Up to 30% in the Construction, Property & Casua…

Overcapacity in the international construction, property & casualty markets in the first half of 2014 has resulted in rate reductions of up to 30% for commercial insurance buyers, according to Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the...

22-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

GeoBlue Renew Annual Advertising Deal With iPMI Magazine

International Private Medical Insurance Magazine is excited to announce GeoBlue, a leading global provider of expatriate health insurance plans, have renewed their annual advertising contract, for the 4th consecutive year. Experts predict that global corporate travel...

22-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Corporate News

Global Retailer Payment, Gift and Loyalty Cards

New research published by Finaccord about the global market for retailer co-branded and private-label payment cards finds that across over 6,000 major retail brands surveyed worldwide, 26.7% offer a payment card of one sort or...

21-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Majority Of Expats Positive About Their Lifestyles Abroad But Half Concerned About Treatment Availab…

A survey by leading international private medical insurance broker, Medibroker amongst expatriates has discovered that most expatriates were positive about their lifestyle with 80% of the sample saying they either ‘really enjoyed’ or ‘enjoyed’ their...

18-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Expatriate Life International Living Global Mobility News

Max Bupa Recognized As 'Model Insurer Asia of the Year' For Effective Implementation Of Technology E…

Max Bupa Health Insurance has been recognized as the Celent Model Insurer of Asia for 2014, one of the most coveted honour in APAC region, for effective technology usage in insurance. With a strong focus on...

17-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

Europ Assistance USA Launches The Mobile Version Of Its Travel Risk Intelligence Portal

Europ Assistance USA has launched its Travel Risk Intelligence Portal which is now mobile optimized and can be accessed on any device using iOS, Android, or Windows operating systems. According to a recent PhocusWright study, 84...

17-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

Patients From Outside Europe Using NHS Will Be Charged 150% Of The Cost Of Treatment Under New Incen…

The Department of Health has announced plans to help the NHS to recover more of the costs of migrant and visitor healthcare.  Patients from outside Europe using the NHS will be charged 150% of the cost...

14-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

SONAR Report Investigates Emerging Risks For The Insurance Industry

Swiss Re publishes today the "New emerging risk insights" publication. This publication is based on Swiss Re's SONAR process, a unique tool which uses Swiss Re's internal risk management expertise to observe and evaluate new...

08-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Mark Hamelburg Of Epstein Becker Green To Serve As Senior Vice President Of Federal Programs For Ame…

The national law firm of Epstein Becker Green (EBG) today announced that Mark Hamelburg, Member of the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the Washington, D.C., office has accepted the position of Senior Vice...

08-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Healthcare Costs And Pensions Top Corporate Priorities

An improving economy and stable financial markets have given financial executives confidence to explore a range of options to help their companies better manage the costs and risks of their healthcare, pension and other benefit...

08-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

The Effects Of Political Risk On Key Power Projects In Sub-Saharan Africa

Aon Risk Solutions has released its whitepaper entitled ‘Political Risks in Sub-Saharan Africa – a view from the Power Sector’ which argues that energy is the “oxygen” of an economy, and examines the effects of...

08-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Willis Group Appoints David Martin Global Leader Of Placement

Steve Hearn, Deputy CEO of Willis Group, to Lead Combined UK Retail and Global Specialty Operations. Willis Group (NYSE:WSH) today announced the appointment of David Martin to the newly-created role of Global Leader of Placement. Steve...

08-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Bolstering European Competitiveness Through Connectivity

The International Air Transport Association has called on European governments and regulators to bolster European competitiveness with measures focusing on improved global connectivity. “There is a very long list of things that Europe can and should...

08-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Traditional Insurers Risk Losing Customers In The Digital Age

According to PwC’s new report – Insurance 2020: The digital prize – Taking customer connection to a new level, traditional insurers are facing a growing threat of losing out to new entrants in the battle...

08-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

Willis Recognized Among Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles For 2nd Consecutive Year

The National Business Group on Health (NBGH) has again recognized Willis North America, as one of the nation's leading companies providing comprehensive programs that enable a healthy workplace and promote healthy lifestyles for employees and...

08-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

One-in-Two German Hospitals Unable to Invest in New Initiatives in 2012

Due to increasing financial challenges, one-in-two German hospitals were unable to make investments in new initiatives during 2012, according to new research released at the 2014 Capital Congress in Berlin. If no action is taken,...

08-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News

European Agency for Large-Scale IT Systems Selects Consortium of Atos, Accenture and HP to Maintain …

The European Agency for Large-Scale IT Systems (eu-LISA) has awarded a consortium of Atos, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and HP a framework contract to maintain and enhance the second-generation Schengen Information System (SIS II). The contract is...

08-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

Mobility Among Their Top Priorities for Investing in Digital Technologies

Mobility is one of the most important digital technologies for enterprises, according to the Accenture Mobility Insights Report 2014, a global study of 1,475 executives – 100 of them Spanish – in 14 countries. Asked about...

08-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

Europ Assistance - GCS Wins Medical Center Construction Consulting Contract In The Republic of Cong…

The Polyclinique Edith Lucie has selected Europ Assistance - GCS to accompany the construction of its new medical medical center of excellence in Brazzaville. Europ Assistance - Global Corporate Solutions (GCS) has been awarded a consultancy...

08-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Aviva Paid Out £12.9 Million To Income Protection Customers In 2013

Mental health conditions were the most common reason for claim, accounting for 31% of claims. This was followed by musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, each accounting for 19% of claims, while rheumatological conditions (9%) and cancer...

07-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Approved Applications Increase 107% Year…

Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. announced that total approved applications received in the second quarter of 2014 increased 107.3%, compared to the second quarter of 2013. Approved applications convert to insurance policies in force at a reliably...

07-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Company Results News

Record Volume Of Cat Bonds Issued Q2 2014

$4.5 Billion of Non-Life Catastrophe Bond Capacity Beats Previous Record of $3.5 Billion Issued in Q2 2007. The largest ever volume of non-life catastrophe bonds was issued during the second quarter of 2014 (Q2), according to...

07-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

June Severe Thunderstorms Cause Nearly $3bn Economic Loss In Europe

Impact Forecasting has released the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during June 2014. The report reveals that an outbreak of severe thunderstorms...

07-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Disaster Preparedness Recovery News

Significant Benefits Of Liberalized African Air Markets

IATA has published a report setting out the considerable social and economic benefits of intra-African air service liberalization. The report by the experienced independent economic consultants InterVISTAS, outlines the benefits that would accrue if 12 African...

06-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Commercial Non-Life Insurance Brokers in France, Germany, Italy and the UK

New research from Finaccord looking at four of Europe's largest markets for commercial non-life insurance broking shows that the UK market is that which is consolidating most rapidly, in part as a result of the...

04-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Air Travel Demand Remains Strong In May

Global passenger traffic results for May show demand growth of 6.2% compared to May 2013. While this represented a deceleration compared to April year-over-year traffic growth of 7.6%, the performance is indicative of improving demand...

04-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Aon Announces New Custom Liability Product For Railroad Industry

Aon Risk Solutions has announced the availability of an exciting new product designed to support the railroad industry, including Class I railroads. Called the Cantilever Excess Pollution Liability product, this new offering helps to address the...

04-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Aon Hewitt Announces New Leadership Appointments In Southeast Asia And Hong Kong

Jeremy Andrulis, currently leading Aon Hewitt’s Performance, Rewards & Talent and Retirement Practices as Managing Director in Hong Kong and Taiwan, has been named Chief Executive Officer, Southeast Asia, for Aon Hewitt Consulting. He replaces...

04-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Travel Oracle App Mobilizes And Simplifies Business Traveller Safety

Healix International’s new Travel Oracle mobile App provides an instant lifeline for business travellers and expatriate employees as well as access to critical information and support, before and during their travels. Key features include an instantly...

03-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

Bahrain Travel Advice

The following protests and demonstrations are planned: On Thursday 3 July: Calls for participation in a funeral procession, from Sanabis, due to start at 8:30pm; Calls for an unauthorised protest in Bani Jamra, starting at...

03-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Prime Minister David Cameron Warns Of Global Threat Of Antibiotic Resistance

The Prime Minister David Cameron has called for global action to tackle the growing threat of resistance to antibiotics. Growing numbers of bacterial and viral infections are resistant to antimicrobial drugs, but no new classes of...

03-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

MedAire Trip Ready Now Available for Apple iPhone

Travel risk management advice and assistance is now available on your iPhone. MedAire’s popular app, Trip Ready, provides important travel safety information for pilots and crew. Previously available only for the Apple iPad, the MedAire Trip...

03-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

Antoine Parisi Appointed As CEO Of Europ Assistance Group

Antoine Parisi will join the Europ Assistance Group as CEO from September 9th. Aged 44, Antoine Parisi has developed a strong international experience in the insurance and assistance sectors, holding important positions in the AXA Group...

03-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Travelex Introduces Booksmart Travel Insurance Enrollment And Marketing Tool

Travelex Insurance Services has updated their online booking application, 'booksmart,' which makes offering travel insurance easier, faster and more efficient for travel agents. With booksmart, agents can quickly compare Travelex plans, establish quotes and enroll their...

03-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Insurance News

White Mountains and DavidShield Establish International Travel Insurance Joint Venture

White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE: WTM) announced today that it had signed an agreement with DavidShield to establish a 50/50 joint venture for the development, marketing and distribution of travel insurance worldwide. The JV will...

03-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Insurance News

Scottish Families Tighten Their Belts To Avoid Budget Busting Holidays Abroad

As resort prices fall across Europe, Scots slash holiday spending by 30 per cent; Scots rate Turkey and Portugal best value - but Bulgaria is cheaper; Prices are down in 11 of 12 resorts surveyed – by...

03-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

International SOS Partners with Carlson Wagonlit Travel

International SOS has announced a global partnership with Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), an international leader in managing business travel, meetings and events. The new agreement will fully integrate International SOS’ global medical and travel security services...

03-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

AARP Urges Older New Yorkers to Plan Ahead During Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is upon us, and just two years after Sandy, AARP is reminding older New Yorkers, their families and friends to get ready early this hurricane season. While Sandy claimed victims as young as toddlers,...

03-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Disaster Preparedness Recovery News

Almost 200 Million Europeans Carry A European Health Insurance Card

Almost 200 million Europeans already have the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), according to the latest figures available for 2013. This represents more than half of the insured population in the EU. The number of EHIC...

03-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Affordable Care Act Helps 76 Million Americans With Private Coverage Access Free Preventive Services

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced that about 76 million Americans in private health insurance plans are newly eligible to receive expanded coverage for one or more recommended preventive health care services,...

03-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

High-Value Provider Networks Maximize Quality, Affordability for Consumers

High-value provider networks are part of a broad array of strategies health plans use to maximize health care affordability and quality, and a new analysis from actuarial firm Milliman for America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)...

03-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

EMS Management and Consultants Awarded Four New Contracts for Third Party Billing

Newport Fire Department and Morehead City Fire Department from North Carolina and St. Charles Fire and EMS Department and Rock Township Ambulance District from Missouri, each awarded EMS contracts for third party billing of emergency...

03-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

11 Arrested Following IFED Investigation Into Travel Insurance Fraud

A nationwide operation into suspected fraudulent travel insurance claims led by the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) has resulted in 11 arrests.Aidan Kerr, ABI Head of Property, Fraud and Specialist Lines,...

03-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Insurance News

Paul Evans To Be Next Chairman Of The ABI

Paul Evans, Group Chief Executive, AXA UK plc, has been nominated by the Board of the Association of British Insurers to become its next Chairman. He takes over from Tidjane Thiam of Prudential who will...

03-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

AXA Wealth Sets Out New ISA Arrangements

AXA Wealth has set out the terms of its new ISA arrangements following the changes announced in the Budget. Advisers, and their clients, will be able to access the new £15,000 annual allowance, which can...

03-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

John Hancock Launches Interactive Field Underwriting Guide

John Hancock Insurance has introduced an interactive Field Underwriting Guide, offering a new and dynamic approach to presenting life insurance underwriting guidelines and requirements over the web. This online tool provides producers with comprehensive underwriting information,...

03-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

CNinsure Partners With PICC P&C For Online Insurance Distribution

CNinsure Inc.a leading independent insurance intermediary company operating in China, today announced that Baoxian.com, an independent online insurance distributor in which CNinsure owns a majority of the equity interests, entered into an online distribution agreement...

02-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Hannover Re Transfers US Named Storm Risks To The Capital Markets

Hannover Re has completed a new transaction as part of its extended insurance-linked securities (ILS) activities. The company has transferred named storm risks for the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) to the capital markets. The assumed...

02-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Risk News

Outlook For Air Cargo Stabilizes - Growth Accelerates In May

Data for global air freight markets showing air cargo growth accelerated in May, with 4.7% growth compared to a year ago. This is up from the 3.8% year-on-year growth recorded in April. Cargo volumes, measured by...

02-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Policyholders Supporting Prop 45 Detail Health Insurance Price-Gouging, Says Consumer Watchdog Campa…

Policyholders who faced extreme health insurance premium hikes rallied with nurses from the California Nurses Association, Consumer Watchdog, and other citizens in the state capitol Wednesday to support Proposition 45, which requires health insurance companies...

02-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Five Arrested For Ripping Off Insurers For More Than $600k

California Department of Insurance detectives arrested Tyler Wilkinson, 37; Ian Frisch, 31;Ruben Banuelos, 63;Edward, 71, and Maxine Putnam, 68, on multiple felony charges of grand theft. The five suspects are accused of falsifying life insurance applications...

02-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Excess Capital Supply Continues to Chase Muted Demand In Reinsurance Market

Reinsurance sector is seeing significant rate reductions as the excess capital supply in the market continues to chase muted demand, according to the 1st View Renewals Report from Willis Re. Continued benign loss activity throughout the...

01-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Reinsurance News

Few Americans Aware Of Their Rights For Mental Health Coverage

Even though more than 1 in 4 Americans (27 percent) have received treatment or therapy from a mental health professional, few people know that health insurers are required to provide coverage for mental health, behavioral...

01-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

All Inclusive Tourists Splash Out On Spa Treatments But Tighten Their Belts In European Resorts

Almost one-third of All Inclusive tourists paid extra for spa treatments costing £253m But fewer holidaymakers on European trips will pay extra for food, drinks and web access Post Office® All Inclusive Holiday Report found that at...

01-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Vamos Cuba Offers Travel Assistance And Holiday Packages For Cuba

Holidays are one of the most essential parts of everyday life for every individual. It is always recommended to travel at least once every year with friends or family to a holiday destination. Like the companion...

01-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Financial Assistance For Travel Expenses For Mesothelioma Patients

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) has announced the expansion of its 'Travel Grant' program for mesothelioma patients. The program, which was created initially to help mesothelioma patients who are in need travel to see...

01-07-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Willis Group Presents Unique Event to Kick-Start A Global Disaster Resilience Transformation

As part of the World Bank's biennial Understanding Risk Forum of global leaders, Willis Group is pleased to announce a unique gathering on Tuesday, 1st July that will bring organisations such as the World Bank...

30-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Disaster Preparedness Recovery News

Aviva Appoints Chris Wei CEO Global Life Insurance And Chairman Asia

In this new role, Chris will lead Aviva's life insurance businesses across the Group. With his international experience, broad insurance expertise and customer focus, Chris will provide strategic direction to Aviva's life insurance businesses so that...

27-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Impact Of Insurance Fraud In Canada Estimated Over $1.6 billion Annually

“It is unfortunate that we have to look within our industry for this type of activity,” said Gord Rasbach, Vice President of Anti-Fraud Management at Aviva Canada. “But providing insurers with false information, also known...

27-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Insurance Sector, United Nations And HRH The Prince of Wales Discuss Measures to Strengthen Financia…

Global Business Leaders Call for Reporting of Natural Disaster Risk in Company Disclosures   Business and finance leaders and the world's leading minds on disaster risk reduction and natural hazards today called for companies to include...

25-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Portugal Travel Advice: French Air Traffic Controller Strike Affecting Flights From Portugal

The French air traffic controllers strike, which is expected to last until 30 June, is affecting flights from Portugal. If you plan to travel over the next few days, be prepared for delays and cancellations. Keep...

25-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

USA: $483 Million Paid In 2013 For Dog Attack Claims

According to a report released by State Farm Insurance Company and the Insurance Information Institute, in 2013, U.S. Insurance Companies paid $483,000,000.00 to resolve dog bite cases. Separately, the Center for Disease Control has estimated that...

25-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Applied Systems Recognized for Rapid Growth in Gartner Report

Applied Systems today announced that the company once again received recognition for growth in Gartner's "Market Share Analysis: Insurance Vertical-Specific Software" report. Report data indicates that Applied Systems is outpacing other agency management system providers by...

25-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

Americans Summer Vacation Spending Will Hit $100 Billion In 2014

According to the 5th annual Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index, released by Allianz Global Assistance USA, Americans will spend a record $100 billion on summer vacations in 2014, up 20% from the amount spent in...

25-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Egypt Travel Warning: Explosions Rock Cairo

There were a number of explosions in Cairo, 25 June 2014, including at some Metro stations. There are reports of injuries. Metro services were suspended temporarily but have now resumed. Take out comprehensive travel AND medical insurance...

25-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Servet Gurkan Retires As Chief Executive Officer Of Aon Benfield Turkey As Ferhan Ozay Takes The Hel…

Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), today announces the forthcoming retirement of Servet Gurkan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aon Benfield Turkey, who will leave the...

25-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

2013 Premium Growth Slowed Largely Due To Weak Life Sales In Advanced Markets

Swiss Re sigma study on world insurance in 2013 says premium growth slowed largely due to weak life sales in advanced markets.Total premium growth slowed to 1.4 % in real terms in 2013 from 2.5%...

25-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Guinea Travel Warning: Ebola Virus Outbreak Continues

Take out comprehensive travel AND medical insurance before you travel to Guinea. The Ebola virus outbreak continues in Guinea. It is primarily concentrated in the south-east Forest region of Guekedou, but there have been recent confirmed...

25-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Egypt Travel Advice: Difficulty Cashing Travellers Cheques

Take out comprehensive travel AND medical insurance before you travel to Egypt. Travellers’ cheques are note easily cashed. Most banks, including international banks, will not accept them. Cash machines are common, especially in the main tourist areas. Take...

25-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Lebanon Travel Warning: CarBomb Explodes At Army Checkpoint Tayyouneh South Beirut - 12 Injured Watc…

24 June 2014, a car bomb exploded at an Army checkpoint in Tayyouneh in south Beirut. Reports indicate that at least 12 people watching a World Cup match in a nearby cafe were injured. Lebanese media is...

24-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Zurich Helps Cloud-Dependent Companies Close Coverage Gap and Build Resilience

On the heels of releasing a pioneering report with the Atlantic Council that helps businesses prepare for cyber shocks, Zurich North America has introduced new property coverage for cloud-dependent companies that further builds their resilience...

24-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

Faber Global Appoints Alistair Lester as CEO

Faber Global, the facultative and wholesale reinsurance arm of Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker has today announced the appointment of Alistair Lester as CEO. Lester will report to Steve...

24-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Volatile Weather Patterns Spur Renewed Interest In Insurance To Protect Corporate Revenues From Unse…

With its roots in the UK, specialist insurer Beazley (BEZ.L) is familiar with depressing weather. But the company has been finding that US businesses are just as receptive to insurance coverage that protects revenues against...

24-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Disaster Preparedness Recovery News

Willis Appoints Bill Froggatt Political And Trade Credit Practice Leader In Australia

Froggatt will report into the Financial Solutions Asia Pacific operation, which is headquartered in Singapore. Froggatt joins Willis from the banking sector where, over the past 30 years, he has held various senior positions including...

24-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

French Air Traffic Controllers Strike

IATA has strongly condemned the strike action by French air traffic controllers which targets vacationers at the start of the busy summer holiday season.“Unions bent on stopping progress are putting at risk the hard-earned vacations...

24-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

World Cup Travel Advice: Additional Security Measures 19th June 2014 Colombia VS Ivory Coast

The Mayor of Bogota has announced a range of additional security measures for 19 June when Colombia play Ivory Coast at the World Cup. This is in response to violent incidents during and after Colombia’s last...

18-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Hannover Re Assumes Another Portfolio Of Longevity Risks In UK

Pension liabilities of altogether GBP 1.6 billion (EUR 2 billion) assumed in cooperation with the UK-based Pension Insurance Corporation have for the most part been transferred to Hannover Re. As with previous transactions in the longevity...

18-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Buying Insurance In Canada Through A “Friend”? Make Sure They’re Licensed

Aviva Canada is releasing details of a recent insurance scam where an unlicensed seller of insurance took cash from an innocent victim to set up an auto insurance policy. The perpetrator did not secure coverage and...

18-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Now Health International Launch New Electronic Prescription Service For Members In Dubai

New speedy electronic prescription service launched for Now Health WorldCare members in Dubai To comply with regulations set by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Now Health have introduced an electronic prescription service for members. The service...

18-06-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

Now Health International Appoint Stuart Leatherby As Commercial Director

International health insurance provider Now Health International, confirm the appointment of Stuart Leatherby as Commercial Director from 1 June 2014. Stuart, who has been working for Now Health in Dubai as a consultant for the last...

17-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Swiss Re's Admin Re® Enters Into Transaction With HSBC

Swiss Re has entered into an agreement to acquire through its Admin Re® business unit over 400,000 individual and group pension and related annuity policies as well as GBP 4.2 billion in unit-linked assets from...

17-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Reinsurance News

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