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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

25-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Hans Biekmann, CEO, Eurocross Turkey

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Hans Biekmann, CEO, Eurocross Turkey

What is Eurocross Turkey all about? Eurocross Turkey is a company that provides assistance and TPA services to national and international insurers and assistance organisations. We help Inbound Tourists, Expatriates, Health Tourists and Senior Citizens that may be living, working or visiting...

19-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Industry Interviews

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

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 provides instant electronic authorisation for prescriptions to...

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

Three Million U.S. Employees Enrolled in Private Health Insurance Exchanges

Three Million U.S. Employees Enrolled in Private Health Insurance Exchanges

An estimated three million people currently receive employer health benefits through a private exchange, according to new report by Accenture released at the annual America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute in Seattle. Accenture's analysis shows three-times as many people enrolled in private exchanges...

17-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Eurocross Turkey Appoints Cem Timurkan, Product Development, Marketing & Sales Manager

Eurocross Turkey Appoints Cem Timurkan, Product Development, Marketing & Sales Manager

Eurocross Turkey, the leading assistance and third party administrator, based in Istanbul, is excited to announce the appointment of Cem Timurkan as Product Development, Marketing & Sales Manager, effective immediately.Mr. Hans Biekmann, CEO, Eurocross Turkey commented, "Cem is an excellent experienced insurance...

13-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

APRIL UK Launch New Personal Accident Plan

APRIL UK Launch New Personal Accident Plan

APRIL UK, the protection and health insurance specialist, has launched a new Personal Accident Plan, aimed at protecting those with active lifestyles from fractures and serious injuries. Their new plan was launched in June 2014 and provides 21 fracture benefits paying out up to...

11-06-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

U.S. Employers Interested in Exploring Stricter Rules Around Health Benefits and Reference-Based Pri…

U.S. Employers Interested in Exploring Stricter Rules Around Health Benefits and Reference-Based Pricing As Part Of Health Strategy

While employee cost shifting remains the most prevalent technique in employers' health strategies today, there is growing interest in adopting new health tactics to mitigate cost and improve population health in the future. According to Aon Hewitt's soon-to-be-published Health Care Survey of more...

11-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Healix Features In UK Government Campaign As A GREAT Business

Healix Features In UK Government Campaign As A GREAT Business

Healix, the international healthcare and risk management company and leading provider of corporate healthcare trusts, is featured in the UK government’s ‘Business is GREAT Britain’ campaign, with the latest stage of the campaign focused on encouraging companies to adopt flexible working practices. The...

09-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Britons Visiting FIFA World Cup Should Be Aware Of Regional Health Risks And Lack Of Free Medical Ca…

Britons Visiting FIFA World Cup Should Be Aware Of Regional Health Risks And Lack Of Free Medical Care

Britons visiting Brazil for the FIFA World Cup this month should be aware of the country’s regional health threats and the lack of free medical care available to UK tourists. They should also take out comprehensive medical and travel insurance and carry their...

09-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Payment Protection (Creditor) Insurance in Europe

Payment Protection (Creditor) Insurance in Europe

In contrast to the UK, payment protection insurance continues to expand in much of Europe but possible regulatory intervention is now casting clouds there too. Loan and credit card payment protection insurance may have come to a troubled end in the UK but...

08-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 Round Table Out Now - What Does The MLC Mean For Global Insurers?

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 Round Table Out Now - What Does The MLC Mean For Global Insurers?

The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 was adopted at a Maritime session of the International Labour Conference in 2006 and came into force on 20 August 2013.To date, 57 ILO Member States have ratified the Convention, representing more than 80 percent of...

29-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Round Table Publication News

UK Protection Industry Needs Reform

UK Protection Industry Needs Reform

According to Aviva, the UK protection industry is in need of reform to help consumers understand the crucial benefits offered by family protection. The insurer has published Rethinking Protection, a report which outlines a series of proposals to help raise awareness of protection...

28-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Business Travellers Advised To Defer Non-Essential Travel To Bangkok Following Military Coup

Business Travellers Advised To Defer Non-Essential Travel To Bangkok Following Military Coup

Travellers are being advised to defer non-essential travel to the Thai capital Bangkok, after the country's army declared a coup on 22 May. On the same day a nationwide night-time curfew was imposed from 22.00 to 05.00 (local time) and demonstrators on both...

23-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

Technology Is Quietly Revolutionising Insurance Distribution

Technology Is Quietly Revolutionising Insurance Distribution

Technology is changing the way insurers and consumers interact, says Swiss Re's latest sigma study, "Digital distribution in insurance: a quiet revolution". Based on extensive analysis of research material for different countries, the study shows that the internet and mobile devices are empowering...

15-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

Allianz Starts 2014 With strong 1st Quarter

Allianz Starts 2014 With strong 1st Quarter

Allianz Group began 2014 with a strong first quarter. At 33.96 billion euros, Allianz achieved the highest total quarterly revenues in the company’s history. Compared to the previous year’s first quarter figure of 32.05 billion euros, revenues increased by 6.0 percent. Operating profit...

13-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Company Results News

AGIS Turkey Restructures: Eurocross Turkey Is Born

AGIS Turkey Restructures: Eurocross Turkey Is Born

AGIS Turkey, the first and only assistance service centre based in Turkey, serving the health and travel claims requirements of a leading Dutch insurance consortium, is excited to announce a major restructure and rebrand. As of May 1st 2014 AGIS Turkey becomes Eurocross...

29-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Europ Assistance - GCS Commemorates World Malaria Day 2014

Europ Assistance - GCS Commemorates World Malaria Day 2014

Malaria is an infectious disease caused by protozoan parasites from the Plasmodium family that can be transmitted by the sting of the female Anopheles mosquito or by a contaminated needle or transfusion. There are 4 types of Plasmodium species causing malaria (P. falciparum,...

25-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

Claims Arising From Maritime Emergencies Can Be Huge

Claims Arising From Maritime Emergencies Can Be Huge

More than two years after the grounding of the Costa Concordia, which resulted in the death of 32 passengers and crew, the total loss figure is approaching $2bn – making it one of the largest marine casualties ever. As of the time of...

25-04-2014 Maritime Marine Shipping

South Korea Ferry Sinks - Major Rescue Effort Underway

South Korea Ferry Sinks - Major Rescue Effort Underway

A ferry, carrying 476 people, mainly school students, travelling from the port of Incheon, in the north-west, to the southern resort island of Jeju has capsized and sank. Local media reported that several hours after the disaster, at least 290 people remained missing,...

16-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Can Çağlar Appointed CEO Eureko Sigorta

Can Çağlar Appointed CEO Eureko Sigorta

The Achmea Executive Board has appointed Can Akın Çağlar as CEO of Eureko Sigorta, Achmea’s Turkish subsidiary, starting 1 May 2014 pending regulatory approval. He succeeds Okan Utkueri who fulfilled the position for more than seven years. Can Akın Çağlar has been General...

11-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Insurance Capacity In Global Energy Markets Leaps To Highest Level This Century

Insurance Capacity In Global Energy Markets Leaps To Highest Level This Century

Theoretical insurance capacities in both the upstream and downstream oil and gas insurance markets have increased to the highest levels seen this century. Heavily over-capitalised global (re)insurance markets combined with a glut of new capacity from non-traditional providers - such as pension...

08-04-2014 Oil Gas Power Energy

UK Group Risk Market Grows By 2.8% To Nearly 11 Million People End Of 2013

UK Group Risk Market Grows By 2.8% To Nearly 11 Million People End Of 2013

2013 was a record-breaking year for the UK group risk market, according to Swiss Re's Group Watch 2014. There was very strong growth in the number of lives covered by workplace arrangements, as well as strong premium growth across death benefits, long...

08-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Friends Life Enhances Group Protection Online Quote System Including Enhanced Free Cover Level Limit…

Friends Life Enhances Group Protection Online Quote System Including Enhanced Free Cover Level Limits And Increased Rate Guarantees

Service also allows advisers to create and amend Group Protection quotes for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with 3–100 members as well as allowing them to put schemes on risk whenever they need to. Commenting on the enhancements, David Williams, Director of Group...

08-04-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

Competition And Markets Authority Publishes Final Report On Measures To Increase Competition In UK P…

Competition And Markets Authority Publishes Final Report On Measures To Increase Competition In UK Private Healthcare Market

CMA has published the final report on measures to increase competition in the UK private healthcare market. Final report follows a two-year investigation by a Group of independent Panel Members at the Competition Commission (CC), which this week became part of the...

02-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Flood Events In 2013 Highlight The Positive Effect Of Defence Measures

Flood Events In 2013 Highlight The Positive Effect Of Defence Measures

Natural catastrophe losses in 2013 were dominated by floods. Detailed analyses have shown that protective measures can drastically reduce losses. For example, the June 2013 floods in Germany and neighbouring countries proved to be considerably less damaging than the flooding in the...

02-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Disaster Preparedness Recovery News

210 Fatalities From Commercial Aviation Accidents In 2013, Reduced From 414 In 2012

210 Fatalities From Commercial Aviation Accidents In 2013, Reduced From 414 In 2012

There were 210 fatalities from commercial aviation accidents in 2013, reduced from 414 in 2012 (1). The 2013 global Western-built jet accident rate (measured in hull losses per million flights of Western-built jets) was 0.41, the equivalent of one accident for every...

02-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Chile Travel Warning: 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake - Tsunami Warning Issued

Chile Travel Warning: 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake - Tsunami Warning Issued

Earthquake off the northern coast of Chile. A tsunami warning has been issued for Chile, Peru and Ecuador. At least five people are known to have died and tens of thousands of people have been evacuated. The quake struck at 20:46 local time...

02-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Cigna TTK Health Insurance Launches ProHealth

Cigna TTK Health Insurance Launches ProHealth

Cigna TTK Health Insurance today announced the launch of a health insurance product “ProHealth” with an add-on Critical Illness option. Announcing the launch, Mr. Sandeep Patel, CEO and Managing Director, CignaTTK Health Insurance Company Limited said “We strongly believe that different consumers have...

26-03-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

Ukraine Travel Warning: FCO Advises Against All Travel To Crimea

Ukraine Travel Warning: FCO Advises Against All Travel To Crimea

FCO advise against all travel to Crimea and all but essential travel to the eastern regions of Kharkiv, Donetsk and Lugansk due to increased tensions in the region. British nationals in Crimea should leave now. The FCO is not able to provide...

23-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Increasing External Demands Compel Companies to Improve Risk Management Disclosures

Increasing External Demands Compel Companies to Improve Risk Management Disclosures

Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, has released its latest Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Benchmark Review that provides an in-depth analysis of risk management practices and policies of 67 insurance and reinsurance companies located in Europe, United States, Bermuda, and Asia-Pacific. Based on publicly-available...

20-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Risk News

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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

Manulife Philippines Posted Significant Rise In Benefit Payouts 2013

Manulife Philippines posted a significant rise in benefit payouts in 2013, allowing more clients to enjoy the benefits of their insurance policies than in the previous year. Maturity benefit payments amounted to PhP 807 million or...

17-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Three Million U.S. Employees Enrolled in Private Health Insurance Exchanges

An estimated three million people currently receive employer health benefits through a private exchange, according to new report by Accenture released at the annual America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute in Seattle. Accenture's analysis shows three-times...

17-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

:DentalPlans Expands Health Plan Options With Leader In Prescription Services

:DentalPlans is expanding its network of programs by adding CVS Caremark, the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States, to the company's long list of distinguished program partnerships. :DentalPlans, the largest marketplace of dental...

15-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Eurocross Turkey Appoints Cem Timurkan, Product Development, Marketing & Sales Manager

Eurocross Turkey, the leading assistance and third party administrator, based in Istanbul, is excited to announce the appointment of Cem Timurkan as Product Development, Marketing & Sales Manager, effective immediately.Mr. Hans Biekmann, CEO, Eurocross Turkey...

13-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Air Trek Air Ambulance Saves Another Life

An elderly woman suffers from septic shock while cruising off the coast of Haiti. The closest treatment available is in Miami; the day's sailing time will be too late. This case enabled Air Trek to...

12-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Medical Air Ambulance Repatriation Medevac Company News

APRIL UK Launch New Personal Accident Plan

APRIL UK, the protection and health insurance specialist, has launched a new Personal Accident Plan, aimed at protecting those with active lifestyles from fractures and serious injuries. Their new plan was launched in June 2014 and provides...

11-06-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

U.S. Employers Interested in Exploring Stricter Rules Around Health Benefits and Reference-Based Pri…

While employee cost shifting remains the most prevalent technique in employers' health strategies today, there is growing interest in adopting new health tactics to mitigate cost and improve population health in the future. According to Aon...

11-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

SecuriGlobe Joins La Capitale

SecuriGlobe, one of the leading travel insurance distributors in Canada for the last 15 years, joins La Capitale following the completion of a transaction on June 6 whereby all of its Canadian activities are transferred...

11-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Insurance News

Treating A Patient At Saudi German Hospital Group After 10 Years Of Suffering

Professor Ibrahim Zaiton , consultant oral and Maxillofacial surgeon , treated a 25-year-old patient. She complained of temporomandibular joint disc adhesion and jaw- opening limitation. For 10 years, she is fed a liquid diet. The cause...

11-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News

Travel Insured International Releases New Product Line

Celebrating its 20th year as the leading family-owned travel insurance provider to the travel agency & supplier community, Travel Insured International is announcing exciting product enhancements, including first-to-market benefits. Following an in-depth market analysis and countless...

11-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Insurance News

Tajikistan Travel Warning: Shooting On Tajikistan/Afghanistan Border

There was a shooting incident on the Tajikistan/Afghanistan border, close to the town of Khorog, late at night, 10 June 2014. Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance including evacuation by air ambulance before you travel. Government...

11-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Canada, Summer and Facebook – Why Thieves Love All 3

Data from Aviva Canada shows home burglaries increase in the summer months, and advises Canadians not post vacation plans on social media web sites like Facebook. After one of the worst winters in recent memory, many...

11-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Bupa Appoints Garry Fingland As Chief Information Officer

Bupa has appointed Garry Fingland to the position of Chief Information Officer. Garry joins from Serco Plc where he has been CIO since 2009, with responsibility for IT strategy, enterprise architecture, portfolio planning, security, corporate...

11-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Angel MedFlight Domestic and International Flights Up From Last Year

The month of May proved to be a busy one at Angel MedFlight, with both domestic and international transports up from last year. Angel MedFlight pilots and medical crews flew cross-continents, from Mexico to England, with...

11-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Medical Air Ambulance Repatriation Medevac Company News

BOLT Insurance Agency Expands Team by 20% to Meet Demands Of Growing Customer Base

BOLT Insurance Agency announced that it will expand staff by more than 37% in 2014 and has already hired over 20 technology and licensed insurance professionals in the first quarter alone. The expansion reflects the growing...

10-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Syntel Joins Accenture's Global Alliance Partner Program For Property & Casualty Insurance Softw…

Syntel, Inc. today announced that it has become a member of Accenture's global alliance partner program to provide implementation and integration services for the Accenture Duck Creek software. Under a new alliance partnership program recently launched...

10-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

Brazil's International Healthcare System - As Good As Its Football?

With all eyes on Brazil and the FIFA World Cup scheduled to kick off in a matter of days, tens of millions of spectators around the world will get a glimpse of life in this...

10-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Willis Launches UK's First Shariah Compliant Real Estate Insurance Solution

In response to growing demand from property investors for insurance cover that is compliant with Islamic law, Willis Group Holdings has launched the UK's first Shariah compliant commercial real estate insurance. The cover offers real estate...

10-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Pakistan Travel Warning: Reports Of Attack At Airport Security Force Academy Jinnah International Ai…

There are reports of an attack at the Airport Security Force Academy at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on 10 June. The airport has been closed until further notice. On 8-9 June there was a terrorist...

10-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Ohio and Virginia Chambers of Commerce Launch Private Health Insurance And Benefits Exchange

CieloStar, announced today that it has partnered with the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Chamber to open private health insurance and benefits exchanges in each state. CieloStar currently operates private exchanges in North Carolina...

10-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Healix Features In UK Government Campaign As A GREAT Business

Healix, the international healthcare and risk management company and leading provider of corporate healthcare trusts, is featured in the UK government’s ‘Business is GREAT Britain’ campaign, with the latest stage of the campaign focused on...

09-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Britons Visiting FIFA World Cup Should Be Aware Of Regional Health Risks And Lack Of Free Medical Ca…

Britons visiting Brazil for the FIFA World Cup this month should be aware of the country’s regional health threats and the lack of free medical care available to UK tourists. They should also take out comprehensive...

09-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Employers Vague On Health Care Reform Costs

Although health care reform is a top concern for U.S. employers, most organizations have not measured its cost impact, according to a survey released today by the Willis Human Capital Practice. Only 37% of respondents have...

09-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Willis Appoints Leaders for North America and Europe For Its Technology, Media And Telecommunication…

Willis Group Holdings has reinforced its position as a leading risk adviser and insurance broker for the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector with the appointment of new regional leaders for North America and Europe. Willis...

09-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Payment Protection (Creditor) Insurance in Europe

In contrast to the UK, payment protection insurance continues to expand in much of Europe but possible regulatory intervention is now casting clouds there too. Loan and credit card payment protection insurance may have come to...

08-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Pakistan Travel Warning: reports Of Attack By Gunmen Jinnah International Airport Karachi

There are reports of an attack by gunmen at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi. A number of casualties have been reported. The airport is closed until further notice. Take out comprehensive medical and travel insurance before...

08-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Thailand Travel Advice: Curfew Lifted Between 9 And 13 June Town Of Had Rin Island Of Koh Phangan To…

A nationwide curfew is in place from midnight to 4am except in Pattaya city, the island of Koh Samui and the island of Phuket (Phuket Province) where it was lifted completely on 3 June. The curfew...

06-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Brazil Travel Advice: Possible Protests In Morumbi, Sao Paulo, 6th June 2014

Protests continue to take place regularly, often without warning, in a number of Brazilian cities, including Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Belo Horizonte. There have been violent incidents and injuries. There are media reports of...

05-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Insurers Thrown Billion Dollar Curveball Amid Subdued U.S. Tornado Season

Impact Forecasting have released the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during May 2014. The report reveals that four periods of severe weather hit...

05-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Risk News

Qatar Airways And Hamad International Airport Commit To Improved Passenger Experience And Security

Hamad International Airport, Qatar Airways, Airports Council International (ACI), and IATA signed an agreement for a pilot program for Smart Security. Smart Security is a joint project between IATA and ACI to strengthen security, improve the...

05-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Philippines Significant Growth In Tourism 2013

Despite being hit by two major natural disasters, tourism in the Philippines saw significant growth in 2013 with international tourist arrivals registering a 10% double-digit increase to a total of 4.7 million while international tourism...

05-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Selects Array Spectrum™ Private Health Insurance Exchange Technolo…

Array Health today announced that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) has selected the Array Spectrum™ Private Exchange solution for managing employers' enrollment and benefits plan choices. Multiple funding arrangements for groups will also be...

05-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

Drive Global Workforce Efficiency and Productivity with Accenture and SAP

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) is moving its human resources (HR) system into the cloud to drive efficiency and improve productivity across its global workforce. The new system, implemented by Accenture (NYSE: ACN), is based on...

05-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

A Strengthening Of Nordic Roadside Assistance

SOS International has entered into an agreement with NAF (Norges Automobil-Forbund) to establish a company offering roadside assistance in Norway. The NAF roadside assistance business will be separated from NAF AS and established as a new...

04-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

Break A News Story With iPMIM - Get Front Page Cover - Web Links - Photos - Logo and Branding*

International Private Medical Insurance Magazine is excited to announce the addition of a new On Demand Premium Article Submission Service. Providing Payors and Providers with exclusive front page coverage, supported by our global content delivery system,...

02-06-2014 iPMI Magazine Corporate News

Angel MedFlight's Innovative Approach to Employee Training

As an innovative industry leader, Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance implements a world-class training and development program to ensure every employee is equipped with the necessary tools to excel in his or her job function. This...

29-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Medical Air Ambulance Repatriation Medevac Company News

Aviva Launches MyAviva App

Aviva is launching a new app for its UK customers, allowing them to view all their policies across life, general and private medical insurance all in one place. And – just in time for the...

29-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

Asia’s Tourism Sector Commits To Face Up To Climate Challenge

Asia-Pacific has been at the forefront of tourism growth and development over the last decade, and recent numbers confirm that tourism in the region continues to progress above average. With rising international tourist arrivals and receipts...

28-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Data Shows Medicaid Continues to Underperform While Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans Pull Ahead

athenahealth, Inc. today announced the 2014 PayerView(R) Report, an annual report that leverages athenahealth's cloud-based data across its national network of health care providers to deliver unprecedented insight into the provider-payer relationship. For the second...

28-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Passenger Demand Growth Accelerates in April 2014

Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 7.5% compared to April 2013, an improvement over March growth of 2.9%. The year-on-year comparison is somewhat biased by the timing of the Easter holiday, which occurred in April...

28-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Thailand Travel Warning: Curfew From Midnight To 4AM - Check With Your Insurer Before Travel To Chec…

A nationwide curfew is in place from midnight to 4am. Authorities have advised that the curfew does not apply to those travelling to or from airports, but departing or arriving travellers should have their passports...

28-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

UK Protection Industry Needs Reform

According to Aviva, the UK protection industry is in need of reform to help consumers understand the crucial benefits offered by family protection. The insurer has published Rethinking Protection, a report which outlines a series of...

28-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

270 Families Helped Daily By Life, Critical Illness And Income Protection Insurance Payouts In 2013

According to figures published by the ABI insurance plays a vital role in helping customers cope with the financial difficulties that can arise as a result of a death, serious illness or injury. In 2013, £3.1...

28-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Friends Life Group Paid Out Over £90M In Group Protection Claims 2013

Friends Life has today announced its Group Protection claim statistics for 2013.(1) The insurer paid out over £90m in Group Protection claims helping more than 2,300 people.  David Williams, Director of Group Protection, said, “I...

28-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Deteriorating Health No.1 Retirement Concern for Singapore Investors

Deteriorating health in old age is the number one concern for Singapore investors, with the challenge of affording the associated healthcare costs being number two, according to new research from Manulife. The research, part of the...

27-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Willis Acquires Major Stake In Employee Benefits Leader Max Matthiessen For $205 million

Willis Group Holdings plc announced today that it will acquire a controlling stake of approximately 75% in Max Matthiessen, a leading employee benefits adviser in Sweden, for $205 million. The move underlines Willis' commitment to grow...

27-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Mergers Acquisitions News

Manulife Singapore Appoints Naveed Irshad As CEO

Manulife Singapore has appointed Naveed Irshad as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective 26 May 2014. Mr. Irshad is responsible for the overall development of Manulife's business operations in Singapore. This includes three key business segments...

27-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires MGA Insurance Group

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) today announced the acquisition of MGA Insurance Group of Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Established in 1989, MGA Insurance Group (MGA) is a national...

27-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Mergers Acquisitions News

Insurer To Deploy Accenture Duck Creek Software As Core Policy Processing System

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced today that global insurer Zurich has expanded its use of Accenture Duck Creek Policy for their general insurance business in the United Kingdom. The new system will help enable Zurich to more...

27-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

Albin International Repatriation Joins International Assistance Group As Preferred Provider

The exclusive group, continues its expansion thanks to a new Partnership signed between International Assistance Group and Albin International. International Assistance Group, with its unique business proposition of "Local Partners, Global Solutions", counts today with 61...

26-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Turn to Accenture Federal Services to Enhance the Small B…

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Accenture Federal Services (AFS) have agreed to additional tasks related to HealthCare.gov, including enhancements and additional functionality of the FFM, the Small Business Health Options Program...

24-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

Business Travellers Advised To Defer Non-Essential Travel To Bangkok Following Military Coup

Travellers are being advised to defer non-essential travel to the Thai capital Bangkok, after the country's army declared a coup on 22 May. On the same day a nationwide night-time curfew was imposed from 22.00 to...

23-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

Allianz Names Captain Rahul Khanna New Global Head Of Marine Risk Consulting

Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) announced the appointment of Captain Rahul Khanna to Global Head of Marine Risk Consulting, effective July 1, 2014. In this position, Captain Khanna will be...

23-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

IATA Welcomes US Dept. Of Transportation Tentative Approval Of Resolution 787

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the decision by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to tentatively approve Resolution 787. The Resolution is the foundation document for the New Distribution Capability (NDC), a...

22-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Zurich Outlines Government Cyber Risks And Recommendations

Zurich North America Commercial’s President of Specialty Products, Bryan Salvatore, spoke about the interconnectivity of cyber risk and specifically about risks to governments as part of his participation in the Republican Governors Association panel on...

22-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

Economic Upswing Also Means Stronger Growth In Insurance Markets

Munich Re's current Insurance Market Outlook 2014 anticipates real overall growth in primary insurance premiums – adjusted for inflationary and currency effects – of 2.8% this year and 3.2% in 2015. This corresponds to nominal...

21-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Willis Capital Markets & Advisory Continues Build Out of World-Class Insurance Investment Bankin…

Willis Group Holdings plc (NYSE:WSH), the global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker, has appointed Rafal Walkiewicz as Managing Director of its insurance investment banking division, Willis Capital Markets & Advisory (WCMA). Walkiewicz, who will be...

21-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Europ Assistance - GCS Inaugurates 2nd Medical Center In Chad

To best satisfy its enrolled patients, the Europ Assistance Medical Center in N’Djamena has opened a medical annex in the city center. On Saturday May 10th 2014, Europ Assistance - Global Corporate Solutions (GCS) hosted an...

21-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Aviva Confirms Auto-Enrolment Support For SME Market By Implementing DWP Changes Early

Aviva has demonstrated its commitment to SMEs with measures to ensure corporate customers and advisers can effectively manage their automatic enrolment obligations alongside the DWP’s charge cap changes. Aviva’s managing director of workplace savings, Brian Gabriel,...

21-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Few Organizations’ Total Rewards And Business Strategies Fully Align, According To Mercer Survey

According to Mercer’s Total Rewards Survey, which examines the practices organizations are using to align compensation, benefits, training and career development with today’s business priorities, found that more than half (56%) of organizations made a...

21-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Healix International Receives 2014 Re:locate Award For Global Health and Wellness

Annual industry awards recognise innovative health screening programme for mobility industry. Re:locate Magazine has officially announced the winners of the highly anticipated annual Re:locate Awards. Healix International received the award for Global Health and Wellness for...

20-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Libya Travel Warning: Violent Clashes Tripoli 18th May 2014

On 18 May 2014, violent clashes broke out in several areas of Tripoli. If you become aware of any nearby violence you should leave the area immediately. The FCO advise against all but essential travel to:The...

19-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Ukraine Travel Warning: FCO Advises Against All Travel To Donetsk And Lugansk Oblasts; UIA Flights T…

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to Crimea, Donetsk oblast and Lugansk oblast. The FCO advise against all but essential travel to Kharkiv oblast and Odesa city. British nationals in Crimea should...

18-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Kenya Travel Warning: Hundreds Of British Tourists Evacuated From Kenya

185,967 British nationals visited Kenya in 2012. Most visits are trouble-free. Take out comprehensive travel AND medical insurance before you travel. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise against all but essential travel to:areas within 60km of...

15-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Willis Brokers $55 Million Reinsurance Capacity For First African Catastrophe Insurance Pool

Willis Group Holdings plc (NYSE:WSH), the global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, has secured US $55 million of index-based reinsurance capacity from the international weather risk markets for Africa's first ever catastrophe insurance pool,...

15-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Reinsurance News

Aviva First Quarter Results 2014

Aviva’s overall performance in the first quarter was reassuringly calm and stable, in marked contrast to the weather and regulatory developments. Value of new business increased by 45%1 in Europe and 96%1 in Asia, more than...

15-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Company Results News

Technology Is Quietly Revolutionising Insurance Distribution

Technology is changing the way insurers and consumers interact, says Swiss Re's latest sigma study, "Digital distribution in insurance: a quiet revolution". Based on extensive analysis of research material for different countries, the study shows that...

15-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

Kidnap And Ransom Insurance: Are Your Covered In Libya?

The recent kidnapping of the Jordanian ambassador to Libya, is the latest in a long line of high-profile abductions by Libya’s many armed militias. Though he was released unharmed on 12th May, his ordeal serves...

15-05-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

International Tourism Generates US$ 1.4 Trillion In Export Earnings

Total export earnings generated by international tourism in 2013 reached US$ 1.4 trillion. Receipts earned by destinations from international visitors grew by 5% to reach US$ 1159 billion, while an additional US$ 218 billion was...

15-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Demand For Air Travel Decelerates In March

Global passenger traffic results for March showing a moderation of the pace of growth in demand. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) increased 3.1% compared to March 2013. Although this represented a slowdown in comparison to the...

15-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Hannover Re Makes Good Start To 2014 Financial Year

Hannover Re is satisfied with the development of its business in the first three months of 2014. "The quarterly profit of EUR 233 million was driven by a very pleasing underwriting result in non-life reinsurance and...

15-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Company Results News

Simple Solution for Insuring Domestic U.S. and Expatriate Employees

U.S.-based companies are expanding internationally every day. Global growth may involve just a few employees on work assignments outside the country, or teams of workers relocating overseas. Human resource departments are challenged to create employee benefit...

15-05-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

Manulife Philippines' Insurance Sales Grow 27 % First Quarter Of 2014

Demand for regular-pay variable unit-linked products helped grow Manulife Philippines' insurance sales 27 per cent in the first quarter of 2014. Manulife Philippines achieved a 27 per cent increase in insurance sales across agency, bancassurance...

15-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Company Results News

Major U.S. Health Plans Agree to Give Consumers Free Access to Timely Information About Health Care …

The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) announced today that it will work with three of the nation’s largest health insurance companies, Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare, to develop and provide consumers free access to an online...

15-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Clements Worldwide Partners with American Security Project to Address Latest Developments in U.S. a…

Dante Disparte, U.S. Managing Director at leading international insurance provider Clements Worldwide, joined a panel of influencers, academics and policy makers yesterday to discuss the current state of Egypt, ongoing challenges for its government and...

15-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

CCW Global Partners with TopSurance.com in the Middle East

CCW Global Limited, a Hong Kong headquartered insurance broker, has today announced the formation of a partnership with Topsurance.com, a division of Millennium Insurance Brokers L.L.C in the United Arab Emirates, which will allow international...

15-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Gowrie Group Expands Into Crew Medical & Marine Health Insurance

Gowrie Group, New England's premier independent insurance agency, is excited to announce that Rick Bagnall has joined the company's growing benefits and healthcare division. Rick will focus on Crew Medical Insurance, Association Marine Health Insurance, and...

15-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Lloyd's Secures New Trading Rights In Five Countries

Lloyd’s has announced that it has secured new and improved trading rights in five countries. As a result, Lloyd’s underwriters are now authorised to write term-life insurance through coverholders and service companies in Poland, Denmark...

15-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Willis Group Appoints Simon Gaffney as COO of Willis Global and Willis Limited and Anne Pullum as Di…

Willis Group Holdings plc announced the appointment of Anne Pullum as Director of Corporate Development to succeed Simon Gaffney, who becomes Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Willis Global. Ms Pullum will play a key role in...

15-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Retirement Wave And Technical Skills Gap Threaten Oil And Gas Company Growth And Profits

World’s oil and gas industry is in the midst of a talent crisis and needs to find alternatives to poaching from competitors. Mercer’s workforce analysis indicates that in the US alone, many large employers risk losing...

15-05-2014 Oil Gas Power Energy

UK Brokers Have The Most Expensive Regulatory Regime

BIBA has revealed research demonstrating that insurance brokers in the UK have the most expensive regulatory regime in the world, with regulatory fees and levies costing more than five times that of those in New...

14-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

PruHealth Launches Vitality Academy To Enhance Intermediary Knowledge

PruHealth with Vitality, the health insurer and healthy living programme provider, has today launched the Vitality Academy, designed to provide brokers with learning and development support. It is holding a series of roadshows around the country...

13-05-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

Allianz Starts 2014 With strong 1st Quarter

Allianz Group began 2014 with a strong first quarter. At 33.96 billion euros, Allianz achieved the highest total quarterly revenues in the company’s history. Compared to the previous year’s first quarter figure of 32.05 billion euros,...

13-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Company Results News

Munich Re Starts 2014 Financial Year With A Quarterly Profit Of €924m

The first quarter of 2014 went well for Munich Re: the consolidated result for the first three months amounted to €924m (same period last year: €970m). For the current financial year as a whole, Munich...

08-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Company Results News

The Cost Of Having No Medical Insurance Cover Abroad

Historically, research has shown that around 50% of those who leave the UK to live and work abroad do not take out international private medical insurance, thinking instead that they will automatically qualify for free...

05-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

HCC Life Insurance Company Launches New Employer Benefits Decision Tool

HCC Life Insurance Company (HCC Life), today announced the launch of a new employer benefits decision tool as part of the Company's continuing efforts to assist employers in making informed decisions regarding their self-funded group...

02-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Re Brazil Authorized To Reinsure Risks In Chile And Colombi…

AGCS Resseguros Brasil (AGCS Re Brazil), the Brazilian entity of leading industrial insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, is expanding its South American business as it received authorization to reinsure risks in Chile and Colombia. In...

01-05-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Steady Progression in Global Employee Engagement Levels

Aon Hewitt's 2014 Trends in Global Employee Engagement annual study, which represents the perspectives of 7 million employees across more than 6,000 companies in 155 countries, indicates that employee engagement levels increased to 61 percent...

30-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Hollard Selects Sapiens Reinsurance Solution

Sapiens International Corporation, announced today that Hollard insurance group has selected Sapiens Reinsurance solution to manage its entire reinsurance portfolio. Hollard - South Africa's largest independent insurance group, with offices in Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Zambia,...

30-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

Aon Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

Net income attributable to Aon shareholders was $325 million, or $1.06 per share, compared to $261 million, or $0.82 per share, for the prior year quarter. Net income per share attributable to Aon shareholders, adjusted...

29-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Company Results News

Examining Industry’s Perception Of Underrated Threats

New research shows that events in many countries around the world have raised concerns about the ranking of key risks on the top 50 list. Most notably, 83 percent of respondents agree that computer crimes, such...

29-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Risk News

72% Of Large Employers Offering Voluntary Benefits To Fill Gaps In Core Employer-Paid Benefits

Dramatic social, demographic, economic and legislative changes have introduced an era of accountability never before seen in the employer-employee relationship. To proactively assist employers in navigating these new dynamics, Mercer has launched “Making Accountability Work: Effective...

29-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Consumer Automotive Financial Services In The USA

A large used car market and high customer attachment rates driven by first-class training and point-of-sale technology make the US the largest market for automotive F&I products in the world. The value of finance and insurance...

29-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

AGIS Turkey Restructures: Eurocross Turkey Is Born

AGIS Turkey, the first and only assistance service centre based in Turkey, serving the health and travel claims requirements of a leading Dutch insurance consortium, is excited to announce a major restructure and rebrand. As of...

29-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

David Martin Appointed CEO Willis Limited

Willis Group Holdings has appointed David Martin as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Willis Limited, the Willis Group's principal UK regulated entity. The appointment takes effect in May and is subject to FCA approval. Martin succeeds...

28-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

More Employers Adding Roth Features to Expand Savings Options

As lawmakers debate legislative proposals that would expand the use of Roth features in 401(k) and other savings plans, an analysis from Aon Hewitt, shows companies and workers are increasingly receptive to these features as...

28-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Europ Assistance - GCS Commemorates World Malaria Day 2014

Malaria is an infectious disease caused by protozoan parasites from the Plasmodium family that can be transmitted by the sting of the female Anopheles mosquito or by a contaminated needle or transfusion. There are 4 types...

25-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

Cigna Adds New Accident Expense Product To Its Supplemental Health Solutions

Cigna (NYSE:CI) has launched a new personal Accident Expense insurance product, adding to a suite of Cigna Supplemental Solutions® individual insurance products insured by Loyal American Life Insurance Company. Approximately one in eight Americans seek medical...

25-04-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

Claims Arising From Maritime Emergencies Can Be Huge

More than two years after the grounding of the Costa Concordia, which resulted in the death of 32 passengers and crew, the total loss figure is approaching $2bn – making it one of the largest...

25-04-2014 Maritime Marine Shipping

£110 Million Of Insurance Fraud, Up 19% Over 2012

Aviva detected over £110 million worth of insurance fraud in 2013 – a 19% increase compared with 2012. Aviva detects over 45 fraudulent claims per day worth more than a total of £300,000.* Aviva’s figures show...

25-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Aviva Appoints David Lovely General Insurance Claims Director

Aviva announced the appointment of David Lovely as Claims Director, reporting to Maurice Tulloch, Chief Executive Officer, UK&I GI. Dave is currently Senior Vice President, Global Claims at ACE Insurance Limited in the United States. Since...

25-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

APRIL UK Launch New Accident, Sickness & Hospitalisation Plan

Protection and health insurance specialist, APRIL UK has launched a new accident and sickness plan, aimed at helping individuals bridge the protection gap. The new Accident, Sickness & Hospitalisation Plan was launched in April 2014 and...

24-04-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

Now Health Recruits Christopher Claridge-Ware As Global Business Development Director

Now Health International today announces the recruitment of Christopher Claridge-Ware as Global Business Development Director from 1 June 2014. Christopher will work closely the senior management team to develop the Now Health international sales and distribution...

24-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Global Oil & Gas Workforce Survey

The oil and gas industry need to collaborate more if it is to successfully tackle the current workforce skills shortage. This follows the publication of The Global Oil & Gas Workforce Survey 2014, a joint...

16-04-2014 Oil Gas Power Energy

Air Energi And Queensland University Of Technology Unveil Findings Of Ground-Breaking Research Into …

Air Energi Group and Queensland University of Technology (QUT), have published ground-breaking research providing extensive analysis of the potential workforce risks related to Australasia’s LNG sector, particularly involving a contingent workforce. Entitled ‘Workforce Related Project Risks’,...

16-04-2014 Oil Gas Power Energy

South Korea Ferry Sinks - Major Rescue Effort Underway

A ferry, carrying 476 people, mainly school students, travelling from the port of Incheon, in the north-west, to the southern resort island of Jeju has capsized and sank. Local media reported that several hours after the...

16-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Astrenska And Intana Represent Re-modelling Of Collinson Insurance Group

Move is an affirmation of the Group’s strategy to focus on core capabilities and develop market-leading products and services through the expansion of specialist areas of expertise. David Evans, Managing Director, Insurance and Assistance of the...

16-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

Medical Costs Represented 56% Of Travel Insurance Claims In 2012

Gross written premiums for travel insurance were valued at GBP724 million in 2012, and an estimated GBP742 million in 2013. Volatile premium growth was recorded during the review period (2008–2012), as demand was strongly influenced by...

15-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Insurance News

Chase Templeton Continues Acquisition Spree With Chartered Life Deal

Fast-growing private medical insurance specialist Chase Templeton has completed its second acquisition within a week with the purchase of specialist Glasgow intermediary Chartered Life. Founded in 2009 by managing director Alan Christie Chartered Life is one...

15-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Mergers Acquisitions News

Supplementary Healthcare Plans For Employees Of EU Institutions

Allianz Worldwide Care’s new EuroSanté health plans provide employees of European Institutions with cover which is supplementary to EU’s Joint Sickness Insurance Scheme (JSIS). While the JSIS scheme reimburses members with approximately 80 per cent of...

15-04-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

Overcoming Seasonality To Support Economic Diversification

Overcoming seasonality to strengthen the competitiveness of mountain regions also as summer destinations was the topic at the centre of the 8th edition of the World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism. International experts identified sustainability,...

15-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Direct Travel Insurance Paid Out £40m In Insurance Claims In A 6 Year Period To September 2013

In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on the difficulties that people have in trying to obtain travel insurance when they get older. Research undertaken by numerous consumer bodies and groups have shown that...

15-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Insurance News

InsureMyTrip Now Offers AXA Travel Assistance USA Travel Insurance Plans

InsureMyTrip, announced it will now offer travel insurance plans from AXA Assistance USA. InsureMyTrip customers can now view and compare and buy plans from 28 top travel insurance providers, making it the largest network of...

15-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Insurance News

Impact Forecasting Launch Combined Earthquake And Tsunami Catastrophe Model For Chile

Impact Forecasting is the first to launch a Chile earthquake model that incorporates tsunami. On February 27, 2010, a catastrophic earthquake struck near the central coast of Chile - also triggering a tsunami - which at...

14-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Risk News

1 Hundred Million Dollars Of Uninsured Cargo Losses Highlight Coverage Gap

Willis Launches New Facility to Wrap-up All Political Violence, Terrorism and War Risks Under a Single Policy. In recent years cargo losses worth more than one hundred million dollars have not been recovered under traditional cargo...

14-04-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

Aviva Sells Stake In South Korean Joint Venture Woori Aviva Life

Aviva plc today announces that it has reached agreement to sell its entire 47% stake in its South Korean business Woori Aviva Life Insurance (“WALI”) to NongHyup Financial Group (“NHFG”). WALI is majority owned by...

14-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Mergers Acquisitions News

Aviva Enhances Critical Illness Cover To Pay Out On All Heart Attacks

Aviva has enhanced its heart attack definition on new critical illness policies, meaning it will now pay out on the diagnosis of a heart attack, regardless of how severe it is. This removes the requirement...

14-04-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

UK Annuities Market Could Decline By Up To 75% As Consumers Look To Alternative Retirement Products

The UK annuities market could decline by up to 75% after the recently announced changes to compulsory annuity purchase come into effect, according to PwC analysis supported by a new consumer survey. The survey, which looks...

14-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

International & Expatriate Healthcare & Insurance 2014

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "International & Expatriate Healthcare & Insurance 2014" report to their offering. The globally mobile population has grown dramatically. There are over 50 million expatriates, and by 2020...

14-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Travel Insurance Gross Written Premiums Are Forecast To Grow At A CAGR Of 2.20% Over 2014–2018, Reac…

Gross written premiums for travel insurance were valued at GBP724 million in 2012, and an estimated GBP742 million in 2013. Volatile premium growth was recorded during the review period (2008–2012), as demand was strongly influenced by...

14-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Insurance News

Republic Of The Congo Ratifies The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

The Republic of the Congo deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). The Republic of the Congo is the 57th member State of the ILO,...

12-04-2014 Maritime Marine Shipping

New Measures To Protect Seafarers From Abandonment And Cover Claims For Death And Long-Term Disabili…

More than 300 representatives of seafarers, shipowners and governments, meeting at the International Labour Organization (ILO), have taken concrete steps to protect abandoned seafarers and provide financial security for compensation in cases of death and...

12-04-2014 Maritime Marine Shipping

HTH Worldwide Selects Cognizant to Help Build Mobile Healthcare Solutions and Improve Member Satisfa…

Cognizant CTSH +0.06% today announced that it is working with HTH Worldwide, a global technology-based health services and information company, to enable its members to maximize the use of mobile technology for managing healthcare needs...

11-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

Global Reinsurer Capital Hits A New High Of USD540 Billion

Aon Benfield, today launches the latest edition of its Aon Benfield Aggregate (ABA) report, which analyses the financial results of the world’s leading reinsurers in 2013. Aon Benfield Analytics estimates that global reinsurer capital totaled USD540...

11-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Reinsurance News

73% Of Chinese Employers Measure Specific Outcomes From Health Promotion

In a special report prepared for the Global Healthy Workplace Awards and Summit (GHWAS) sponsored by Cigna in Shanghai, nearly half of China’s employers surveyed say they promote health at the workplace, and 73 percent...

11-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

World’s Healthiest Workplaces

IBM, Telefônica do Brasil, and Spokane Regional Health District today were named award winners in the Global Healthy Awards and Summit held in Shanghai. GE China was recognized as having the best workplace health program...

11-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Can Çağlar Appointed CEO Eureko Sigorta

The Achmea Executive Board has appointed Can Akın Çağlar as CEO of Eureko Sigorta, Achmea’s Turkish subsidiary, starting 1 May 2014 pending regulatory approval. He succeeds Okan Utkueri who fulfilled the position for more than seven...

11-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

UNWTO Member States Set Priorities For European Tourism

European Tourism representatives gathered at the 57th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe identified enhanced international cooperation, innovation, private-public partnerships and accessibility as main priorities to ensure the sector's future competiveness. The Seminar on Developing...

10-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Friends Life Scraps Deferred Member Charges On AMD Schemes

Friends Life, has announced it will offer all its active member discount (AMD) schemes the chance to move to a single charge at the current active member rate with immediate effect. Colin Williams, Managing Director, Corporate...

10-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Australia Travel Warning: Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita Strengthened To Category 5

Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita has strengthened to category 5 (the most severe on the scale), and is forecast to bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to parts of northern Queensland, including Cairns, from 11 April. Local...

10-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Global Economy Endures Near $20bn Loss From Q1 Natural Hazards; Insurers Face $7bn Payout

Impact Forecasting, has released the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during March 2014. For the second consecutive year, severe drought conditions impacted Brazil,...

10-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Disaster Preparedness Recovery News

BRICS Countries Facing Increasing Political Risk

Aon Risk Solutions, has unveiled its 2014 Political Risk Map which identifies an increased risk rating for all five emerging market BRICS countries. As a result, countries representing a large share of global output experienced a...

10-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Risk News

Nearly 80% Of EU Insurers On Track To Implement Solvency II By Jan 2016

Nearly 80% of European insurers expect to meet Solvency II requirements before January 2016, according to EY’s European Solvency II Survey 2014. Overall, Dutch, UK and Nordic insurers are the best prepared, while French, German, Greek...

10-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Turkey Travel Advice: UK Visitors Should Get E-Visa Before Travel

From 11 April 2014, the Turkish authorities will start to phase out issuing visas on arrival. UK visitors arriving in Turkey on or after 11 April, should get an e-visa online before travel. For a transition...

10-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Willis Launches Reward Zone to Help Employers Meet UK Pension Reforms

Willis Group Holdings plc has announced the launch of Reward Zone, a new service that makes it quicker and easier for employers to meet their obligations under UK pension reforms, and to offer attractive packages...

09-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Nautilus Takes Seafarers Views On Pensions To ILO

Nautilus International will tell the International Labour Organisation (ILO) that seafarers would like to see a commitment to pension provision included in a future revision of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). Nautilus officials are joining maritime...

08-04-2014 Maritime Marine Shipping

Protecting Higher Education Institutions Against Increased Risks

Hiscox, today announced expanded protections in their suite of insurance coverages for higher education institutions. Colleges and universities are facing a growing array of risks, and courts have recently found more institutions across the US liable...

08-04-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

Insurance Capacity In Global Energy Markets Leaps To Highest Level This Century

Theoretical insurance capacities in both the upstream and downstream oil and gas insurance markets have increased to the highest levels seen this century. Heavily over-capitalised global (re)insurance markets combined with a glut of new capacity...

08-04-2014 Oil Gas Power Energy

VIDEO: Abandoned, But Not Alone

The ILO visited the crew of the B Ladybug, who have been stranded off the coast of Malta for almost a year after their ship owner went bankrupt. The provision of financial security for abandoned...

08-04-2014 Maritime Marine Shipping

VIDEO: Abandoned Seafarers Top Of Agenda At Maritime Meeting

More than 300 maritime representatives from all regions of the world are discussing amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention to cover the consequences of abandonment, and contractual claims for death, injury or disability due to...

08-04-2014 Maritime Marine Shipping

Ebola Website For International SOS Members Goes Live

International SOS has launched a dedicated Ebola website in response to the developing outbreak in West Africa. iPMI Magazine reported the ebola virus outbreak as it happened, click here to read more. The site is being regularly...

08-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

Willis Re Hires Greg Solomon To Capitalize On Rapid Growth In APMETA Life & Health Sector

Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), has announced the recruitment of Greg Solomon to the International division of its reinsurance business, Willis Re. Solomon has been appointed Regional Director, Head of Life & Health in Asia-Pacific, Middle East,...

08-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

UK Group Risk Market Grows By 2.8% To Nearly 11 Million People End Of 2013

2013 was a record-breaking year for the UK group risk market, according to Swiss Re's Group Watch 2014. There was very strong growth in the number of lives covered by workplace arrangements, as well as...

08-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Friends Life Enhances Group Protection Online Quote System Including Enhanced Free Cover Level Limit…

Service also allows advisers to create and amend Group Protection quotes for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with 3–100 members as well as allowing them to put schemes on risk whenever they need to. Commenting on...

08-04-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

Review Of UK Private Medical Market

The CMA has, in its private healthcare review, taken the necessary steps towards creating a fair and equitable UK private medical market, says Mercer. However, the consultancy questions the impact of the divestiture ruling and...

08-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

SJS Healthcare Acquisition Adds Further £2m To Chase Templeton Premium Income

Chase Templeton has acquired Ealing-based SJS Healthcare Associates Ltd.in a deal which adds a further £2m in annual premium income (API) to the fast-growing private medical insurance intermediary’s books. It’s the second purchase to be completed...

08-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Mergers Acquisitions News

Kidnap, Ransom and Extortion Insurance In USA

With its new Comprehensive Kidnap, Ransom & Extortion (KRE) Crisis Policy and an agreement with one of world’s top risk consultancies, XL Group’s US Crisis Management team is helping individuals and businesses safely navigate a...

07-04-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

ILO, Maritime Sector To Address Abandonment Of Seafarers And Shipowners’ Liability

The world’s leading maritime nations and representatives of ship owners and seafarers, are to address the issues of abandonment of seafarers and the rapid settlement of claims for compensation in the case of a seafarer’s...

06-04-2014 Maritime Marine Shipping

Seacurus Provides Industry First With Insurance Cover For Unpaid Crew Wages

SPECIALIST marine insurance intermediary Seacurus has launched a new insurance policy to indemnify seafarers in the event of the financial default of their employers which, for the first time, offers recompense in respect of unpaid...

04-04-2014 Maritime Marine Shipping

Organizations Identify Employees' Health Habits as Top Cost Challenge

To combat rising health care costs, organizations are turning to targeted strategies and intervention programs that directly influence employees' individual behaviors and health habits, according to the Willis Health and Productivity Survey by Willis North...

03-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

AirMed Flight Crews Complete Training for Kathmandu, Nepal

Following a recent increase in the number of requests for repatriations from Kathmandu in Nepal, AirMed has taken the decision to invest in additional flight crew training and gain approval for operations into this complex...

03-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Medical Air Ambulance Repatriation Medevac Company News

France Travel Advice: Industrial Action Port Of Calais

Industrial action at the port of Calais is causing disruption to ferry services. Contact your ferry operator for more information. Around 17,100,000 British nationals visit France every year. You should apply for a free European Health...

03-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Hang Seng Bank And Bupa Announce 10-Year Exclusive Distribution Agreement

Hang Seng Bank has entered into an exclusive 10-year distribution agreement with international healthcare company Bupa. Under the agreement, a range of bespoke Bupa medical insurance products and services will be available to Hang Seng...

03-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Strong Pound Boosts UK Tourists Buying Power Across Europe And USA

Budapest is best value city break in a clean sweep for Eastern Europe;  Eurozone best buy Lisbon is half the price of Rome, Amsterdam or Paris;Budapest has retained its position as the cheapest city break destination...

02-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

AXA PPP Healthcare Welcomes CMA Report

To ensure its members get the best possible healthcare, AXA PPP healthcare has long called for reform of the provision of healthcare services by private hospitals and consultants. The current situation has led to excessive concentration...

02-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Willis Strengthens Global Human Capital and Benefits Practice

Willis Group Holdings plc(NYSE:WSH), has announced the appointment of Alan Hewitt as Multinational Practice Leader of the Global Human Capital and Benefits Practice, effective immediately. James Blaney, CEO of Willis North America's Human Capital and Benefits...

02-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Competition And Markets Authority Publishes Final Report On Measures To Increase Competition In UK P…

CMA has published the final report on measures to increase competition in the UK private healthcare market. Final report follows a two-year investigation by a Group of independent Panel Members at the Competition Commission (CC),...

02-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Aviva Responds To CMA Investigation Into Private Healthcare Market

Final report of the Competition Commission’s investigation into the private healthcare market puts in place several positive and welcomed changes that will help ensure better value for money for all private healthcare customers and self-pay...

02-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

CMA Final Report A Cautious Step In The Right Direction For Customers

The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) final report to revive the private healthcare market is a step in the right direction. However, the sector must work together and go further if it is to drive...

02-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Flood Events In 2013 Highlight The Positive Effect Of Defence Measures

Natural catastrophe losses in 2013 were dominated by floods. Detailed analyses have shown that protective measures can drastically reduce losses. For example, the June 2013 floods in Germany and neighbouring countries proved to be considerably...

02-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Disaster Preparedness Recovery News

Gambia Travel Warning: Suspected Cases Ebola Virus

An outbreak of Ebola virus has been confirmed in south-eastern Guinea , and there are reports of suspected cases in The Gambia. Follow the health advice issued by the National Travel Health Network and Centre. You should...

02-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Reinsurance Pricing Continued To Fall Almost Across The Board, 1 April 2014 Renewals

That's according to the 1st View renewals report from Willis Re, the reinsurance division of risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Group Holdings plc (NYSE:WSH). Trends observed during the 1 January 2014 renewals continued and...

02-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Reinsurance News

210 Fatalities From Commercial Aviation Accidents In 2013, Reduced From 414 In 2012

There were 210 fatalities from commercial aviation accidents in 2013, reduced from 414 in 2012 (1). The 2013 global Western-built jet accident rate (measured in hull losses per million flights of Western-built jets) was 0.41,...

02-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Chile Travel Warning: 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake - Tsunami Warning Issued

Earthquake off the northern coast of Chile. A tsunami warning has been issued for Chile, Peru and Ecuador. At least five people are known to have died and tens of thousands of people have been...

02-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

XL Group Announces Kidnap And Ransom Insurance Capability

XL Group has announced its Crisis Management team’s new capabilities to provide insurance cover for Kidnap & Ransom risks. In doing so it has negotiated an exclusive contract with one of the world’s foremost risk...

01-04-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

Swiss Love Annuities, Australians Dont

Just 4 per cent of retirees in Australia used their pension pot to pay for an immediate lifetime annuity in 2012, while the figure was as low as 0.2 per cent in 2006/7, according to...

01-04-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

UK Government To Review The Air Passenger Duty

The UNWTO welcomes the recent decision by the UK government to reform the Air Passenger Duty (APD). The current APD system, in place since 2008, has significantly hindered UK’s tourism while creating important market distortions...

31-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Bupa Appoints Alex Cole As Director Of Corporate Affairs

Bupa has appointed Alex Cole as Director of Corporate Affairs. She will be a member of the Bupa Executive Team and report to CEO Stuart Fletcher. Alex will be responsible for the company’s media relations,...

31-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Mercer Marketplace Provides Access To Coverage For Individuals Of All Types

Mercer, has announced that employers who join Mercer Marketplace, will now have an option to offer easy access to individual medical plans both outside of and on the public exchanges for their employees and retirees...

28-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

ILO Body Adopts New Minimum Monthly Wage For Seafarers

A Subcommittee of the Joint Maritime Commission (JMC) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) has agreed on a Resolution raising the minimum monthly basic wage figure for able seafarers from US$585 to US$592, as of...

27-03-2014 Maritime Marine Shipping

Belgium Travel Advice: Take Out Comprehensive Travel And Medical Insurance Before You Travel

Up to 1.8 million British nationals visit Belgium every year. Most visits are trouble-free. Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. If you need to contact the emergency services in Belgium call 112. Theft...

26-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Guinea Travel Warning: Ebola Virus Outbreak 59 Dead

An outbreak of the Ebola virus, has been confirmed in the Forest region of south-eastern Guinea. At least 59 deaths have been reported out of 86 cases. Cases have been reported in the districts of...

26-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Cigna TTK Health Insurance Launches ProHealth

Cigna TTK Health Insurance today announced the launch of a health insurance product “ProHealth” with an add-on Critical Illness option. Announcing the launch, Mr. Sandeep Patel, CEO and Managing Director, CignaTTK Health Insurance Company Limited said...

26-03-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

Ebola Outbreak West Africa

Medical personnel are working closely with around 100 client organisations with staff and/or operations in the affected region. Cases have been confirmed or are under investigation in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. International SOS routinely has...

26-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

Insured Losses From Catastrophes Were USD 45 Billion In 2013

According to the latest sigma study, global insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters were USD 45 billion in 2013, down from USD 81 billion in 2012. Of the 2013 insured losses, USD 37...

26-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Disaster Preparedness Recovery News

Legal Loopholes on Unruly Passengers

International Air Transport Association has urged governments to close legal loopholes that allow unruly passengers to escape law enforcement for serious offences committed on board aircraft. 26 March 2014, governments will gather for a diplomatic conference...

25-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Yemen Travel Warning: 20 Soldiers Killed Attack In Hadramawt 24 March 2014

24 March 2014 at least 20 soldiers were killed during an attack in Hadramawt; 13 February 2014, an attack on Sana’a Central Prison killed 7 guards killed, injured 4 others and allowed 29 prisoners to escape,...

25-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Paraguay Travel Advice: General Strike 26 March 2014 Demonstrations Expected

A general strike has been called for 26 March. Demonstrations are expected across the country, particularly in downtown Asuncion. Some roads may be blocked. You should avoid all demonstrations as they may turn violent. Monitor local...

25-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Ehealth Customers Access The Largest Network Of Travel Insurance Plans And Providers In The U.S

InsureMyTrip announced the formation of a strategic partnership with eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH), which operates eHealthInsurance.com, the nation's first and largest private online health insurance exchange. Under the agreement, InsureMyTrip will offer eHealth customers access to...

25-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Insurance News

Ukraine Travel Warning: FCO Advises Against All Travel To Crimea

FCO advise against all travel to Crimea and all but essential travel to the eastern regions of Kharkiv, Donetsk and Lugansk due to increased tensions in the region. British nationals in Crimea should leave now....

23-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Bangladesh Travel Advice: T20 Cricket World Cup

British nationals need a visa to visit Bangladesh. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after entry. A visit visa can be bought on arrival but it is preferable to obtain a visa...

22-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Ukraine Travel Warning: Ukrainian International Airlines Cancel All Flights To And From Simferopol U…

Flights in and out of Simferopol airport are subject to disruption. Ukrainian International Airlines have cancelled all flights to and from Simferopol until 29 April. If you’re using this route, you should stay in touch...

22-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Munich Re Targets Profit Of €3bn In 2014

Munich Re is aiming for a profit of €3bn in 2014. CEO Nikolaus von Bomhard is optimistic about the further development of the Group’s business in 2014. Munich Re closed 2013 with a profit of...

21-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Company Results News

Brazil Travel Advice: Ongoing Protests in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Recife and Belo Horiz…

There are some ongoing protests in a number of Brazilian cities, including Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Recife and Belo Horizonte. There have been violent incidents and injuries. You should avoid all protests and...

21-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Libya Travel Warning: Attack On Tripoli International Airport 21 March 2014

21 March 2014 and there was an attack on Tripoli International Airport which caused damage to the runway. There were no casualties. The airport was temporarily closed but has now been partially reopened and is...

21-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Thailand Travel Advice: 21 March 2014 Bomb Attacks In Chiang Mai

21 March 2014 Bomb attacks in three locations in Chiang Mai: a PTT Petrol station in tambon Nong Hoi Muang district; Boonrawd Brewery in tambon Yang Nerng of Sarapee district; and the Andamon Seafood restaurant...

21-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Energy Sector’s Largest Losses

The failure of multiple process and safety systems is the most common cause of the largest property damage losses in the global energy industry over the past four decades, according to a report published by...

20-03-2014 Oil Gas Power Energy

Increasing External Demands Compel Companies to Improve Risk Management Disclosures

Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, has released its latest Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Benchmark Review that provides an in-depth analysis of risk management practices and policies of 67 insurance and reinsurance companies located in Europe,...

20-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Risk News

Allianz Global Assistance UK Appoints New Corporate and Travel Account Manager

Allianz Global Assistance has appointed Jenny Taylor as a new Corporate and Travel Account Manager. Jenny will be specifically responsible for the UK travel insurance products that it provides to its travel insurance client easyJet. Jenny...

19-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Tunisia Travel Advice: Take Out Comprehensive Travel And Medical Insurance Before Travelling To Tuni…

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling to Tunisia. 329,619 British nationals visited Tunisia in 2012. Most British tourists stay in the coastal resorts and most visits are trouble free. FCO advise against all...

19-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Allianz Launch Construction Project All Risks

Allianz has launched a refreshed construction product, Construction Project All Risks (CPAR), designed specifically to ensure that clients undertaking a single construction project meet their contractual obligations. The launch comes as market analysis shows confidence is...

18-03-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

Aon Aquires Lorica Employee Benefits

Aon grows business by joining forces with Lorica Employee Benefits; Merger will create more health and benefits offerings for clients.Aon has agreed to acquire, subject to regulatory confirmation, Lorica Employee Benefits, one of the UK's most...

17-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Mergers Acquisitions News

Aviva Pays Over Half A Billion Pounds In Protection Claims 2013

Aviva protection customers and their families received more than £505 million(1) through claims on life insurance and critical illness cover in 2013. This equates to around £1.4 million pounds a day, or £961 per minute. The...

17-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Philippines Travel Advice: Take Out Comprehensive Travel And Medical Insurance Before You Travel

Around 122,759 British nationals visited the Philippines in 2013. Most visits are trouble-free. Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel to the Philippines. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel...

17-03-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

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