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Aetna International Is Double Award Winner At Health Insurance Awards

Leading international health benefits provider, Aetna International (, has been voted Best Group International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) Provider for the fourth year in a row at this year's Health Insurance Awards. The company's group IPMI plan, Aetna Summit℠, was also awarded Most Innovative Product of the Year 2016. The awards acknowledge the provider that best supports group IPMI customers around the world.  They are voted for by brokers, who have...

18-10-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Healix Win Healthcare Trust Provider Award

It's official - Healix is Best Healthcare Trust Provider. Healix Health Services were delighted to receive the Award for Best Healthcare Trust Provider at last night's Health Insurance Awards in London. Receiving the Award for the 5th time over the last 6 years, Richard Saunders, Sales Director of Healix Health Services, expressed his thanks to the intermediaries who had voted and his gratitude to the dedicated team at Healix who work tirelessly to ensure...

16-10-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Worldwide Medical Treatment Costs September 2016

The cost of global healthcare and medical treatment costs around the world are one of the most highly discussed topics within the international private medical and healthcare insurance business. In 2016 the growing cost of healthcare and insurance premiums is a number 1 risk for employers, employees, and expatriates. The recent info graphic from Pacific Cross international looks at just this: worldwide medical treatment costs in September 2016.

04-10-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Medical Treatment Costs In Asia September 2016

The latest news from Pacific Cross Insurance looks at medical costs in Asia, September 2016. Pacific Cross Insurance brings over 65 years of experience in the health and travel insurance industry to clients throughout Asia. Pacific Cross Insurance is a leading provider of health, personal accident and travel insurance products and services to people and organizations that live and work internationally.Pacific Cross Insurance is part of Pacific Cross International, a group with...

27-09-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Aetna International Declared Runner-Up In ‘Employee Benefits Services Provider Of The Year’ Award

Aetna International (, a leading health care insurer, is declared a runner-up of the “Employee Benefits Services Provider of the Year” award at the Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMA) in Singapore. Aetna International was selected as the runner-up after a rigorous study from a panel of global mobility experts from established multinational corporations, including Morgan Stanley, Boeing and Accenture. FEM Events Director, Sally Martin, said tonight, “Our judges were very impressed with...

27-09-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Pacific Cross Insurance Company Deliver Personal Health Records To Their Insurance Customers Across Southeast Asia

Beginning late 2016, Pacific Cross Insurance Company, will start providing the HealthCare 365 Personal Health Record (PHR) online web app to their insurance clients across Southeast Asia. "The HealthCare 365 partnership gives Pacific Cross a unique opportunity to provide clients with a product that is not available from other insurance providers," said Brenda Hancock, PCIL Board member. "The PHR app creates a way for our clients to take charge of their...

26-09-2016 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

Peer To Peer Insurance 2016

Peer To Peer Insurance 2016, the brand new market research report from insurance analyst Ian Youngman, is out now. The Peer To Peer Insurance 2016 report looks at the background, potential, problems, and regulation, as well as profiles of every known peer-to-peer platform. Report author Ian Youngman comments, “Peer to peer insurance is very new and often misunderstood: with even many platform founders confused if they are an insurer, broker, techie idea - and...

26-09-2016 International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Reports

No Part Of The Insurance Value Chain Is Safe From Change

That is, according to Peer To Peer Insurance 2016, the new report from insurance analyst Ian Youngman. The insurance ecosystem is undergoing transformation and innovation like never before, and what we have seen is only the beginning. From distribution to pricing, product development to underwriting claims servicing to compliance — no part of the insurance value chain is safe from change. Insurance companies will need to work hard to transform their core operations...

26-09-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Peer To Peer Mutual Platform Targets Health Insurance

In China, a new model, mutual aid, is on the rise. Different from insurance, members on mutual aid platforms can lower the cost and increase their claim payment through mutual financial assistance and risk sharing. Users can join this new mutual assistance plan with an advance deposit of only 10 yuan and get a repayment up to 300,000 Yuan. If there are 1 million users, when someone applies for 300,000 Yuan...

23-09-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Peer To Peer Insurer Lemonade Launches In New York

Lemonade, the US's first peer-to -peer insurance company, has been licensed as a full insurance carrier by New York State. NY homeowners and condo owners and renters can now get insured and settle claims instantly, anytime and from any device. "Technology drives everything at Lemonade" said Shai Wininger, President and co-founder. "From signing up to submitting a claim, the entire experience is mobile, simple and remarkably fast. What used to take...

23-09-2016 Articles Case Studies

iPMI Magazine Featured News Articles

Aetna International Moves To New European Headquarters

Aetna International ( has relocated its European headquarters to Farnborough, Surrey, UK.  The move brings Aetna International’s UK-based broker and member servicing teams together in a single, state-of-the-art business location, together with all other functional teams. Aetna International now has approximately 200 staff working in its Farnborough office. “Aetna International has achieved significant milestones during 2015: completing the integration of InterGlobal into the Aetna business; evolving its customer-centric service model; launching a...

11-02-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Generali Global Health Boosts Senior Team With New Hires

Leading international private medical insurer, Generali Global Health (GGH) announces three appointments in a boost to the company’s senior team. Jamie Marshall joins as Chief Technical Officer, Paul Tidy as Chief Operating Officer and Paul Winstanley as Head of Business Development. Jamie Marshall takes on responsibility for underwriting, pricing and portfolio governance and joins from Mercer Marsh Benefits where he was a Principal and Head of Actuarial in the Accident &...

10-02-2016 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Aetna International Adds Crisis Management To Member Assistance Program

Leading international private medical benefits provider, Aetna International (, has strengthened its member support program with the addition of exclusive safety and security features, provided by specialist crisis management company, red24. red24’s global team will provide round-the-clock country risk information and support services to both individual and group Aetna members. Personalised and expert safety advice can be delivered in real-time in the event of political unrest, natural hazards, travel disruption, and...

09-02-2016 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

‘Cancer Is A Tale Of Two Worlds,’ Says Aetna International

In the lead up to World Cancer Day 2016 on February 4th, one of the world’s leading health benefit providers, Aetna International, has released a new whitepaper to highlight the widening gap in cancer treatment between rich and poor countries. Cancer diagnosis on the rise in developing countries and predicted to continue; Widening gap in cancer treatment between rich and poor countries. Dr. Sneh Khemka, president of International Population Health Solutions at Aetna...

01-02-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

The Best Of 2015

Top 5 International Private Medical Insurance (iPMI) Magazine Global Medical Insurance Providers And Companies 2015

Congratulations to Globality Health, the most popular iPMI (international private medical insurance) provider of iPMI Magazine in 2015.  Globality Health is the international health insurer with a special focus on expatriates. People who study, live or work abroad. Special mentions also go to our runner ups including Cigna Global iPMI, Integra Global, Expatriate Group and ALC Health.  Globality Health  Cigna Global iPMI Integra Global Expatriate Group ALC Health          

31-12-2015 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Top International Private Medical Insurance (iPMI) Magazine Cyber And I.T Security News 2015

  2014 was dubbed "Year Of The Data Breach" and 2015 wasn't much better with numerous well-known brands reporting data breaches in 2015. At International Private Medical Insurance (iPMI) Magazine we received and published various cyber and IT security news articles under the new brand, CyberPolicy, with the help of our sister publication Healthcare Technology Magazine. Read the most popular cyber and IT security and data breach news for the global insurance and...

31-12-2015 News Articles

Top International Private Medical Insurance (iPMI) Magazine Risk Management Business News 2015

Stay 1 step ahead of the risk with iPMI (International Private Medical Insurance) Magazine top risk articles and news stories from 2015. Featuring ACE, Willis, Munich Re, Clements and more, get an insider look at the most popular business risk news. Click the headlines to read the following stories: Political Risk And Instability Top Managers' Concerns How K&R Risks Relate To Everyday Business Underwriting Boost For Canadian Flood Risks Munich Re America: Big U.S. Winter...

31-12-2015 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Top International Private Medical Insurance (iPMI) Magazine Medical, Travel, Healthcare And Emergency Assistance News 2015

Congratulations to Eurocross Turkey on the opening of a new office in April 2015. The story was the most read assistance article on iPMIM in 2015. Other news congratulations go to Healix International, Rowland Brothers International, International Assistance Group, International SOS, Control Risks, CEGA and Allianz Global Assistance.  Eurocross Turkey Celebrates The Opening Of New Office Healix Acquires Capita Global Assistance iPMI Magazine Speaks With Fiona Greenwood Operations Manager Rowland Brothers International International Assistance Group’s...

24-12-2015 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Top 5 iPMI (International Private Medical Insurance) Magazine Videos 2015

As you know International Private Medical Insurance (iPMI) Magazine produces various promotional videos in house to further highlight leading features and round tables. iPMI magazine also works with global medical insurance payors and providers on the distribution and promotion of their own in house audio visual productions. A BIG congratulations to GeoBlue on a fantastic video presentation Go Global With GeoBlue: An Introduction For Direct Brokers And Agents; our most popular...

24-12-2015 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Top International Private Medical Insurance (iPMI) Magazine Round Tables 2015

Uniting global international private medical insurance industry executives, International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Round Tables facilitate dialog and debate at the highest level. Educational by nature, invite-only, behind closed doors leaders learn from leaders, discussing the most important industry issues of the time, designed by the iPMI industry, for the iPMI industry.  During 2015 International Private Medical Insurance Magazine hosted numerous round table debates with the following features proving most popular:  International Private Medical Insurance VS...

24-12-2015 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

iPMI (International Private Medical Insurance) Magazine Articles Of Interest 2015

As another fantastic year in the world of iPMI draws to a close, iPMI (International Private Medical Insurance) Magazine looks back at the more interesting international private medical insurance and assistance articles and features of the year. Featuring Cigna, Aviva, Globality Health, Bellwood Prestbury, AIG, Wellaway, Aetna International, Allianz Worldwide Care, AIA + MORE. iPMI Magazine Speaks With Arjan Toor Cigna Global iPMI Managing Director Aviva Adds Expat Growth Destinations To International Private...

24-12-2015 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

iPMI Magazine Featured Articles

Peer To Peer Insurer Lemonade Launches In New York

Lemonade, the US's first peer-to -peer insurance company, has been licensed as a full insurance carrier by New York State. NY homeowners and condo owners and renters can now get insured and settle claims instantly, anytime and from any device. "Technology drives everything at Lemonade" said Shai Wininger, President and co-founder. "From signing up to submitting a claim, the entire experience is mobile, simple and remarkably fast. What used to take weeks or months now happens in minutes or seconds. It's what you get when you...

Kuwait To Launch New Expatriate Healthcare System

The Health Minister of Kuwait Ali Al-Obaidi announced Monday that the fatwa and legislative department has given the green light to setting up a separate healthcare system for expatriates under a new medical insurance scheme. A draft contract has been approved by the fatwa department, which the ministry plans to sign with the Health Insurance Hospitals Company, in order to provide healthcare services to expatriates. With an estimated 2 million + expatriates in Kuwait the contract will help ease the burden put on the current healthcare...

iPMI Magazine Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Ian Youngman ACII About International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI)

Please introduce yourself and background in the international private medical insurance industry? I am an ACII and for many years worked for brokers and insurers in the London insurance market in a range of roles. These included negotiating national schemes and policy wordings, market research, product development, product comparisons and marketing/advertising. And I was a co-founder of the General Insurance Market Research Association. In the last - cough - years I have...

25-04-2016 Executive Industry Interviews

Top 13 iPMI Plan Product News 2015

Zurich Launches FlexiCare Group Medical Insurance Plan

Zurich has announced the launch of Zurich FlexiCare Group Medical Insurance Plan ("FlexiCare"), the first of its kind where employees can choose their own medical coverage and redeem different wellness items. It is a competitively priced group medical plan designed specifically to help employers, especially SMEs with limited resources retain talents, which can be managed using the "Zurich HK" App.In December 2014, Zurich appointed an independent research agency, GFK, to conduct...

06-08-2015 iPMI Product News

WellAway Now Offering ACA-Compliant (Obamacare) Expat Health Program In The USA

WellAway, Ltd. is proud to announce the launch of its latest expatriate health program – The New American. The New American offers an ACA-Compliant (Obamacare) health plan coupled with innovative wellness and support tools for expatriates coming to the USA. This program is designed to offer more than just health insurance, by assisting incoming foreign nationals and their families in establishing their new life in the USA with confidence and peace-of-mind...

26-02-2015 iPMI Product News

Aviva Adds Expat Growth Destinations To International Private Medical Insurance

Fully compliant cover in Dubai, Bahrain, Jordan and Netherlands now available to individual and corporate customers. The increasingly popular expat destinations of Bahrain and Jordan have been added to Aviva’s Gulf Solutions private medical insurance cover, providing the international market with a single compliant approach to medical insurance in the Gulf region using leading local insurers and providers. In addition, Aviva has collaborated with Dutch insurer OZF Achmea to offer a...

16-01-2015 iPMI Product News

Cigna Life Insurance New Zealand Launches New Travel Insurance Cover

Cigna’s new comprehensive travel insurance provides mature customers with peace of mind and sense of security when travelling away from home. Cigna announced today its entry into the travel insurance market, with the new Cigna 50+ Travel Insurance designed specifically with the mature traveller in mind. Cigna already provides travel insurance through partner companies, but this is their first travel insurance product under the Cigna brand. Drawing on knowledge from its global...

14-01-2015 iPMI Product News

Status Global Insurance Now Offering Travel Insurance For Extensive Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

Status Global Insurance are excited to announce the ground-breaking launch of the specialised travel insurance product, Fit-4-Travel, which offers comprehensive cover, with no upper age limit to UK citizens residing throughout the EU, who have extensive pre-existing medical conditions. Many insurance companies aren’t able to provide travel insurance for pre-existing medical conditions, or if they do you end up paying an absurdly expensive premium. This can leave travellers’ well-being, and wallets...

14-01-2015 iPMI Product News

Allianz Worldwide Care Launches International Health Insurance Plans For Individuals In China

Allianz Worldwide Care has announced the launch of international healthcare plans for individuals and their families living in China, developed in partnership with sister company, Allianz China General Insurance Company. The healthcare plans, which have been designed specifically for expatriates and local nationals, will initially be available for those living in Shanghai, China’s largest population centre. The creation of the healthcare plans for individuals was a natural evolution for the two...

10-02-2015 iPMI Product News

Cigna Global Health Benefits Network Expands To Provide Health Services & Benefits To Canadian Expatriates And Their Families

Integrates provincial & expatriate plans for eligible customers; Gives employees access to a provider network of more than 30,000 health care professionals throughout Canada. Cigna Global Health Benefits® (NYSE: CI) now offers medical, dental, vision and pharmacy benefits to Canadian expatriates and their eligible family members through its CignaLinks® network expansion intoCanada. Cigna Global Health Benefits worked with Cowan Insurance Group, a leading provider of third party administrator services in Canada, to...

26-03-2015 iPMI Product News

WellAway Adds Online Personal Health Records, e-Consultations & Second Medical Opinions to its Expat Health Plans

WellAway, Ltd.’s latest expatriate health plans will now include added value services such as online personal health records (PHRs), e-consultations, and second medical opinions. These services are available to all members and their dependents around the world. The inclusion of these services are key to WellAway’s advocacy for the global citizen and encourages expatriates to take greater control of their health while they’re on the go. Additional to each member’s PHR...

04-03-2015 iPMI Product News

ACE Life Launches Three New Flexible Insurance Products

ACE Life, the global life insurance division of ACE Group, today announced the launch of three new products - ACE Accident Guard Plan, ACE Golden Touch Saver Plan II and ACE Golden Touch ULife Plan II in Hong Kong. The three new products reflect ACE Life's focus on providing customers with more flexible insurance solutions to help build a secure and successful future. ACE Accident Guard Plan is a comprehensive personal...

23-04-2015 iPMI Product News

Aetna International Launches New Global Health Care Products For Groups And Individuals

New product offering and enhanced service approach combine to transform customer experience Leading international health benefits provider, Aetna International (, has launched two new global health care products for individuals, families and groups around the world. Aetna Pioneer℠ is aimed at individuals and families with Aetna Summit℠ supporting group clients. "The design of our exciting new product suite has a central focus on our members' needs," said Aetna International President, Richard di...

25-11-2015 iPMI Product News

WellAway Introduces First ACA-Compliant (Obamacare) CFE Complementaire

WellAway, Ltd. is proud to introduce the first ACA-compliant expatriate health program for French Nationals – La Vie a l’Etranger. La Vie a l’Etranger includes the only CFE Complementaire to be approved in the USA coupled with innovative wellness and support tools for US-bound French expatriates. This program will allow French nationals to continue receiving reimbursements for medical care through the CFE, while also further reducing their out-of-pocket costs in the...

24-02-2015 iPMI Product News

WellAway Announces Approval Of Its Health Plans For US-Bound Expatriates As Compliant Under The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

WellAway, Ltd. has announced today that it has received accreditation from the United States government to distribute its expat plans as compliant under the requirements of Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). WellAway Limited is the only provider of international expat products to enjoy this approval. By purchasing one of WellAway’s ACA-Compliant policies, Foreign individuals and employer groups will not be subject to the penalties or taxes that apply to any person admitted to...

24-02-2015 iPMI Product News

AIG Responds To Booming Expatriate Population With New Health Product

With the number of people working abroad soaring and a significant majority failing to take adequate protection against the health risks they will face, AIG in the UK have announced the launch of its Expatriate Care product. Aimed at organisations headquartered in the UK with expatriate employees across the globe, Expatriate Care is designed to provide scalable, cost effective solutions for businesses of any size, from SMEs through to large corporates...

02-10-2015 iPMI Product News

International Business Travel Risk Management Intelligence For Global Expatriates And Travellers

Publishing and distributing the latest global assignment-critical business, leisure and expatriate travel risk management advice, news, analysis and intelligence covering all regions of the WorldTravel Warning Network assists international expatriates, business travellers, leisure tourists, students and medical tourists stay one-step-ahead of the risk within international travel and expatriate markets.

International Private Medical Healthcare Expatriate Travel Insurance Plans

A guide to leading international medical, healthcare, expatriate and travel insurance underwriters, companies and providers operating within leisure, expatriate and corporate travel business markets, globally.