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Video: 2016 Air Passenger and Freight Market Analysis

Full-year global passenger traffic results for 2016 shows demand rose 6.3% compared to 2015 (or 6.0% if adjusted for the leap year). This strong performance was well ahead of the ten-year average annual growth rate of 5.5%. Capacity rose 6.2% (unadjusted) compared to 2015, pushing the load factor up 0.1 percentage points to a record full-year average high of 80.5%. A particularly strong performance was reported for December with an 8.8%...

08-02-2017 Articles Case Studies

Claim A Free Line Entry In New Expatriate Global Mobility Company Directories

Help manage the life cycle of an expat - iPMI Magazine is set to launch a brand new digital series of international expatriate relocation and living guides that will work hand-in-hand with the private and public sector to keep expatriates 1 step ahead of the risk, and in good health. Freemium and Premium directory coverage options now exist for a wide range of service providers and to get involved for free...

08-02-2017 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Andy O’Cain Appointed New Business Sales Director At Aetna International

London, February 07, 2017 — in the light of continued successful growth, the sales leadership team at Aetna International (www.aetnainternational.com) is expanding with the appointment of Andy O’Cain as New Business Sales Director. Andy starts with immediate effect and will be responsible for the development and growth of Aetna International’s proposition to the self-insured corporate sector (ASO). With over 15 years’ experience, Andy has held a number of senior sales and...

07-02-2017 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

What Does BREXIT Mean For The International Private Medical Insurance, Assistance And Air Ambulance Industry?

With so many opinions and "reports" on BREXIT, iPMI Magazine speaks with leaders from the fields of insurance, assistance and air ambulance and asks, What Does BREXIT Mean For The International Private Medical Insurance, Assistance And Air Ambulance Industry? Ian Youngman, IPMI Analyst: The problem with Brexit is that no politician in the UK, USA or Europe actually knows what is going to happen or even when. It is like asking...

27-01-2017 Articles Case Studies

Crisis In Kuwait

Tuesday, 06 September 2016 and iPMI Magazine reports that the Health Minister of Kuwait announced that the fatwa and legislative department had given the green light to setting up a separate healthcare system for expatriates under a new medical insurance scheme. The contract is meant to help ease the burden on the current health system and is in line with the government’s program of action and state development plan to develop...

25-01-2017 Articles Case Studies

Healthcare Service Charges Increase By 500% For Expatriates In Kuwait

More unrest in the expatriate community in Kuwait where health minister Dr Jamal Al-Harby has prepared a new price list for healthcare service charges for expatriates and visitors - by mid Feb charges are set to increase by almost 500%! Kuwait officials allege that some expatriates and visitors only visit Kuwait to receive medical treatments, from routine check-ups to more complex surgeries. This puts a strain on the public hospital system and...

25-01-2017 Articles Case Studies

Thailand Insurance Market Opens Up

According to Tilleke & Gibbins, the Ministry of Finance Thailand has issued two separate Notifications, with immediate effect, in the Government Gazette, that will relax the foreign shareholding and board limits for life and non-life insurance companies, for the purpose of promoting stability for insurance companies and the insurance industry. A licensed insurance company (“Company”) may apply to the Finance Minister for permission to have more than 49% (and up to...

24-01-2017 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Bupa Arabia: 1 Of The Fastest Growing Companies In The Middle East

Chief Executive Officer of Bupa Arabia noted that, "Marmore MENA Intelligence has correctly highlighted how particular GCC companies have achieved revenue growth of at least 20% per annum over the five years to the end of 2015." "These companies have had the vision, the business models, and the solutions for their customers which have enabled them to thrive even though the regional economy has been slowing." "At Bupa Arabia, we are proud...

24-01-2017 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

MSH INTERNATIONAL Launches Start’Expat

MSH INTERNATIONAL, a subsidiary of the SIACI SAINT HONORE Group and one of the world leaders in the design and management of international health insurance solutions, continues to assist internationally-mobile individuals and announces the launch of Start’Expat, an international healthcare insurance offering specially created for stays abroad of less than a year. Start’Expat has been designed to offer a simple and comprehensive insurance solution suited to the needs of new expatriates...

23-01-2017 iPMI Product News

Some 46 Million More Tourists Travelled Internationally in 2016 Compared To 2015

Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges. International tourist arrivals grew by 3.9% to reach a total of 1,235 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Some 46 million more tourists (overnight visitors) travelled internationally last year compared to 2015. 2016 was the seventh consecutive year of sustained growth following the 2009 global economic and financial crisis. A comparable sequence of uninterrupted solid growth has not...

17-01-2017 iPMI Magazine Travel News

What Are The Main Complexities Of Conducting International Evacuation And Repatriation Missions?

According to global medical assistance and claims providers CEGA, there has been a 30% year-on-year rise in demand for privately-funded medical repatriations. Heart problems, long term illnesses and complex fractures are among the most common medical ailments at the source of private repatriations, according to CEGA, with demand spanning areas as diverse as southern Asia, the Caribbean and mainland Europe. "The demand for medical repatriations is greatest from Europe" says Cecilia Geofilo-Pearson...

06-01-2017 Articles Case Studies

Businesses Insure Vehicles And Office Contents But Often Fail To Protect Employees On International Assignments

In 2017 duty of care is a legal and moral obligation, but how can the international private medical insurance industry assist global employers fulfill their duty of care obligations? The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 is a landmark in law and for the very first time, companies can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter as the direct result of serious management failures resulting in a gross breach of duty of care. But what does...

06-01-2017 Articles Case Studies

Learn More About Emergency Medical Evacuation And Repatriation Insurance Plan Coverage

In an ever riskier world, emergency medical evacuation and repatriation insurance coverage is essential, for offshore workers, expatriates, business travellers and tourists, but why? In a recent exclusive iPMI Magazine round table business forum, we asked those at the heart of global healthcare what they thought. As always, the answers were extremely interesting: Fiona Greenwood, ROWLAND BROTHERS INTERNATIONAL: National and international travel for work or pleasure is an accepted part of normal life...

06-01-2017 Articles Case Studies

New, High-Limit Emergency Evacuation With Salary Continuation Coverage Available Now

Clements Worldwide has announced the launch of a new, high-limit Emergency Evacuation with Salary Continuation coverage, affording organizations crucial protection against emergencies requiring evacuation of staff and the need to continue paying salaries despite cessation of operations. Clements is able to offer this expanded new evacuation coverage now, adding to an exclusive suite of affordable and comprehensive insurance solutions, such as the market leading Scholars® Group Health, Disability and Term Life...

04-01-2017 iPMI Product News

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