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In Pursuit Of Your Travel Dreams: The Way Forward Is Not Always Smooth

Travel is a booming industry and continues to show significant expansion worldwide With a 7% market growth in 2017 and a strong start in 2018(1), tourism numbers are anticipated to maintain their steady increase and reach nearly two billion international travellers by 2030(2). These trends inevitably impact the travel insurance industry. With the well established relationship between travel and increased risk of sickness, high dollar bills incurred for minor ailments...

12-11-2018 Articles Case Studies

Generali Global Health Win International Travel & Health Insurer Of The Year At ITIJ Awards

Generali Global Health are delighted to announce that they were winners of the International Travel & Health Insurer of the Year Award at the prestigious ITIJ Awards in Geneva on 1st November. The annual award ceremony, held at the President Wilson Hotel, was attended by hundreds of the brightest and best representatives across every sector of the global travel and health insurance industry. Richard Lonsdale, Head of Client Services, said, “We are very proud of the...

07-11-2018 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

EURAMI ITIC Review 2018

With the International Travel Insurance Conference Global 2018 just wrapped up, it is time for the European Aero-Medical Institute (EURAMI) to review what has been a very successful event for the whole EURAMI team. We are pleased to say that the EURAMI booth has proven to be a great meeting place for existing and new members and has once again shown that the interest in high quality accreditation is still on...

07-11-2018 iPMI Magazine Medical Air Ambulance Repatriation Medevac Company News

Air Alliance Wins Air Ambulance Provider Of The Year Award 2nd Year In A Row

Congratulations to the team at Air Alliance for winning the “Air Ambulance Provider of the Year Award” for the 2nd year running. During the ceremony at the ITIJ Industry Awards in Geneva, Air Alliance competed against two further finalists and was handed the prestigious award by sponsor Larry Friedman - UC San Diego Health.  Air Alliance would like to thank all clients and the entire team for their excellent support and great work.  ABOUT AIR...

06-11-2018 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Generali Global Health Heightens Focus On Asia Pacific Region With Appointment Of New Head Of Market Development

Generali Global Health ( has announced the appointment of Ran Wang as Head of Market Development for the Asia Pacific Region. Ran will report to Chief Commercial Officer Stuart Leatherby. Ran joins GGH from Aetna, where he held a key strategy and product development role. He has extensive understanding of market needs in the region, and valuable experience in deploying products and propositions accordingly. Stuart said, "The Asia Pacific region is a considerable focus...

01-11-2018 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

16% Of People In The UK Waiting More Than 11 Days To See A GP

New research from Cigna Europe has revealed that 16%[i] of people in the UK are waiting 11 days or more to see a GP, with people in London and the South clocking up the longest waiting times. Phil Austin, CEO Cigna Europe, said, "It's extremely encouraging to see the pace at which digital innovation is shaping consumer attitudes towards health and wellbeing. Not only does this help reduce pressures on NHS waiting times...

31-10-2018 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Integra Global Launches New Online Broker Portal

Integra Global, a leading provider of international health and medical insurance plans, announces the launch of a new insurance broker portal online.  Philip Catterton, Managing Director at Integra Global Group, commented, "We're always looking for new ways to improve our plans, service and relationship with our brokers. That's why we have created a portal designed with the sole purpose of making our brokers' lives easier.  "Having all our plan information and downloads available...

30-10-2018 iPMI Product News

Generali Global Health Launches My Digital Doctor App

Leading international health insurance provider, Generali Global Health (GGH), has launched the My Digital Doctor app, enabling members access to a global, multilingual team of doctors 24 hours a day wherever they are in the world. The service is provided through global healthcare services company Advance Medical. Members can schedule video and phone consultations through the app from their smart phone or tablet. GGH  members will be able to discuss all aspects of...

24-10-2018 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Marco Giacomelli, CEO, Generali Global Health (GGH)

In this exclusive iPMI Magazine interview Marco Giacomelli, CEO at Generali Global Health (GGH) talks about going for growth and outlines how the Generali Global Health operation he established just four years ago is growing its reputation in the international PMI and health insurance space. In such a crowded market, what has been the main factor behind your success? One of the main secrets to our success is working very closely with our intermediary...

23-10-2018 Executive Industry Interviews

Win For Aetna International At Health Insurance Daily Awards For 6th Consecutive Year

Leading international health benefits provider, Aetna International (, was shortlisted for three categories, and won Best Group IPMI Provider at this year’s Health Insurance Daily Awards. “It is a great achievement for Aetna International to have been awarded ‘Best Group IPMI Provider’ for the sixth consecutive year. This award is particularly important to us as we place huge value on feedback from the brokers we work with – partnership with them is...

22-10-2018 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

iPMI Magazine Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Andrew Apps Head Of Global Healthcare Bellwood Prestbury About International Private Medical Insurance for High Net Worth Individuals

Please introduce yourself and background in the International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) market: Having enjoyed 32 years working in the PMI industry, the past 26 years exclusively in the international sector, I have gained firsthand experience of how both insurers and intermediaries operate, enabling an understanding of the way each side behaves and the changing demands of one of the insurance industry’s fasting growing sectors. As a seasoned traveller and former expatriate, I have worked extensively across South East Asia, the Former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East, developing business operations with local and multi-national companies. This valuable experience has enabled a unique understanding not...

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Mr John Casey CEO Pacific Cross International

Mr. Casey has a long history in the ASEAN region and is currently in the Philippines. He is currently both President & CEO of Pacific Cross (Philippines) and Chief Executive Officer and Director of the holding company of his group’s health insurance and related businesses in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. Prior to his current appointment, he was President of a US life insurance company in the Philippines. Aside from directly building a significant health insurance company in the Philippines, he is focused on a long term business plan for the group to establish a common branded ASEAN specialist health insurance business across the region in...

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