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

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, WellAway can assist with collecting...

04-03-2015 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

RSA Group 2014 Preliminary Results - VIDEO Interview with Stephen Hester

RSA Group 2014 Preliminary Results - VIDEO Interview with Stephen Hester

Stephen Hester, RSA Group Chief Executive, commented, “2014 was an important year for RSA. The Company made good progress in the face of some tough realities. We can look to the coming years with much sounder strategic and financial foundations. We have created far reaching and detailed plans for operational improvement. Actions are well underway and beginning to benefit both the underlying potential and performance of our businesses. RSA returned to profit in 2014 and...

27-02-2015 iPMI Magazine Company Results News

Allianz Continues To Grow In Revenues And Profits

Allianz Continues To Grow In Revenues And Profits

Revenues up 10.4 percent to 122.25 billion euros; Operating profit grows 3.3 percent to 10.40 billion euros; Net income attributable to shareholders rises 3.8 percent to 6.22 billion euros; New dividend policy leads to proposed dividend of 6.85 euros per share; Operating profit outlook for 2015: 10.4 billion euros, plus/minus 400 million euros.   Allianz Group again delivered very good results in 2014. For the first time, revenues surpassed the 120 billion-euro mark. Based on preliminary figures...

26-02-2015 iPMI Magazine Company Results News

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

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. This program contains the only...

26-02-2015 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

WellAway Announces Partnership With International TPA Payerfusion Holdings, LLC

WellAway Announces Partnership With International TPA Payerfusion Holdings, LLC

WellAway, Ltd. has now partnered with Miami-based PayerFusion Holdings, LLC – an international third party administrator – to administer its USA-compliant expatriate health plans. The announcement comes in line with WellAway’s latest product suite launch, including the availability of an expatriate health program - La Vie À l’Étranger - designed for French nationals coming to the USA looking to continue to utilize their Caisse des Français de l’Etranger (CFE) reimbursements for medical services.   PayerFusion will provide...

26-02-2015 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

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

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 the United States for a...

24-02-2015 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

WellAway Introduces First ACA-Compliant (Obamacare) CFE Complementaire

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 USA and avoiding any tax...

24-02-2015 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

AXA S.A. Expands Its Global Employee Benefits Footprint With Entry Into The US Market

AXA S.A. Expands Its Global Employee Benefits Footprint With Entry Into The US Market

AXA S.A. is further extending its footprint into the United States with the launch of its U.S. Employee Benefits business, through subsidiaries AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company and MONY Life Insurance Company of America. This market entry builds on AXA S.A.’s expertise as a leading employee benefits insurer around the world, where it protects more than a million employees. AXA S.A. will apply this knowledge and experience as it develops its U.S. offering – a suite...

24-02-2015 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

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AXA Bahrain Launches Health Insurance Online

AXA Bahrain Launches Health Insurance Online

Whether you live in Bahrain or travelling abroad you'll want to make sure that, if anything happen to you or your family, you have access to the best possible medical care. To ensure you have the best health insurance covers in an easy, fast and accessible manner, AXA in the Gulf has launched its online health insurance plans, first of its kind in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Through the new online health insurance solution, AXA provides a wide range of products for you and your family whether international, regional or local covers. With the flexibility of AXA plans, it's easy to...

09-12-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

First Ever Global iPMI Sizing And Market Share Report Launched By Leading Global Healthcare Strategy Consultancy, Mcgrigor Group

First Ever Global iPMI Sizing And Market Share Report Launched By Leading Global Healthcare Strategy Consultancy, Mcgrigor Group

Report values IPMI at USD 10bn and reveals regional profit opportunities. A new report just published, ‘The Global Market for International Private Medical Insurance 2014’, reveals that the global International Private Medical Insurance (‘IPMI’) ranks as the 6th largest private medical insurance market in the world, valued at USD 10bn. The 130-page report, compiled by McGrigor Group - the global leader in strategic healthcare consulting - is based on detailed reviews of 60 global IPMI providers’ sales across 7 global regions. It gives a rare overview of the size, growth (historic and potential), landscape, dynamics and players within the global IPMI market...

14-11-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

ALC Health Appoints Healix International To Provide Global Claims Management And Support

ALC Health Appoints Healix International To Provide Global Claims Management And Support

ALC Health is delighted to announce that with effect from 1st January our claims handling for new and renewing customers will be carried out by Healix International, the award winning medical claims experts, under an exclusive and unique arrangement. This is the culmination of many months of intensive research and discussion and is the logical next step in ALC Health’s mission to provide an unbeatable customer experience. Healix maintain medically backed 24/7 and 365 capability via their centres in the UK, New Zealand and Singapore and together with ALC Health’s unique, benefit rich product set, will provide an industry leading solution...

10-11-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Globality Health Introduces New CEO

Globality Health Introduces New CEO

Munich Health, the health segment of Munich Re, has appointed Roman Beilhack as new CEO for Globality Health. The appointment is the next step in a comprehensive development program for Globality Health, the international health insurer with a special focus on expatriates within Munich Re. Beilhack will lead the program whose major objectives are to safeguard Globality Health's future operational excellence and to provide superior service towards clients, sales and cooperation partners. By investing in the right people and state of the art IT developments the necessary platform will be created to provide reliable solutions in cross border international insurance business. Wolfgang...

07-11-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

GeoBlue's Physician Experts Offer Advice on the Ebola Epidemic

GeoBlue's Physician Experts Offer Advice on the Ebola Epidemic

Infectious Disease and Mental Health Specialists Bring Global Perspective. GeoBlue, a leader and innovator in serving the health care needs of world travelers, is tapping the expertise of their experienced and reputable Regional Physician Advisors in more than 60 locations around the world to keep its members, and the public at large, educated on the Ebola Virus and its potential spread. GeoBlue consults regularly with specialists in fields from infectious disease to mental health to bring an alarmed populace the latest advice and guidance through its web sites and blog postings. Dr. Vanya Gant, PhD, FRCP, FRCPath, a specialist in Infectious Diseases...

05-11-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Globality Health Partners With UAE’s Leading Health Insurer Daman

Globality Health Partners With UAE’s Leading Health Insurer Daman

By partnering with the National Health Insurance Company - Daman, Globality Health is extending its full international health insurance offering, including 24/7 emergency medical assistance and medical evacuation and repatriation services, to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The partnership with Daman allows Globality Health`s clients to gain access to the largest medical provider network in the U.A.E. A range of tailor-made corporate products have been designed to meet the local regulatory requirements including those of HAAD (Health Authority of Abu Dhabi) and DHA (Dubai Health Authority). These products are a part of the global CoGenio product family and provide employers with...

04-11-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

International Tourist Arrivals Worldwide Grow 5% 1st 8 Months Of 2014

International Tourist Arrivals Worldwide Grow 5% 1st 8 Months Of 2014

According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 5% during the first eight months of 2014. Despite geopolitical challenges and a lingering economic recovery, tourism demand was strong during the northern hemisphere high season of June to August. International tourists (overnight visitors) travelling the world between January and August 2014 reached 781 million, 36 million more than in the same period of 2013. With a 5% increase, international tourism continued to grow well above the long-term trend projected by UNWTO for the period 2010-2020 (+3.8%). The peak months of June, July and August, which account...

02-11-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

iPOLICY Issue 3 October 2014 Out Now

iPOLICY Issue 3 October 2014 Out Now

Welcome To The 3rd Issue Of iPMI Magazines Medical Insurance Broker And Intermediary Report, iPOLICY. Rounding up the last quarter's most important International Medical and Health Insurance Plan and Product News, iPOLICY is the essential digital report designed specifically for International Health Insurance Brokers and Intermediaries.

31-10-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Update On Ebola Outbreak

Update On Ebola Outbreak

Healix is closely monitoring the current outbreak of Ebola and is sending regular updates and advice to our clients as the outbreak continues. The government of Australia has announced new immigration controls intended to protect public health, which include: no longer approving visa applications from the West Africa Ebola-affected countries; mandatory three week quarantine process prior to travel to Australia of holders of permanent Australia visas; and additional screening and follow-up checks upon arrival in Australia. The announcement has been met with surprise from the Australian Medical Association, which views the risk of the disease entering Australia through a migrant from...

29-10-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Aon Launches Ebola Liability Product For Health Care Industry

Aon Launches Ebola Liability Product For Health Care Industry

Aon, has launched an Ebola response product available to all health care institutions and features worldwide coverage on cases brought in the U.S. Negotiated in partnership with Hiscox, the product covers scenarios where existing liability programs may not apply. The product provides up to $25 million of liability coverage. It is available exclusively through Aon for a period of 60 days. “The Ebola outbreak’s impact on the health care industry is raising questions and uncertainties for our clients around the world,” said Michael J. O’Connor, CEO of Aon Risk Solutions. “This is a great example of Aon’s ability to listen to...

28-10-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

Med Con Team Supports More Than 80% Of German Cruise Ships In Case Of Medical Disembarkation

Med Con Team Supports More Than 80% Of German Cruise Ships In  Case Of Medical Disembarkation

med con team GmbH is proud to announce cooperation with the largest German cruise lines, like AIDA cruises and TUI cruises, concerning medical disembarkations and support in crisis situations. med con team GmbH is taking care of the passengers and their relatives suffering illness or injuries, which require further medical treatment at a harbor based hospital. med con team GmbH organizes medical treatments, communicates with the local doctors and organizes the repatriation for patient and relatives, if required. In addition to the medical care at a high level, med con team GmbH has a world-wide network with German speaking local representatives...

20-10-2014 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

Read Now - International Private Medical Insurance VS Local Health Insurance - Roundtable

Read Now - International Private Medical Insurance VS Local Health Insurance - Roundtable

In the most recent International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Executive Round Table business forum, we speak with leading C-Level Executives about the major differences between international and local health insurance plans. As expatriate hot spots around the world continue to mandate health insurance cover for expat employees, under various visa and employment laws, questions from the business community continue to be raised. Issues focus around how new laws will help and assist expatriates and what levels of cover they may expect from local health insurance plans. Read the complete RT, click here.  

19-10-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

World Premiere: Med Con Team Launches SOS-Call.Eu

World Premiere: Med Con Team Launches SOS-Call.Eu

Worldwide Service to significantly accelerate emergency calls. SOS-Call.eu is the first service worldwide to significantly accelerate the dispatch of emergency services. By utilizing the latest technology, SOS-Call.eu has generated a time saving of several hours - result that has been scientifically verified. Rescue services are dispatched efficiently and precisely to the patient’s exact location and in the local language. When traveling abroad or in remote areas, there are a variety of factors that can make contacting emergency services directly over the local emergency phone number (112 in Europe, 911 in the States) very difficult. Either a lack of local language or a...

19-10-2014 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

Healix Recognised In EMMA Awards For Best Employee Benefits And Services Provider

Healix Recognised In EMMA Awards For Best Employee Benefits And Services Provider

The Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards in Singapore for the APAC region saw Healix ‘highly commended’ for its International Medical Screening service. Healix were delighted that its contribution towards helping employers in their duty of care towards their global workforces was recognised by the judging panel. Providing employers with an on-line solution to comprehensively and cost-effectively assess any health risks facing their global workforce, (and dependants), the Healix International Medical Screening service ensures better preparation for overseas assignments. “Many illnesses and health issues suffered by employees working overseas are both predictable and preventable. However, evaluating any health risks associated with sending an...

16-10-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Air Travel Demand Picks-up In August

Air Travel Demand Picks-up In August

Global passenger traffic results for August showing a slight pick-up in demand over the previous month. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) increased 5.9% compared to August 2013, which was above the 5.4% year-over-year increase recorded in July. August capacity climbed 5.5%. The load factor stood at 83.9% which is a 0.3 percentage point rise over August 2013. “August was a good month right across the industry. All regions reported an expansion in demand for air travel. And load factors were high, reflecting the fact that August is peak travel season in the Northern hemisphere. We should, however, keep an eye on potential...

07-10-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Hong Kong Travel Advice

Hong Kong Travel Advice

Protests continue outside the Central Government Offices (CGO) and Legislative Council building in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong as well as in Central, Causeway Bay and Mongkok. This has led to disruption to traffic and public transport services. The number of protestors is down from previous levels. Road closures in these areas are causing disruption to local transport including some bus services. The MTR (underground) is operating normally. Public services, including schools, are also returning to normal levels. You should avoid all demonstrations, and monitor local media and transport company websites for information about route changes or station closures. 513,430 British...

07-10-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel Warnings and Intelligence

Manulife, China Bank Deepen Strategic Bancassurance Alliance

Manulife, China Bank Deepen Strategic Bancassurance Alliance

Officials of China Bank and Manulife Philippines have announced that they are strengthening their strategic bancassurance alliance through an increased bank ownership stake in the joint venture company Manulife China Bank Life Assurance Corporation (MCBL). Based on the agreement, China Bank is increasing its stake in MCBL to 40 per cent from its current five per cent through the purchase of shares. Since the bancassurance joint venture began in October 2007, MCBL has developed into a business of significance for both China Bank and Manulife. In 2013 it produced an 82 per cent growth in total premium income compared to...

06-10-2014 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Cigna Plans Are Top-Ranked In Arizona, According To NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings

Cigna Plans Are Top-Ranked In Arizona, According To NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings

Cigna (NYSE: CI) has the top-ranked Health Maintenance Organization/Point of Service (HMO/POS) and Preferred Provider Organization-type (PPO-type) plans in Arizona, according to National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA’s) Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2014–2015. The rankings are based on NCQA's measurement of a health plan's performance in three categories: improving health care quality, providing responsive customer service and achieving high scores on NCQA accreditation surveys. “NCQA’s rankings give us valuable insights into Cigna's areas of strength and areas for further improvement, enabling us to better understand and meet the needs of our customers,” said Edward Kim, president and general manager for Cigna...

03-10-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

GeoBlue® Introduces New Health Plan For Expatriates And World Travelers

GeoBlue® Introduces New Health Plan For Expatriates And World Travelers

GeoBlue today announced the introduction of a new health insurance plan for individual expatriates and long-term international leisure and business travelers. GeoBlue Xplorer Select allows world travelers who are in the U.S. more than 35 days a year to meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) while enjoying robust coverage outside the U.S. With GeoBlue Xplorer Select, travelers retain their domestic coverage, but also have international benefits to help them access care from quality providers outside the U.S. This combined approach is often equivalent in cost to a high cover, no deductible expat plan. Becoming a GeoBlue Xplorer Select...

30-09-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

Cigna Inspire: Refreshed, Updated And Strengthened International Health Insurance Plans

Cigna Inspire: Refreshed, Updated And Strengthened International Health Insurance Plans

Cigna Inspire is a benefits package with a wide range of benefits and different levels of cover, allowing you to choose from 3 comprehensive plans. Each plan option provides peace of mind and security, leaving you and your employees safe in the knowledge that the medical needs and well-being of their family will be taken care of while working for your company. Watch the short video to find out more.

30-09-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

DMCC Launches Exclusive Health Insurance Solution For All Free Zone Members

DMCC Launches Exclusive Health Insurance Solution For All Free Zone Members

Health insurance solution launched in collaboration with Insure Direct (Brokers) LLC, underwritten by Daman; Tailor-made for DMCC’s members companies of all sizes so startups and SMEs can avail of insurance solutions usually only available to large corporates. DMCC, the global gateway for commodity trade and enterprise in Dubai and the region, in conjunction with Insure Direct (Brokers) LLC, a Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group company and National Health Insurance Company - Daman, launched an exclusive health insurance solution for all DMCC’s Free Zone member companies this morning. Gautam Sashittal, Chief Executive Officer, DMCC, said, “A key element of DMCC’s long-term Free Zone strategy...

29-09-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

Now Health International Launch New Video For Chinese HNW Market

Now Health International Launch New Video For Chinese HNW Market

Now Health International announce today the launch of a new video targeted at the Chinese local national high net worth segment. Designed to help educate this target group about the benefits of international health insurance, the video is the first step in a programme to increase awareness in a relatively new market for Chinese people. Martin Garcia, CEO commented, ‘We are uniquely placed to offer a fully compliant plan in Simplified Chinese with a fully trained service and claims team on the ground in Shanghai so that local Chinese people can access the kind of healthcare they want. International health insurance...

25-09-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

Aetna International & Starr Companies Launch Ultracare Health Plan Enabling Expatriates And Chinese Nationals To Benefit From Global Health Coverage

Aetna International & Starr Companies Launch Ultracare Health Plan Enabling Expatriates And Chinese Nationals To Benefit From Global Health Coverage

Aetna (NYSE: AET) and Starr Property & Casualty Insurance (China) Company, Limited (Starr China) today launched the redesigned UltraCare, a series of products that help expatriates based in China as well as Chinese nationals, access high-quality health care that better addresses their medical needs. Expatriates and Chinese nationals will have access to in-country and global coverage, including an optional United States offering through four flexible, affordable health plans. These plans are UltraCare Standard, UltraCare Select, UltraCare Comprehensive and UltraCare Elite. UltraCare is underwritten by Starr China, a company possessing an A- (Excellent) rating from A.M. Best Company, and administered by Aetna...

24-09-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

Allianz Worldwide Care Enters Life And Disability Market

Allianz Worldwide Care Enters Life And Disability Market

Allianz Worldwide Care has today announced the launch of a new product range that will offer life and disability cover alongside international health, giving corporate clients access to an enhanced portfolio of products. The addition of new products means that the company’s clients and brokers can now source multiple insurance options from one insurer, making the purchase of comprehensive health and life insurance solutions simple and straightforward. Ron Buchan, Chief Executive of Allianz Worldwide Care said, “We can now offer corporate clients and their brokers the convenience of sourcing a range of insurance products from a single insurer. These products are...

22-09-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

International Tourist Arrivals Grew 4.6% 1st Half Of 2014

International Tourist Arrivals Grew 4.6% 1st Half Of 2014

International tourist arrivals grew by 4.6% in the first half of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Destinations worldwide received some 517 million international tourists between January and June 2014, 22 million more than in the same period of 2013. Growth was strongest in the Americas (+6%) followed by Asia and the Pacific and Europe (both at +5%). By subregion, South Asia and Northern Europe (both +8%) were the best performers, together with North-East Asia and Southern Mediterranean Europe (both +7%). “These results show that tourism is consolidating the positive performance of recent years, providing development and economic opportunities...

19-09-2014 iPMI Magazine Travel News

Willis 1st To Launch Medical Plans With Pre-Assignment Medical Screening

Willis 1st To Launch Medical Plans With Pre-Assignment Medical Screening

Willis Employee Benefits Limited has partnered with Now Health International and Healix International to offer clients with fewer than 99 expatriates unique, flexible and affordable medical plans designed to fulfil employees’ healthcare needs outside their home country. A special feature of the medical plan is access to online pre-assignment medical screening for employees and their dependents. Michelle Bishop, Client Development Manager, Willis Employee Benefits, said, “There are limited products available on the market that enable up-front risk management specific to an employee’s health. This will be the first medical plan to include pre-assignment screening as standard.” Willis believes that many of the...

18-09-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

A+ International Healthcare Announces New Partnership with AXA

A+ International Healthcare Announces New Partnership with AXA

A+ International Healthcare has launched its new underwriting partnership with the AXA Group. A+ International Healthcare and AXA have reached an agreement whereby A+ Hong Kong individual policies are now underwritten by AXA General Insurance Hong Kong Limited, A+ Hong Kong group policies are underwritten by AXA China Region Insurance Company Limited, and policies of the rest of the world are underwritten by AXA France Vie. In addition, its evacuation and repatriation services are now supported by AXA Assistance. Because of its robust business growth and new market developments, A+ International Healthcare has attained new levels and therefore new needs. AXA...

11-09-2014 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

Aetna International Appoints European Sales Manager To Drive Expansion

Aetna International Appoints European Sales Manager To Drive Expansion

Aetna International, the leading international private medical insurance provider, has added to the company’s European broker team by hiring Beatriz Biosca as their European sales manager. Biosca is Spanish by birth, grew up in Luxembourg and Brussels and is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Italian. After training as a clinical physiologist, she worked at Globality Health and Mercer Health management consulting in a variety of international claims, analysis and European account management roles. “We were keen to add to our European team and Beatriz was the perfect combination of knowledge and experience,” said Aetna’s global head of distribution, Nic Brown. “Beatriz...

10-09-2014 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

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