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Medix Medical Monitor Survey Uncovers Singapore's Health Concerns and Perceptions

Survey shows high fear of cancer, heart attacks and diabetes, with many Singaporeans pessimistic about their health status and unsure of the best place to turn for advice. Demand for personal medical case management, new cancer treatment technologies and personalised diagnosis is high across every demographic. Majority of Singaporeans are worried about their health, with only 42% stating they consider themselves quite or very healthy. A significant majority of Singaporeans are...

02-10-2018 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

The Future’s Healthy For French Expatriates

Aetna International recently announced an exciting partnership with French health insurer, that will benefit organisations in France sending their French employees on overseas assignments. Laurent de Veyrac, Senior Director, Strategic Business Development at Aetna International played a key role in setting up the partnership. In this article he explains the cover French nationals are entitled to when abroad and where the Aetna/Humanis deal offers value. CFE a special program run by the...

27-09-2018 Articles Case Studies

Global Excel Management Inc. Announces Corporate Rebranding

Global Excel Management Inc., a leading provider of global healthcare risk management solutions, announces the corporate rebranding of its subsidiaries, Olympus Managed Health Care (OMHC), ChoiceNet International México SA (CNI) and ChargeCare International (CCI). Moving forward these entities will do business under the Global Excel name. These companies bring a long-standing history and well-regarded reputation to Global Excel. Since their acquisitions, the teams have worked to integrate systems and unify our...

25-09-2018 iPMI Magazine Cost Containment News

UnitedHealthcare Global Launch New International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) Product

UnitedHealthcare Global has launched a new International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) product, providing health and wellness benefits to employees of businesses in the U.K. and across Europe, across 31 European Economic Area (EEA) countries. The plan, called "BeHealthy," focuses on a whole-person approach to well-being, helping to identify health risks before they happen. This helps employees better manage their international assignments by prioritizing their mental, emotional and physical health. David Powell, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Global Solutions...

19-09-2018 iPMI Product News

Cigna Opens New Global Sales Centre For Global Individual Private Medical Insurance Business At Dubai International Financial Centre

Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI), a global health services company, has opened its new Global Individual Private Medical Insurance, (Global IPMI) Global Sales Centre at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to support significant growth in its expatriate individual health care business. The Global IPMI business line, which serves expatriates and globally mobile individuals around the world, is one of Cigna’s fastest growing segments. The new Global Sales Centre will bring together broker...

13-09-2018 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Aetna International's Virtual Health Solution Recognised At WSB Awards

Leading international health benefits provider, Aetna International ( has been voted best International Benefits Provider at the 2018 Workplace Savings & Benefits (WSB) Awards. Now in their sixth year, the WSB Awards aim to recognise organisations and providers that have done the most to help staff and employers in the 12 months to 31 January 2018. Aetna International’s entry focused on the company’s virtual health offering, vHealth by Aetna. Following a highly...

10-09-2018 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Cigna Commits To Global Mobile Employee Health With Launch Of Integrated Wellbeing App

Cigna Europe has launched a new mobile health and wellbeing app, Cigna Wellbeing®, which is designed to provide tailored clinical and lifestyle support to globally mobile employees. Recognising the emotional and wellbeing challenges employees and their families face in a new country, Cigna Wellbeing® provides real-time health and wellness coaching, together with 24/7 video and telephone consultations with doctors, nurses and healthcare specialists. With preventative care and behavioural change at the heart of...

07-09-2018 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

Over Half Of Expats View Healthcare As Most Important Consideration When Relocating

Global health insurer Aetna International has published the results of ‘The 2018 Aetna International Expat Experiences Survey’. The survey aimed to understand the challenges facing expats when moving abroad including making decisions about healthcare. The results of the survey, which can be found here, also present the cultural challenges and misconceptions that form part of the expat experience. Aetna International hopes that by informing individuals about the realities of moving abroad people can...

07-09-2018 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

The Cost Of International Health Insurance In 100 Countries

Pacific Prime Insurance Brokers has released a new report on the cost of international health insurance in 2018. Looking at the premiums of health plans in 100 locations, the study revealed that the average price of international health insurance across all demographics, locations, and insurers in 2018 ranges from USD 6,201 in Angola and USD 23,120 in the United States. Breaking the premium data down by demographic, Pacific Prime found that...

06-09-2018 iPMI Magazine Cost Containment News

Mafuwe Evacuation – Elephant Roadblock

Awesome Air Evac (AAE) was recently requested to evacuate a patient with a suspected broken pelvis from a bush camp in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. There were no medical facilities or resources available in the area to assist the patient, so AAE dispatched an emergency medical doctor and intensive care nursing sister to stabilize and evacuate the patient to Johannesburg for medical care. South African doctors and nurses are known...

03-09-2018 Articles Case Studies

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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