Assistance, claims and travel risk management provider CEGA, a Charles Taylor company, has appointed Dr Carlos Fuentes Nieto to join its newly-established medical assistance team in Mallorca, Spain.
CEGA's multilingual Spanish office, which is fully integrated with its UK operations, was set up earlier this year to extend the company's services to international insurers and support UK clients with an overseas presence. Its development is integral to the provider's ambitious growth...
11-07-2019 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News
20th June 2019 and Cigna officially opened a new office in the One Africa Place building in Nairobi, Kenya.
Arjan Toor, CEO of Cigna International Organisations & Africa comments, “We are delighted to reach another milestone in Africa with the opening of our new headquarters in the One Africa building in Nairobi. Growing our Kenyan team will enhance our local and regional presence and bring us closer to the people we...
24-06-2019 iPMI Magazine Breaking News
According to the Mercer Marsh Benefits (MMB) 2019 Medical Trends Around the World report, medical costs continue to outpace general inflation by close to 3x with the global average 9.7% in 2018.
A similar increase is expected for 2019 and even higher for 2020. As the cost of health benefit programmes continues to rise globally, employers have the opportunity to contain cost through smarter plan design and employee access to quality-focused healthcare.
18-06-2019 iPMI Magazine Cost Containment News
Integra Global, a leading provider of international health insurance plans worldwide, is introducing a new telehealth service into all of its Corporate and Individual plans in the U.A.E.
Together with SALAMA, the insurer of its plans in the U.A.E, Integra Global has selected Health at Hand as its partner, the first telemedicine provider licensed by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
All existing and new members will have immediate access to the new...
18-06-2019 iPMI Product News
By Jonathan Moss, DWF Partner, Head of Transport and Shipping.
Increasing uncertainty and high political instability in the Gulf region is likely to lead Insurers to raise premiums, renegotiate terms of cover and introduce riders to Marine and Energy contracts of insurance and reinsurance. The past two years has seen a dramatic deterioration in Qatar's diplomatic relations with the UAE over allegations of Qatar's support for what the UAE considers to be...
14-06-2019 Articles Case Studies
Aetna International, the global health benefits provider, is today launching DNA testing for its European members as an optional part of the wellness plans it offers.
The DNA test will exclusively look at health and lifestyle, including nutrigenomics (the relationship between what we eat and our biochemical response), fitness, sleep and stress. The goal is to support members who want to take control of their health, using personalised information to spark...
26-05-2019 iPMI Product News