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iPMI Magazine Speaks With SIR Zahal Levy, President of MediHelp International

iPMI Magazine Speaks With SIR Zahal Levy, President of MediHelp International

In this exclusive iPMI Magazine interview, Christopher Knight, CEO, iPMI Magazine, met with SIR Zahal Levy, President of MediHelp International. They discuss in detail MediHelp International iPMI plans, developments and markets plus where the iPMI market is heading, and the affect of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please introduce yourself and background in the international private medical insurance market: My name is Zahal Levy and...

12-10-2021 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks with Global Excel Indonesia’s Steven Om on Brand-New Hospital Express Discharge Program

iPMI Magazine Speaks with Global Excel Indonesia’s Steven Om on Brand-New Hospital Express Discharge Program

In this exclusive iPMI Magazine interview, Christopher Knight, CEO, iPMI Magazine, meets with Steven Om, General Manager of Global Excel Indonesia. They discuss in detail the key benefits of the brand-new Hospital Express Discharge Program, designed to drastically reduce both the waiting period and the paperwork associated with the discharge process for patients leaving Indonesian...

07-07-2021 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Sumit Gaurav, CEO, Roy Medical Assistance

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Sumit Gaurav, CEO, Roy Medical Assistance

In this exclusive iPMI Magazine interview, Christopher Knight, CEO, iPMI Magazine, met with Sumit Gaurav, CEO, Roy Medical Assistance. They discussed Roy Medical Assistance and its operations in India, and its emergency medical assistance work across Asia, the Middle East and some key tourist destinations like the Maldives. Please introduce yourself and background in the international medical assistance market: My...

07-07-2021 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Dr. Ameet Deshmukh M.D, Chief Medical Officer, New Frontier Group

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Dr. Ameet Deshmukh M.D, Chief Medical Officer, New Frontier Group

In this interview, Nicole Bonfiglio, brand ambassador at New Frontier Group, sat down with Dr. Ameet Deshmukh M.D. to discuss his new role as Chief Medical Officer at New Frontier Group. To start off, please tell me about your medical background and your career journey. I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated high school at...

07-07-2021 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks with Antony Brown MBE, Head of Africa, Aetna International

iPMI Magazine Speaks with Antony Brown MBE, Head of Africa, Aetna International

In this exclusive iPMI Magazine interview, Christopher Knight, CEO, iPMI Magazine, met with Antony Brown MBE, Head of Africa at Aetna International. They discussed in detail the international private medical insurance market in Africa, and the Sanlam Pan Africa and Aetna International Global Health Plan. Please introduce yourself and background in the international private medical insurance (IPMI) market: After 10...

19-05-2021 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Janette Hiscock, CEO of Global Solutions Europe, UnitedHealthcare Global

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Janette Hiscock, CEO of Global Solutions Europe, UnitedHealthcare Global

In this exclusive iPMI Magazine interview, Christopher Knight, CEO, iPMI Magazine, met with Janette Hiscock, CEO of Global Solutions Europe, UnitedHealthcare Global. They discussed in detail the COVID-19 global pandemic and how UnitedHealthcare Global has managed the public healthcare crisis, internally and externally.  COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the healthcare industry. How has your organisation managed? As...

18-12-2020 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Jody Baker, Chief Executive Officer, Charles Taylor Assistance

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Jody Baker, Chief Executive Officer, Charles Taylor Assistance

In this exclusive iPMI Magazine interview Christopher Knight, CEO, iPMI Magazine, met with Jody Baker, CEO, Charles Taylor Assistance. They discussed his recent appointment as CEO; the acquisition of CEGA by Charles Taylor; the current COVID-19 pandemic, and how travel, global mobility and business will look in the future.  Can you tell us a little about yourself and...

08-12-2020 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks with Gitte Bach, CEO and President, New Frontier Group

iPMI Magazine Speaks with Gitte Bach, CEO and President, New Frontier Group

Please introduce yourself and background in the international medical and travel insurance market: My name is Gitte Bach, and I am the President and CEO of New Frontier Group. I started my career in 1990 with International Health Insurance, Denmark. I led the company’s entry into Latin America, helped introduce our new 24/7/365 Alarm Centre and was...

02-12-2020 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Olivier LE FAOUDER, CEO And Brian S. Piper, Co-Founder - Strategic Business Development, Think Insurtech

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Olivier LE FAOUDER, CEO And Brian S. Piper, Co-Founder - Strategic Business Development, Think Insurtech

In this exclusive interview, iPMI Magazine's CEO, Christopher Knight, speaks with Olivier LE FAOUDER, CEO, and Brian S. Piper, Strategic Business Development at Think Insurtech. They discuss in detail the brand-new Think Insurtech SaaS platform- digitalization of insurance distribution designed for international and private medical insurers and brokers, and what it means for regulatory and compliance...

04-11-2020 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Simon Miller, Senior Director of Proposition at Aetna International

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Simon Miller, Senior Director of Proposition at Aetna International

iPMI Magazine's CEO, Christopher Knight, speaks with Simon Miller, Senior Director of Customer Proposition at Aetna International. They deep dive into how COVID-19 has impacted the mental health agenda, what employers can do to ensure a thriving workplace, and how apps and coaching via text can build positive coping mechanisms. Hi Simon. Can you tell us a...

02-10-2020 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Mary-Jo McDonald, Managing Director, Europe, Global Excel Management

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Mary-Jo McDonald, Managing Director, Europe, Global Excel Management

iPMI Magazine's CEO, Christopher Knight, speaks with Mary-Jo McDonald, Managing Director for Europe at Global Excel Management. They discuss in detail how COVID-19 has affected the industry, life after lockdown and the impact on the travel industry for leisure, business and student travel markets. Broadly speaking, can you tell us what steps Europe is taking towards...

28-08-2020 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Dr. Ian Russinoff, Medical Director, Generali Global Assistance Travel Assistance & GMMI, Inc.

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Dr. Ian Russinoff, Medical Director, Generali Global Assistance Travel Assistance & GMMI, Inc.

For the past few months, we have read and heard just about everything on the Covid-19 virus pandemic that has now impacted and remains to impact the entire world. Confinement, quarantine, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), life has organized itself around this new normal.  In this exclusive interview Christopher Knight, CEO, iPMI Magazine, met with Dr. Ian...

17-07-2020 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Jody Baker, Commercial Director, Charles Taylor Assistance

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Jody Baker, Commercial Director, Charles Taylor Assistance

In this exclusive iPMI Magazine interview, Christopher Knight, CEO, iPMI Magazine, sits down with Jody Baker, Commercial Director, Charles Taylor Assistance. They discuss in detail Charles Taylor Assistance, their services, the types of clients they work with, the current international medical assistance and cost containment market and the affect of COVID-19 on the industry. Please introduce yourself and...

09-04-2020 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Mike Webb, CEO, Healix International

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Mike Webb, CEO, Healix International

In this exclusive iPMI Magazine interview, Christopher Knight, CEO, iPMI Magazine, sits down with Mike Webb, CEO, Healix International. They discuss in detail Healix International core services, client profiles, and the international medical assistance trends shaping the future of the business. Please introduce yourself and your background in the international medical and risk markets: I’ve spent the...

11-03-2020 Executive Industry Interviews

The iPMI Market In Focus

International Health Insurance (IPMI) 2021

International Health Insurance (IPMI) 2021

Leading international private medical insurance publisher iPMI Magazine is excited to announce the launch of the “International Health Insurance 2021" IPMI market report written by leading insurance and healthcare analyst Ian Youngman. There are now 80 million expatriates, 5 million international students, 4 million temporary foreign workers, and 18 million high net worth individuals of which 2.7 million...

18-05-2021 International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Reports

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International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Provider Network Directory October 2021

International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Provider Network Directory October 2021

The October 2021 edition of the International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Provider Network Directory, is out now, featuring over 80 pages of international private medical insurance and medical assistance company intelligence. The iPMI Magazine network consists of a wide range of leading international medical payors and service providers, on call, 24/7 to assist you manage worldwide medical...

12-10-2021 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

iPMI Magazine Featured News

FAI Named Finalist For Seventh Time In ITIJ Air Ambulance Company Of Year Awards

FAI Named Finalist For Seventh Time In ITIJ Air Ambulance Company Of Year Awards

The Air Ambulance Division of German Special Mission Operator FAI rent-a-jet AG is proud to be nominated as one of three finalists in the 2021 International Travel & Health Insurance Journal´s (ITIJ) Industry Awards – Air Ambulance Company of the Year category. This is the 19th annual ITIJ Awards and marks the seventh nomination for FAI following another extraordinary year of activity in the air ambulance division. FAI won the award in 2012...

12-10-2021 iPMI Magazine Medical Air Ambulance Repatriation Medevac Company News

International Private Medical Insurance Market Updates With iPMI Analyst Ian Youngman

International Private Medical Insurance Market Updates With iPMI Analyst Ian Youngman

In the article International Health Insurance 2021 IPMI market report author Ian Youngman, looks at the latest developments in the international private medical insurance market including: The recent Bupa/Generali deal; British expatriates in Spain; Changes to the law for foreign investors in Indian insurance companies; How health insurance premiums will grow in China; Opportunities in Health Insurance in Iran. British expats in Spain In 2020 there were 360,000 British expats in Spain. Some work there and some retire to there. Many have...

06-10-2021 Articles Case Studies

Generali Employee Benefits And Bupa Global Announce Strategic Partnership To Offer International Private Medical Insurance

Generali Employee Benefits And Bupa Global Announce Strategic Partnership To Offer International Private Medical Insurance

Generali Employee Benefits (GEB) and Bupa Global announce a strategic partnership to offer “best-in-class” international private medical insurance (IPMI) and global employee benefits solutions to their new and existing corporate customers. GEB customers will have access to Bupa Global’s quality, expertise, and comprehensive health and wellbeing offering, when and where they need it, across 190+ countries. Bupa Global customers will also have the ability to access global health and benefits solutions...

30-09-2021 iPMI Product News

How To Grow An IPMI Broker Business: Increase Profits and Value Proposition

How To Grow An IPMI Broker Business: Increase Profits and Value Proposition

In this article, Olivier LE FAOUDER, CEO, Think Insurtech, talks about how iPMI brokerages can become more profitable and compliant, whilst raising the value and efficiency of their business. Let's talk about money. You are an owner, partner or senior manager in an IPMI brokerage firm. What are the expenses of a broker? Central costs (rent, IT) are necessary, but it is mainly the cost of selling that will be important: first...

23-09-2021 Articles Case Studies

Healthcare International (HCI) Announces Management Buyout Backed By Prefequity

Healthcare International (HCI) Announces Management Buyout Backed By Prefequity

Healthcare International (“HCI”), the leading international private medical insurance MGA for expats, is pleased to announce that it has been acquired by its management team led by Ian Wood and backed by Prefequity. As part of the transaction Prefequity will provide HCI with additional capital to accelerate its growth. This will enable HCI to strengthen its management team further, expand and diversify its product range, and enhance its strategic partnerships with...

15-06-2021 iPMI Magazine Mergers Acquisitions News

Introducing: “VIP Booking Concierge” For Pre-Flight Covid-19 Testing In The Americas

Introducing: “VIP Booking Concierge” For Pre-Flight Covid-19 Testing In The Americas

MDabroad, a VIP Medical Assistance Company announces the availability of “The Booking Concierge” for Pre-Flight Covid-19 testing in the USA, Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean. The service is geared toward travelers who must obtain a mandatory Covid-19 clearance prior to boarding their flight. The service is available throughout key cities and travel markets in LATAM and the Caribbean. Travelers can book the service 24/7 via: www.mdabroad.com/PCR by filling out a simple...

14-06-2021 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

Global Excel Indonesia Launches Hospital Express Discharge Program

Global Excel Indonesia Launches Hospital Express Discharge Program

Global Excel Management Inc, Jakarta, Indonesia – Global Excel Indonesia, a leading provider of Healthcare Risk Management Solutions, today announced the launch of its Hospital Express Discharge Program available in Indonesia and across the region. This unique offering has been designed to drastically reduce wait times in hospitals for members. On average, most hospital stays in Indonesia last 3 to 5 days. Yet once the patient is ready to be discharged...

14-06-2021 Cost Containment News

What Is Happening To Migrant Workers? You May Be Surprised

What Is Happening To Migrant Workers? You May Be Surprised

Ian Youngman, author of the IPMI market leading report, International Health Insurance 2021, reads the 148 page LABOUR MIGRATION IN ASIA: IMPACTS OF THE COVID-19 CRISIS AND THE POST-PANDEMIC FUTURE report from the OECD, so you do not have to. The report is full of figures but far more useful are the comments and trends. I will pick out a few pointers that jumped out and attempt to interpret them. PAST and...

10-06-2021 Articles Case Studies

iPMI Magazine Latest Video

Video: Think Insurtech Broker Academy General Overview - Season 1, Episode 1

Video: Think Insurtech Broker Academy General Overview - Season 1, Episode 1

In this exclusive video, Think Insurtech CEO Olivier LE FAOUDER provides a detailed general overview of the Think Insurtech Saas platform.  Think Insurtech provides Private Medical Insurance (PMI), and International Private Medical Insurance insurers and brokers, the opportunity to manage the A to Z of sales and distribution of medical insurance in a compliant and connected environment. We offer a comprehensive approach and process in working with clients to place both international and domestic...

10-11-2020 iPMI Magazine Information Technology News

VIDEO: Health, Wellbeing And Family All Move Up The Priority List For Those Working Abroad Post COVID-19

VIDEO: Health, Wellbeing And Family All Move Up The Priority List For Those Working Abroad Post COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 has led to a shift in values for many in the expat community, with 62% saying their future plans have been impacted as a result of the pandemic. Of those, 53% claim that health and wellbeing is now a greater priority for them and 48% say that family is a bigger priority now than it was before COVID-19. The majority (73%) say that the health and wellbeing of their...

22-07-2020 iPMI Magazine Expatriate Life International Living Global Mobility News

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iPMI Magazine Articles And Case Studies

The Death Of The Credit Standard In IPMI & Travel Insurance

The Death Of The Credit Standard In IPMI & Travel Insurance

Written by Scott J Rosen, Founder and CEO, MDabroad. The pandemic has impacted the travel and IPMI policy service industry in many fundamental and some unexpected ways. As the near cessation of cross-border travel caused a sharp drop in revenue followed by drastic cost reduction measures, the specter of a prolonged depression in our industry has...

25-11-2021 Articles Case Studies

The Top 5 Threats To Businesses In The Next Year, According To Healix’s 2022 Risk Outlook Report

The Top 5 Threats To Businesses In The Next Year, According To Healix’s 2022 Risk Outlook Report

Healix, the leading global independent health, travel, and security related risk management solutions provider, has launched its annual Risk Outlook report, identifying the five major risks to businesses around the world over the next 12 months. Economic uncertainty and unrest With domestic measures gradually easing and the return of international travel gathering pace, the shoots of a global...

25-11-2021 Articles Case Studies

Designing A Benefits Package For Assignment Success With Caroline Walmsley, Global Head of HR, AXA Global Healthcare

Designing A Benefits Package For Assignment Success With Caroline Walmsley, Global Head of HR, AXA Global Healthcare

The success or failure of an international assignment will often boil down to how supported the assignee feels during their time abroad, and how the assignment is managed. As an employer, one of the best ways to provide that support is with a well-designed benefits package. The best benefits package is one that can adapt and...

28-10-2021 Articles Case Studies

We Need Better Communication To Make International Assignments A Success 

We Need Better Communication To Make International Assignments A Success 

By Tom Wilkinson, CEO of AXA Global Healthcare  While international working can often be a breath of fresh air, it can also be an isolating experience; one that expats enter into eagerly but might not always be best prepared for. Combined with the expectation of delivering strong enough results to justify the cost of being sent overseas, all while trying to adapt to a new environment, it can be easy for an expat to begin to feel overwhelmed.   With this in...

12-10-2021 Articles Case Studies

International Private Medical Insurance Market Updates With iPMI Analyst Ian Youngman

International Private Medical Insurance Market Updates With iPMI Analyst Ian Youngman

In the article International Health Insurance 2021 IPMI market report author Ian Youngman, looks at the latest developments in the international private medical insurance market including: The recent Bupa/Generali deal; British expatriates in Spain; Changes to the law for foreign investors in Indian insurance companies; How health insurance premiums will grow in China; Opportunities in Health Insurance in Iran. British expats in Spain In 2020 there...

06-10-2021 Articles Case Studies

Welcome To iPMI Magazine

Welcome to International Private Medical Insurance (iPMI) Magazine, the only dedicated global iPMI business publication.

Due to the nomadic nature of the international private medical insurance (IPMI) market, iPMI Magazine is an internet based news service for worldwide insurance and medical assistance professionals who need to understand the impacts of insurance and healthcare policy, regulatory, and legislative developments.

Over 40,000 senior level business decision makers, in over 120 countries, rely on iPMI Magazine to stay 1 step ahead of the risk and on the inside track of international PMI.

Covering business travelers, high net worth individuals, expatriate and leisure travel markets, iPMI Magazine is the only international news source covering the most exciting sector of international health insurance: international private medical insurance.