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Aetna Supports Mental Health Issues In Hong Kong

To mark the launch of its new Hong Kong health insurance company, Aetna announces a relationship with non-profit organization Mind HK to promote mental health wellness in the territory. Global health care benefits provider Aetna International has announced that it will work with non-profit organization, Mind HK, to promote awareness of mental health issues among Hong Kong residents. This relationship comes hot on the heels of Aetna’s launch of its new Hong...

17-07-2018 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Aetna International Takes Member Care To New Levels Of Personalisation

Leading international health benefits provider, Aetna International ( is piloting a community care programme. The programme will redefine the definition of member care in the international private medical insurance market.  It will eventually see a series of key UK medical facilities assigned an individual Aetna International Case Manager, with a remit to support members in person.  An important element of Aetna International’s focus on member care concerns the wide range of support...

16-07-2018 iPMI Product News

87.5 Million Expatriates By 2021

According to a new research report published by Finaccord, the total number of expatriates worldwide amounted to around 66.2 million in 2017. This figure has grown at a compound annual rate of 5.8% since 2013, given that there were around 52.8 million expatriates in that year. By 2021, Finaccord forecasts that the number will reach around 87.5 million. The global expatriate population has reached 66.2 million and is on track to...

16-07-2018 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Life-Saving Flight From Mexico To Galveston Donated By Jet-Rescue Air-Ambulance

Jet-Rescue Air-Ambulance (USA and Mexico) donated costly critical care medical-evacuation service for the benefit of a severely burned victim of a botched assassination attempt on the life of the Mexican Attorney General that took place in early June. Bullets from the failed assassination attempt hit the fuel tank of a bus which caught on fire. A mother and her infant son were trapped in the bus, while all others managed to...

06-07-2018 iPMI Magazine Medical Air Ambulance Repatriation Medevac Company News

Integra Global Introduces IPMI Plan Enhancements

Integra Global, a leading provider of international private medical and health insurance, introduces further enhancements to its worldwide plans, including:  The ability to cover pre-existing conditions; The introduction of life cover to all policy holders; A greatly simplified underwriting process for individuals and groups.  Integra Global can now cover pre-existing conditions for individuals policy holders. Any current members with previously excluded conditions will be waived from renewal.    In addition, life cover is now included in all individual...

06-07-2018 iPMI Product News

National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results In Charges Against 601 Individuals Responsible For Over $2 Billion In Fraud Losses

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar III announce the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action involving 601 charged defendants across 58 federal districts, including 165 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes involving more than $2 billion in false billings. Of those charged, 162 defendants, including 76 doctors, were charged...

02-07-2018 iPMI Magazine Cost Containment News

Global Medical Costs Increased On Average 9.5% In 2017, Almost 3 Times The Estimated Inflation Rate

Adopting integrated health and wellbeing strategies underpinned by stronger digital and data capabilities will be a critical factor in managing the rising costs of workforce health benefit programs. The advice comes as new research by Mercer Marsh Benefits, Marsh & McLennan Companies’ international employee benefits business, shows that medical costs of private plans are increasing at almost three times inflation in most major economies. Mercer Marsh Benefits’ 2018 Medical Trends Around the World surveyed...

02-07-2018 iPMI Magazine Cost Containment News

Multinationals Prepare For The Future Of Work With Focus On Mobile Talent

As a result of the digital era, aging populations, skills shortages, and unpredictable political and economic contexts, the landscape of global business is changing as are jobs that are critical for the future of work. Multinationals are embracing this transformation by focusing on mobile talent and assessing the cost of expatriate packages for their international assignees. According to Mercer’s 24th annual Cost of Living Survey, factors like instability of housing markets, low...

02-07-2018 Articles Case Studies

Assistance Company Tackling Unnecessary Helicopter Rescues In Nepal

As it does every spring, a temporary city of tents was erected at the foot of the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest. Climbers and tourists from around the world - some paying upwards of $50,000 - made this once in a lifetime trip to Basecamp. A pilgrimage. For some, it’s a staging area to the highest point on the planet. For others, a bucket list destination. Supporting these pilgrims are expedition...

27-06-2018 Articles Case Studies

Integra Global Announces New Partnerships For Worldwide Health Plans

Integra Global, a leading provider of international health plans, announces new partnership with insurer MGEN. Philip Catterton, Managing Director at Integra Global Group, commented, "We have a fantastic and growing client base around the world and are proud to be able to offer our members an even stronger health plan as a result of these new partnerships.   "We've put together an unbeatable package of financial strength, prompt and efficient claims servicing and access...

15-06-2018 iPMI Product News

iPMI Magazine Interviews

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...

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...

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