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Aetna International Opens Its First Health Clinic In Thailand

Global health care benefits provider Aetna International opened its first health clinic in Bangkok, Thailand earlier this month. The Aetna Family Clinic, located in the Nichada district, marks a big step forward in Aetna International’s ambitions to bring integrated health care services to local communities. In tandem with Aetna International’s health care benefits retail presence across Thailand, the new clinic brings international standards of primary care to the local residents of the Nichada...

24-04-2018 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Reg Allatt, CEO, Global Excel Management Inc.

Please introduce yourself and background in the international medical insurance market: My name is Reg Allatt and I’m the CEO of Global Excel. I’ve been in this business now for over 30 years. My family started in the travel health insurance product side in Canada in 1984 and our organization has since evolved into the largest international healthcare risk manager specializing in the U.S. market. I’ve been with the company since...

19-04-2018 Executive Industry Interviews

Aetna International Signs Strategic Partnership Deal With Humanis

Leading global health insurance provider Aetna International has signed a strategic partnership deal with Humanis, a French insurance group currently insuring 10 million people with 700,000 corporate clients. The partnership will increase access to global healthcare solutions for large corporations and French expats around the world, while also expanding Aetna International’s already-growing global reach. The partnership will offer Humanis’ existing members Aetna International’s broad medical network and wide range of solutions...

19-04-2018 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Report Backs Calls For Cost Transparency

A report into out-of-pocket medical expenses has found people routinely incur expenses in the thousands, describing the health system as one of high cost, complexity and confusion. The Consumers Health Forum of Australia report surveyed 1200 people. Out-of-pocket medical costs are the difference or ‘gap’ between what doctors charge and what the Government, via Medicare, and/or a private health fund - contributes for a service. The report says it “revealed profound problems with Australia’s public-private...

10-04-2018 iPMI Magazine Cost Containment News

Valencia Club de Fútbol Signs Healix To Provide Travel Security Services

LaLiga Valencia CF has selected Healix International to provide a range of Travel Security Risk Management Services to ensure the safety of its employees, players and professionals. Javier Ruz Bentué, Corporate Commercial Manager of Healix International in Spain explained, “With security risks on the increase around the world, organisations face an enormous challenge in ensuring the safety and security of their people when travelling overseas. Accurate, timely and relevant intelligence is...

05-04-2018 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

Ian Talbot Appointed Commercial Director At Healix Health Services

After working with Healix Health Services in a consultancy role throughout 2017, Ian Talbot has now been appointed to a permanent role as Commercial Director. Having spent the past year developing strategic partnerships to extend Healix’s integrated health and wellbeing proposition, Ian will be continuing to evolve Healix’s holistic approach to helping clients achieve greater staff engagement and productivity through their employee benefit programs. Ian has worked in the UK Health Insurance...

03-04-2018 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Tyrol Air Ambulance And Pediatric Air Ambulance Announce Cooperation To Provide Children’s Intensive Care Transports

Tyrol Air Ambulance (TAA) and Pediatric Air Ambulance will work closely together in the future to provide intensive care transports for children. The collaboration has recently been finalized after successful equipment tests on the Cessna Citation and Gulfstream 100 aircraft types used by TAA. In the future, children’s intensive care transports will be carried out jointly between both companies. Through this cooperation, Austrian air ambulance provider TAA will offer both incubator and...

28-03-2018 iPMI Magazine Medical Air Ambulance Repatriation Medevac Company News

Keeping Employers and Clients Informed: The US Tax Reform

Let’s clear up some misconceptions regarding changes to US tax laws, or more specifically, things that stay the same. In the era of misinformation, detail is key to being prepared. And companies must be ready to steer their clients and members in the right direction. The Affordable Care Act aims to incentivize every person in the United States to acquire a certain level of insurance coverage and provide financial assistance to...

28-03-2018 Articles Case Studies

iPMI Magazine Speaks With David Healy, CEO EMEA, Aetna International

Congratulations David on your appointment as CEO of EMEA for Aetna International. How are you settling into the new role? So far so good. The first impression you get of Dubai, apart from the sunshine and high-rise buildings, is the energy of the place. It feels like the pace is fast; it’s an engaging and high-energy business environment across all sectors. And a great multi-cultural environment in which to work. You...

27-03-2018 Executive Industry Interviews

The Economy of Exclusivity Within the Pharmaceuticals Industry

Written By Armando A. Diaz, Writer, WellAway Limited. Inflation in the pharmaceutical field is rampant and shows few signs of slowing. Hide your wife, hide your kids and show your wallet, the rate of increase is growing for both hospital and non-acute settings and is expected to rise by close to 8% in 2018. Specialty medication such as “biosimilars” and “orphan drugs” are being used far more often than ever and less...

27-03-2018 Articles Case Studies

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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