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What Are The Main Complexities Of Conducting International Evacuation And Repatriation Missions?

According to global medical assistance and claims providers CEGA, there has been a 30% year-on-year rise in demand for privately-funded medical repatriations. Heart problems, long term illnesses and complex fractures are among the most common medical ailments at the source of private repatriations, according to CEGA, with demand spanning areas as diverse as southern Asia, the Caribbean and mainland Europe. "The demand for medical repatriations is greatest from Europe" says Cecilia Geofilo-Pearson...

06-01-2017 Articles Case Studies

Businesses Insure Vehicles And Office Contents But Often Fail To Protect Employees On International Assignments

In 2017 duty of care is a legal and moral obligation, but how can the international private medical insurance industry assist global employers fulfill their duty of care obligations? The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 is a landmark in law and for the very first time, companies can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter as the direct result of serious management failures resulting in a gross breach of duty of care. But what does...

06-01-2017 Articles Case Studies

Learn More About Emergency Medical Evacuation And Repatriation Insurance Plan Coverage

In an ever riskier world, emergency medical evacuation and repatriation insurance coverage is essential, for offshore workers, expatriates, business travellers and tourists, but why? In a recent exclusive iPMI Magazine round table business forum, we asked those at the heart of global healthcare what they thought. As always, the answers were extremely interesting: Fiona Greenwood, ROWLAND BROTHERS INTERNATIONAL: National and international travel for work or pleasure is an accepted part of normal life...

06-01-2017 Articles Case Studies

International Medical Evacuation And Repatriation Strategies 2016

In this exclusive round table executive business forum, iPMI Magazine speaks with all sectors of the global industry and focuses on the complexities the international private medical insurance industry face when an insured member falls sick, or has an accident overseas, and requires repatriation or evacuation services home or to the nearest medical facility or centre of excellence. Educational and informative the round tables delivers pertinent IPMI business intelligence directly from...

30-12-2016 Latest RT

Globality Health Continues The Journey Towards Full Digitisation

Globality Health, the international medical insurer with a special focus on expatriates introduces new App. Answering the call to innovation, international expat health insurer Globality Health has devised online and digital solutions to better serve, and interact with its unique expat clientele — people who study, live or work abroad. Globality Health has designed My Globality, a completely new interactive multiplatform portal accessible online and through mobile devices. Insured members can...

19-12-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

WellAway Limited Partners With Ciprés Assurance

WellAway Limited, a leader in international health insurance, and Ciprés Assurances, the 4th largest insurance specialists in France, announced their new partnership in September during “Les Journées du Courtage” held in Paris.  “This partnership is our response to a general demand from local brokers in France to strengthen the offerings available on the market for expatriate health insurance products” explained WellAway CEO, Griselle Chernys. Ciprés Assurances, the partner of choice for entrepreneurs...

16-12-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

International Assistance Group Announces Assistance Solution For Travelers To Indonesia

Southeast Asia has been a top international travel destination for many years; namely Indonesia with very well-known places such as Bali, Jakarta and Lombok. International Assistance Group (IAG) has recently partnered with AA International Indonesia to offer quality assistance solutions to travelers in the region. International Assistance Group’s Partners have registered an increase of 37% in assistance cases in Indonesia, which highlighted the need of finding a local solution in the...

14-12-2016 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

A Guide To International Private Medical Insurance (iPMI) Companies And Providers

Featuring Aetna International, Bellwood Prestbury, DavidShield, Generali Global Health, Globality Health, Healthcare International, Integra Global, Pacific Cross International and Wellaway. Searching the internet for more international medical and private health care insurance industry data on the most important international medical insurance players in the industry? Check out the latest IPMI report, International and Expatriate Healthcare And Insurance 2016, click here.

12-12-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

iPOLICY Magazine Speaks With Richard di Benedetto President Aetna International

Richard di Benedetto is Executive Vice President, Aetna International. In this role, Mr. di Benedetto has responsibility for one of the largest global health benefits businesses, serving more than 500,000 members living and working in nearly every country in the world. Aetna International provides expatriate health benefits and collaborates with health care systems, government entities and plan sponsors to design locally appropriate solutions to measure and manage wellness, and improve health...

12-12-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

iPOLICY Magazine Speaks With Mr John Casey CEO Pacific Cross International

iPOLICY Issue 6 opens with an exclusive interview with Mr. John Casey, the CEO at Pacific Cross International. An industry veteran, the interview provides an introduction to Pacific Cross including core capabilities, industry thoughts, ideas and what opportunities exist for IPMI payors, providers and brokers across the Asia Pacific region. Read back issues of iPOLICY Magazine online and free of charge. No registration required. Visit: http://ipolicymagazine.com        

12-12-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Worldwide Medical Treatment Costs November 2016

The cost of global medical treatments around the world are one of the most common risks within the international private medical and healthcare insurance business. In 2016 the cost of healthcare overseas and insurance premiums is a number 1 concern for employers, employees, and expatriates. A recent info graphic from Pacific Cross International tracks just this: costs of global medical treatments worldwide. 

12-12-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Out Now: iPOLICY Magazine Issue 6

iPOLICY Issue 006 December 2016 delivers the most important and up-to-date international private medical insurance (iPMI) plan and product news. ON THE FRONT COVER: Mr. John Daniel 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 CEO and Director of the holding company of his group’s health insurance...

11-12-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Medical Treatment Costs In Asia November 2016

The recent info graphic from Pacific Cross international looks at medical treatment costs in Asia November 2016. The cost of regional healthcare and medical treatment costs overseas is one of the most highly discussed topics within the international private medical insurance and assistance industry, and still remains a major risk for the entire industry.  

08-12-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Save £200 When You Purchase New International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) Report*

As a reader of iPMI Magazine you are interested in the global market and know it is important to stay 1 step ahead, on the inside track. For insurers, agencies, brokers and global companies, keeping up-to-date about current and upcoming insurance law in overseas countries is almost impossible. That was, until now. Compulsory insurance, voluntary top up covers, differences between what you can sell to locals and expatriates, rules on overseas...

06-12-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

iPMI Magazine Featured News Articles

Aetna International Moves To New European Headquarters

Aetna International (www.aetnainternational.com) has relocated its European headquarters to Farnborough, Surrey, UK.  The move brings Aetna International’s UK-based broker and member servicing teams together in a single, state-of-the-art business location, together with all other functional teams. Aetna International now has approximately 200 staff working in its Farnborough office. “Aetna International has achieved significant milestones during 2015: completing the integration of InterGlobal into the Aetna business; evolving its customer-centric service model; launching a...

11-02-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Generali Global Health Boosts Senior Team With New Hires

Leading international private medical insurer, Generali Global Health (GGH) announces three appointments in a boost to the company’s senior team. Jamie Marshall joins as Chief Technical Officer, Paul Tidy as Chief Operating Officer and Paul Winstanley as Head of Business Development. Jamie Marshall takes on responsibility for underwriting, pricing and portfolio governance and joins from Mercer Marsh Benefits where he was a Principal and Head of Actuarial in the Accident &...

10-02-2016 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Aetna International Adds Crisis Management To Member Assistance Program

Leading international private medical benefits provider, Aetna International (www.aetnainternational.com), has strengthened its member support program with the addition of exclusive safety and security features, provided by specialist crisis management company, red24. red24’s global team will provide round-the-clock country risk information and support services to both individual and group Aetna members. Personalised and expert safety advice can be delivered in real-time in the event of political unrest, natural hazards, travel disruption, and...

09-02-2016 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

‘Cancer Is A Tale Of Two Worlds,’ Says Aetna International

In the lead up to World Cancer Day 2016 on February 4th, one of the world’s leading health benefit providers, Aetna International, has released a new whitepaper to highlight the widening gap in cancer treatment between rich and poor countries. Cancer diagnosis on the rise in developing countries and predicted to continue; Widening gap in cancer treatment between rich and poor countries. Dr. Sneh Khemka, president of International Population Health Solutions at Aetna...

01-02-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Articles

What Are The Main Complexities Of Conducting International Evacuation And Repatriation Missions?

According to global medical assistance and claims providers CEGA, there has been a 30% year-on-year rise in demand for privately-funded medical repatriations. Heart problems, long term illnesses and complex fractures are among the most common medical ailments at the source of private repatriations, according to CEGA, with demand spanning areas as diverse as southern Asia, the Caribbean and mainland Europe. "The demand for medical repatriations is greatest from Europe" says Cecilia Geofilo-Pearson, CEGA's Business Development Manager. "But we are getting requests from all over the world - ranging...

Businesses Insure Vehicles And Office Contents But Often Fail To Protect Employees On International Assignments

In 2017 duty of care is a legal and moral obligation, but how can the international private medical insurance industry assist global employers fulfill their duty of care obligations? The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 is a landmark in law and for the very first time, companies can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter as the direct result of serious management failures resulting in a gross breach of duty of care. But what does this all mean for expatriates, business travellers and tourists? Or for employers with a globally...

iPMI Magazine Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Ian Youngman ACII About International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI)

Please introduce yourself and background in the international private medical insurance industry? I am an ACII and for many years worked for brokers and insurers in the London insurance market in a range of roles. These included negotiating national schemes and policy wordings, market research, product development, product comparisons and marketing/advertising. And I was a co-founder of the General Insurance Market Research Association. In the last - cough - years I have...

25-04-2016 Executive Industry Interviews

International Private Medical Insurance And Global Expatriate Health Insurance

Finding the correct and most suitable international private medical, health, travel and expatriate insurance coverage for individual expatriates and corporate groups is a complex process but critically important if you are in a foreign country and travelling overseas. With the correct international expatriate healthcare insurance plan, you will be covered and won't have to deal with high medical bills or inaccessible healthcare services you fall sick abroad or have some type of accident overseas.

Global Expatriate Health Insurance

Expatriates and their employers utilise iPMI (international private medical insurance) Magazine to find, compare and purchase affordable international medical, health, travel and expatriate health insurance plans for global business and leisure travel and long and short term assignments.

If you live overseas it is critical to protect yourself and your loved ones from unexpected and very high costs of medical treatment abroad.

International Medical Insurance

As more people seek to work and move abroad, demand for the right international medical insurance plan is growing in order to protect expatriates, business travellers and leisure tourists from potentially huge medical treatment bills and expenses. As risks have changed more and more travellers are seeking emergency repatriation and evacuation coverage and the right insurance plan will cover travellers for such unplanned risks.