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U.S. states declare emergency as winter storms herald $100m economic loss, according to Impact Forecasting catastrophe report

U.S. states declare emergency as winter storms herald $100m economic loss, according to Impact Forecasting catastrophe report

Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center of excellence at Aon Benfield, today releases the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during February 2013. Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). The report reveals that at least four separate winter storms impacted the United States during the month. The most deadly was a powerful Nor'easter which killed at least 15 people and affected more than 60 million citizens. A state of emergency was declared in six states. The storm brought heavy snowfall of 40 inches (102 centimeters) in Connecticut, and coastal flooding in Massachusetts – including the city of Boston.

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Aon Risk Solutions helping businesses recover following Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy

Aon Risk Solutions helping businesses recover following Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy

Even as civil authorities work to open its office at 199 Water St. in lower Manhattan, Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), continues to help organizations recover following Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy. Before Sandy made landfall, Aon enacted its business continuity plan, which was designed and tested to allow the global organization to remain fully functional during such weather-related events. "With our strong network of offices in the New York area, colleagues are using Aon facilities in midtown Manhattan, Jericho, N.Y., Stamford, Conn., and Morristown, N.J., to serve clients," said Tom Fitzgerald, CEO of Aon Risk Solutions U.S. Retail Operations. Read more: Aon Risk Solutions...

January floods hit Australia and Indonesia for 6 Billion Dollars, according to Impact Forecasting Catastrophe Report

January floods hit Australia and Indonesia for 6 Billion Dollars, according to Impact Forecasting Catastrophe Report

Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center of excellence at Aon Benfield, today releases the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during January 2013. Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON).

The report reveals that torrential monsoonal rains prompted severe flooding throughout the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, killing at least 41 people. Government officials forecast total economic losses of IDR32 trillion (USD3.31 billion), and insured losses above IDR3 trillion (USD311 million).

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UnitedHealth Group Takes Action to Support People on Eastern Seaboard Affected by Hurricane Sandy

UnitedHealth Group Takes Action to Support People on Eastern Seaboard Affected by Hurricane Sandy

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) and its benefits and services businesses, UnitedHealthcare and Optum, are taking immediate action to help people in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Washington, D. C., Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts affected by Hurricane Sandy. This includes assisting health plan participants who may need access to care or early refills of prescription medications; a free emotional-support line; and supporting the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which is helping people in the affected communities. Read more: UnitedHealth Group...

Philippines Devastated by Super Typhoon as U.S. and New Zealand Suffer Record Severe Weather

Philippines Devastated by Super Typhoon as U.S. and New Zealand Suffer Record Severe Weather

Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center of excellence at Aon Benfield, today releases the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during December 2012. Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). Read more: Philippines...

Aon Situation Room video outlines short- and long-term recovery steps for businesses affected by Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy

Aon Situation Room video outlines short- and long-term recovery steps for businesses affected by Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy

Aon plc (NYSE:AON), the leading global provider of risk management and human resource consulting and outsourcing, is providing continuously updated insight and information to assist businesses affected by Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy at its Situation Room website (http://www.aon.com/situationroom) and via its Hotline +1.866.283.7122. Today, the company produced an online video featuring James Tortorella, director of Aon Global Risk Consulting, discussing action steps businesses affected by the storm should take now and in the coming days with a loss mitigation focus on ingress/egress, civil authority, service interruption, etc. Aon Global Risk Consulting is the risk management consulting business of Aon plc. Read more: Aon Situation Room...

LLOYD'S NET CLAIMS ESTIMATE FOR SUPERSTORM SANDY

LLOYD'S NET CLAIMS ESTIMATE FOR SUPERSTORM SANDY

Lloyd’s, the world’s specialist insurance market, has today announced its estimated net claims before tax from Superstorm Sandy are between $2bn and $2.5bn. The range of the claims estimate is consistent with insurance industry losses of between $20bn and $25bn. We expect minimal impact on Lloyd’s member capital and no impact on the Central Fund. As additional information emerges, Lloyd’s actual ultimate net claims from the event may vary from this preliminary estimate. Read more: LLOYD'S NET CLAIMS...

Significant property damage and business interruption evident in immediate aftermath of post-tropical cyclone Sandy

Significant property damage and business interruption evident in immediate aftermath of post-tropical cyclone Sandy

Aon plc (NYSE:AON), the leading global provider of risk management and human resource consulting and outsourcing, today issued the following statement from Al Tobin, managing principal of Aon Risk Solutions’ Property Practice. Aon Risk Solutions is the global risk management business of Aon. Read more: Significant...

Cigna Extends Assistance to New Jersey, New York Residents Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Cigna Extends Assistance to New Jersey, New York Residents Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Global health service company Cigna (NYSE:CI) is extending a number of temporary policy changes to assist people in New Jersey and New York impacted by Hurricane Sandy. These temporary policy changes, originally scheduled to expire on Sunday, Nov. 4, have been extended to run through Sunday, Nov. 11. Retroactive to Monday, October 29, for services incurred from that date through Sunday, November 11, 2012.

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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Declares Public Health Emergency for New York

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Declares Public Health Emergency for New York

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today declared a public health emergency for New York in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall on the East Coast Monday evening. The action will enable the Secretary to ensure that beneficiaries of the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, continue to receive services as the New York communities respond and recover from this emergency. The public health emergency is declared under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act and is necessary so that HHS may waive or modify certain Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP requirements under section 1135 of the Social Security Act.

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Is Affordable Private Health Insurance the Answer to NHS Failings?

In light of recent news headlines regarding the poor state of some NHS hospitals, Over 50s personal finance comparison site Over50choices announces alternative healthcare solutions with the launch of their new affordable Private Health Insurance comparison tool. As a nation, over the years the majority of people in the UK have been proud of the NHS, a service that has been the envy of other countries. Now as a...

16-08-2013 IPMI Magazine Breaking News

One Hundred Years Launches In The UK With A New Comprehensive Private Health Management Service

One Hundred Years launches in the UK today, providing global, best-in-class private health management services. The service identifies individual client health and lifestyle goals and delivers those outcomes via personalised health programmes managed by dedicated Private Health Advisors, physicians and scientists. The strength of its medical expertise is illustrated by the organisation’s Global Faculty of Advisors and National Medical Advisory Board, which is responsible for designing solutions and providing access to...

15-08-2013 IPMI Magazine Breaking News

New Cover For The Untapped Seafarers Market From Globality Health

Globality Health responded to the need for appropriate insurance for seafarers by partnering with Crewsure (crewsure.com) to offer clients innovative insurance products. From August 20th 2013 all vessels over a certain size have to comply with a new labour convention known as the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006. New product, Crewsure Marine, supports the health and wellbeing of onboard crew and also fully meets the revised Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) regulations...

15-08-2013 IPMI Magazine Breaking News

Europ Assistance Canada Appoints New CEO Emmanuel Légeron

Europ Assistance (EA), the global pioneer of the assistance industry is pleased to announce the appointment of Emmanuel Légeron as CEO of Europ Assistance Canada effective July 12, 2013. Under Emmanuel’s leadership, the management team and staff at EA Canada are committed to the continued growth and success of the Travel Assistance platform in Canada, and ensuring that EA Canada’s valued clients receive the same level of service and dedication...

09-08-2013 Executive Appointment Insurance News

Ultracare Power Launched For Oil And Gas Industry

UltraCare Power a medical insurance plan especially for the oil and gas industry in Asia has been launched today. The new plan has been developed by international health insurer InterGlobal for brokers with clients in the regional energy sector. UltraCare Power will initially be available in Singapore and eventually rolled out across Asia. UltraCare Power keeps premium levels highly competitive for workers in the energy industry by focusing on core benefits...

09-08-2013 IPMI Magazine Breaking News

Brazil Sees Rise In Travel Insurance Claims Ahead Of World Cup

Summer travel insurance claims from Brazil have risen by more than 60% in two years, according to research carried out by CEGA Group, the claims management and international assistance provider. The new research covers the two years from summer 2010 and takes into account all types of travel insurance claims, including theft, travel delays and medical expenses. “With Brazil hosting the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, the number...

02-08-2013 IPMI Magazine Breaking News

Migration complete as Phase One of customer service programme delivered

PruHealth has today announced that the transfer of its servicing operation from South Africa* to the UK has now taken place, resulting in the creation of 150 new jobs in the UK in one of the biggest and fastest staff expansion programmes seen in the PMI market. This completes Phase One of its programme to deliver world class customer service and the overall project will be finished in 18...

31-07-2013 IPMI Magazine Breaking News

CNV and Achmea sign declaration of intent on cooperation

The CNV (National Federation of Christian Trade Unions in the Netherlands) and Achmea, the largest insurance company of the Netherlands, recently signed a declaration of intent to cooperate on providing personal legal assistance services and non-life insurance as from 1 January 2014. Cooperation will enable the CNV to expand its range of legal services and thus make it more attractive to existing and new members. The trade unions affiliated to...

23-07-2013 IPMI Magazine Breaking News

TRAKKABEAM A800 SEARCHLIGHT SELECTED FOR FIRST UK NIGHT AIR AMBULANCE OPERATIONS

Trakka Corp Pty Ltd announced that the A800 Trakkabeam Tactical Searchlight has been successfully installed and operated on the first UK air ambulance cleared for full night operations. The aircraft installation from Bond Air Services for the East Anglian Air Ambulance EC135 aircraft marks a first for UK HEMS operations. The Trakkabeam searchlight’s primary use for a HEMS aircraft is to survey a potential landing zone prior to the aircraft...

19-07-2013 Emergency Medical and Travel Assistance News

Cigna Teams with MDLIVE to Offer Access to Round the Clock Health Care

Global health service company Cigna (NYSE: CI) have announced it will work with MDLIVE, a telehealth provider of online and on-demand health care delivery services and software, to offer eligible Cigna health plan customers access to 24/7/365 online video or telephone consultations with Board-Certified Internal Medicine, Family Practice, and Pediatric physicians. The collaboration is reflective of the two companies’ common goals of offering access to quality, affordable health care...

16-07-2013 Healthcare Payor IT and Technology

RESCUE Consortium Demonstrates Technologies for First Responders

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services announced today that the RESCUE consortium, which operates as part of the MAGNET Program in the Office of the Chief Scientist of Israel, demonstrated today a unique, new, integrated technology, that enables the rapid deployment of broadband communication infrastructure in the event of disaster. The demonstration was held in the presence of the Chief Scientist...

16-07-2013 Healthcare Payor IT and Technology

Ornge Committed to Implementing Coroner's Recommendations

Ornge, Ontario's provider of air ambulance and related services, welcomes the release of the Expert Panel Report from the Office of the Chief Coroner, and is affirming its commitment to act on the recommendations. "I want to thank the members of the Expert Panel for their thorough and thoughtful review," said Dr. Andrew McCallum, President and CEO of Ornge. "This report provides much valuable insight into ways we can...

16-07-2013 Emergency Medical and Travel Assistance News

Experts Recommend Must Have Healthcare App for Overseas Travel mPassport® Puts You in Control of Your Agenda

HTH Worldwide, a global health services and technology company, reminds world travelers to account for personal health and safety when planning a trip abroad this summer. “HTH Worldwide created mPassport to help people gain access to healthcare information and services all over the world. With web and mobile options, people have convenient access to the tools necessary to stay in control of their agenda,” said Dave...

16-07-2013 Healthcare Payor IT and Technology

Holiday Brits risking their lives on balconies

One British national has died and three more have been injured this month alone after falling from balconies while on holiday. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and ABTA – The Travel Association, have renewed calls to young Brits heading off on holiday this summer to take extra care on balconies. The latest incidents take the total number of reported cases this year so far to seven. Last year there were...

16-07-2013 IPMI Magazine Risk News

Noel Josephides Elected ABTA Chairman

ABTA – The Travel Association, announces that Noel Josephides, Chairman of Sunvil Holidays, has been appointed as ABTA Chairman. The appointment follows an election process involving the ABTA Board and a ballot among all ABTA Members. Mark Tanzer, ABTA Chief Executive, said: “On behalf of the Board, I’d like to congratulate Noel on his appointment as ABTA Chairman. He has a vast amount of industry experience that will prove...

16-07-2013 Executive Appointment Insurance News

ABTA reveals the substantial economic value of leisure aviation

Cebr Research shows annual contribution of £14.1bn to UK economy ABTA has today published a specially commissioned report into the economic value of leisure aviation. The study, carried out by the Centre for Economics Business Research (Cebr), was commissioned by ABTA to understand fully the importance of leisure aviation to the UK economy. The report found that it contributed a significant £14.1 billion of a Gross Value Added in...

16-07-2013 IPMI Magazine Travel and Tourism Breaking News

Bupa appoints Patricia Hewitt as Board Director

Bupa, the international healthcare company, have announced the appointment of Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt to its board as a non-executive director. Ms Hewitt joins Bupa following an extensive parliamentary, government and business career. She was MP for Leicester West for 13 years, holding the positions of Secretary of State for Health between 2005 and 2007 and Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and Cabinet Minister for Women between...

16-07-2013 IPMI Magazine Breaking News

Consumers Want Obamacare Health Insurance Waiver Too

A week out from the Obama administration's decision to delay the employer mandate penalty for not providing health insurance to employees, a new consumer survey from HealthPocket finds substantial sentiment that the same temporary waiver should apply to uninsured individuals. Forty-one percent of respondents said, "Yes, the waiver should apply equally," more than triple those who answered, "No, the consumer fine should remain." HealthPocket surveyed 884 people from across...

16-07-2013 IPMI Magazine Breaking News

Affinity and partnership marketing in UK legal services

  Opportunities in affinity and partnership marketing constitute an important consideration for providers of both commercial and consumer legal services. According to new research released by Finaccord, an increasing number of organisations are acting as affinity or corporate partners for legal services, much in the manner that insurance and other consumer services have long been marketed through partnerships. Across a total of 1,700 organisations investigated, 518 (30.5%) offer a legal service...

16-07-2013 IPMI Magazine Breaking News

Counting Down to iPMIM's Birthday

In a day and age where news travels as fast as your internet connection, International Private Medical Insurance Magazine caters for a truly nomadic audience, by utilizing best-in-class industry content and cutting edge digital distribution systems. iPMI Magazine is the leading international health insurance magazine catering for the worldwide expatriate, travel, business, insurance and healthcare markets. iPMI Magazine provides daily news covering insurance, air ambulance, assistance, cost containment, expat healthcare...

16-07-2013 iPMI Magazine Corporate

International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Testimonials

David and his hard working team at IPMI magazine consistently provide subscribers with articles that are current, interesting, and relevant. I recommend the IPMIM to decision makers and anyone else with an interest in gaining an up to the minute perspective on issues that affect our industry. Doug Clement, Owner at Transworld Claims Solutions Inc. A valuable communications channel supported by a first rate team. Joe Corrigan, CEO at...

16-07-2013 iPMI Magazine Corporate

Aetna International names two new managers to its European Services Operations

Aetna (NYSE: AET), a leading global diversified health care solutions company, has named two key personnel to its European service operations. Kate Banfield has joined Aetna as its regional operations manager, Europe. In her new role, she will be responsible for leading service delivery across all operational areas for the Europe region. Banfield has more than 17 years of experience in operations and served most recently at AXA PPP International. ...

09-07-2013 Executive Appointment Insurance News

Sales and Development Manager Travel & Medical Insurance Vancouver

Closing date: July 4th, 2013. Key Requirements: Must have a minimum of 5 years Accident & Sickness experience and hold current insurance licenses in British Columbia, plus other provinces where required. Key responsibilities:   To work as the designated Sales and Development manager for a brand new travel insurance broker that has recently been established. To develop new travel insurance business in the province of British Columbia, using experience, skills, incentives and...

24-06-2013 IPMI Magazine Breaking News

The Role Of Quality Management and Accreditation in the Air and Ground Ambulance Business

Sponsored by MEDCARE PROFESSIONAL iPMI Magazine is excited to launch the first in a series of medical transportation executive virtual round table sessions. Bringing together leading lights from the air and ground ambulance business, the first session kicks off with a focus on The Role of Accreditation and Quality Management Systems in Medical Transportation. Positions are available for The Role of Accreditation and Quality Management Systems in Medical Transportation Round...

18-06-2013 iPMI Magazine Corporate

New Insurance Broker Initiative by iPMIM: Assisting Insurance Brokers Accelerate Their Entry Into The Health Insurance Market

You are a health, medical, travel or expatriate insurance broker, or at least you want to be. You want to source the right information about the worldwide health insurance plans, that you wish to represent and sell. You have clients worldwide who are seeking to compare private medical and health insurance plans, and you wish to have the best suite of solutions available, so they may select the most...

18-06-2013 IPMI Magazine Breaking News

Living with Asthma

The World Health Organisation estimates that 235 million people around the world suffer from asthma. It is a problem that occurs in all countries, regardless of the level of development. Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children so for expatriates with families, it is a concern that should be considered, especially as on-going treatment costs can be significant. Most expatriates are away for a...

18-06-2013 IPMI Magazine Breaking News

Per Bay Jørgensen joins Now Health International as Non-Executive Director

International health insurance provider, Now Health International, announces that Per Bay Jørgensen joins as a Non-Executive Director from July 2013. Jørgensen is one of the founders of the international health insurance industry with the launch of IHI Danmark in 1980. CEO Martin Garcia commented, “While the industry itself has changed beyond recognition, the values that Per Bay instilled into his first venture have not. Per Bay's commitment to...

18-06-2013 Executive Appointment Insurance News

FORMER INTERNATIONAL SOS EXECUTIVES START PLATINUM ASIA ASSISTANCE IN SINGAPORE & JAKARTA, INDONESIA

Platinum Asia Assistance was recently launched by a team of former International SOS executives in Singapore and Jakarta, Indonesia. Focused on growth markets in South East Asia, the company provides assistance and third party administration services for overseas and domestic insurers, as well as international assistance companies.

14-06-2013 Emergency Medical and Travel Assistance News

International Health Insurance Sales Consultant

Our client AOC Insurance Broker is now recruiting for the position of International Health Insurance Adviser. To apply for this position and others like it please visit the brand new International Health and Medical Insurance Recruitment platform, produced by iPMIM @ http://iprivatemedicalinsurance.com International Health Insurance Sales Consultant Profile: High School Diploma or equivalent. Insurance degree is a plus Bilingual English/French. Fluent in German (or another language) would be very appreciated Basic computer skills including Microsoft...

12-06-2013 IPMI Magazine Breaking News

International Assistance Group expands its medical escort services in the US

International Assistance Group (IAG), a worldwide alliance of assistance companies, recently expanded its coverage of the assistance chain, with a new Partnership that was offered to Rescue Nurse International (RNI), in Colorado. Medical Escort on commercial flights is a valuable solution for non critical patients who need to return home. Medical evacuations and repatriations are not always critical. Some patients need to be brought home with a medical escort, but...

10-06-2013 Emergency Medical and Travel Assistance News

MedCare Professional Renews Advertising Contract With International Private Medical Insurance Magazine

MedCare Professional provides Ground Ambulance and Air Ambulance Services to the International Travel, Medical, Health, Expatriate Insurance and Assistance Marketplace. MCP is a leading medical transportation services provider and offers national and international patient transport. We operate reliably and economically with leading insurance companies, hospitals and groups together, our team has won several awards for its outstanding quality. MedCareProfessional is as the name of the program:...

07-06-2013 iPMI Magazine Corporate

Exclusive assistance service offer developed just for Desjardins members

To source a medical assistance company or travel assistance company, or to compare private medical insurance for expatriates, please visit the International Private Medical Insurance Company Provider Network Directory, click here. Your name is Carol Smith, but you didn't buy 15 TVs last week. And now you're required to pay them off and your credit has taken a hit. It's definitely identity theft. Or you get sick during your vacation halfway...

03-06-2013 Emergency Medical and Travel Assistance News

Allianz Global Assistance: another year of growth confirms the Group’s position as worldwide leader

Allianz Global Assistance announced its 2012 financial results and confirmed its ambitions for 2015. The Group reported that growth in global turnover was up 9% over 2011, exceeding the proclaimed objective of 2.2 billion Euros (2.238 billion Euros). Turnover 2012: 2.238 billion Euros (+9%); Operating profit: + 20.1%; Combined Ratio: 96%; 12 171 employees in 34 countries; 20 million files treated; 50 million calls; All of the Group’s geographic regions and its three lines of...

03-06-2013 IPMI Magazine Insurance Industry Company Results

Congratulations MedCare Professional Ground Ambulance

  iPMI Magazine is pleased to announce that MedCare Professional are our most popular ground ambulance company. MedCare Professional provides Ground Ambulance and Air Ambulance Services to the International Travel, Medical, Health, Expatriate Insurance and Assistance Marketplace. MCP is a leading medical transportation services provider and offers national and international patient transport. We operate reliably and economically with leading insurance companies, hospitals and groups together, our team has won several awards for its outstanding quality. MedCareProfessional is as the name of the program:...

03-06-2013 IPMI Magazine Breaking News

APRIL and SOS International start up joint assistance platform in China

With a staff of around ten to begin with, this operational platform will be managed and coordinated by two local managing partners who are assistance specialists. This joint venture will enable APRIL and SOS International to complete their international coverage in a geographical region with huge potential. By pooling and referring to this platform assistance services provided in China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and Mongolia, the two partners are in...

31-05-2013 Emergency Medical and Travel Assistance News

International Medical Group Appoints Todd Hancock Executive Vice President

International Medical Group®, Inc. (IMG®), an Indianapolis-based insurance group, today announced that Todd Hancock joined the company as executive vice president, joining the experienced management team led by R. Brian Barwick , president and CEO. The appointment of Mr. Hancock, a seasoned insurance executive with more than 20 years of industry experience, signals a renewed focus on growth and innovation for the reputable global company. Mr. Hancock will...

31-05-2013 Executive Appointment Insurance News

List Your Air Ambulance Company in the International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Air Ambulance Company Guide and Directory

International Private Medical Insurance Magazine provides insurance, assistance and private companies access to trusted Air Ambulance Company data. You can compare, select and source a air ambulance company in the International Private Medical Insurance Magazine air ambulance company guide and directory. International Private Medical Insurance Magazine works closely with air ambulance owners, operators and brokers with providers and companies from all corners of the earth including Austria, Belgium...

31-05-2013 iPMI Magazine Corporate

List Your Medical Assistance Company in the International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Medical Assistance Company Guide and Directory

List Your Medical Assistance Company in the International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Medical Assistance Company Guide and Directory International Private Medical Insurance Magazine provides insurance, assistance and private companies access to trusted Medical Assistance Company data. You can compare, select and source a medical assistance company in the International Private Medical Insurance Magazine medical assistance company guide and directory.

31-05-2013 iPMI Magazine Corporate

GeoBlue Sponsor International Private Medical Insurance Magazine

International Private Medical Insurance Magazine is proud to announce the acquisition of GeoBlue as a sponsor and advertiser. GeoBlue is a leader and innovator serving the needs of world travelers. GeoBlue Expat® and GeoBlue Traveler® group health plans combine unsurpassed service and mobile technology to help you access trusted doctors and hospitals all around the globe.

31-05-2013 iPMI Magazine Corporate

FAI Air Ambulance Sponsor iPMI Magazine

Leading air ambulance company FAI are proud to announce their sponsorship of international healthcare journal, International Private Medical Insurance Magazine. FAI rent-a-jet AG (dba FAI Flight Ambulance International) was founded in 1986 as a 100%-subsidiary of a private club under the company name of IFA-Flugbetriebs GmbH.

31-05-2013 iPMI Magazine Corporate

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade appoints Healix to manage healthcare services for staff working or travelling overseas

Leading international healthcare and medical assistance company, Healix, has secured the contract to provide managed healthcare and medical assistance services for overseas employees of the New Zealand government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT).

31-05-2013 Emergency Medical and Travel Assistance News

Cigna Foundation Sponsors Philadelphia Orchestra’s 40th Anniversary Tour to China

Underscoring its commitment to the health and well-being of the people of China, the Cigna Foundation is the sponsor of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 40th Anniversary Tour of the People’s Republic of China kicking off May 31 and running through June 9. This tour celebrates the Orchestra’s anniversary of its first China tour in 1973 while signaling the future, as the tour runs concurrently with the Orchestra’s innovative new residency program...

31-05-2013 IPMI Magazine Breaking News

Health insurance available to tourists in Tibet

Tourists in Tibet can buy insurance to cover medical bills for altitude sickness and receive emergency aid services beginning in late May, the Tibet Tourism Bureau and Tibet branch of the China Life Insurance Company Ltd said. The insurance costs 100 yuan ($16.30) and is valid for 15 days. Its benefits include 20,000 yuan compensation for medical bills, and 680,000 yuan in emergency-aid services.

31-05-2013 IPMI Magazine Travel and Tourism Breaking News

AIG Signs Joint Venture Agreement with PICC Life to Form an Agency Distribution Company in China

American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG), People’s Insurance Company (Group) of China (“PICC”) and PICC Life Insurance Company Limited (“PICC Life”) have announced that they have entered into a joint venture agreement to form an agency distribution company in China. In December 2012, AIG invested US$500 million as the largest cornerstone investor in the PICC initial public offering.

31-05-2013 Insurance Industry Mergers and Acquisitions News

RacePartner™ Launches Race Registration Insurance With Allianz Global Assistance

Statistics show that about 15% of race participants are out of the race before it begins, often due to illness, injury or some other unforeseen event[1]. With that in mind, Forte Interactive's RacePartner™, a leader in customized race registration, and Allianz Global Assistance USA, a leader in consumer specialty insurance, are partnering to provide event organizers and participants peace of mind by protecting registration fees for both parties with race...

31-05-2013 Emergency Medical and Travel Assistance News

Allianz Global Assistance Selects American Express For Travel Management And Corporate Payments

American Express have announced that it has been selected by Allianz Global Assistance Australia, a global leader in travel insurance and emergency assistance services, to manage its travel and corporate payments programs. American Express Global Business Travel will manage all of Allianz Global Assistance Australia’s travel requirements including its employee business travel, as well as the travel needs of its insurance customers who require medical repatriation.

31-05-2013 Emergency Medical and Travel Assistance News

Hawaiian Airlines Announces Closing of $444,540,000 Aircraft Financing under Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificates

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NasdaqGS: HA), have announced the closing of its first-ever offering of Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificates ("EETC") securing fixed, low-interest financing for the acquisition of six new Airbus A330-200 aircraft delivering over the next 18 months.

31-05-2013 IPMI Magazine Travel and Tourism Breaking News

Bupa to complete acquisition of leading Australian and New Zealand dentistry group

Bupa, the international healthcare group, is set to complete its full acquisition of Dental Corporation, Australia and New Zealand’s largest dental group, comprising 190 clinics and more than 560 dentists. The Supreme Court of Victoria in Australia today approved the deal after the ownership change was overwhelmingly supported by Dental Corporation’s shareholders last week.

31-05-2013 Insurance Industry Mergers and Acquisitions News

Call For Papers: Submit News and Articles to International Private Medical Insurance Magazine

Register a free publisher account to submit contents for publication on iPMIM. Get started today and register. iPMIM assists companies just like yours, syndicate and distribute their news and content. Email ipmi@ipmimagazine.com to get started. We are accepting news from the following sectors of the business: Air Ambulance; Assistance; Brokers and Intermediaries; Cost Containment; Events and Conferences; Expatriate Insurance; Ground Ambulance; Hospitals and Clinics; iPMI; PR & Marketing; Technology; Third Party Administrators; Travel Insurance; How to Submit News: Very simple, email it to ipmi@ipmimagazine.com Attach...

29-05-2013 iPMI Magazine Corporate

New Design Coming August 2013 for Leading International Healthcare Platform International Private Medical Insurance Magazine

Bigger, bolder and better are just some of the words our review team are feeding back to us about the brand new iPMI Magazine design. Celebrating 3 years of successful operations August 2013, the new iPMI Magazine design brings us up-to-speed with a fully responsive new design and layout, increased functionality and a host of interactive tools for readers. As a highly specialist industry led media, iPMI Magazine is...

29-05-2013 iPMI Magazine Corporate