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Critical Considerations When Designing International Private Medical Health Insurance Plans

Introducing a business into new emerging markets is the response from worldwide business owners to the pre-eminent mega trend that is globalisation. Establishing a global footprint may be of pivotal importance to a wide range of industry, and according to PWC, cross-border assignments are showing no signs of a slowdown. In fact, 59% of CEOs plan to send more staff on international assignments with predictions that global corporate travel and international assignments will increase 50% by 2020.

In the most recent exclusive iPMI Magazine Medical Insurance Round Table, we spoke with leading C-Level Executives at ALC Health, Cigna Global Individual Private Medical Insurance, GeoBlue and Globality Health, about the importance of individual iPMI and how to best approach plan design.

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Round Table: International Private Medical Insurance VS Local Health Insurance

International Private Medical Insurance Magazine (iPMIM) is excited to announce the next exclusive C-suite executive round table business forum: International Private Medical Insurance VS Local Health Insurance.

Only 3 round table positions remain, and this is your opportunity to have your say.

Example Questions:

What are the benefits of a local insurance plan? What factors are considered when individuals and groups look for the right coverage? For portability what may work best? Some expats prefer major treatment and surgery in their home country, surrounded by friends and family. How may a local plan achieve this? Is there a difference between an offshore insurance company and an international insurance company? Where short-term assignments are becoming more popular and more individual (family stays at home) is a local insurance plan more cost effective? In the maritime business executives talk about Hybrid Insurance - where the insurers cover onshore, the the P and I club, offshore. How can insurance plans compliment certain healthcare systems? Will insurers start operating their own local TPA services in member hot spots?

Participants enjoy:

  • Complete inclusion in the executive round table;
  • Full professional executive bio;
  • Company logo;
  • Company bio;
  • Single or double page advertisement;
  • Complete online promotion.

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Defining International Assistance In 2014 And Beyond Part 1

 

In A Closed Door Exclusive Round Table Business Forum International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Spoke With Industry Leaders From The International Assistance Market.

The 1st In A Series Of VIP Assistance Round Table Business Forums, we focus on the definition of medical, travel and technical assistance services in 2014 including service capability, geographic reach, memorable cases, custom networks, the benefits of outsourcing and the adoption of new technology.

Featuring C-Level Executive Commentary From Allianz Global Assistance, Athens Assistance, Europ Assistance, Medic Assistance International, REUTER Consulting And Rowland Brothers.

International tourist arrivals grew by 5% in 2013, reaching a record 1,087 million arrivals. Despite the current global economic climate, international tourism results were well above expectations, with an additional 52 million international tourists travelling the world in 2013. For 2014 the UNWTO forecasts 4% to 4.5% growth, above the long term projections. Demand for international tourism was strongest for destinations in Asia and the Pacific (+6%), Africa (+6%) and Europe (+5%). The leading sub-regions were South-East Asia (+10%), Central and Eastern Europe (+7%), Southern and Mediterranean Europe (+6%) and North Africa (+6%). The UNWTO forecasts international arrivals to increase by 4% to 4.5% in 2014, again above its long-term forecast of +3.8% per year between 2010 and 2020.

“2013 was an excellent year for international tourism. The tourism sector has shown a remarkable capacity to adjust to the changing market conditions, fuelling growth and job creation around the world, despite the lingering economic and geopolitical challenges. Indeed, tourism has been among the few sectors generating positive news for many economies.”
Taleb Rifai UNWTO Secretary General

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Annual Bermuda Captive Breakfast Seminar in Calgary Deemed a Success

A Delegation of Leading Insurance Executives Led an Informative Panel Discussion in Calgary Using a Client's Experience to Showcase Why Bermuda Continues to be a Preferred Domicile for Captive Formations.

Following the successful delivery of the first Bermuda Captive Breakfast Seminar in Calgary last year, a second event highlighting Bermuda's robust captive market took place recently. The Seminar, which provided insight into the benefits of the Canada-Bermuda Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA), also served as a high-level networking event with potential buyers from large and middle market companies.

Risk managers, CFOs and prospective captive owners heard of Bermuda's value as the oldest and largest captive domicile which is well placed in close proximity to Canada. With less focus on regulatory matters and more emphasis on practical experience, this year's attendees of potential buyers and service providers heard from Parrish & Heimbecker Limited whose captive is domiciled in Bermuda.

Kevin Klippenstein, CFO, described the process the company undertook in evaluating the use of a captive vehicle in managing its corporate risks and the expertise found in Bermuda which is needed to effectively manage the captive. The format of the event encouraged highly interactive and engaging discussions between the panelists and audience, thereby generating invaluable feedback for the Bermuda delegates.

Stephen Lund, CEO of Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) commented "The key to capturing business in markets like Calgary is through proactive business development. The Bermuda Captive Breakfast Seminar is the right forum through which industry experts can explain why Bermuda is the intelligent choice for Canadian companies considering the use of a captive vehicle. Furthermore, the TIEA in place between Canada and Bermuda levels the playing field on taxation as compared to other domiciles."

Other sessions at the event focused on Bermuda's position as a leading captive domicile distinguished by its access to (re)insurance markets as home to many of the world's top reinsurers. With high quality expertise and sensible supervision, Bermuda continues to attract Canadian multinationals looking to establish or re-domicile a captive vehicle to better manage their corporate risks and control costs thereby capturing sustainable value for the parent company writing non-Canadian risks.

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Travel Advice Côte d'Ivoire

Travel Advice Côte d'Ivoire

Latest update: Summary and Safety and security, Crime section - reports of westerners being robbed at gunpoint on the main road from Abidjan to Yamoussoukro.

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to parts of the country.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to the western regions of Dix-Huit Montagnes, Haut-Sassandra, Moyen-Cavally and Bas-Sassandra. There have been a number of shootings around Abidjan since August 2012. Attacks happen mainly at night and the targets have usually been the police and military. Further incidents can’t be ruled out. Violent crime can occur at any time.

Be particularly vigilant and take care when travelling by road, especially at night. There is a general threat from terrorism.

Following French military intervention in Mali, there is a possibility of retaliatory attacks targeting Western interests in the region.

You should be vigilant. Cases of meningitis have been detected in northern and central regions of Côte d’Ivoire. The affected districts are Boundiali, Bouna, Ferke, Korhogo, Seguela and Tengrela in the North and Bandama Valley region in the central part of the country.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and other international health agencies are supporting local authorities to control the spread of the disease. Yellow fever, cholera, and measles cases have been reported in the Abidjan area since the start of 2011. Falciparum malaria is also endemic. You should register with our Embassy and warden network in Abidjan.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

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Healthcare Insurance & Group Risk Protection 5th June 2013 The Charing Cross Hotel, London, UK

Health Insurance and Group Risk Protection, created by the sister company of HI Magazine, is the industry's first independently researched conference looking at the latest issues driving the PMI market. This event is targeted at leading Employee Benefit Consultancies, Brokers, Intermediaries and IFAs and provides practical information to help drive forward your business and improve yourself professionally.

About Informa Life Sciences

Informa Life Sciences lead the market in providing quality, expert-led conferences; delivering the expert knowledge our clients need to excel in their professional roles and guaranteeing a competitive advantage for their organisations. Our diverse portfolio covers the Pharmaceutical (Drug Discovery, Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Biopharmaceutical, Generics and Business Strategy), Medical Devices and Diagnostics, Fine Chemicals and Agrochemicals and Veterinary Medicine arenas.

Discover more information at http://www.informa-ls.com

About Health Insurance Magazine

Health Insurance is a magazine for professional intermediaries who are involved in selling health insurance and protection products to both individuals and companies. By reading regular copies you will benefit from frequent coverage of developments in all health insurance product areas - including private medical insurance, long term care, critical illness, income protection, employee benefits and business protection - which means that you can offer objective advice to your clients across the broadest possible product base. Each month you will benefit from probing articles that cover all aspects of your daily work - from improving your product and portfolio knowledge and advising you on market developments and trends to identifying new business opportunities. You will be told of key events in the news that affect your profession and will benefit from in-depth features, which provide an objective and no-holds-barred examination of the issues that affect you. Comprising a readership of independent financial advisers, specialist health insurance intermediaries and insurance brokers, Health Insurance is your key to offering a better service and to developing the profitability of your business. Health Insurance is sent free to qualifying individuals, click here to register for your free copy.

Visit http://www.hi-mag.com

About iPMI Magazine

International Private Medical Insurance Magazine (iPMIM) is the ultimate Private Medical Insurance online platform serving expatriate, corporate, health and travel insurance markets. Due to the nomadic nature of the international healthcare industry iPMI Magazine is an internet based news service or worldwide healthcare professionals, who need to understand the impacts of healthcare and insurance policy, regulatory, and legislative developments.

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Totally Expat London, Business Design Centre, Islington, May 20th 2013

Meet International Private Medical Insurance Magazine at Totally Expat London, Business Design Centre, Islington, May 20th 2013.

The London Totally Expat Show is now Europe’s largest ever global mobility conference and exhibition with over 100 exhibitors, 30 technical sessions running throughout the day and over 1000 attendees. It takes place on 20 May at the Business Design Centre, Islington and is the must-attend event of the year for all European based global mobility professionals.

As with all our events, in-house HR/global mobility professionals attend free so book your place now to gain the contacts, knowledge and information you need to make every assignment productive and cost-effective! Our best-ever conference will include insightful, practical sessions covering the key issues in global mobility now.

Read iPMI Magazine's report on last years Totally Expat Show, which we also supported as a media partner and exhibitor. 

Visit http://totallyexpat.com to book your tickets today.

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iPMI Magazine Events, Summits and Conferences

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Some of the 'most prominent issues in healthcare' and 'stories of hope and recovery' were all on the agenda at the Health and Wellbeing Summit held by the Association of Medical Insurers and Intermediaries (AMII). Opening the Summit, AMII Chairman Stuart Scullion talked of 'continuous change and advances in healthcare' before introducing the themes of the 2018 flagship event: Mental health, Artificial Intelligence, and improving quality in the industry. Stuart said: "Each of us deals with change in a different way, and I am minded of eminent psychiatrist Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, who created her theory on the anatomy of change with the creation of...

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16-02-2016 Events Conferences Exhibitions

MENA Health Insurance Congress, 16 - 17 May 2016, Dubai

Demand for healthcare in the MENA region has risen as a result of high population growth, increased life expectancy, lower mortality rates, the prevalence of lifestyle related diseases, and an aspiration for better quality healthcare services. The MENA Health Insurance Congress, taking place in Dubai from 15-17 May 2016, is a strategic platform for all the stakeholders to discuss and collaborate on the developments of mandatory health insurance in the region; look into global healthcare trends that will shape the future changes; examine fraud and abuse in the health insurance system; strengthen payer and provider partnerships; regulate pricing and medical inflation; and the...

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IMTJ Medical Travel Summit May 24th - 26th 2016, Hotel Meliá Avenida América, Madrid, Spain

The IMTJ Summit is a high level event aimed at senior decision makers involved in the medical tourism and international patient market. There are many conferences and congresses that have grown up around the industry; most have failed to deliver the content that delegates want and to address the major issues that face the industry. In 2015 in London, we proved that it’s possible to deliver a medical travel event that delivers GREAT value to delegates, sponsors and exhibitors. Read the FEEDBACK on the 2015 Summit. For 2016, we promise you… GREAT speakers. We handpick our speakers. People who have true insight and knowledge AND who can...

31-12-2015 Events Conferences Exhibitions

ABI Biennial Conference 2015

There is now only five weeks to go until the 2015 ABI Biennial Conference - Agenda 2020 which will be the largest and most significant gathering of insurers & stakeholders following the 2015 General Election. In partnership with KPMG, this event will bring together industry leaders, leading politicians and regulators to debate the major issues affecting the industry. WHEN: 03 November 2015  09:00 - 17:00 WHERE: 155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3YD Keynote speakers: Paul Evans, Group Chief Executive, AXA UK and Chairman of the ABINick Robinson, JournalistTracey McDermott, Acting Chief Executive, FCAConfirmed speakers: Sam Woods, Executive Director, Insurance Supervision, Prudential Regulation AuthorityNatalie Berger, Head of Unit of Insurance and Pensions, DG FISMA...

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05-12-2013 Events Conferences Exhibitions

iPMI Magazine and Informa Life Sciences Join Forces

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01-02-2013 Events Conferences Exhibitions

International Medical Travel Exhibition and Conference: IMTEC 2013, 22-23 March 2013, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco

International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Announces Full Media Support and Partnership with Informa Life Sciences Event The International Medical Travel Exhibition and Conference (IMTEC 2013). Medical tourists are the best advocates for effective health solutions. Experts at IMTEC 2013 will discuss benchmarking for outcomes in global medical travel industry Monte Carlo, Monaco: Current trends in the medical tourism industry indicate that the needs of international patients are challenging health service providers to come up with advanced solutions for quality healthcare outcomes. The basic question of a medical traveler is always ‘Who is the best doctor?’ This new approach – benchmarking for outcomes...

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Health Insurance and Group Risk Protection, created by the sister company of HI Magazine, is the industry's first independently researched conference looking at the latest issues driving the PMI market. This event is targeted at leading Employee Benefit Consultancies, Brokers, Intermediaries and IFAs and provides practical information to help drive forward your business and improve yourself professionally. About Informa Life Sciences Informa Life Sciences lead the market in providing quality, expert-led conferences; delivering the expert knowledge our clients need to excel in their professional roles and guaranteeing a competitive advantage for their organisations. Our diverse portfolio covers the Pharmaceutical (Drug Discovery...

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