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UPMC Health Plan Wins Excellence In Analytics Award

UPMC Health Plan was recognized for excellence in analytics by the International Institute for Analytics (IIA) at its annual Chief Analytics Officer Summit held in Las Vegas, Nev., last month.  

UPMC Health Plan was awarded the IIA's annual Excellence in Analytics Award, which acknowledges trailblazing companies that go above and beyond to develop advanced analytics capabilities. UPMC Health Plan was chosen for its "Learning Engine" tool, which provides continuous improvement of the analytics that optimize the quality of care for UPMC Health Plan members.    

"UPMC Health Plan is delighted to receive this honor and humbled to be in the company of the other outstanding finalists," saidPamela Peele, Ph.D., Vice President, Health Economics and Chief Analytics Officer for UPMC Health Plan. "It is rewarding to be acknowledged for an innovative tool that helps our members and enables our clinicians."

Other finalists for the award included Dignity Health, Dow Chemical, Enova International, and XL Catlin. Past winners of the award have included the Ford Motor Company, Proctor & Gamble, UnitedHealth Group, and Intermountain Healthcare.

"UPMC Health Plan is a shining example of how to advance analytics and derive measurable impact," said Jack Phillips, Co-Founder and CEO of IIA. "We salute Dr. Peele and her team and congratulate them on winning."

Head of the judging panel was the notable Tom Davenport, the President's Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College who has been named one of the top three business/technology analysts in the world and one of the 100 most influential people in the IT industry. He has written or edited seventeen books and over 100 articles for Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, the Financial Times, and other publications and writes a weekly column for the Wall Street Journal's Corporate Technology section.

All award contenders were nominated by IIA's community of analytics experts and practitioners who recognized each organization's use of analytics to drive measurable business impact. IIA, which is based in Altamonte Springs, Fla., is an independent research and advisory firm for organizations committed to accelerating their business through the power of analytics. 


Welcome To iPolicy Magazine: For International Expatriate Medical Health And Travel Insurance Brokers Agents And Intermediaries

Welcome To The 1st Issue Of iPMI Magazines Medical Health Travel and Expatriate Insurance Broker And Intermediary Report, iPOLICY.


Rounding up the last quarter's most important International Medical and Health Insurance Plan and Product News, iPOLICY is the essential digital report designed specifically for International Health Insurance Brokers and Intermediaries.

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Welcome To The 2nd Issue Of iPMI Magazines Medical Insurance Broker And Intermediary Report, iPOLICY.


Rounding up the last quarter's most important International Medical and Health Insurance Plan and Product News, iPOLICY is the essential digital report designed specifically for International Health Insurance Brokers and Intermediaries.

Read iPolicy Issue 2 by iPMIM now, click here.

Welcome To The 3rd Issue Of iPMI Magazines Medical Insurance Broker And Intermediary Report, iPOLICY.


Rounding up the last quarter's most important International Medical and Health Insurance Plan and Product News, iPOLICY is the essential digital report designed specifically for International Health Insurance Brokers and Intermediaries.

Read iPolicy Issue 3 by iPMIM now, click here.

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Download Cigna Global Health Options Brochure

Download Cigna Global Health Options Brochure

Cigna Global Health Options

Cigna Global provides international health insurance for Expatriates living abroad. Cigna combines years of experience in private medical insurance with an understanding of the service and customer care you need.

Our International Health Plans Explained

With Cigna you can create a health insurance plan that's perfectly tailored for the needs of you and your family by offering you the reassurance of comprehensive core cover, and the flexibility of adding as many extra benefits as you want.

Cigna Global

Our Core Cover:

International Medical Insurance - your essential core cover, for all inpatient, day case surgery and accommodation costs. In addition, essential cover for cancer, maternity and psychiatric care on an inpatient, outpatient day case basis.

Our Optional Benefits:

International Medical Insurance Plus - additional and more extensive outpatient cover that protects you for any treatments that don't require a hospital stay.

International Emergency Evacuation - peace of mind cover for transport and repatriation costs for you and a family member if you need treatment in another country.

International Health and Wellbeing - allows you to manage your health in your own way with cover for screenings, tests, examinations and other wellbeing activities.

International Vision and Dental - complete cover for all your vision and dental costs.

Our experience

Cigna has worked in international medical insurance for more than 30 years.

Today, we have 60 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 30,000 people, plus a network of more than 900,000 hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists.

Our full-time, clinical team is led by physicians. We have years of experience in dealing with varied and unique clinical and service situations worldwide.

Our vast experience means we provide high standards of healthcare, regardless of where you are in the world.

Why Cigna:

Our customers choose us for their international health insurance because only Cigna Global Health Options gives you all the following benefits:

  • Access to our global network of trusted hospitals, clinics and doctors
  • The flexibility to tailor a plan to suit your individual needs
  • The convenience and confidence of Cigna customer care
  • The reassurance of our experience in delivering international healthcare
  • Globally compliant healthcare plans

Company: Cigna Global Health Options

Address: 220 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 5SG

Phone: +44 (0) 1475 492119

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Download GeoBlue Xplorer Brochure

Download GeoBlue Xplorer Brochure

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. GeoBlue offers expatriate and traveler products in cooperation with participating Blue Cross Blue Shield companies. Select a state below to view a list of Blue companies and learn more about the expatriate and traveler product offerings.

Company: GeoBlue

Address: One Radnor Corporate Center Suite 100 Radnor, PA 19087 USA

Phone: +1 610 254 5300

Fax: +1 610 482 9953

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Integra Global Family Health Plans

Integra Global Life Plans

Health plans from Integra Global allow your staff complete freedom of choice for doctors, specialists and hospital providers, worldwide. Let international medical insurance cover your staff while they are temporarily back in the U.S. and Canada. Our network of hospitals and doctors serves as a passport to the largest health network in North America. For our international health insurance customers, our global support service means that your staff can rely on the best care, worldwide: when the need it, where they need it, in some of the world's leading centers of medical excellence. While your staff members are assigned abroad, you don't want to worry about what their international health insurance policies cover.

Instead you need a comprehensive cover that takes care of the big things as well as the small. Medical evacuation, travel assistance or claims translations, not features you would normally find in a straightforward domestic plan but all essential in an expatriate medical insurance for your international based staff. And we have the comprehensive cover that you would expect from a quality health plan such as chronic conditions cover, hospitalization, prescription drugs, out-patient, wellness benefits, and physician office visits to name just a few. Integra Global utilizes the UnitedHealthcare Network.

Plan 1 members have access to 5,200 hospitals and 650,000 health care professionals through the UnitedHealthcare Network. All treatment in the U.S. must be pre-certified. Make sure your provider pre-certifies your medical treatment. Utilizing the UnitedHealthcare network simplifies your pre-certification process and claims filing.

Company: Integra Global

Phone U.K: 0808 101 3483 (toll-free)

Germany: 06221 825 650

North America: 1 888 753 1377 (toll-free)

Worldwide: +1 888 753 1377

Fax International: +1 800 774 3608 (toll-free)

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New Prima Healthcare Plan Guide Launched by ALC Health

New Prima Healthcare Plan Guide Launched by ALC Health

Download the Brand New Prima Healthcare Plan guide launched by ALC Health recently. 

For over 10 years, ALC Health has been looking after and protecting the health of individuals, their families and international companies from across the world with a range of flexible and innovative international health insurance plans that reflect the lifestyle of today's expatriate international traveller and global citizen. With many of our advisors having been expatriates themselves, we really do understand what it's like to be living far away from home or in a country where healthcare treatment may not always be readily accessible.

à la carte healthcare (ALC Health) is an award winning international medical insurer who for over 10 years has been protecting the health of private clients, companies and organisations across the globe. The company continues to grow and develop on a philosophy of ensuring that every policyholder whether as a private individual or a member of a corporate group is assured of the highest level of personal service and support.

It is this experience that has enabled ALC Health to stand out as an international medical insurer that is able to bring together a range of quality products supported by the highest level of service, at a very personal level and has long been seen as a preferred choice of international expatriates looking for a more personalised and caring approach to their healthcare needs.

Click here to read more about ALC Health in the iPMI Magazine Medical and Health Insurance Company Guide and Directory.


Travel Advice Indonesia

Travel Advice Indonesia

Some areas of Sumatra are experiencing high levels of pollution caused by fires. The British Embassy and Consulate General is moving to new premises at Jl Patra Kuningan Raya Blok L5-6 Jakarta 12950 on 21 to 24 June. The British Embassy and Consulate General will be closed for normal business during the relocation; there may be some disruption to services during this time.

For emergency consular assistance contact the Embassy Switchboard on + 62 21 2356 5200.

Following the recent abduction of a British national in the Aceh region of Northern Sumatra, you should exercise caution in the area. While the risk of abduction is not high, you should be aware that 1 French and 5 Chinese nationals were abducted in separate incidents in 2008. Demonstrations could take place at short notice around the country.

You should avoid any demonstrations or large gatherings of people. See Political situation. There may be an increased risk of anti-western sentiment linked to the possibility of military action in Syria. Keep up to date with developments, be vigilant and avoid any protests or demonstrations. Widespread flooding has occurred in recent months in Jakarta.

Keep a stock of food and bottled water, monitor local media and follow the advice of the local authorities. Walking and driving in flooded areas can be dangerous due to uncovered drainage ditches that are covered by water.

There is a higher risk of waterborne diseases in flooded areas.

There is a high threat from terrorism. Terrorist groups continue to plan attacks and have the capacity and intent to carry out these attacks at anytime and anywhere in the country. You should be particularly vigilant during holiday periods such as Easter, Christmas, Nyepi (Balinese New Year) and Independence Day (17 August).

You should exercise caution when travelling to Aceh, Central Sulawesi Province (especially Palu, Poso and Tentena), Maluku Province (especially Ambon), Papua and West Papua Province.

With the exception of Garuda Airlines, Mandala Airlines, Airfast and Ekspres Transportasi Antarbenua (operating as PremiAir) and Indonesia Air Asia, all other Indonesian passenger airlines are refused permission to operate services to the EU because of safety concerns.

Indonesia sits along a volatile seismic strip called the ‘Ring of Fire’. Volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur regularly and tsunamis are possible.

Possession, trafficking and manufacture of drugs are serious offences in Indonesia. Some offences carry the death penalty. Don’t get involved.

There have been a number of deaths and cases of serious illness of tourists in Indonesia, caused by drinking alcoholic drinks contaminated with methanol.

Around 190,000 British nationals visit Indonesia every year. Most visits are trouble free.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.


ALC Health Launches New Underwriting Partnership With AXA PPP International

ALC Health Launches New Underwriting Partnership With AXA PPP International

Award winning International medical insurance provider ALC Health has announced that it will be moving its underwriting capacity from 1st December to AXA PPP International.

Sarah Jewell, ALC Health’s Managing Director commented, “As our business has grown, so has the demand for greater product flexibility and service functionality in what is an increasingly competitive market. Through this exciting new partnership with AXA PPP International, ALC Health will be able to further develop the services that we offer our clients including a new online claims pre-authorisation service, online claims submission and online member claim enquiry service, not only for corporate clients but for our individual clients”.

As part of our new underwriting partnership with AXA PPP International we have been able to simplify the process of making out-patient claims by removing the need for our members’ doctor to sign their claim form. This will help to speed up the whole process of making a claim and add further strength to the ALC Health service proposition”.

Andrew Apps, ALC Health’s Sales and Marketing Director added, “ALC Health has over the past 10 years built an enviable reputation for the very highest level of customer service and with the support of AXA PPP International we are now in a position to move the company, its products and its service capabilities to a new and exciting level. During the next few months we will be launching a number of new and exciting initiatives designed to help our brokers, intermediaries and agents develop their international business including improved group discount structures, enhanced core plan benefits and more online support, whilst retaining the all-important ALC Health tradition of VIP customer service at every level”.

About ALC Health

ALC Health arranges international private medical health insurance for private clients, companies and organisations worldwide. With an enviable reputation for service excellence, the company places a high emphasis on building one to one relationships with its clients, ensuring that buying medical insurance should be easy, efficient and straight forward at every step. With many of ALC Health’s employees having lived and worked overseas, the company understands the importance of international medical insurance needing to be flexible to match each client's personal circumstances. This experience has enabled ALC to stand out as an organisation that has been able to bring together a range of quality products with the highest level of service, at a very personal level.

AXA PPP International is a trading name of AXA PPP healthcare limited


Prime Urgent Care Makes it Easier for Patients with Cigna Insurance

Many individuals throughout the Pearland, Texas area will require urgent care service one or more times per year. While many people have a family physician whom they visit for non-urgent needs, an urgent care facility provides fast service and is able to accommodate visits on weekends or at odd hours. Often more advanced services than what can be enjoyed at a family practice office can be found at an urgent care facility without having to make a visit to the emergency room at the hospital. Prime Urgent Care has been providing urgent care services for minor emergencies and other needs to Pearland area residents for many years, and it recently has announced new services for patients with Cigna insurance.

Prime Urgent Care treats patients on a cash basis if insurance is not available, but many patients who visit this urgent care facility do have insurance. However, with many insurance carriers, preferred pricing on co-pays, deductibles and other insurance features are provided based on which health center or doctor provides the coverage. Patients across the Pearland area often make the decision about which healthcare center to visit based on whether the office accepts their insurance plan or not. Those patients who have Cigna insurance will be pleased to learn that Prime Urgent Care now provides advanced services to them.

Prime Urgent Care is a facility that is known for providing a wide range of services. The board-certified physicians at Prime Urgent Care are capable of and equipped to treat acute illness that range from basic virus and bacterial infections to many types of minor and moderate injuries. Those who are facing life-threatening conditions, however, should head to the emergency room or call 911. Those who need urgent assistance for non-life threatening conditions can contact Prime Urgent Care for fast service from physicians. This facility also can provide sports physicals, employment physicals, vaccinations, and more.

Emergency rooms are unfortunately known for having long waits, and many patients seeking non-emergency treatment are forced to wait for a scheduled appointment time with a family practice doctor. Those who want to enjoy the benefit of faster service from a board-certified physician can receive assistance without delay at Prime Urgent Care.

This facility provides walk-in service without an appointment, and it offers extended business hours to better meet the needs of its patients. In addition, there is an online check-in system that provides patients with the ability to avoid having to wait a long time in the waiting room once they arrive. This urgent care facility provides a great middle ground between a visit to the family doctor and the emergency room.

The ability to obtain fast medical services from a reputable doctor is convenient at times. At other times, it is imperative. Individuals who are interested in learning more about the services offered by Prime Urgent Care in Pearland can review the website or call the company directly to learn more about the services available. Because the office now accepts Cigna insurance, even more residents in the Pearland area can take advantage of the benefits that this healthcare center can provide.

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