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Europesure Launches New Covid-19 Cover

Europesure Travel Insurance, a brand of Status Global Insurance, is launching a new COVID-19 cover which will be an optional add on to its very successful travel insurance product and will be available to clients living in the UK, Gibraltar, the EU, the rest of the EEA and Monaco.

It will cover clients who need to cancel a trip if they are hospitalised because of COVID-19 or if they do travel and catch the virus whilst on their trip. The optional cover includes :

Prior to Travelling:
• Cancellation cover up to £/€ 1,500 per insured person if they are hospitalised up to 28 days before their trip

Whilst Travelling:
• Medical, Repatriation and Funeral Expenses if they catch COVID-19 whilst on a trip
Depending upon where the client resides, the cover is underwritten by Lloyd’s or Lloyd’s Insurance Company SA (Lloyd’s Brussels) to give security to clients and is sold and administered by Status Global Insurance who are fully regulated in the UK and Cyprus and are Coverholders at Lloyd’s and Lloyd’s Brussels.

Paul O’Sullivan, Director at Status Global Insurance says “We are delighted to be one of the first companies to offer cancellation and medical cover in respect of COVID-19 to our affiliate network and clients based throughout Europe. The World is trying to open up again and Europesure is striving to be at the forefront of innovative solutions giving additional cover and security to those who want to start travelling again. We welcome enquiries from any brokers or introducers who have clients in Europe and who want to be able to offer this product to their clients. “

For more information please visit the Europesure website: www.europesuretravelinsurance.com

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APRIL International Care Announces Raft Of Enhancements To International Health Insurance Range MyHEALTH Singapore

APRIL International Care has announced significant improvements to its MyHEALTH Singapore private international health insurance policy range, in particular to its "Elite" module. The changes will take effect from 1 August 2020.

The annual cover limit for the Elite module clients for in-hospital care has been increased from $4.5 million to $6 million, whilst the out of area cover has also been increased from $150,000 to $250.000 for those holding the worldwide ex USA cover options. (Amounts in Singapore dollars).

Another innovative introduction is the adult and child preventative health screening service which is particularly relevant in current climate, tapping into the view that early diagnosis is increasingly important for many healthcare issues.

New preventative screening benefits for adults mean the first $300 of any test is also now covered, whether the client has purchased inpatient or outpatient cover. Typical tests which can now be undertaken within APRIL International Care's network of 1200 local facilities include Pap smear testing, mammography and prostate screening.

Commenting on the introducing of the new enhancements, Regional Head of Business Development Alistair Dickman said, "With these changes, our Elite policy now offers a blend of premium benefits and competitive pricing, which we believe makes APRIL International Care a very attractive choice. At the same time, our extended benefits package reflects the fact that we are learning more and more how important it is to stay ahead of the game when it comes to diagnosis and treatment. For many conditions now, early diagnosis brings genuine benefits and faster recovery times. This new benefit opens up that possibility for many of our clients. In the long term too, it is in all our interests to diagnose and treat early, as it can cost far less, which in turn helps us to keep premiums lower."

APRIL International Care are specialists in designing and delivering flexible international private health insurance solutions for individuals, families and companies. For more information, contact APRIL International Care, or visit www.april-international.com.

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Aetna International Provides Discount On Group Health Cover For New And Existing SME Customers, As Part Of COVID-19 Support Measures

Aetna International has announced that SME employer plan sponsors in Europe, Middle East and Africa renewing their Summit group health insurance policies from 1 May 2020, to on or before 1 July 2020, will receive one month of free health cover, as part of Aetna's ongoing efforts to alleviate financial and other pressures its customers are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The offer also applies to new Summit SME group customers in the next three months, meaning any business taking out a new policy on or before 1 July 2020 will benefit from one month of free cover.

Additionally, all SME employers renewing or taking out a new Summit group policy can discuss options for more flexible billing cycles.

The discount on health cover builds upon previously announced financial support for Aetna International members, including full reimbursement for COVID-19 diagnostic testing (as referred by a medical physician) and the waiver of deductibles for inpatient hospital admissions related to COVID-19.

"In these unprecedented times, we are keen to support our clients and members in any way we can, including financially," said David Healy, CEO - EMEA, Aetna International. "We understand the added pressure and anxiety people and businesses are facing around the world and want to make health care as accessible and affordable as possible during this difficult time. We also want to ensure we are taking steps to assist the business community, which is why we have extended this support to new as well as existing SME customers."

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

Other measures designed to support members' physical and mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak have been implemented by the global health benefits provider in recent weeks. These include free access to Aetna International's virtual health service, vHealth, for a limited time for all members, as well as free access to myStrength – a highly interactive, personalised app that helps address depression, anxiety, stress, and more.

Members also benefit from 24-hour access to clinical counsellors via Aetna International's Employee Assistance Programme and can access WorldAware (red24) to stay informed of any significant travel, safety, or security-related incidents.

Members should continue to follow the guidance issued by their local health authority and contact their local health care provider or a vHealth doctor if they have any concerns. 

 

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Integra Global Launches New IPMI Inpatient Plan Range – InCare

Integra Global, a leading provider of international health insurance, today launches two new health plans to the IPMI market. 

The new plans are available for individuals and groups.
 
The InCare plan range has been designed specifically for the needs of both individuals and companies wanting a health plan with rich inpatient benefits, useful services for global mobility, and market-leading value. 
 
InCare plans include comprehensive hospitalisation and rehabilitation benefits, along with 24/7 emergency medical assistance, life cover and mental health benefits. The InCare Premier plan offers a higher overall policy limit, private room cover and increased limits for Accidental Death and Dismemberment. 
 
In addition, InCare plans include a number of helpful expat services, including a Life Aware Programme for daily life challenges, 24/7 emergency medical assistance and evacuation, and access to a mobile app and claims portal. InCare policies, like all Integra Global health plans, do not exclude natural disasters or pandemics, such as coronavirus (COVID-19).
 
InCare policies are underwritten by MGEN; part of the largest mutual health group in France VYV Group, which has a turnover of €9 billion, 35,500 employees and an AM BEST Financial Strength Rating of A (excellent). Medical Administrators International (MAI) is the global claims administrator for InCare health plans and will manage all pre-authorisations, direct billing and claims management services.
 
Integra Global has been successfully partnered with MGEN and MAI since the launch of their comprehensive Worldwide health plans in 2018. MAI and Integra Global have together consistently achieved claims processing times within 5-7 working days over the last two years, offering first-class customer service to members.  
 
Integra Global's emergency medical and security assistance provider, Northcott Global Solutions (NGS), will serve InCare plan members across the globe, managing all medical emergencies, evacuations and issues of civil unrest or natural disaster. 
 
Philip Catterton, Managing Director at Integra Global Group, commented, "Inpatient treatment is by far the most expensive aspect of healthcare, but also the most important. It's essential that anyone living abroad, or any company employing overseas staff, has a health plan that safeguards them in the event of an emergency or serious illness. 
 
"Our InCare plan range is perfect for individuals who want protection against high-cost inpatient care or expensive treatment, but don't want to pay for a comprehensive health plan.
 
"We've also seen a growing demand among price-conscious companies for a plan that will protect their staff to a high standard, without paying for benefits that are outside their requirements or budget. 
 
"Our InCare plans are here for anyone wanting high-quality inpatient cover, fantastic services, and exceptional customer support."
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New Low Cost Business Health Insurance Plans Launched By April International Care For Singapore

In a move specifically aimed at the group and SME markets for private health insurance, APRIL International Care has added a new coverage option to their flexible MyHEALTH Business group health insurance plan in Singapore.

The new Core option offers companies an affordable level of international cover for hospital and outpatient employee benefits.

Announcing the new policy, Customer Journey and Digital Marketing Manager, Kylee Lancsar said, “Our new Core Plan now offers SMEs and Group schemes access to a low-cost alternative to traditional comprehensive private health insurance. Plans also offer new levels of flexibility to vary cover levels by seniority of staff. We believe these new options will increase the number of companies able to offer their staff the valuable benefit of private international and local health insurance.”

With companies able to structure their MyHEALTH Business plans with different levels of benefits for various levels of staff such as senior management, the new Core option provides a cost-effective way of extending international health coverage for junior staff members.

Employees covered under the new Core Plan will be covered worldwide in case of accidents. For planned hospital treatments, staff are covered within APRIL International Care’s specified network of private medical hospitals in Hong Kong or Singapore, while having free choice of any other private medical facility in the rest of ASEAN and India.

Outpatient benefits for employees with Core cover include cashless coverage for treatment in any of over 1,200 medical facilities participating in APRIL International Care’s panel network which can be found through the GPS capabilities of the Easy Claim app. Additionally, every MyHEALTH Business member can use the Easy Claim app to access Telehealth services to arrange a second medical opinion or request a call back from a doctor.

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AXA Global Healthcare Launches International Health Insurance Foundation Cover Level

AXA – Global Healthcare has expanded its international health insurance offering by launching its new 'Foundation' cover level. Now available to expats and travelers of all ages, it is designed to offer essential cover to those who want the reassurance of having fundamental medical cover in place while they are living abroad.

Kevin Melton, Global Head of Sales and Marketing, commented, "Foundation has been launched as part of our product development programme, with the intention of complementing the existing four cover levels of our global health plan. We know that for some members, extensive cover, which supports most medical eventualities, isn't always required from day one. That's why we are introducing a more budget-friendly plan, offering essential cover while still providing day-and-night access to our global service team, a personal online account and our worldwide network of medical providers."

A budget-friendly option, Foundation offers personal customers an essential level of cover, such as in-patient treatment, cancer treatment and emergency evacuation and repatriation. It may also be a preferable choice for those who are looking to supplement an existing local health plan, giving customers whose home countries may lack the facilities required to undergo certain treatments the option to choose a facility abroad.

With an overall policy limit of £100,000 / $160,000 / €125,000 per person, per policy year, Foundation offers:

  • Cover for hospital charges, including charges for psychiatric treatment (up to 100 days in a members' lifetime), accommodation and diagnostic tests
  • Cover for surgeon, anaesthetist and physician charges as an in-patient
  • Cover for cancer treatment, including radiotherapy and chemotherapy
  • Cover for CT, MRI and PET scans
  • Cover for emergency or medically necessary ambulance transport
  • Emergency evacuation or repatriation

Giving customers additional choice, they can also choose to add an optional upgrade to include cover for out-patient treatment, including a virtual doctor service. The upgrade includes:

Up to £2,500 / $4,000 / €3,200 in total for:

  • Medical practitioner fees
  • Psychiatric treatment
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Physiotherapy treatment
  • Up to £100 / $160 /€125 for vaccinations and their administration
  • Up to £300 / $480 / €380 for complementary practitioner fees (out of combined limit)
  • Up to £100 / $160 / €125 for out-patient drugs and dressings
  • Access to a virtual doctor service for consultations over the phone and via video conference

With the launch of the Foundation cover level, AXA – Global Healthcare's global product suite for personal customers now includes Foundation, Standard, Comprehensive, Prestige and Prestige Plus.

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Video: What Do UK Insurance Brokers Like About Generali Global Health Global Choice IPMI Plans?

In this video Generali Global Health New Business Development Manager Darren Fletcher explains how a flexible and modular product approach is really meeting the needs of IPMI insurance brokers and their clients.

For more details about Generali Global Health International Private Medical Insurance (iPMI) plans, please visit www.generaliglobalhealth.com/our-plans

To learn more about Generali Global Health and their range of IPMI plans and services please visit their micro website on iPMI Magazine, click here.

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VIDEO: Generali Global Health CEO Marco Giacomelli Discusses The Mission Of Generali Global Health

For more details about Generali Global Health International Private Medical Insurance (iPMI) plans, please visit generaliglobalhealth.com

To learn more about Generali Global Health and their range of IPMI plans and services please visit their micro website on iPMI Magazine, click here.

RELATED READING: iPMI Magazine Speaks With Marco Giacomelli, CEO, Generali Global Health (GGH)

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VIDEO: Paul Tidy COO Introduces The Generali Global Health Provider Network

Paul Tidy COO explains how GGH provides access to some of the best medical facilities in the world.

For more details about Generali Global Health International Private Medical Insurance solutions, please visit generaliglobalhealth.com

To learn more about Generali Global Health and their range of IPMI plans and services please visit their micro website on iPMI Magazine, click here.

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VIDEO: Paul Tidy COO Introduces Generali Global Health's Digital Services

Generali Global Health's members are located all across the world, therefore digital technologies are important in enabling us to connect with them, wherever they are, 24/7.

In this video Paul Tidy COO introduces Generali Global Health's digital services

For more details of our International Private Medical Insurance solutions, please visit generaliglobalhealth.com

To learn more about Generali Global Health and their range of IPMI plans and services please visit their micro website on iPMI Magazine, click here.

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