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International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Provider Network Directory February 2023

The February 2023 edition of the International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Provider Network Directory, is out now, featuring over 80 pages of international private medical insurance and medical assistance company intelligence.

The iPMI Magazine network consists of a wide range of leading international medical payors and service providers, on call, 24/7 to assist you manage worldwide medical risks.

The international medical insurance network covers all sectors of the global medical insurance business, and you can use the directory to source new partners and service providers. Simply use the the contact details within the network directory to connect with new partners and customers. 

The IPMI market use the iPMI Magazine Provider Network Directory to source the best information and data on international private medical insurance payors and providers. They may be searching for a new partner, looking for a contact number of a current provider, or researching the payor and provider market for future cross border network development.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE IPMI MAGAZINE PROVIDER NETWORK IN PDF FORMAT

Classifications include: IPMI, Assistance, Air Ambulance, Cost Containment And Claims Management, Funeral Directors, Ground Ambulance, Healthcare Insurance Management and Pharmacy Benefits Management.

Current Provider Network Members 

Click a company name below to visit their micro web site on iPMIM and learn more or download the brand new e-directory using the above link.

To add your business to the e-directory and launch a micro website please write to David Bond, CIO, iPMIM on ipmi[at]ipmimagazine.com

PAYORS AND PROVIDERS IN FOCUS:

IPMI

ASSISTANCE

AIR AMBULANCE

COST CONTAINMENT AND CLAIMS MANAGEMENT

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE IPMI MAGAZINE PROVIDER NETWORK IN PDF FORMAT

 

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International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Provider Network Directory January 2023

The January 2023 edition of the International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Provider Network Directory, is out now, featuring over 80 pages of international private medical insurance and medical assistance company intelligence.

The iPMI Magazine network consists of a wide range of leading international medical payors and service providers, on call, 24/7 to assist you manage worldwide medical risks.

The international medical insurance network covers all sectors of the global medical insurance business, and you can use the directory to source new partners and service providers. Simply use the the contact details within the network directory to connect with new partners and customers. 

The IPMI market use the iPMI Magazine Provider Network Directory to source the best information and data on international private medical insurance payors and providers. They may be searching for a new partner, looking for a contact number of a current provider, or researching the payor and provider market for future cross border network development.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE IPMI MAGAZINE PROVIDER NETWORK IN PDF FORMAT

Classifications include: IPMI, Assistance, Air Ambulance, Cost Containment And Claims Management, Funeral Directors, Ground Ambulance, Healthcare Insurance Management and Pharmacy Benefits Management.

Current Provider Network Members 

Click a company name below to visit their micro web site on iPMIM and learn more or download the brand new e-directory using the above link. To add your business to the e-directory and launch a micro website please write to David Bond, CIO, iPMIM on ipmi[at]ipmimagazine.com

PAYORS AND PROVIDERS IN FOCUS:

IPMI

ASSISTANCE

AIR AMBULANCE

COST CONTAINMENT AND CLAIMS MANAGEMENT

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE IPMI MAGAZINE PROVIDER NETWORK IN PDF FORMAT

 

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Passportcard's Innovative ASO Solution For Large Customers

International health insurance provider enables full cost control.

PassportCard's payment processing and administration of medical services (ASO solution) is now also used by Lufthansa. More than 20,000 members of its flight staff already benefit from it.

The large company enjoys a comprehensive cost control solution without the need to take out insurance.

The ASO solution enables claims management, cost savings, app usage and PassportCard's innovative card solution - around the clock and around the world.

Eithan Wolf, CEO PassportCard EUROPE told iPMIM, “PassportCard is incredibly proud to service 23000 air crew members of Lufthansa. At the same time it gives us the ultimate proof that we are on the right track on our journey to become the leading IPMI provider in Europe.”

Advantages of the ASO solution

ASO (Administration Services Only) solutions are ideal for large clients where the risk is self-sustaining from an actuarial perspective. In this case, it is more advantageous for companies to be considered "self-pay" in order to receive the full benefits of the insurance but save the insurance margin and the insurer's profit.

In an ASO solution, the claims fund, i.e. the account from which claims are paid, is topped up by the customer. This means that the company itself pays.

On average, the cost saving of an ASO solution compared to full insurance is about 20 per cent.

PassportCard has been managing ASO solutions for government agencies and large corporations for many years.

Effect of ASO solutions

ASO solutions unite the client and the provider. The ASO partner analyses the data every month to track the results and behaviour of the portfolio. Optimising changes can then be made to the performance table, which can be adjusted with the client's approval to achieve better cost containment results.

After one year, there is sufficient data to enter into either the continuation of the ASO solutions or the provision of a full insurance mechanism.

PassportCard is a member of the DavidShield and White Mountains group of companies (NYSE: WTM), which has been a leader in international health and travel insurance since 1999 and serves over two million customers worldwide. The Hamburg-based company has focused on the German market since 2015 and works with Allianz, MGEN and TK. The company is a winner of the German Innovation Award 2021 and belongs to the Leading Employer Top 1%.

Further information: www.passportcard.de

 

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iPMI Magazine Round Table: International Medical Cost Containment Strategies 2022

This Closed Door Executive Round Table Business Forum Takes A Look At International Medical Cost Containment Strategies, In A Post Covid-19 World.

A lot has changed since global lock downs grounded flights, halted travel and screwed up business. What a 2 years it was. Emerging from the other side, we speak with international healthcare leaders about what has changed since the pandemic, and the journey the global health insurance market is navigating to insure against future risks. As always, the dialogue and debates were highly educational.

Round Table Executives

Elena Donina Glukhman

AP Companies

Nicole Perreault

AXA Partners US

James Walker

Charles Taylor Assistance

Dr Peter Mills

Cigna Europe

Susan Yates

Falck Global Assistance

John Speers

Global Excel

Monica Rummelhoff

GMMI

Gitte Bach

New Frontier Group

Mike Rizo

Pharmcare

Sumit Gaurav

Roy Medical Assistance

Alerah Turner

World Travel Protection

How To Download International Medical Cost Containment Strategies 2022

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International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Provider Network Directory December 2022

The December 2022 edition of the International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Provider Network Directory, is out now, featuring over 80 pages of international private medical insurance and medical assistance company intelligence.

The iPMI Magazine network consists of a wide range of leading international medical payors and service providers, on call, 24/7 to assist you manage worldwide medical risks.

The international medical insurance network covers all sectors of the global medical insurance business, and you can use the directory to source new partners and service providers. Simply use the the contact details within the network directory to connect with new partners and customers. 

The IPMI market use the iPMI Magazine Provider Network Directory to source the best information and data on international private medical insurance payors and providers. They may be searching for a new partner, looking for a contact number of a current provider, or researching the payor and provider market for future cross border network development.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE IPMI MAGAZINE PROVIDER NETWORK IN PDF FORMAT

Classifications include: IPMI, Assistance, Air Ambulance, Cost Containment And Claims Management, Funeral Directors, Ground Ambulance, Healthcare Insurance Management and Pharmacy Benefits Management.

Current Provider Network Members 

Click a company name below to visit their micro web site on iPMIM and learn more or download the brand new e-directory using the above link. To add your business to the e-directory and launch a micro website please write to David Bond, CIO, iPMIM on ipmi[at]ipmimagazine.com

PAYORS AND PROVIDERS IN FOCUS:

IPMI

ASSISTANCE

AIR AMBULANCE

COST CONTAINMENT AND CLAIMS MANAGEMENT

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE IPMI MAGAZINE PROVIDER NETWORK IN PDF FORMAT

 

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International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Provider Network Directory November 2022

The November 2022 edition of the International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Provider Network Directory, is out now, featuring over 80 pages of international private medical insurance and medical assistance company intelligence.

The iPMI Magazine network consists of a wide range of leading international medical payors and service providers, on call, 24/7 to assist you manage worldwide medical risks.

The international medical insurance network covers all sectors of the global medical insurance business, and you can use the directory to source new partners and service providers. Simply use the the contact details within the network directory to connect with new partners and customers. 

The IPMI market use the iPMI Magazine Provider Network Directory to source the best information and data on international private medical insurance payors and providers. They may be searching for a new partner, looking for a contact number of a current provider, or researching the payor and provider market for future cross border network development.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE IPMI MAGAZINE PROVIDER NETWORK IN PDF FORMAT

Classifications include: IPMI, Assistance, Air Ambulance, Cost Containment And Claims Management, Funeral Directors, Ground Ambulance, Healthcare Insurance Management and Pharmacy Benefits Management.

Current Provider Network Members 

Click a company name below to visit their micro web site on iPMIM and learn more or download the brand new e-directory using the above link. To add your business to the e-directory and launch a micro website please write to David Bond, CIO, iPMIM on ipmi[at]ipmimagazine.com

PAYORS AND PROVIDERS IN FOCUS:

IPMI

ASSISTANCE

AIR AMBULANCE

COST CONTAINMENT AND CLAIMS MANAGEMENT

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE IPMI MAGAZINE PROVIDER NETWORK IN PDF FORMAT

 

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International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Provider Network Directory October 2022

The October 2022 edition of the International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Provider Network Directory, is out now, featuring over 80 pages of international private medical insurance and medical assistance company intelligence.

The iPMI Magazine network consists of a wide range of leading international medical payors and service providers, on call, 24/7 to assist you manage worldwide medical risks.

The international medical insurance network covers all sectors of the global medical insurance business, and you can use the directory to source new partners and service providers. Simply use the the contact details within the network directory to connect with new partners and customers. 

The IPMI market use the iPMI Magazine Provider Network Directory to source the best information and data on international private medical insurance payors and providers. They may be searching for a new partner, looking for a contact number of a current provider, or researching the payor and provider market for future cross border network development.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE IPMI MAGAZINE PROVIDER NETWORK IN PDF FORMAT

Classifications include: IPMI, Assistance, Air Ambulance, Cost Containment And Claims Management, Funeral Directors, Ground Ambulance, Healthcare Insurance Management and Pharmacy Benefits Management.

Current Provider Network Members 

Click a company name below to visit their micro web site on iPMIM and learn more or download the brand new e-directory using the above link. To add your business to the e-directory and launch a micro website please write to David Bond, CIO, iPMIM on ipmi[at]ipmimagazine.com

PAYORS AND PROVIDERS IN FOCUS:

IPMI

ASSISTANCE

AIR AMBULANCE

COST CONTAINMENT AND CLAIMS MANAGEMENT

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE IPMI MAGAZINE PROVIDER NETWORK IN PDF FORMAT

 

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International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Provider Network Directory September 2022

The September 2022 edition of the International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Provider Network Directory, is out now, featuring over 80 pages of international private medical insurance and medical assistance company intelligence.

The iPMI Magazine network consists of a wide range of leading international medical payors and service providers, on call, 24/7 to assist you manage worldwide medical risks.

The international medical insurance network covers all sectors of the global medical insurance business, and you can use the directory to source new partners and service providers. Simply use the the contact details within the network directory to connect with new partners and customers. 

The IPMI market use the iPMI Magazine Provider Network Directory to source the best information and data on international private medical insurance payors and providers. They may be searching for a new partner, looking for a contact number of a current provider, or researching the payor and provider market for future cross border network development.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE IPMI MAGAZINE PROVIDER NETWORK IN PDF FORMAT

Classifications include: IPMI, Assistance, Air Ambulance, Cost Containment And Claims Management, Funeral Directors, Ground Ambulance, Healthcare Insurance Management and Pharmacy Benefits Management.

Current Provider Network Members 

Click a company name below to visit their micro web site on iPMIM and learn more or download the brand new e-directory using the above link. To add your business to the e-directory and launch a micro website please write to David Bond, CIO, iPMIM on ipmi[at]ipmimagazine.com

PAYORS AND PROVIDERS IN FOCUS:

IPMI

ASSISTANCE

AIR AMBULANCE

COST CONTAINMENT AND CLAIMS MANAGEMENT

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE IPMI MAGAZINE PROVIDER NETWORK IN PDF FORMAT

 

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Allianz Partners Announces Enhanced International Health Insurance Options For Customers

Allianz Partners has announced three significant enhancements to their suite of international health plans, aimed at providing more options to customers with health insurance policies.

Firstly, the new Allianz Summit plan – designed and sold through the company’s international health brand, Allianz Care – offers SMEs increased flexibility when designing their employee health insurance benefits. Secondly, the addition of moratorium underwriting offers faster onboarding when purchasing health insurance for both individuals and SMEs. Thirdly, all customers can now access the hugely popular Wysa app for immediate, confidential and high-quality mental health support, at no additional cost.

Allianz Summit 

The Allianz Summit health plan is a comprehensive international health plan designed for SME groups of up to 100 employees. This product was developed following Allianz Partners’ preferred partnership agreement with Aetna International earlier this year and is modelled on Aetna’s popular Summit product, with a number of enhancements.

Its modular structure and pre-set options offer flexibility, allowing clients to tailor a health plan to the needs of their employees. Members enjoy access to a host of support services, including a 24/7 multilingual helpline, a network of over 1 million medical providers globally, and a range of digital health and wellness tools.

Allianz Summit has launched in English initially, with other languages to follow early next year, and locally compliant plans are available to SMEs across countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Moratorium underwriting

Individuals and SME customers at Allianz Partners can now opt for moratorium underwriting, or the traditional Full Medical Underwriting (FMU) terms.

With Full Medical Underwriting, customers provide their full medical history and, based on an assessment of that information, there may be specific surcharges applied to their cover from the outset. This form of underwriting is particularly beneficial for those with existing medical conditions.

Moratorium underwriting is a generally faster process than Full Medical Underwriting, as there are no medical forms to complete. Moratorium also takes the recurrence of an illness into account, allowing for more flexibility in the application. It offers the reassurance that as long as the person is symptom-free and has not needed any treatment or medical advice for a pre-existing condition for two consecutive years, cover will begin in the third year of their policy. This is expected to be a popular option amongst SMEs, as the onboarding of employees is much faster.

Moratorium underwriting is available to individuals and small groups with between three and nine members, but is dependent on geographical location and local country regulations.

Wysa Mind Coaching App

The Wysa Mind Coaching App, a chat buddy and human coaching service, is also now available to all Allianz Partners health insurance customers. This is a new support service, following the preferred partnership deal with Aetna International earlier this year.

This app is currently used by 4 million users globally and provides immediate, confidential mental health support at no additional cost. Its aim is to provide early support and intervention for those not yet ready to talk by phone or meet a specialist.

The app centres on Wysa, a conversational chatbot that’s available day and night to listen and chat about whatever’s on someone’s mind in a fully confidential environment. This creates a non-judgmental safe space to vent and be heard, anytime, anywhere. The app also provides a self-care library with over 150 tools and exercises to develop mental strength and resilience to help deal with issues ranging from body image to breakups. All tools are backed by science and handpicked by experts. Additionally, users will have access to a professionally-trained human coach to support them via in-app, text-based chat sessions. If additional support is needed, this will be provided through a 12-week coaching program with a dedicated coach.

Paula Covey, Chief Marketing Officer Health at Allianz Partners, said: “Our new Allianz Summit product and the provision of the Wysa app are both testament to the success of our preferred partnership agreement with Aetna International from earlier this year. Allianz Summit offers increased flexibility for SMEs and enables them to manage costs more efficiently as different options can be selected for different groups of employees. The Wysa app is a multi-award-winning solution, and its availability to all customers at no additional cost highlights the importance that we as a company attach to mental fitness and wellbeing. Meanwhile, the new moratorium underwriting health insurance option we’re providing allows for greater flexibility and a faster onboarding process when buying health insurance. These three new offerings each demonstrate Allianz Partners’ commitment to innovating with purpose, continually improving the range and flexibility of our services to customers.”

To learn more about Allianz Care international health plans, visit:

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iPMI Magazine Speaks With Sheldon Kenton, Group Chief Executive Officer, Global Benefits Group

In this exclusive iPMI Magazine interview, Christopher Knight, CEO, iPMI Magazine, met with Sheldon Kenton, Group Chief Executive Officer, Global Benefits Group. They discussed in detail the future development of Global Benefits Group, recent acquisitions, and the role of Further Global in the brand.

Please introduce yourself and background in the international private medical insurance market:

Thank you for the opportunity to speak with iPMIM.  I recently moved into a new position as Group Chief Executive Officer of Global Benefits Group, after an almost 25-year career in the global health and insurance segment.  I was most recently the President & CEO of GeoBlue, the joint venture in the United States between BUPA and the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Organization.  At the same time, I served as Managing Director of Bupa Global.  Prior to joining Bupa in 2016 I had a long career at Cigna Global spanning roles responsible for its business in Europe, the Middle East and Asia as well as latterly Chief Commercial Officer for Cigna Global North America with functional global responsibility for sales.

November 2018 and private equity firm Further Global Capital Partners and affiliates (“Further Global”) acquired insurance organization Global Benefits Group for 132M USD. How hands on are Further?

Further Global is a long-term, financial investor that seeks to build value in its portfolio companies over time.  Further Global understands the insurance market and the opportunities and challenges that we face.  Like any investor, it seeks to monitor its investment; however, the team at Further Global allows the management team to run the business as it sees fit, providing support and counsel as needed.

Further Global wants to help grow Global Benefits Group. How are they doing that?

Further Global is very supportive of GBG initiatives.  It understands the capital that is required to grow in our core IPMI markets and has been willing to provide the capital necessary to allow us to improve our operations and talent.  Should the right fit become available, the Further Global team is also willing to provide capital for an acquisition or other opportunity that supports our strategy.  It showed this willingness when providing capital for our acquisition of Clifford Allen Associates in 2020.

Which countries does Global Benefits Group have a physical presence in?

Through our own offices and other relationships GBG has a presence in United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Guernsey, and Thailand.  We also have administrative and operational capabilities in India, Mexico, Serbia, South Africa, and the Philippines.

Does Global Benefits Group plan to open more locations, and if so, where?

Our aim is to be present in the places that are important to existing clients and customers and/or which give us an opportunity to grow and serve more customers.  We are constantly reviewing our global locations and operations to find these new opportunities.  At this point, I don’t see any obvious gaps, but I am ambitious for the Group, and I am sure that will drive further geographic expansion over time.

November 2020 and Global Benefits Group acquires Clifford Allen. How is the acquisition panning out and will the Clifford Allen name remain?

The acquisition of CAA was completed in 2020.  Over the course of the last 2 years, we have worked diligently to integrate significant parts of the operation while leaving in place the personnel and processes that have established CAA as a clear leader in the student insurance market for private secondary schools for over 30 years.  The 2022/2023 Academic year saw very strong retention (99%+) of existing clients while also experiencing the largest addition of new business in over 5 years.  Moving forward, we are excited about further enhancing the customer service and product experience through enhanced systems, product design and customer support.  All of these efforts will continue under the CAA brand given its strong brand recognition and stellar reputation in the segment it serves.  Nonetheless, we will take steps, as we review marketing collaterals etc to underscore the fact that CAA is very much a part of the GBG Group, and I am very pleased that it is!

Back in 2016 Global Benefits Group entered the insurance market in Jamaica. How is that going?

As a Lloyd’s Coverholder, GBG entered the Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago, and Puerto Rico markets in 2016.  Since then, we have had profitable year-over-year growth within the Caribbean.  Most recently, to add to our already comprehensive suite of products, we launched Global Choice Plus, a competitive individual international health product.  Finally, to round out our product offering within the Caribbean, we will be launching a corporate group health product called Professional Plus, and Travel 360 Plus, an individual travel health product.  These two products are expected to be launched later this year. 

Global Benefits Group has a partnership with AXA. Can you walk us through what that partnership involves?

GBG’s relationship with AXA is multi-facetted and very exciting.  AXA provides both reinsurance support for GBG and a locally admitted insurance company where admitted contracts are required in a specific jurisdiction.  In the latter scenario, generally speaking, GBG provides the product and administration (including assistance etc), and we work collaboratively with AXA to provide underwriting and local insurance operation support.  One of our more recent successes with AXA has been our collaboration in Mexico which is generating great results.   Mexico is the biggest IPMI market in the LatAm region. Through our partnership with AXA Mexico, we launched two co-branded IPMI health products called Globalmex.  GBG reinsures and fully administers and services these products that are distributed across Mexico.  We have reached an accelerated sales pace with Mexico becoming the fastest growing country for GBG in the region. Since its launch in November 2018, Globalmex is one of the leading IPMI products within the country. 

The past 2 years have been challenging for everyone. How do you see the iPMI market developing?

I remain very positive about the iPMI market.  Whilst the last 2 years have indeed been challenging, I think one outcome has been the stark reminder that we do still live in an everchanging and unpredictable World and, as such, flexible, capable and reliable health insurance and protection is vital for the globally mobile and those generally living global lives.  Although large, the iPMI market remains a complex, highly specialised niche that needs 100% focus from those that participate in it, and I think we have seen that recently with some high-profile market exits.  So not only am I optimistic about the segment in general, I am extremely optimistic about the place that a dedicated, specialist provider such as GBG has within it.  As always though, that will require dedication, innovation, and a laser focus on the complex and changing needs of the globally mobile.

Finally: if you could live anywhere in the world, on land or at sea, where would it be?

I have been very fortunate over a long career to have visited (and lived in) some amazing and vibrant parts of the World…and I hope to continue doing that for a good while to come.  But whenever I get asked this question, I always have a simple and, probably boring, answer.  For me the best place in the World to live is wherever my family is, and for me, that is my wonderful wife and two daughters.

 

 

 

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