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iPMI Magazine Speaks With Caroline Pain, Senior Vice President, Customer Proposition, Aetna International

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Caroline Pain, Senior Vice President, Customer Proposition, Aetna International

In this iPMI Magazine industry exclusive, Christopher Knight, CEO, iPMI Magazine, sits down with Caroline Pain, Senior Vice President, Customer Proposition at Aetna International. They discuss in detail the launch of DNA testing for Aetna International European members and look at how using personalised information can spark actionable lifestyle changes. Please introduce yourself and background in the international private medical insurance market: I have over 20 years‘ experience in management, covering marketing and...

24-10-2019 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Scott Rosen, CEO, MDabroad

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Scott Rosen, CEO, MDabroad

In this iPMI Magazine interview exclusive, Christopher Knight, CEO, iPMI Magazine, sits down with Scott Rosen, CEO, MDabroad. They discuss in detail a new on-demand insuretech assistance solution, First Click Assist™. Please introduce yourself and background in the international medical insurance market: In 2000, I founded MDabroad as an international provider network to linked insurers to medical providers, globally. Since that time, we have contracted with some of the largest providers and insurers to meet...

23-10-2019 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Gary Dawson, Director of Business Development, Pacific Cross Insurance

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Gary Dawson, Director of Business Development, Pacific Cross Insurance

In this iPMI Magazine industry exclusive, Christopher Knight, CEO, iPMI Magazine, sits down with Gary Dawson, Director of Business Development at Pacific Cross Insurance. They discuss in detail the development of the IPMI market in Asia Pacific including IPMI adoption rates, mandatory insurance schemes, IPMI premium costs, insurance broker and intermediary network development and Pacific Cross Insurance international private medical insurance plans. Please introduce yourself and background in the international private...

25-09-2019 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Ryan O'Donovan, Managing Director, Global Individual Private Medical Insurance At Cigna

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Ryan O'Donovan, Managing Director, Global Individual Private Medical Insurance At Cigna

In this iPMI Magazine industry exclusive, Christopher Knight, CEO, iPMI Magazine, sits down with Ryan O’Donovan, Managing Director, Global Individual Private Medical Insurance at Cigna. They discuss Ryan‘s life as an expat, the refreshed Cigna Healthguard℠ plan and the IPMI market. May you please introduce yourself and background in the international medical insurance market? Happy to do so! My first international experience came from working at Citigroup in the Global Shared Services function...

03-09-2019 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Janette Hiscock, CEO Of Global Solutions Europe, United Healthcare Global

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Janette Hiscock, CEO Of Global Solutions Europe, United Healthcare Global

In this exclusive iPMI Magazine interview, Christopher Knight, CEO, iPMI Magazine, sits down with Janette Hiscock, CEO of Global Solutions Europe for United Healthcare Global. They discuss in detail the newly formed European division of UnitedHealthcare Global (UHCG) including what makes UnitedHealthcare Global’s offering different, the new benefits and services added to insurance plans, member access to the best possible healthcare and what we can expect from UHCG in the future. Please...

13-08-2019 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Dr. Gert Muurling, Medical Director, Air Alliance

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Dr. Gert Muurling, Medical Director, Air Alliance

On air ambulance flights, patients are transported with many different complicated medical conditions and injuries, and it is crucial for the safety of the patient and crews that the aircraft is kept meticulously clean. In this iPMI Magazine exclusive interview Christopher Knight, CEO, iPMI Magazine asks Air Alliance Medical Director and Hygiene Specialist, Dr. Gert Muurling, what the potential hazards are and how the hygiene and infection control on board...

25-07-2019 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Sigal Atzmon, CEO, Medix Group

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Sigal Atzmon, CEO, Medix Group

In this exclusive iPMI Magazine interview, Christopher Knight, CEO, iPMI Magazine, sits down with Sigal Atzmon, CEO, Medix Group, to discuss who Medix Global are, the common international medical insurance market opportunities they assist with and what we can expect from Medix Global in the coming years. Please introduce yourself and background in the international private medical insurance market: I am the founder and CEO of the Medix Group, a global healthcare...

23-07-2019 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Featured News Articles

Costa Fortune – Every 3 Minutes A UK Traveller Now Needs Emergency Medical Treatment Abroad, As The Medical Treatment Bill Hits An 8 Year High

Costa Fortune – Every 3 Minutes A UK Traveller Now Needs Emergency Medical Treatment Abroad, As The Medical Treatment Bill Hits An 8 Year High

Travel insurers are now dealing with the equivalent of one new claim every three minutes from UK travellers needing emergency medical treatment while overseas, with the medical bill at its highest for eight years according to analysis out today (19 August) from the Association of British Insurers (ABI). A claim for heart problems in the US cost £241,000;  £200,000 to treat a brain haemorrhage in China;  £153,000 to treat a fractured...

21-08-2019 iPMI Magazine Travel Insurance News

How Safe Is It To Visit Hong Kong?

How Safe Is It To Visit Hong Kong?

Healix International provides an insight into the current risks for business travellers and offers tips for firms sending employees to the region. It is unlikely that businesses with operations in Hong Kong or sending employees to the region will be unaware of the current unrest.  But some employers may be uncertain about the scale of the risks and what guidance to give to employees. Sebastian Liu, Global Threat Analyst for the Asia Pacific...

21-08-2019 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

Now Health International Bolsters Senior Leadership Team With Strategic Hire

Now Health International Bolsters Senior Leadership Team With Strategic Hire

Now Health International Grouph has appointed Michel Faucher as Managing Director Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Chief Commercial Officer to lead the company’s strategic development in the region. This newly created role forms part of the company’s continued investment in the senior leadership team to enable the business to realise its ambitious growth plans worldwide. Michel is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years’ experience working on both the...

21-08-2019 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Latest ABI Analysis Underlines Importance Of Preparing For Business Travel Risks

Latest ABI Analysis Underlines Importance Of Preparing For Business Travel Risks

Healix International, the global provider of travel risk management and international medical, security and travel assistance services, has responded to new data from the ABI regarding the costs of medical care overseas. Director of Operations, Marise Caunter said: “Whilst the ABI report was largely focused on claims from holidaymakers, there is no question that businesses need to take heed too.  The eight-fold increase in overseas medical costs will be particularly sobering...

20-08-2019 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

The Hearty Truth – UK Amongst The Worst In The World For Heart Health Awareness

The Hearty Truth – UK Amongst The Worst In The World For Heart Health Awareness

Research shows one in six people have experienced heart problem symptoms in the past six months, yet only half (53%) know what signs to look out for. The UK is suffering from a chronic lack of awareness with regards to detecting and addressing heart health problems and symptoms, new research from Cigna Europe reveals. According to Cigna’s 360 Well-being Survey 2019, which surveyed more than 13,000 people across 22 different countries, Britain...

13-08-2019 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

CEGA To Expose Travel Insurance Fraud In BBC Series

CEGA To Expose Travel Insurance Fraud In BBC Series

Insurance claims validation expert CEGA Special Investigations, a Charles Taylor company, is to film next week for a new series of BBC1's Claimed and Shamed: the popular TV documentary that casts a covert eye over insurance fraud. CEGA will share stories of real-life travel insurance fraudsters with over a million expected BBC viewers; reinforcing the message that fraudulent claims large and small will be found out all over the world, thanks...

09-08-2019 Cost Containment News

The iPMI Market In Focus

International Health Insurance 2019: The Definitive iPMI Market Report

International Health Insurance 2019: The Definitive iPMI Market Report

Leading international private medical insurance publisher iPMI Magazine is excited to announce the launch of “International Health Insurance 2019 - International Health Insurance for Expats, High Net Worth Individuals, 3rd Country Nationals, Domestic Nationals and Global Nomads: Volume 1, 2 and 3.  There are more opportunities than ever for insurers and brokers to sell health insurance globally to locals and internationals. The global demand for health insurance is rising fast; There are opportunities for...

05-04-2019 International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Reports

iPMI Magazine Latest Video

Video: In 2019 The Definition Of An Expatriate Is Obsolete

Video: In 2019 The Definition Of An Expatriate Is Obsolete

The definition of an expatriate is obsolete because more people, including local nationals and expats, regularly travel internationally, due to their lifestyle, income and careers: a view shared by Ian Youngman, author of the brand new IPMI report, International Health Insurance 2019 and Generali Global Health CEO Marco Giacomelli. In the video Generali Global Health CEO Marco Giacomelli explains why IPMI is so important for globally mobile people and why the traditional concept...

19-06-2019 Articles Case Studies

iPMI Magazine Provider Network

iPMI Magazine Provider Network Directory e-Directory July 2019: iPMI - Assistance - Air Ambulance - Funeral Directors - Cost Containment - Claims Management + MORE

iPMI Magazine Provider Network Directory e-Directory July 2019: iPMI - Assistance - Air Ambulance - Funeral Directors - Cost Containment - Claims Management + MORE

You can tell a lot about a business by the company it keeps and iPMI Magazine is proud to present the leading international medical insurers and providers that assist with the cross border medical requirements of the global citizen. Uniting industry leaders under 1 roof the brand new iPMI Magazine payor and provider network directory delivers all the pertinent company intelligence your business needs to navigate the complex world of IPMI.     Enter full...

05-07-2019 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Turkey Travel Warning: Explosion In The Sultanahmet District Of Istanbul

12 January 2016 and there has been an explosion in the Sultanahmet district of Istanbul.

If you’re in the affected area you should follow the instructions of the local security authorities.

On 30 December 2015, 2 men were detained in Ankara on suspicion of planning terrorist attacks.

The terrorist group Teyre Azadiye Kurdistan has claimed responsibility for a mortar attack on Sabiha Gokcen airport in Istanbul while the airport was closed for the night on 23 December. The Turkish authorities have increased security measures at airports in Istanbul in response.

There were 2 explosions near the main Ankara train station in the Ulus area on 10 October. At least 100 people were killed and more than 180 injured.

On 19 August 2015 there was an incident involving gunfire and a sound grenade in an attack on Turkish national police guards stationed outside Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul. On 10 August, 2 people opened fire outside the US Consulate-General in Istanbul. On 27 July there were reports of possible threats to public transport in Istanbul, in particular the metro stations at Yenikapi, Taksim, Osmanbey and Haciosman and stops on the Metrobus line.

Be vigilant, monitor media reports and keep up to date with this travel advice.

The terrorist group DHKP-C (Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party Front) has launched a series of attacks in Istanbul in 2015 targeting the Turkish police and judiciary. On 5 June, two people were killed and many injured by an explosion at an HDP rally in Diyarbakir. On 9 June, 4 people were killed in an attack in Diyarbakir. You should exercise caution.

Border crossings into Syria and nearby locations have also been targeted. On 20 July, a suicide bomber killed 33 people and injured over 100 others in Suruc, Sanlurfa.

Take out comprehensive international private medical insurance and travel insurance before you travel to Turkey.

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iPMI Magazine Articles And Case Studies

Infectious Diseases Abroad: What Should Business Travellers Know?

Infectious Diseases Abroad: What Should Business Travellers Know?

By Dr. Lynn Gordon, chief medical officer for global assistance, travel risk and claims management provider CEGA, a Charles Taylor Company. Business travellers may worry about the threat of infectious diseases, new strains of infection, antibiotic resistance and even pandemics overseas. Recently, dengue fever has been reported in France and Spain; yellow fever in Nigeria; measles in New Zealand; rabies in the USA; Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The list goes on. Meanwhile, World Health Organisation (WHO) data shows there were an estimated 219 million...

The Rugby World Cup 2019 – A Corporate Travel Conundrum

The Rugby World Cup 2019 – A Corporate Travel Conundrum

In this exclusive article Healix International highlights some of the risks businesses should account for when sending travellers to Japan. In an age where the Far East doesn’t seem so far, over 400,000 visitors from across the globe are set to descend on Japan for the Rugby World Cup this September.  Among these will be die-hard rugby fans lucky enough to be part of a corporate delegation, alongside those already based in East Asia keen to take advantage of their close proximity to the major sports event.   Most...

On Business And Sick: Who’s There For You?

On Business And Sick: Who’s There For You?

In Mexico for work, a colleague of mine fell ill. So why write about it? There’s nothing unusual about contracting a common illness when travelling: 80% of people experience health issues while on a trip, with varying levels of severity. What was noteworthy, at least from my point of view, was the unusually convenient and efficient medical assistance my co-worker received. He never left his hotel room, and didn’t pay a penny. He simply called a new directional care program offered through his insurance: StandbyMDTM. A Common Occurrence…...

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