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Healix International Signs Up To UN Global Compact

Healix International, the global travel risk management and international medical and security assistance provider, has signed up to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC); a voluntary commitment from businesses to act in an environmentally and socially responsible way. The largest initiative of its type, 9,933 companies across 160 countries have joined so far, since it was announced by Kofi Annan in 1999. Healix International’s decision to sign up for the UNGC...

13-02-2019 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

New iPMI Magazine Entry Level Digital Marketing Program Makes iPMI Market Entry Affordable To All

Place your brand in the right place, at the right time in front of an active audience of IPMI market executives from payor to provider. Due to the nomadic nature of the international private medical insurance (IPMI) industry, iPMI Magazine is an internet based news service for worldwide insurance and assistance professionals who need to understand the impacts of insurance and healthcare policy, regulatory, and legislative developments. Over 40,000 senior...

12-02-2019 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Top 5 Cost Containment Risks For Insurers In Nepal

By Jonathan Bancroft, Managing Director of Traveller Assist. For insurance underwriters, travel insurance brands and assistance providers with risk exposure in Nepal, a recent announcement by Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari, of his intentions to bring those responsible for a multimillion dollar insurance fraud scam to justice, is welcome news. After a 12-month insurance fraud investigation by Traveller Assist into helicopter charter companies and hospitals in Nepal, and following a subsequent 60-day investigation...

12-02-2019 Articles Case Studies

Healix Health Services Mental Health And Wellbeing White Paper Helps Brokers Guide Employers’ Mental Health Strategies

2018 was unquestionably a turning point in awareness about mental ill health with a wide range of high profile individuals urging employers, as well as the wider community, to put the issue front and centre.  Employers recognise the importance of understanding mental health issues – and providing workers with the support they need to manage their mental health and wellbeing in the same way their physical health is supported.  However, Healix...

11-02-2019 Articles Case Studies

Cigna Insurance Middle East Names Jerome Droesch New Chief Executive Officer

Cigna Corporation has appointed Jerome Droesch its new Chief Executive Officer for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and Board Member of Cigna’s joint venture operations in India and Turkey. The move reinforces the company’s commitment to the fast-growing insurance industry in the Middle East. As the premier provider of health and wellness solutions in the region, Cigna Insurance Middle East remains focused on delivering service excellence to the...

08-02-2019 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

1st Temos Accredited Hospital In Abu Dhabi

Temos has announced that the National Hospital - Abu Dhabi has passed Temos International Healthcare Accreditation for its “Quality in International Patient Care” as the first hospital in Abu Dhabi. AVIVO Group’s National Hospital - Abu Dhabi is a secondary care, multi-specialty hospital offering a wide range of services from preventive to curative healthcare services that include specialties like urology, laparoscopic surgery, orthopedics, dental and cosmetic services and health check-ups.

08-02-2019 iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News

Dubai Health Authority Signs TPA Agreement With Neuron For Saada Health Programme

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has signed an agreement with Neuron. As per the agreement, Neuron will be the third party administrator (TPA) for the Saada health programme. The agreement was signed by HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA and HE Mohammed Al Mutaiwei, Chairman of Neuron, in the presence of Saleh Al Hashimi, Advisor of Dubai Health Insurance Corporation; Umair Nizami, Managing Director and Board Member of...

02-02-2019 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

Insight Into The Myriad Of Risks Challenging Personnel Security In 2019

Healix International, the global travel risk management and international medical and security assistance provider, has published a report outlining the potential security risks in 2019 facing businesses that have employees working and travelling abroad. James Pothecary, Regional Security Coordinator, believes the report underlines the need for organisations sending workers abroad to employ a wide-ranging scope when it comes to risk assessment and mitigation. “The range of risks now present for those...

31-01-2019 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

EURAMI Names Claudia Schmiedhuber Managing Director Of EURAMI e.V. And CEO at EURAMI Global GmbH

The European Aeromedical Institute is delighted to announce that Claudia Schmiedhuber has accepted the position as Managing Director at EURAMI e.V. as well as the position of CEO at EURAMI Global GmbH. Claudia has extensive background in the aeromedical and assistance industry and has successfully managed EURAMI as Interim Managing Director since September 2019. Claudia is also the CEO & Founder of Alpine Health Consulting which she will continue to work...

31-01-2019 iPMI Magazine Medical Air Ambulance Repatriation Medevac Company News

UK Government Export Targets Need To Be Underpinned With Health And Security Risk Mitigation

The latest ONS data[1], released earlier this month, showed strong growth in UK exports – growing by £13.9 billion since the previous year.  Commenting on the data International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, encouraged all businesses to mark 2019 as a year for overseas expansion, building on the Department for International Trade’s ambitious Export Strategy launched last August which seeks to move exports as a percentage of GDP from 30%...

30-01-2019 iPMI Magazine Risk News

iPMI Magazine Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Andrew Apps Head Of Global Healthcare Bellwood Prestbury About International Private Medical Insurance for High Net Worth Individuals

Please introduce yourself and background in the International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) market: Having enjoyed 32 years working in the PMI industry, the past 26 years exclusively in the international sector, I have gained firsthand experience of how both insurers and intermediaries operate, enabling an understanding of the way each side behaves and the changing demands of one of the insurance industry’s fasting growing sectors. As a seasoned traveller and former expatriate, I have worked extensively across South East Asia, the Former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East, developing business operations with local and multi-national companies. This valuable experience has enabled a unique understanding not...

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Mr John Casey CEO Pacific Cross International

Mr. Casey has a long history in the ASEAN region and is currently in the Philippines. He is currently both President & CEO of Pacific Cross (Philippines) and Chief Executive Officer and Director of the holding company of his group’s health insurance and related businesses in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. Prior to his current appointment, he was President of a US life insurance company in the Philippines. Aside from directly building a significant health insurance company in the Philippines, he is focused on a long term business plan for the group to establish a common branded ASEAN specialist health insurance business across the region in...

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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