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International Medical Insurance Company

International Medical Insurance Company

You may be a business traveler, student studying abroad, an expatriate, leisure or medical health tourist searching to source, compare and select the best International Medical Insurance Company. Since 2009 International Private Medical Insurance Magazine has been providing mission critical information about International Medical Insurance Companies to individuals, groups, corporate clients, brokers and intermediaries. It is important to fully understand International Medical Insurance requirements before you travel and insure you select the right and most appropriate health and medical insurance plan for leisure, business, educational or health travel purposes. International Medical Insurance Companies comes in all shapes and sizes so be sure to do a complete comparison of the International medical health insurance company, plan, costs and fine print.

International Private Medical Insurance Magazine represents many leading Global Medical Insurance Companies and operates a worldwide network of underwriters, providers, brokers and intermediaries.

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United Arab Emirates Travel Advice and Warnings: Some OTC Medicines In The UK Are Considered Controlled Substances In The UAE

Around 1 million British nationals visit the UAE every year. Most visits are trouble-free. Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel to the UAE.

Expatriates, Business Travelers and Tourists visiting the UAE, are advised to check if any medication they are prescribed, is considered a controlled substance in the UAE.

Some prescribed and over the counter medicines that are available in the UK are considered controlled substances in the UAE and can’t be brought into the country without prior permission from the UAE Ministry of Health. If you arrive in the UAE without this permission and the required documentation, the medication will not be allowed into the UAE and you may be prosecuted under UAE law.

For further information and specific queries, visit the website of the UAE Embassy in London and contact the Drug Control Department of the UAE Ministry of Health to check whether your medication is on the controlled list.

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Travel Advice and News Thailand

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

Over 800,000 British nationals visit Thailand every year. Most visits are trouble-free, but incidents of crime (sometimes violent) can affect visitors.

Rubber farmers in Nakhon Si Thammarat in southern Thailand have been involved in violent anti-government protests which have blocked roads and caused disruption.

You should avoid demonstrations and protests.

The majority of road traffic accidents in Thailand involve motorcycles, but accidents involving other vehicles including cars, coaches and mini-buses also occur.

By law you must carry your passport with you at all times.

Tourists have been arrested because they were unable to produce their passport.

Penalties for possession, distribution or manufacture of drugs are severe and can include the death penalty.

Medical, Travel, Health Insurance for Expatriates, Business Travel and Leisure Travelers/Tourists

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel to Thailand.

Top tips for Travel to Thailand

Seeking medical, health, travel or expatriate insurance for travel or relocation to Thailand?

You can find a wide range of medical, travel, expatriate and health insurance companies that may be able to provide insurance plans and cover, for group and individual healthcare, when travelling to Thailand, in the iPMI Magazine Thailand Travel, Medical, Expatriate and Health Insurance company guide, click here.

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Mexico Rising

Sustainable economic growth of over three percent, an unemployment rate of less than five percent and total debt corresponding to around 40 percent of gross domestic product: Mexico is prospering.

Following Brazil's example, the new government, led by president Enrique Peña Nieto, wants to use the stable growth in order to further strengthen the growing middle class. In the past, the 'clasmedieros' had already begun to expand significantly. Over the past ten years, the middle class has grown by a good nine million people.

Today, around 65 million Mexicans, over half of the total population, belong to the middle class. Around 98 percent of Mexicans now have electricity. The number of people who own a telephone has increased from 36 percent to 43 percent in the last few years; for computers, the figure has increased from 9 percent to 29 percent, and for fridges from 68 percent to 82 percent.

And Mexico has another distinguishing feature: the country of the Aztecs is young. Over half of the population is under 30, and people are becoming increasingly well qualified. The proportion of university graduates is also relatively high for Latin America at 8.4 percent. Almost 50 percent of all 15 to 24 year olds in Mexico now attend a secondary school. Simultaneously, at just under seven percent, the illiteracy rate has almost halved in recent years.

More mobile phones, computers and other consumer goods: with increasing prosperity and regular income, our natural wish to protect our possessions against loss and set money aside for retirement grows too. "This environment can offer Allianz enormous opportunities for growth", Sergio Ghibellini, CEO of Allianz in Mexico, is convinced.

"Due to the country's economic power and a market penetration rate that is still low and thanks to a reliable legal framework, the insurance market in Mexico will experience above-average growth over the next few years, and Allianz will be able to participate in this," continues the CEO.

Since its entry onto the market in 1985, Allianz in Mexico has continuously expanded its range of products for both corporate and retail customers. It now offers a wide selection of property and casualty (P&C), life and health insurance products. With around 600,000 customers at present, Allianz has a sound customer base in the second largest insurance market in Latin America, which is to grow significantly in the coming years as sales channels are strengthened. Allianz insurance products are primarily sold in Mexico by brokers and agents.

In the area of P&C, Allianz Mexico is already among the front runners in the Allianz Group, with a combined ratio of 90.8 percent. In 2012, gross written premiums increased by nine percent to 266.5 million euros. Operating profit in this segment rose significantly by 46 percent, to 19.5 million euros. Mexico is not just young, however. Mexico is getting ever older, too.

Thanks to fundamental improvements in the healthcare sector, the average life expectancy for people there has risen consistently over the past few years, and now comes in at 77. This means that the emerging middle class is also starting to turn more attention to issues like healthcare and retirement provision.

This is also reflected in the figures for Allianz in Mexico. In the past three years alone, gross written premiums in the area of life and health have tripled to their current level of around 150 million euros. Nonetheless, market penetration in this segment still accounts for less than one percent of the gross domestic product.

Sergio Ghibellini: "This shows just what enormous potential for growth there is for us here."

Experts calculate that with predicted economic growth of four percent, consumer spending will increase by 10 to 15 billion US-dollars per year. Part of this money will certainly be allocated to safeguarding this prosperity and to retirement provision.

Sergio Ghibellini: "We are well prepared to meet this demand with suitable products and services."

Mexico's example illustrates once again how important sustainable growth is for the development of a stable middle class, which in return reinforces consumption with its purchasing power and thus ensures continued growth, more jobs, increased prosperity and stable domestic demand. And finally, yet another piece of good news: according to a recent study, Mexican consumers are currently assessing their financial situation more positively than at any other time in the last five years. Solid finances, sustainable growth, an expanding middle class and optimism: Mexico has more to offer than just sun, sand and beaches.

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Qatar: Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics Releases the Labor Force Sample Survey of the 2nd Quarter of 2013

Economic dependency and age dependency are holding steady at 33% and 16 % respectively during the first and second quarters of 2013. The working- age-population amounts to 1.7 million people; 1.3 of them are males whereas 346 thousand are females. The number of Qatari working-age-population attains 172 thousand individuals at a rate of 10%.

The labor force in Qatar amounts to a million and 470 thousand economically active population, 88% and 12% of them are males and females respectively.

The Qatari labor force attains 86 thousand economically active population, out of which 66.5% are males and 33.5% are females. The labor force total economic participation amounts to 87%, (96.2% for males and 51% for females). The total economic participation of the Qatari labor force attains 50.1%. the Qatari males and females participation reaches 67.6% and 33.2% respectively.

The age group (25-34) records the highest participation rate, since it amounts to 93.2%, whereas the youth (15-24)participation rate reaches 64.4%. The monthly average salary for the total working male population has risen to QR10 000, whereas QR 8000 for females. The gender equality index recorded 0.77. Unemployment among participating individuals attains 0.3%, but among the Qataris it was 1.5%.

Unemployment among youth (15-24) came to 0.7% in the first and second quarters of 2013. Regarding the job seekers duration of unemployment, it has been clear that the rate of job seekers for a period of more than 12 months reached 16.4% of the total unemployed. The economically inactive population rate constitutes 13.0% of the total working-age population since their number amounts to 220 thousand people.

The males and females represent respectively 23% and 77% of the total economically inactive population. It is worth mentioning that half of those economically inactive females are non-Qataris with a rate of 51%.

The Qatari females represent 26% of the total economically inactive population. It is noted that the majority of females are housewives with a rate of 65% of the total economically inactive females, whereas 73% are males who are full-time students.

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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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Web: www.cignaglobal.com

 

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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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Web: https://www.geo-blue.com

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Expatriate Health Insurance

Compare Expatriate Health and Medical Insurance Plans, Coverage, Quotes and Companies, with iPMI Magazine. iPMIM represents leading providers of expat medical, health and travel insurance plans. Find the right and most appropriate Expatriate Health Insurance for overseas travel, global mobility and relocation