Menu
iPMI Magazine Is Proudly Sponsored By:
For a healthier journey.

iPMI Magazine Has Moved

iPMI Magazine successfully rebranded to iPMI Global in 2023 and has moved to a new home on the internet. To visit the brand new international private medical insurance business intelligence platform, please go to www.ipmiglobal.com

East West Rescue (India) Strengthens Its Relationship With The International Assistance Group

  • East West Rescue (India) strengthens its relationship with the International Assistance Group.

International Assistance Group has created a new network model early 2012 aiming to expand the group further. The Partnership Program launched in January 2012 has been a great success. This unique assistance network relies on independent assistance companies and providers identified now as Core Partners, Assistance Partners and Preferred Providers. 21 additional companies joined the Partnership Program during the last twelve months, and contributed to the benefits of global assistance solutions. The last newcomer is the industry-reputed Indian company East West Rescue.

Today, Cecile Hermetz, General Manager of International Assistance Group, expresses her pride and happiness, "To have East West Rescue now being part of International Assistance Group - as Assistance Partner. The relationship established by some International Assistance Group partners with East West Rescue for more than 15 years and with International Assistance Group since 2007 has allowed to measure the knowledge and medical assistance capabilities of East West Rescue on the whole Indian continent and neighboring countries including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives and Pakistan. We most welcome East West Rescue in our ranks and see this partnership as a way to maximize further the quality of our services in India."

Before being officially part of the International Assistance Group Partnership Program, East West Rescue had relationships with IAG Partners as service provider. East West Rescue is part of the East West Group which has been providing health care services in the Indian Subcontinent since 1920 and relies today on a network of over 2,500 hospitals and doctors in the subcontinent.

East West Rescue has been providing Air ambulances and medical assistance since 1969 (43 years) and formally became a company in 1987. Handling over 1,600 cases per year, the 24/7 Alarm and operations center always has a doctor present to assist in medical cases.

The staff speak a variety of Indian languages, Russian, English and also a little French and Spanish. In addition to the medical assistance services and transportation of patients, East West Rescue provides other services such as emergency Medical Backup for events, remote site services, health and safety training as well as travel medicine

Read more...

American Care Air Ambulance joins International Assistance Group as a Preferred Provider in USA

International Assistance Group continues expanding its network, which now includes a second air ambulance provider in the US. Each year the company engages newcomers to collaborate in providing quality assistance services; an objective that can only be reached with the excellence of Partners and Preferred Providers such as American Care Air Ambulance.

Along its 20 years of experience in the assistance industry, International Assistance Group diversified its activity, in order to have providers in the medical, roadside, home, travel, and security assistance. Last year International Assistance Group launched a new Partnership Model that has achieved its success, considering the enterprise expanded its network and today counts with an alliance of more than 56 Partners around the world.

Likewise it is present in 38 countries within six continents. To extend the coverage of aero-medical evacuations in the US, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, Latin America, and more, American Care Air Ambulance joined the international network as Preferred Provider in February 2013. American Care Air Ambulance, founded in 1994 by Milan Floribus, has been a leader in the air ambulance industry with a perfect safety record ever since its creation.

The company has conducted more than 4700 missions for assistance and insurance companies, hospitals, US government organizations, and private-pay individuals throughout the world. Last year American Care Air Ambulance successfully conducted 218 aero-medical-evacuation missions. The new alliance between the two companies delighted their managers, who are motivated to collaborate.

"To further develop positive relationship with, and understand the needs of, assistance companies which are our primary clients," expressed Floribus, current Vice President of American Care Air Ambulance, concerning his motivation to join the International Assistance Partnership Program.

According to the mission and commitment established by American Care Air Ambulance to provide optimal bed-to-bed aero-medical fixed-wing, medical escort, and commercial stretcher evacuation services domestically and internationally with highly-personalized care and special attention to safety and the comfort of each patient, four medical directors worldwide, two chief flight nurses, and a team of over 60 medical professionals apply their extensive critical-care and aero-physiology training and experience to the care and comfort of the patient and any family member accompanying the patient.

Fully equipped airplanes

Sister company American Care Aviation owns N41SM, a Cessna 550, and leases N501CP, a Cessna 501 with the upgraded Williams FJ44 engines adding power and saving fuel. Each plane is equipped with a fully-functional mini-ICU. Medical equipment includes LifePak12 for lung function and heart/blood monitoring, external heart pacers, defibrillators, suction pumps, and sufficient amounts of medical oxygen for transports anywhere in the world.

 

Read more...

International Assistance Group expands its medical escort services in the US

International Assistance Group (IAG), a worldwide alliance of assistance companies, recently expanded its coverage of the assistance chain, with a new Partnership that was offered to Rescue Nurse International (RNI), in Colorado. Medical Escort on commercial flights is a valuable solution for non critical patients who need to return home.

Medical evacuations and repatriations are not always critical. Some patients need to be brought home with a medical escort, but their health condition allows them to fly on a regular commercial aircraft under the supervision and care of a nurse. This service is provided by medical escort companies such as Rescue Nurse International.

International Assistance Group partnered in the past with Air and Ground Ambulance companies in the USA. To expand the coverage of medical escort services, they signed a Partnership contract with a second Preferred Provider. Rescue Nurse International offers to IAG Partners an efficient and valuable solution as alternative to air ambulances, for non critical cases.

Rescue Nurse International, based in the USA, is a worldwide medical transport company focused solely on the repatriation of patients travelling on commercial airlines. In just five years, Rescue Nurse International has strategically grown to handle more than 400 individual patient transports per year, from virtually every corner of the globe. In 2012, RNI became the first and only commercial medical transport company to receive full CAMTS accreditation and achievement, which stands alone to this day. RNI provides 24-hour basic and advance care for patients requiring evacuation and/or repatriation for non critical, stabilized medical conditions.

From bedside to bedside, RNI has the ability to coordinate every aspect of medical transport including but not limited to: flights with routing options, ground transportation, discharge and readmission coordination, hotels and meals, oxygen and medical equipment, MEDIF clearance and 24/7 medical direction. RNI Founder, Gabrielle Bartusiak, explained her motivation to join an alliance of assistance companies such as International Assistance Group.

“Being part of a worldwide network whose focus is medical services, allows our Company to expand its reach in a meaningful way. Our nurses have the proper documents for International travel at a moments notice. We as a company are excited to be part of IAG and come together for such an important cause… quality patient care. ” “Independent but working together to achieve common goals,” this remains the spirit of International Assistance Group.

IAG Partners rely on the 60 independent assistance companies federated around a central organisation, based in Paris. The animation of the network of Partners is the Head Office’s mission, which in addition maintains a global database of providers (over 3.300 hospitals, over 60 air ambulance companies, and other assistance providers are also available in this exclusive and constantly updated database).

IAG is meant to assist its Partners to grow their business and deliver quality assistance services outcomes; nevertheless the strength of this alliance is not limited to the access of this reliable network. The success remains also based on the knowledge sharing spirit of the group. “International Assistance Group is proud to welcome Rescue Nurse International in its network of Preferred Providers in the USA. RNI has had a long cooperation with On Call International, our Core Partner in the USA who strongly supported the application of RNI. By using RNI, the non US IAG Partners are offered the capacity to rely on a company with proven experience and CAMTS accreditation. Calling on RNI will for sure speed up your medical repatriations from the USA thus decreasing costs and time involved” declared Cecile Hermetz, General Manager of International Assistance Group.

Read more...

Manulife Financial Implements Travel Insurance Business Arrangements with RBC Insurance

Manulife Financial has implemented its previously announced travel insurance business arrangements with RBC Insurance Company of Canada ("RBC Insurance"). Under these arrangements, Manulife has agreed to reinsure the travel coverage sold by RBC Insurance through travel agencies. These arrangements include the transfer of sales and distribution support for the travel agency business from RBC Insurance to Manulife.

In addition, participating travel agencies will be offered the opportunity to renew their agency agreements with Manulife upon the expiration of their current contracts with RBC Insurance. RBC Insurance will continue to be the insurance provider for the travel agencies until the expiration of the current travel agency contracts.

"With the implementation of the transaction now complete, our focus is the continued delivery of outstanding service and sales support to those travel agents selling RBC Insurance's line of travel insurance," said Brian Gooding, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Affinity Markets, Manulife Financial.

"The travel agency channel is an important part of our growth strategy and we have a tremendous opportunity to develop strong partnerships and build on our leading market position."

This latest arrangement will complement Manulife Financial's current strategy to broaden its presence in the travel insurance market. In a 2009 transaction, Manulife assumed the business of PS Travel Insurance Brokers Inc.

Read more...

Travel Advice Nigeria

Around 117,000 British nationals visit Nigeria each year. Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. Make sure your policy covers you for the type of travel you’re proposing to undertake.

Flash flooding can occur during the wet season (June to October). There is a greater risk from water-borne diseases during the rainy season.

On 14 May, the Nigerian Government declared a State of Emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States. Military operations are now ongoing in the 3 States and curfews have been announced.

There is a high threat from terrorism in Nigeria.

There is a threat of retaliatory attacks following the declared state of emergency and subsequent military operations in Nigeria. There is also a threat of retaliatory attacks in Nigeria due to its participation in the intervention in Mali.

There is a high threat of kidnap throughout Nigeria. Recent terrorist kidnaps have occurred mostly in northern Nigeria, but could occur anywhere in Nigeria. Kidnaps can be for financial or political gain, and can be motivated by criminality or terrorism.

The level of consular assistance available to British nationals in areas where we advise against all or all but essential travel is limited.

Demonstrations and civil unrest can occur at short notice. Follow news reports and be alert to developments. If you become aware of any nearby protests you should leave the area immediately.

A number of curfews are in force. Before considering any travel, take professional security advice. Be vigilant at all times, keep others informed of your travel plans and vary your routines.

You should follow your employer’s security advice, make sure your accommodation is secure and review your security measures regularly. Violent crime is common in the south of the country, including Lagos.

Read more...

Egypt In-Touch Assistance

 

Egypt In-Touch Assistance is the first ISO9001:2008 certified Assistance Company in Egypt, specialized in offering medical & non-medical assistance services all over Egypt and the Middle East. Our Mission is to keep costs to a minimum without affecting the quality of the healthcare and assistance services provided. Our goal is to be the leading assistance company in Egypt and the Middle East, providing medical and non-medical assistance services to local citizens and international business, leisure and medical tourists.

The key to our success is our local presence and knowhow, committed staff, customer focus and quality and transparency in our case processing. We deliver true value through quality care and competitive pricing. The EIA founders have been working in Egypt with more than 15 years experience in the healthcare market.

Company: Egypt In Touch

Address: El-Nasr St, El-Dahhar, Hurghada, Red sea, P.O.Box 491, Egypt.

Cairo office: 312 Al-Sudan St. 4th floor – Flat 14 Mohandessein

Phone: +201 2024 0504

Fax: +206 5355 5332

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Web: www.egypttravelassistance.com

Read more...

Egypt In-Touch Assistance

 

Egypt In-Touch Assistance is the first ISO9001:2008 certified Assistance Company in Egypt, specialized in offering medical & non-medical assistance services all over Egypt and the Middle East. Our Mission is to keep costs to a minimum without affecting the quality of the healthcare and assistance services provided. Our goal is to be the leading assistance company in Egypt and the Middle East, providing medical and non-medical assistance services to local citizens and international business, leisure and medical tourists.

The key to our success is our local presence and knowhow, committed staff, customer focus and quality and transparency in our case processing. We deliver true value through quality care and competitive pricing. The EIA founders have been working in Egypt with more than 15 years experience in the healthcare market.

Company: Egypt In Touch

Address: El-Nasr St, El-Dahhar, Hurghada, Red sea, P.O.Box 491, Egypt.

Cairo office: 312 Al-Sudan St. 4th floor – Flat 14 Mohandessein

Phone: +201 2024 0504

Fax: +206 5355 5332

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Web: www.egypttravelassistance.com

A founding member of The International Assistance Network

 

Read more...

You Are Global

You Are Global Overseas Health Insurance

 

You Are Global is a leading international health, expat, life and travel insurance broker and intermediary, based in Brazil. You Are Global works with leading private medical insurance providers and companies like IMG, Cigna, HCC, Now Health International and Allianz Worldwide Care. You Are Global caters specifically for expatriates, travelers and tourists, working, living and visiting Brazil. You Are Global has specific expertise working with Spanish speaking cultures around the world whilst also proving international health, medical, travel, expat and life insurance plan to the out bound travel market in Brazil.

Read more...
Subscribe to this RSS feed

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