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Aetna International Is Double Award Winner At Health Insurance Awards

Leading international health benefits provider, Aetna International (, has been voted Best Group International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) Provider for the fourth year in a row at this year's Health Insurance Awards. The company's group IPMI plan, Aetna Summit℠, was also awarded Most Innovative Product of the Year 2016.

The awards acknowledge the provider that best supports group IPMI customers around the world.  They are voted for by brokers, who have first-hand knowledge of the providers, their products and service levels and the depth of their relationships with members and clients. 

"We are delighted to have won these two prestigious awards, especially when independent broker voting has determined the winner. To be awarded best group IPMI provider for four consecutive years is a tremendous achievement," said Aetna International president and CEO, Richard di Benedetto.

"We continue to evolve and improve the way in which we support our members. Over the past year we have successfully embedded a new suite of protection and wellness benefits and strengthened our in-house service capabilities. Members are at the heart of everything we do and these awards are testament to these efforts," he concluded.

For more information about Aetna International, visit


Healix Win Healthcare Trust Provider Award

It's official - Healix is Best Healthcare Trust Provider.

Healix Health Services were delighted to receive the Award for Best Healthcare Trust Provider at last night's Health Insurance Awards in London.

Receiving the Award for the 5th time over the last 6 years, Richard Saunders, Sales Director of Healix Health Services, expressed his thanks to the intermediaries who had voted and his gratitude to the dedicated team at Healix who work tirelessly to ensure that clients, intermediaries and claimants all receive an exceptional level of service.

“Healix is proud to be recognised by the industry for the high standards we set in providing an attractive alternative to traditional Private Medical Insurance schemes.

“A corporate healthcare trust is a form of self-insurance for group schemes where instead of paying premiums to an insurance company, the money is placed in a trust fund to pay claims”, explained Richard.  “Sounds complicated but it isn’t!  With Healix it is no more difficult than taking out a traditional PMI scheme and ‘stop loss’ insurance means there is no risk. We also handle all the paperwork and administration.

“A Healix healthcare trust is truly bespoke and can accommodate most health and wellbeing benefits, as well as coordinating with providers of other benefits such as Employee Assistance Programmes, Group Income Protection and Health Screening. Healthcare trusts also offer significant tax efficiencies over traditional insurance products as they are not subject to Insurance Premium Tax in the same way.

“Our nurse-led approach to claims management also means that employees enjoy a far superior level of service than normally experienced with traditional schemes using claims administrators.”

The advantages of a Healix Healthcare Trust include:

  • Lower cost to employer
  • Lower P11d rate for employees
  • Superior claims service
  • No ‘Open Referral’ or hospital restrictions
  • Flexibility in scheme design
  • Employer retains funds in low claim years
  • Costs capped in high claim years
  • Other healthcare benefits can be integrated -  Expat iPMI, Cash Plan and Dental 
  • Co-ordination with other benefit provision ensures most effective use of overall health & wellbeing budget
  • Future proofing healthcare spend.

For more information about Healix Healthcare Trusts, click here.

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