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Healix To Provide Medical Assistance For Crews Of The Clipper 2017-18 Round The World Yacht Race

Healix are delighted to announce that for the second consecutive race, they have been appointed as the in-port medical assistance provider for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

The Clipper Round the World Race is the one of the longest and the biggest race of its kind, covering over 40,000 nautical miles in an eleven month long contest. Including six ocean crossings and visiting six continents, the race is divided over eight legs and entrants can choose to complete the full circumnavigation or select individual legs. 

With no previous sailing experience necessary, entrants are required to complete a rigorous training course to prepare them for the challenge. Over 700 people from all walks of life are taking part in the 2017-18 edition of the race – the only one of its kind in the world where the organisers supply a fleet of twelve identical racing yachts, each with a fully qualified skipper to safely guide the crew.

Healix International will be on hand throughout the race to provide medical assistance for any crew members taken ill or needing specialist treatment. Healix have set up a dedicated 24 hour helpline for the exclusive use of Clipper Race crew and will look after them when they are in port; organising medical appointments, arranging  treatment, settling medical bills and commenting on fitness to return to the race. They will also organise repatriation of anyone who is not fit to continue. 

“Our vast experience of international medical case management and emergency medical assistance, along with our extensive global network of providers, means that we are perfectly placed to ensure fast and efficient treatment at any stop during the Clipper Race.  No crew member is going to want to miss out on the race so we appreciate how important it is to get them rapid treatment but also to ensure that they are medically fit to continue.” explained Marise Caunter, Operations Director at Healix International.

Starting in Liverpool, UK on Sunday 20th August, the course sets out an enthralling mix of sailing conditions and challenges, ranging from furious storms to tropical cyclones.

The first stop will be in Uruguay. Crews will sail their boats in a 4-hour-on-4-hour-off shift pattern for around 33 days in tough conditions before they first make port, stretching them to their physical limits. The race will then take in stops at South Africa, Australia, Tasmania, China, USA and Ireland before returning to Liverpool.

For all ports along their journey, Healix have harnessed their wealth of practical experience to provide the Clipper Race with in-depth reports consisting of a location summary, a list of local medical centres of excellence, and a clear procedure that should be followed if a crew member needs medical assistance or advice. 

The Clipper Race Viewer will be in operation for the whole race and will update the position of each yacht on the route once an hour.

From everyone at Healix to all taking part, good luck!

Healix International is a global leader in travel risk management and international medical, security and travel assistance services. Working on behalf of multinational corporations, governments, NGOs and insurers, they are entrusted to look after the welfare of millions of expatriates, travellers and local nationals in every country of the world, 24 hours a day.

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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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Healix Appointed By Zurich As New Integrated Medical & Security Assistance Partner

Global risk management & assistance group, Healix International, today confirms it will be providing corporate medical and security assistance to customers of Zurich insurance in the UK.

The new agreement will see Healix providing the full range of medical and security risk management and response services to customers of Zurich’s commercial lines businesses.

“Our customers value the expertise we bring – and this includes from partnerships with selected third parties” comments James Dobson, Head of Accident & Health, Zurich Global Corporate UK.

“We wanted a UK partner with a global operational capability who could offer our customers the full range of risk management & response services - and Healix demonstrated that they fit the bill.”

Rob Upton, Director – Insurance Markets at Healix International adds “Zurich is a major player in the global corporate market place and we are looking forward to working together.”

Healix International is a global leader in international medical, security & travel risk management and assistance services. Working on behalf of multinational corporations, governments, NGOs and insurers, Healix is entrusted to look after the welfare of millions of expatriates, travellers and local nationals in every country of the world, 24 hours a day.

Zurich Insurance Group is one of the world’s largest insurance groups, and one of the few to operate on a truly global basis. Our mission is to help our customers understand and protect themselves from risk.

With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries, we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees.

 

 

 

 

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Healix Win ‘Employee Benefits And Services Provider Of The Year Award’ At APAC Expatriate Management And Mobility Awards (EMMAs)

Shortlisted in both the Americas and EMEA regions, Healix are delighted to have lifted the trophy as winners of the Employee Benefits and Services Provider of the Year Award in the APAC region.

Healix International is a global provider of international medical case management; medical, security and travel assistance services; and international occupational health services. They work on behalf of multinational corporations, governments, NGOs and insurers to look after the welfare of expatriates, travellers, offshore workers and local nationals in every country of the world, 24 hours a day

To help employers fulfil their duty of care towards staff travelling and working abroad, they developed an integrated Global Travel Risk Management service providing an exceptional level of care for employees and an effective solution for employers. 

By co-ordinating all services needed for travel, health and security risk management through one central point, Healix is able to ensure that all employees get the most appropriate support and protection whilst working abroad. Their unique nurse-led service model ensures the highest quality of service from the moment the first call is received, with all security issues immediately transferred to their specialist security teams.

Communication is improved, employee compliance with policies and procedures can be monitored and employers have a central record evidencing duty of care for each employee. Furthermore, employees have the benefit of liaising with just one central access point.

Healix work closely with employers to understand their business needs and offer flexibility in tailoring bespoke solutions to meet their specific requirements.

With direct access to a global network of providers and agents, Healix are able to provide a quality service for employees wherever they are located around the world. Their completely independent network means they are not tied to any affiliated clinics or air ambulances, ensuring employees are always treated in the most appropriate facilities for fast, high quality treatment. 

Their commitment to an open partnership also means that clients benefit from full transparency on services provided and costs incurred.

For more information on Healix’s Global Travel Risk Management services, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.healix-international.com

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Healix Appoint New Director To Lead International Insurance Sector

Global risk management & assistance group, Healix International, has appointed Rob Upton as Director – Insurance Markets, to oversee the company’s continued expansion into the international insurance sector, accelerated by the recent acquisition of Capita Global Assistance.

“Healix is a fantastic company that I’ve admired for a long time.” says Upton, formerly Sales & Marketing Director at CEGA. “The quality of service and customer focus is unsurpassed and this is being recognised by the market. We’re the fastest growing assistance company in the world right now and I’m delighted to be joining at such an exciting time.” 

Scott Sunderman, CEO of Healix International adds, “It’s important to have the right people leading our business in our key markets and Rob’s credentials and track record speak for themselves. He is widely respected and admired within the industry and we are delighted that he has chosen to join us.”

Healix International is a global leader in international medical, security & travel assistance and international occupational health services. Working on behalf of multinational corporations, governments, NGOs and insurers, Healix is entrusted to look after the welfare of millions of expatriates, travellers and local nationals in every country of the world, 24 hours a day.

Rob can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on +44 (0)20 3805 7182. Or for more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   www.healix-international.com

 

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HX Global Opens New Office In Chicago As Part Of US Expansion Plan

HX Global, (part of the Healix Group), has announced that its newest Sales & Client Management office, just opened in the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook, IL, is to be run by David Evans, Senior Vice President. 

Gregory Cain, President of HX Global explains, “Our explosive growth in the US market meant that we needed another regional office to service our clients and Chicago is the ideal location.  David joins us with a long, successful track record of consultative relationships within the medical and security assistance industry and will be responsible for sales and client relations in the Central US.”

HX Global® is the US subsidiary of Healix International Ltd, a global leader in international medical, security and travel assistance services. Working on behalf of multinational corporations, governments, NGOs and insurers, Healix is entrusted to look after the welfare of millions of expatriates, travellers and local nationals in every country of the world, 24 hours a day.

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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