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CignaTTK Health Insurance Launches Business Operations in India

CignaTTK Health Insurance a joint venture between U.S. based global health service leader, Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI), and Indian conglomerate TTK Group, have announced the launch of its operations in India.

Speaking at the occasion Mr. T.T. Jagannathan, Chairman of the TTK Group of Companies said, “We’re delighted to partner with Cigna. It is our commitment to provide quality products and services to our customers. TTK group upholds ‘Transparency, Trust and Knowledge’ in all aspects of our business. Through our partnership with Cigna, we now intend to deliver health insurance solutions that keep the customer at the heart of everything we do.”

Announcing the launch, Mr. Sandeep Patel, CEO and Managing Director, CignaTTK Health Insurance Company Limited said “CignaTTK’s focus is to encourage customers to stay healthy and live life to the fullest. We will do that by delivering products and services that will educate and assist customers to lead healthier lifestyles. Given the continued rise in medical costs in India, coupled with a parallel increase in lifestyle related diseases, there is an urgent need to upscale health insurance penetration in the country. We are committed to providing affordable and innovative health insurance solutions to meet our customer’s daily health challenges without compromising on quality customer service.”

Mr. Jason Sadler, President, Cigna Global Individual said, “Cigna is one of the leading health service companies in the world and operates in more than 31 countries. With more than 80 million customer relationships worldwide, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide products and services aligned with customer expectations of solutions that are easy to access, use, and deliver on their promise. We are delighted to partner with the TTK Group and look forward to bringing to Indian customers innovative health and wellness solutions.”

CignaTTK has undertaken extensive consumer research to understand the needs of Indian consumers. As a result of this research, CignaTTK has the insights needed to develop and launch innovative products and services aimed towards specific individual and family health needs, with processes that are easy to experience. The company will focus on various proactive measures to inspire, motivate and incentivize a customer to stay in good health.

“Leveraging the strengths of TTK’s strong local market expertise with Cigna’s expertise in developing innovative products and services will help CignaTTK meet the needs of consumers, who are progressively realizing the importance of health insurance.” added, Mr. Patel.

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UK Private Medical Insurance Company

UK Private Medical Insurance Company

You may be a frequent flyer business traveler, student, leisure or medical health tourist considering the Expatriate Life.

Perhaps you are already established as a Expatriate living far from home on distant shores. Where ever you are now, understanding UK Private Medical Insurance company requirements is vital to safe, risk free Global travel. Accidents do happen and when you least expect it. Insuring you have the right type of Private Medical Insurance plan from the right private medical insurance company will mean, should anything untoward happen, you will not be faced with a large medical bill, or even worse, insufficient medical care.

Expatriates searching the internet to source, compare and select the best Private Medical Insurance company are now covered by International Private Medical Insurance Magazines Online UK Private Medical Insurance company guide.

Get the lowdown on who's who and which Private Medical Insurance companies you should trust with your life. Since 2009 International Private Medical Insurance Magazine has been providing mission critical news and information about UK Private Medical Insurance companies and providers to individual expatriates, expat groups, expatriate employers and Expatriate Health Insurance brokers and intermediaries.

It is important to fully understand UK Private Medical Insurance requirements before you travel and insure you select the right and most appropriate Private Medical Insurance plan and cover for leisure, business, educational or health travel purposes. Private Medical Insurance companies do come in all shapes and sizes so be sure to do a complete comparison of the Private Medical Insurance company, plan, costs and fine print.

Make your Private Medical Insurance plan and company covers you for costs relating to repatriation, emergency evacuation, medical and non medical transport services by ground ambulance or air ambulance.

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Private Medical Insurance Company

Private Medical Insurance Company

You may be a frequent flyer business traveler, student, leisure or medical health tourist considering the Expatriate Life.

Perhaps you are already established as a Expatriate living far from home on distant shores. Where ever you are now, understanding Private Medical Insurance company requirements is vital to safe, risk free Global travel. Accidents do happen and when you least expect it. Insuring you have the right type of Private Medical Insurance plan from the right private medical insurance company will mean, should anything untoward happen, you will not be faced with a large medical bill, or even worse, insufficient medical care.

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It is important to fully understand Private Medical Insurance requirements before you travel and insure you select the right and most appropriate Private Medical Insurance plan and cover for leisure, business, educational or health travel purposes. Private Medical Insurance companies do come in all shapes and sizes so be sure to do a complete comparison of the Private Medical Insurance company, plan, costs and fine print.

Make your Private Medical Insurance plan and company covers you for costs relating to repatriation, emergency evacuation, medical and non medical transport services by ground ambulance or air ambulance.

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Private Medical Insurance

Private Medical Insurance

You may be a frequent flyer business traveler, student, leisure or medical health tourist considering the Expatriate Life.

Perhaps you are already established as a Expatriate living far from home on distant shores. Where ever you are now, understanding Private Medical Insurance requirements is vital to safe, risk free Global travel. Accidents do happen and when you least expect it. Insuring you have the right type of Private Medical Insurance will mean, should anything untoward happen, you will not be faced with a large medical bill, or even worse, insufficient medical care.

Expatriates searching the internet to source, compare and select the best Private Medical Insurance are now covered by International Private Medical Insurance Magazines Online Private Medical Insurance company guide.

Get the lowdown on who's who and which Private Medical Insurance companies you should trust with your life. Since 2009 International Private Medical Insurance Magazine has been providing mission critical news and information about Private Medical Insurance to individual expatriates, expat groups, expatriate employers and Expatriate Health Insurance brokers and intermediaries.

It is important to fully understand Private Medical Insurance requirements before you travel and insure you select the right and most appropriate Private Medical Insurance plan and cover for leisure, business, educational or health travel purposes. Private Medical Insurance comes in all shapes and sizes so be sure to do a complete comparison of the Private Medical Insurance plan, costs and fine print.

Make your Private Medical Insurance plan covers you for costs relating to repatriation, emergency evacuation, medical and non medical transport services by ground ambulance or air ambulance.

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India Travel Advice: Cyclone Lehar

Tropical Cyclone Lehar is forecast to make landfall in the state of Andra Pradesh on Thursday 28 November. Lehar has weakened but rain in parts of Andra Pradesh could still cause flooding and may disrupt the local infrastructure and travel. You should monitor local media and the website of the India Meteorological Department, and follow the advice of the local authorities.

Over 800,000 British nationals visit India every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

Before you travel, take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance.

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Travel Warning India

Before you travel, take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance.

Pro and anti Telangana protests are expected in Hyderabad from 7 September on wards. Areas most likely to be affected are around the Secretariat, Khairatabad, Tank Bund, Indira Park, Osmania University and LB Stadium. There could be some violence. Take care, monitor local media and avoid all demonstrations.

Over 800,000 British nationals visit India every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel in the immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan, other than at Wagah. See Local travel. The FCO advise against all travel to Manipur and all but essential travel to Imphal, the state capital of Manipur. See Local travel.

The FCO advise against all travel to Jammu and Kashmir with the exception of the cities of Jammu and Srinagar, travel between these two cities on the Jammu-Srinagar highway, and the region of Ladakh. See Local travel and Terrorism. There is ongoing communal violence in Uttar Pradesh that has claimed the lives of at least 50 people so far.

The violence is centred in and around the town of Muzaffarnagar in northern Uttar Pradesh. If you are in the area you should take care, monitor the media and avoid all areas where violence is being reported.

You are also advised to review whether you need to remain in the area or travel to it.

The indefinite strike in the Darjeeling Hills called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), the dominant political party in Darjeeling, from Saturday 3 August continues with widespread protests across the hills and sporadic incidence of violence in some areas. If you choose to remain in this area, there is a risk of being stranded and becoming caught up in any subsequent incidents.

Although the route to Sikkim is currently open, disruption in Darjeeling may also affect visitors to Sikkim as roads to the state run through the hills area and may close at short notice. The level of consular assistance that the British High Commission can provide in these areas may be very limited for the duration of the strike.

There is a high threat from terrorism throughout India. Recent attacks have targeted public places including those visited by foreigners.

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Flood Insurance For River Basin People

Flood Insurance For River Basin People

Poor and vulnerable people in the river basin areas of Sirajganj district come under an index based flood insurance product, to address the disaster risk reduction in the flood prone regions. The product was launched yesterday (20 August 2013) at BRAC Centre in a program titled Launching Ceremony on Index Based Flood Insurance Product Piloting in Sirajgonj, Bangladesh, organized by Oxfam. Initially the flood index insurance product will cover 1661 poor families of 10 villages located in Char areas of Sirajganj district on a pilot basis.

The product aims to provide cash relief of up to BDT 8000 per household in event of catastrophic flood. Addressing the launching ceremony as the chief guest, Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, MP, Minister of Disaster Management and Relief said, ”With this very innovative initiative, poor and vulnerable people of Sirajganj district, who are the regular victims of flood will feel more secured. Such kind of initiative helps the government to address the disaster risk reduction.” He urged all to scale up this effort to cover whole Bangladesh. Snehal Soneji, Country Director for Oxfam in Bangladesh, in his welcome remarks said.

“Bangladesh is a flood prone country, which is one of primary reasons for wide spread poverty, despite the remarkable economic progresses government has made. Index based flood insurance is aimed to design a commercially viable catastrophic flood insurance scheme for the poor and vulnerable.”

He further added, “We are now piloting it in Sirajganj, with a hope to spread it across the country with the support from government, national and international organizations.”

Initiated by Oxfam, the project is funded by SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Corporation) and jointly implemented by CIRM Advisory Services (India), Institute of Water Modeling (Bangladesh), Pragati Insurance Ltd. (Bangladesh), Swiss Re, Manab Mukti Sangstha (Bangladesh) and Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (Bangladesh). "Floodwater that used to create fertile ground for agriculture crops has resulted in catastrophic consequences in Bangladesh now.

Through this flood index insurance scheme, Swiss Re supports the insurance sector with product structuring, pricing and underwriting, as well as reinsuring the risks. The insurance scheme will help to mitigate the fiscal impact of the flooding to the villages, and strengthen the resilience of the economy," said Harini Kannan, Head of Agriculture Reinsurance South West Asia from Swiss Re, the reinsurance partner for this project. Earlier Sardar M Shah Newaz, Director, IWM presented the flood hazard model and Rupalee Ruchismita, Executive Director, CIRM presented the keynote paper on Index Based Flood Insurance Product.

Among others, Manirul Islam, Managing Director, Pragati Insurance Ltd, Prof. Dr. M. Monowar Hossain, Executive Director, IWM, Md Habibullah Bahar, Director and Manab Mukti Sansgtha also spoke. Mohammad Abul Wazed, Director General, Disaster Management Bureau (DMB) addressed as the special guest, while MB Akhter, Program Manager, Oxfam, gave the vote of thanks. Representatives from government, national and international organizations, media and community were present at the event.

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