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HealthCare International Appoints Mark O'Dwyer As Non-Executive Chairman

HealthCare International (HCI) is delighted to announce that Mark O'Dwyer has joined the HCI Global Network Limited Board in November 2021 as Non-Executive Chairman. 

Additionally Mark will become Chairman of the Risk and Audit Committee and will be a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Mark’s most recent role was as Managing Director of Bupa Global. While at Bupa, Mark was a Board member of Bupa Insurance (UK) and Chairman of Bupa Egypt. His experience includes both the commercial and regulatory aspects of the International Private Medical Insurance market.

Mark has extensive financial services and insurance experience from working at AIG, L&G, Royal London, Fidelity International over the previous twenty years before Bupa. Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales (ICAEW).

Ian Wood MIoD ACMA CGMA, CEO of HCI said, “Appointing Mark as Chairman is a significant move forward for HCI, his blue chip industry experience and extensive commercial background will help us shape further our product and geographic offerings, I very much look forward to working with Mark in our next stage of building out the HCI business”

Mark O'Dwyer said, "I am delighted to be joining the HCI Board and working with Ian and the team as they continue to identify new opportunities for the business to grow".

Related Reading: Healthcare International (HCI) Announces Management Buyout Backed By Prefequity

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Using the latest technology, iPMI Magazine delivers critical iPMI business communications to an eclectic worldwide readership, from international medical payor to global service provider. 

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About iPMI Magazine

Due to the nomadic nature of the international private medical insurance (IPMI) industry, iPMI Magazine is an internet based news service for worldwide insurance and assistance professionals who need to understand the impacts of insurance and healthcare policy, regulatory, and legislative developments.

Over 40,000 senior level business decision makers, in over 120 countries, rely on iPMI Magazine to stay 1 step ahead of the risk and on the inside track of international PMI. Covering business travellers, high net worth individuals, expatriate and leisure travel markets, iPMI Magazine is the only international news source covering the most exciting sector of international health insurance: international private medical insurance.

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International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) Market Report 2021

There are 80 million expatriates, 5 million international students, 4 million temporary foreign workers, and 18 million high net worth individuals of which 2.7 million are ultra high net worth. All these are targets for international private medical insurance.

Expats and local workers of global companies and HNW individuals may no longer have the option of flying home or another country for medical treatment so may have to rely on local healthcare.

Global insurers have national and international healthcare networks that have a better capability for telemedicine than local insurers.

In almost every country the state healthcare network is under never before experienced pressure so access to private healthcare is increasingly essential. In some countries, expats will be at the back of the queue for state healthcare. In some countries, even access to private healthcare may be strained and hospitals may have to prioritise healthcare for long-term partners such as insurance companies over one-time private patients.

An increasing number of insurers are moving from being health insurers to healthcare providers protected by health insurance. With a linked move to Artificial Intelligence and teleconsultation, the world of IPMI is changing.

The fragile and volatile state of global stock markets is of concern to insurers who may already be vulnerable while offering opportunities to potential buyers of insurers and health insurance books of business. The environment for mergers and acquisitions among health insurers remains favourable as they continue to seek out diversification and growth opportunities.

International Private Medical Insurance Overview:

  • The global demand for health insurance is rising fast
  • There are opportunities for health insurers and brokers
  • The numbers of expatriates are rising and will increase
  • IPMI and PMI are no longer separate
  • Locals, students, NGO workers and travellers need cover
  • Many countries have made health insurance compulsory
  • Healthcare and health insurance are becoming intertwined
  • Top up cover and micro health have massive potential
  • Tele-health, AI and other new technology will change how insurers, brokers and customers interact

International Private Medical Insurance Key Topics Covered:

  • 2021 population
  • 2030 population estimate
  • 2020 UN international migrants IN
  • 2020 UN international migrants OUT
  • 2020 UN refugees
  • Global diaspora
  • Expats in country
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare for expatriates
  • Healthcare regulators
  • Healthcare regulation
  • Healthcare price regulation
  • State health insurance
  • State health insurance top-up
  • Compulsory health insurance for locals
  • Compulsory health insurance for expatriates
  • Compulsory health insurance for overseas students
  • Compulsory travel health insurance for visitors
  • Health insurance for locals overseas
  • Private health insurance
  • Micro health insurance
  • Insurance company and broker regulators
  • Foreign insurance companies
  • Health insurance regulation
  • Health insurance price regulation
  • Countries where expats come from
  • Leading local health insurers
  • Head office of leading health insurers and brokers
  • International health insurers/ brokers/agents activity

For more information about the International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) Market Report 2021 report visit: https://ipmimagazine.com/medical-health-insurance/en/reports/item/6159-international-health-insurance-ipmi-2021

 

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International Health Insurance (IPMI) Country Profiles Report 2021

The "International Health Insurance (IPMI) 2021: Volume Three - Country Profiles" report has been added to iPMI Magazine's report offering.

Volume three contains 176 country profiles and 2021 population, diaspora and expats.

There are 80 million expatriates, 5 million international students, 4 million temporary foreign workers, and 18 million high net worth individuals of which 2.7 million are ultra high net worth. All these are targets for international private medical insurance.

Expats and local workers of global companies and HNW individuals may no longer have the option of flying home or another country for medical treatment so may have to rely on local healthcare.

Global insurers have national and international healthcare networks that have a better capability for telemedicine than local insurers.

In almost every country the state healthcare network is under never before experienced pressure so access to private healthcare is increasingly essential. In some countries, expats will be at the back of the queue for state healthcare. In some countries, even access to private healthcare may be strained and hospitals may have to prioritise healthcare for long-term partners such as insurance companies over one-time private patients.

An increasing number of insurers are moving from being health insurers to healthcare providers protected by health insurance. With a linked move to Artificial Intelligence and teleconsultation, the world of IPMI is changing.

The fragile and volatile state of global stock markets is of concern to insurers who may already be vulnerable while offering opportunities to potential buyers of insurers and health insurance books of business. The environment for mergers and acquisitions among health insurers remains favourable as they continue to seek out diversification and growth opportunities.

Overview:

  • The global demand for health insurance is rising fast
  • There are opportunities for health insurers and brokers
  • The numbers of expatriates are rising and will increase
  • IPMI and PMI are no longer separate
  • Locals, students, NGO workers and travellers need cover
  • Many countries have made health insurance compulsory
  • Healthcare and health insurance are becoming intertwined
  • Top up cover and micro health have massive potential
  • Tele-health, AI and other new technology will change how insurers, brokers and customers interact

Key Topics Covered:

  • 2021 population
  • 2030 population estimate
  • 2020 UN international migrants IN
  • 2020 UN international migrants OUT
  • 2020 UN refugees
  • Global diaspora
  • Expats in country
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare for expatriates
  • Healthcare regulators
  • Healthcare regulation
  • Healthcare price regulation
  • State health insurance
  • State health insurance top-up
  • Compulsory health insurance for locals
  • Compulsory health insurance for expatriates
  • Compulsory health insurance for overseas students
  • Compulsory travel health insurance for visitors
  • Health insurance for locals overseas
  • Private health insurance
  • Micro health insurance
  • Insurance company and broker regulators
  • Foreign insurance companies
  • Health insurance regulation
  • Health insurance price regulation
  • Countries where expats come from
  • Leading local health insurers
  • Head office of leading health insurers and brokers
  • International health insurers/ brokers/agents activity

For more information about this report visit https://ipmimagazine.com/medical-health-insurance/en/reports/item/6159-international-health-insurance-ipmi-2021

 

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International Health Insurance (IPMI) 2021

Leading international private medical insurance publisher iPMI Magazine is excited to announce the launch of the “International Health Insurance 2021" IPMI market report written by leading insurance and healthcare analyst Ian Youngman.

There are now 80 million expatriates, 5 million international students, 4 million temporary foreign workers, and 18 million high net worth individuals of which 2.7 million are ultra high net worth. All of these are targets for international private medical insurance.

International health insurance for expats, third country nationals, domestic nationals and global nomads is a 3 volume iPMI market report updated in 2021 with even more companies and more countries.

Overview:

Expats and local workers of global companies and HNW individuals may no longer have the option of flying home or another country for medical treatment so may have to rely on local healthcare.

Global insurers have national and international healthcare networks that have a better capability for telemedicine than local insurers.

In almost every country the state healthcare network is under never before experienced pressure so access to private healthcare is increasingly essential. In some countries, expats will be at the back of the queue for state healthcare. In some countries, even access to private healthcare may be strained and hospitals may have to prioritise healthcare for long-term partners such as insurance companies over one-time private patients.

An increasing number of insurers are moving from being health insurers to healthcare providers protected by health insurance. With a linked move to Artificial Intelligence and teleconsultation, the world of IPMI is changing.

The fragile and volatile state of global stock markets is of concern to insurers who may already be vulnerable while offering opportunities to potential buyers of insurers and health insurance books of business. The environment for mergers and acquisitions among health insurers remains favourable as they continue to seek out diversification and growth opportunities.

The iPMI 2021 report includes 3 volumes:

  • Volume 1 Overview - 395 pages
  • Volume 2 Companies - 129 Company Profiles
  • Volume 3 Countries - 176 Country Profiles

Table Of Contents

1. Introduction

  • Overview
  • Growth of need for IPM
  • Health insurance definitions
  • Expatriate definitions
  • Voluntary health insurance
  • Why IPMI and PMI are no longer separate
  • Social and technological disruption
  • Duty of care
  • Why insurers are moving into IPMI
  • The changing insurance ecosystem
  • Customer centricity
  • Blockchain
  • Emerging markets
  • Belt and Road initiative
  • Middle East and North Africa outlook
  • Asian health
  • IPMI must cover more than insurance
  • The future
  • Merging health insurance and healthcare
  • Swiss Re forecast
  • Changing how we work
  • Ageing workforce
  • Health insurance for older workers
  • Global mobility changes

2. International Health Insurance Numbers

  • Global premium figures
  • Onshoring and offshoring
  • Premium retention in countries
  • Premiums and local taxes
  • Local partnerships
  • Muddying the waters
  • It is not health insurance

3. Health insurance

  • Compulsory health insurance
  • Compulsory travel health insurance
  • Health insurance market potential
  • Global medical price trends
  • Health insurance pricing trends
  • Global health insurance costs and trends
  • Health insurance and universal healthcare global health benefits
  • Digital transformation
  • Dental and vision care

4. Healthcare

  • Health at a Glance Europe 2019
  • Global healthcare
  • Healthcare in 2040
  • Future health, care and wellbeing by 2040Re-Opening the World - Life After COVIDUniversal healthcare
  • Health at a glance in LatAm and CaribbeaHealthcare in UAE

5. International Health Insurance Market

  • Buying the market overseas
  • Distribution
  • Healthcare or health insurance
  • History
  • Market potential
  • Hospitals offering health insurance
  • Numbers of insurers
  • Insurance companies
  • Latin American healthcare potential
  • Lloyd’s of London
  • Lloyds’ brokers
  • Managing general agents
  • Third party administrators
  • Insurance brokers
  • Financial advisors
  • Insurance agents
  • Banks
  • Health insurance trade bodies
  • Health insurance comparison sites
  • Micro-insurance
  • Mobile devices
  • Self- insurance
  • Smartphones
  • Social media
  • Videos

6. International Health Insurance Products

  • Cover
  • International insurance versus domestic insurance
  • IPMI in 2021

7. Expatriate numbers

  • Expatriate figures
  • Global numbers of expatriates
  • Global population
  • Expatriates, migrants and refugees
  • Global mobility
  • Expatriate population as % of the worldwide population
  • Expatriate or international migrant
  • International students
  • Migrant workers
  • Cross border workers
  • Digital nomads
  • Diasporas
  • Migration and health

8. Customers

  • Target markets for insurers
  • What is an expatriate?
  • Expatriate characteristics
  • Expatriate salaries and benefits
  • Buyers
  • Dependants
  • Emerging markets middle class
  • Generation Y
  • High net worth
  • How people choose the international health insurance
  • Indian companies
  • Maritime
  • Mining
  • More than one product
  • Music industry
  • NGOs
  • Need
  • Oil and gas
  • Older workers
  • Overseas employees need support
  • Pilots
  • Questions potential customers ask
  • Retirees
  • Self-employed
  • Short assignments
  • Short-term cover
  • Singles
  • Students
  • Target ages
  • Teachers
  • Wealthy expatriates
  • Who can be covered?
  • Why companies buy it
  • Why individuals buy it
  • Why needs are changing
  • Why not just buy cover locally
  • Women

9. The product

  • Addiction treatment
  • Admitted policies
  • Apps
  • Big data
  • Budget covers
  • Cancer
  • Chatbots
  • Choice of cover or set packages
  • Claims
  • Compliance with local law
  • Co-payments
  • Critical illness
  • Currency
  • Danger zones
  • Diabetes treatment
  • Diaspora insurance
  • Duty of care
  • Emergency assistance
  • Emergency evacuation
  • European Air Medical Institute
  • Fertility treatment
  • Fraud
  • Funeral plans
  • Global cover
  • Helplines
  • Income protection
  • Insurers rethink of health insurance
  • International medical accreditation
  • Medical evacuation and repatriation
  • Medical tourism and insurance
  • Medical travel insurance
  • Mental health
  • Micro health insurance
  • Obesity treatment
  • Organ transplants
  • Passive war
  • Political risks
  • Pricing
  • Price regulation
  • Pricing on group schemes
  • Private repatriation
  • Risk management
  • Second medical opinion
  • Security and travel advice
  • Takaful
  • Takaful health
  • Telehealth
  • Term life
  • Top-up covers
  • Trauma
  • Travel insurance
  • Underwriting
  • Virtual doctors
  • War risks
  • Wearables

10. Conclusion

  • Conclusion
  • Database

VOLUME 2 - 129 COMPANY PROFILES

  • Base country
  • HQ
  • Ownership
  • Overview
  • Structure
  • Insurance
  • Healthcare
  • Customer numbers
  • Strategy
  • 2020 results
  • 2021 results
  • 2021 forecasts
  • Buying businesses
  • Selling businesses
  • Failed deals
  • Partnerships
  • Sponsorships
  • Micro health
  • Special products
  • Apps
  • Marketing
  • Technology
  • Start-ups, accelerators and labs

Companies Profiled

  • A Plus
  • Abacare
  • Achmea
  • Adelaide
  • ADNIC
  • Aetna
  • Ageas
  • AIA
  • AIG
  • Alan
  • Allegiant Global Partners
  • Alliance Group International
  • Allianz
  • Amariz
  • Amazon
  • Antae
  • Anthem
  • AON
  • Apple
  • APRIL
  • Arabia Insurance
  • Ardonagh
  • Arma Insurance
  • ASSSA
  • Aviva
  • Axa
  • Bahrain National Life
  • Bellwood Prestbury
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bupa
  • CCW
  • Centene
  • Chubb
  • CIG Group
  • Cigna
  • Clements Worldwide
  • CMIG International
  • Collinson Group
  • Combined Insurance
  • CVS Health
  • Daman
  • DavidShield
  • DFV
  • Discovery
  • Doha Insurance
  • ERGO
  • Euroins
  • Exclusive Healthcare
  • Expacare
  • Expatriate Group
  • Fairfax
  • Fosun International
  • Freedom Health
  • FWD
  • Gallagher
  • General & Medical
  • Generali
  • GeoBlue
  • Global Benefits Group
  • Global Risk Partners
  • Global Underwriters
  • Globality Health
  • Great Eastern
  • Great West Lifeco
  • Gulf Insurance Group
  • HealthCare International
  • Henner Group
  • Howden
  • Humana
  • IMG
  • Integra Global
  • Irish Life Health
  • Jubilee Holdings
  • JW Seagon
  • Liberty Health
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Lloyd’s of London
  • Lockton
  • Malakoff Humanis
  • Manulife
  • MAPFRE
  • Marsh McLennan
  • Medgulf
  • Medibank
  • Medicover
  • Met Life
  • MGEN
  • Millennium Insurance Brokers
  • Momentum Metropolitan
  • Morgan Price
  • MSH International
  • Munich Re
  • Mutua Madrilena
  • National Life and General
  • New India
  • nib
  • NN Group
  • NowCompare
  • Now Health International
  • Nugent Sante
  • Old Mutual
  • Oman Insurance
  • Orient Insurance
  • Pacific Cross International
  • Pacific Prime
  • Pan-American Life
  • PIB Group
  • PICC
  • Ping An
  • Primary Group
  • PZU
  • QBE
  • QLM
  • RBI Premium
  • Regency Assurance
  • SAICO
  • Sanlam
  • Seguros 360
  • Seven Corners
  • Siaci Saint Honore
  • SiriusPoint
  • Sompo
  • Starr International
  • State Life
  • Status Global
  • Swiss Global
  • Swiss Life
  • SwissCare
  • Tokio Marine
  • Union Insurance
  • UNIQA
  • UnitedHealth
  • VHI
  • Verlingue
  • Vienna Insurance Group
  • Vitality
  • VUMI
  • VYY
  • WAFA Assurance
  • WellAway
  • William Russell
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Zhong An
  • Zurich Insurance

VOLUME 3 - 176 COUNTRY PROFILES

  • 2021 population
  • 2030 population estimate
  • 2020 UN international migrants IN
  • 2020 UN international migrants OUT
  • 2020 UN refugees
  • Global diaspora
  • Expats in country
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare for expatriates
  • Healthcare regulators
  • Healthcare regulation
  • Healthcare price regulation
  • State health insurance
  • State health insurance top-up
  • Compulsory health insurance for locals
  • Compulsory health insurance for expatriates
  • Compulsory health insurance for overseas students
  • Compulsory travel health insurance for visitors
  • Health insurance for locals overseas
  • Private health insurance
  • Micro health insurance
  • Insurance company and broker regulators
  • Foreign insurance companies
  • Health insurance regulation
  • Health insurance price regulation
  • Countries where expats come from
  • Leading local health insurers
  • Head office of leading health insurers and brokers
  • International health insurers/ brokers/agents activity

Country Profiles

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dubai
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts And Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St Vincent
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad And Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turks And Caicos
  • UAE
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • US Virgin Islands
  • USA
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Viet Nam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

How To Buy International Health Insurance (IPMI) 2021

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About The Author

Ian Youngman is a writer and researcher specialising in insurance. He writes regularly for a variety of magazines, newsletters, and on-line services. He publishes a range of market reports and undertakes research for companies and has London market management experience with brokers and insurers. 

 

 

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iPMI Magazine Speaks With Sigal Atzmon, CEO, Medix Group

In this exclusive iPMI Magazine interview, Christopher Knight, CEO, iPMI Magazine, sits down with Sigal Atzmon, CEO, Medix Group, to discuss who Medix Global are, the common international medical insurance market opportunities they assist with and what we can expect from Medix Global in the coming years.

Please introduce yourself and background in the international private medical insurance market:

I am the founder and CEO of the Medix Group, a global healthcare services company. I founded the company in 2006 after holding various executive positions in leading financial institutions and had a personal encounter with the world of healthcare which made me realise that it was time for a change.

In order to ensure that people have access to our service, Medix strategy is to partner with leading PMI and IPMI providers around the world and over the years has provided service to patients in over 90 countries. By partnering with us, IPMI providers can offer reassurance to their members and a promise that no matter where they are around the world, be it for relocation, high mobility needs, or a specific work assignment, they will receive access and implementation of quality care, with proven better medical outcomes.

Who is Medix Global?

Medix is a shared value company which provides a variety of innovative healthcare management services, including: Personal Medical Case Management (PMCM), Health Prevention Services, Tailored Services for High-Mobility Employees, Medical Concierge, AI & Digital Health solutions, Medical Governance and more. We have a team of 300 in house doctors who work alongside a quality accredited network of over 3,000 specialists around the world to help patients navigate the complex healthcare maze. Our specialist teams provide objective reviews of medical cases to ensure that the original diagnosis is accurate, and that the treatment pathway is optimised. We provide multidisciplinary assessments, recommendations and coordination of quality medical care, drawing on the best experts around the globe, providing peace of mind to our customers that they are receiving the best possible care, wherever they might be in the world.

Medix plays a disruptive role in the healthcare sector by providing patients with the tools and objective information needed to maximise their own health outcomes. We have partnered with the world’s leading technology and AI companies to provide a range of AI driven & digital healthcare solutions, ranging from helping customers assess their personal risk profile, prevent developing serious medical conditions, like cancer and cardiovascular diseases, through smart primary care solutions, who offer self diagnosis and access to real time, live chat with a doctor and Global Personal Medical Case Management solutions.

By shifting the traditional power balance between patient, doctor and the payer, Medix is leading the democratisation of healthcare, empowering patients while helping health insurers to play a more active role in their customers’ patient journey.

When it comes to serving clients such as international medical insurance companies what can Medix Global offer?

Medix offers insurance companies the opportunity to differentiate their service offering and play a much greater positive role in their customers’ medical journey, all while ensuring that healthcare premiums remain sustainable and optimise claims spending. Partnering with Medix allows insurance companies to shift away from the outdated model of passive payer and becoming a true health player. In parallel, to ensuring evidence based personalised care, through Medix’ services, insurers are also able to help avoid overuse and misuse of healthcare services, and hence an indirect result is also a strong medical governance tool. Medix provided IPMI and PMI leaders with proven better medical outcomes, higher customer satisfaction, and brand loyalty, both on the individual and the corporate solutions segment.

Consumers are increasingly expecting that their insurance providers do more than just reimburse medical expenses. They want a provider who understands their individual needs, one that can offer tailored, patient centric care when they face a difficult or complex medical condition. That’s exactly what Medix does. We ensure that members are receiving access and implementation to quality care, no matter where they are around the world. I feel that every IPMI or PMI provider would want to make such a commitment to their members and this is why partnering with the world’s leading insurance companies, who share that same vision, is a natural fit for Medix.

We are very proud of the success and impact we have, making a real difference in people’s life!

What major challenges can Medix Global solve for global medical insurers?

Medix’ operates in the intersection between the Payer, Provider and Patient, offering a unique perspective on the gaps and needs of each party. In today’s healthcare world, there are significant variations between care provided in different regions and countries, and even when we dive deeper into countries we can find significant variations in the quality and standard of care between cities, and even hospitals. At Medix we help flatten this inequality of care curve between different locations, while empowering patients and ensuring that all members have access to accountable, personalised, quality care, which is evidence based, following international medical guidelines. Nothing more and nothing less.

In addition to treating illness as it occurs, Medix empowers members with the needed knowledge and tools to take personalised preventative actions. Leveraging our access to technological innovations including AI and big data, coupled with our global team of specialists, Medix is able to drive short and long term behavioral change and assist our insurance partners to provide substantial value added services to policyholders.

As the healthcare landscape around the world changes, IPMI and PMI providers are facing new challenges, Medix helps its partners to turn these challenges into opportunities.

In terms of geographic reach, which countries and geographies are Medix Global active?

As a leading global company, we provide services across over 90 countries. We have offices in London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Tel Aviv, and are currently setting up additional offices in Bangkok, Melbourne and Dubai.

We currently serve patients across the globe and manage medical information in over 22 different languages, 24/7. Medix’ global reach ensures that our clients can access the very best medical services no matter where they are in the world.

Can you walk us through the reach of your international provider network?

Medix enjoys long standing professional relationships with leading specialists and medical centers of excellence across the world. Our in-house teams, including our 300 medical doctors, are supported by a global, quality accredited network of over 3,000 medical specialists and 1,500 medical centers spread across the world, primarily in the US, Europe and leading centers in Asia. While there are companies that boast very large commercial networks, I would like to stress the point of a quality accredited network as Medix’ network is not a commercial or discount based network but rather an accredited list of quality specialists which was cultivated over our many years of research and clinical experience, led by our dedicated Research Department and Medical Network Team. Every one of these specialists has been vetted and scored based on a proprietary accreditation process to ensure that they meet our criteria.

Business travelers, leisure travelers, expats and medical tourists – which segment do you provide personal medical case management services for?

Medix services fill significant gaps which exist in the healthcare sector the world over, and not limited to a specific segment of members or insurance products. Whether you travel frequently, reside in a tier one city or are on reassignment in a country which is not your home country, it can be extremely challenging to navigate and make informed decisions when dealing with a serious medical condition, and trying to navigate through the unknowns of the local healthcare system. Of course, for expats who often hold IPMI policies, the complexity is twofold as in parallel, they are also dealing with the fact that they are not in their home county and face language barriers and cultural challenges which can make the medical journey even more challenging. Leveraging Medix’ established global presence, experience and deep understanding of the intricacies of a variety of health landscapes, we can guide them and ensure they receive great quality care wherever they are based. They don’t always need to be repatriated to their home country for treatment, in fact, they are able to receive guidance and advice from leading specialists globally to support the local coordination, which provides them with much needed reassurance.

Aside from Prevention, Digital Health Solutions & Personal Medical Case Management, we have a variety of services tailored for high mobility employees and frequent business travelers, including pre-assignment screening and “healthcare orientation” to provide members with knowledge about the healthcare sector in their new destination.

What are the differences between Personal Medical Case Management and a medical 2nd opinion service?

In today’s dynamic medical world, Second Medical Opinions (SMO) while having its merits is simply not sufficient nor relevant anymore, hence the very low utilisation rates compared with Personal Medical Case Management Services. When requesting an SMO, usually patients will receive a single recommendation, without opportunities for care coordination, local referrals, long term follow ups alongside holding an on-going dialogue with the appointed, dedicated Medical Case Manager Doctor and Nurse available at any time, let alone on-going communication between the Medix Case Manager Doctor and the existing, local treating physician. In many cases, I have seen how overwhelming this can be, as patients leave an SMO with more questions than answers, especially if the second opinion advice contradicts treatment recommendation originally provided. Further, medical journeys today are complex, require inputs across different disciplines and tend to be longer and have many points where the patient is faced with difficult questions and needs to make what can be, literally, life or death decisions. As healthcare providers, we need to ensure that the services we offer are relevant and provide a real, actionable added value to patients.

Personal Medical Case Management by contrast, will never leave a patient with an unanswered question or concern. We appoint a dedicated team comprising of a Case Manager – Doctor, a Nurse and a Medical Coordinator to accompany every patient throughout their medical journey. The Case Manager obtains multiple consultations and holds multidisciplinary discussion with leading experts to ensure that all aspects of the case are evaluated and a truly holistic approach is applied. For each case, we see an average of 13-15 medical consultations which are conducted on the patient’s behalf as opposed to the 1-off consultations provided via SMO. Personal Medical Case Management is a proactive, dynamic, on-going and multidisciplinary process versus a short, one off, single discipline SMO.

In an ever-expanding digital world, what role is technology playing in Medix’ services?

I am very excited about the role technology is already playing, not only for Medix, but broadly in the healthcare sector. Technologies powered by Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, medical wearables and various digital health applications increase accuracy, streamline processes and reduce inefficiencies, essentially transforming the way we provide and consume healthcare.

While penetration of wearable devices is still relatively low, and the primary applications are more wellness focused, the possibilities are increasing with medical-grade wearables taking many forms such as patches, shirts, trousers, socks and more, embedded with technology that does not impede our life, yet is entirely focused on improving it. This will enable us to collect data about members on a continuous basis and not wait until they are ill.

Machine learning and AI are another revolutionary enabler through their ability to analyse vast amounts of data gathered from various sources e.g. Electronic Medical Records (EMR) to find patterns, associations, insights and ultimately make predictions and recommendations. Based on advanced algorithms like Patients Like Me these are surely playing a much bigger role today and improving predictability and accuracy of medical care. AI powered chatbots, for instance, already serve as a triage tool for patients by answering basic health queries and assessing symptoms.

Studies estimate that we are facing global shortage of 7.2m healthcare workers, a figure that will likely double by 2035. With this in mind, AI is a critical element in the healthcare landscape of the future and overtime, we will see more and more applications of this technology. This helps reduce unnecessary hospital and doctor visits while also empowering patients and providing them with information to help make informed decisions.

AI is currently also used for diagnosing radiology images with a very high level of accuracy. It is not to say, that AI will replace all doctors, but it can significantly increase efficiencies, augment their capabilities, standarise care and provide a powerful decision support tool and streamline healthcare processes. The way I see it, these technologies are a powerful enabler of the democratisation of healthcare and Medix is proud to be at the forefront of this exciting movement.

Moving forward, what can we expect to see from Medix Global in the years to come?

This is a very exciting year for Medix. We are significantly expanding our presence across Asia Pacific, China Mainland and the Middle East while in parallel restructuring some of our operations in Europe. We are also working in partnership with leading tech companies to offer new and innovative services.

Being very passionate about what we do I am looking forward to continue making a real difference for our partners and people around the world. I am proud to continue to improve accessibility of quality medical care, flatten the inequality of care curve and be at the forefront of the democratisation of healthcare, giving every member and patient a voice, a personalised solution and an impactful meaning in the future of our healthcare landscapes.

I am proud to promise better health and execute, deliver on our promises.

Along with my family, this is my life’s meaningful purpose.

 

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Enhancing Plans To Meet Fresh Challenges In The International Private Medical Insurance Market

AXA Global Healthcare has announced it will be enhancing its IPMI plans from October 2017 to meet the fresh challenges in the International Private Medical Insurance market. These updates include improvements to key offerings such as the International Health Plan, and Global Protect Health Plan in Hong Kong.

Enhancements have been made across several areas of cover, including policy limits on the Standard and Prestige Plus plans, improved ambulance transport benefit and an increased drugs and dressings and out-patient limit. Additionally, AXA is also introducing two new excess options to its Standard plan to give individual customers more options to tailor their premiums.  

Kevin Melton, Director of Sales and Marketing commented, “We’re always reviewing our global health insurance propositions to make sure we can offer our customers the service and cover they need to live their life to the fullest. The global healthcare market is always evolving, and that’s why we’ve updated our proposition to ensure it can better meet the needs of our customers, wherever they are in the world. Whether they want a comprehensive health plan or cover in an emergency, we hope that these enhancements will provide the extra flexibility our customers require, so they have complete confidence in their plan.”

Key changes include:

  • Overall policy limit – AXA has increased its overall annual policy limit on Standard and Prestige Plus, to offer customers additional confidence that its plans can cover them for the treatment they may need.
  • Out-patient combined limit – treatment cost varies by country. So to ensure customers can continue to get the most out of their Comprehensive and Prestige plans, AXA has increased its out-patient limit which covers diagnostic tests as well as physiotherapy, and visits to a doctor.
  • Ambulance transport – by removing the limit for ambulance transportation across all levels of cover, AXA now covers the cost of ambulance transport in full for its customers. Based on market analysis, AXA identified this as a key area of improvement for customers.
  • New excess options – AXA understands that individual clients who choose the Standard International Health Plan are often happy to pay for day-to-day medical costs themselves, but still want cover for any serious or emergency treatment. AXA has therefore introduced two higher excess options on the Standard plan without out-patient cover. This option can also help manage premiums for any individual customers who are concerned about price increases.
  • Drugs and dressings benefit – AXA has listened to feedback from members and increased the drugs and dressings limit on Comprehensive and Prestige plans.

The product enhancements also cover country-specific plans, including the Global Protect Health Plan, available to large corporate clients in Hong Kong.

Kevin Melton concluded, “These enhancements along with the our core offerings which include a second opinion service and evacuation and repatriation as standard means that customers can rest assured that with AXA, we’ll be there to help them whenever they need us.”

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Now Health International Reveals Top Twenty International Private Medical Insurance (iPMI) Claim Diagnoses

Leading international private medical insurance provider, Now Health International (www.now-health.com) has analysed almost 120,000 claims made by its customers and can now reveal the top twenty diagnoses in terms of frequency since the company started trading in 2011.  

Topping the list is Acute Bronchitis followed by sprains and strains and then lower back pain.  The full list is as follows:

  1. Acute Bronchitis
  2. Sprains and strains
  3. Lower back pain
  4. Acute Nasopharyngitis (common cold)
  5. Diarrhea and Gastroenteritis
  6. Fever
  7. Cough
  8. Urinary infection
  9. Conjunctivitis
  10. Gastritis
  11. Chest pain
  12. Rashes
  13. Headache
  14. Cervicalgia (neck pain)
  15. Vitamin D deficiency
  16. Influenza
  17. Asthma
  18. Eczema
  19. Abdominal and pelvic pain
  20. Dizziness and giddiness 

The top ten claims accounted for 77% of all claims made and the top twenty, 17%. Claims for list-topping Acute Bronchitis/Bronchiolitis amounted to 16% of all claims spread across the four years.

Although it didn’t make the top 20, Now Health has also somewhat interestingly received 29 claims for dog/other mammal bites over the last four years.  

Now Health’s Marketing and Ecommerce Director, Alison Massey, said, “As an Asian-headquartered business, much of our customer base reside in this part of the world. The region often experiences poor air quality due to pollution and other factors such as haze that comes from crop burning so it seems logical that a respiratory illness should top our list.” 

Massey continued, “We were also initially surprised at the number of claims associated with Vitamin D deficiency. However, we have discovered that it is the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide for both adults and children. And with many of our members based in the Middle East who spend much of their time in indoors and out of the blazing hot sun, it’s more understandable.”

Now Health International is one of the fastest growing providers of IPMI solutions for Global Expatriates, High-Net-Worth individuals and Small to Medium Sized Enterprises.  Just four years old and with more than 130 years of collective IPMI management experience, Now Health already has offices in the UK, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing and Jakarta, with Abu Dhabi coming soon.

 

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