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Indonesia Travel Warning: Mt Sinabung in North Sumatra Repeatedly Erupted 4 and 5 January 2014

Mt Sinabung in North Sumatra repeatedly erupted on 4 and 5 January 2014.

The eruption prior to this was on 21 November 2013. Following intermittent eruptions since September 2013, several surrounding villages have been evacuated and there has been occasional disruption at the nearby airport in Medan. The alert level has been raised to ’high’ with the exclusion zone increased to 7km to the south east of the volcano, and 5km in all other directions.

Around 190,000 British nationals visit Indonesia every year. Most visits are trouble free. Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel to Indonesia, Asia.

Source and Select a Medical, Travel, Road side, Technical and Legal assistance company in Indonesia Asia

International Private Medical Insurance Magazine reports on all aspects of the medical and travel assistance business in Indonesia, Asia. International Private Medical Insurance Magazine provides Medical Assistance Indonesia company, executive, services and industry news including a firm focus of the provision of medical assistance and emergency medical services in Indonesia and across the Asia-Pacific. If you are searching the internet for medical or travel assistance in Indonesia, look no further than iPMI Magazine.

News that travels as fast as your internet connection.

International Private Medical Insurance Magazine (iPMIM) is the ultimate Health and Medical Insurance Digital Media serving expatriate, corporate, health and travel insurance markets. Due to the nomadic nature of the international healthcare industry iPMI Magazine is an internet based news service, for worldwide healthcare professionals, who need to understand the impacts of healthcare and insurance policy, regulatory, and legislative developments.

Combined with in depth health insurance industry analysis, best-in-class health insurance industry data, and exclusive, C-Suite Executive health insurance interviews and round tables, iPMI Magazine bridges an information gap between healthcare payor, provider and patient. Written by the health and medical insurance industry, for the health and medical insurance industry, iPMIM is supported and designed by leading international medical insurance companies and service providers.

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Somalia Travel Warning Advice News: 2 Car Bombs Explode Jazeera Hotel near Mogadishu International Airport, 11 People Dead

1 January 2014: two car bombs exploded at the Jazeera Hotel near Mogadishu International Airport, killing 11 people; there was also indirect fire into Mogadishu International Airport with no casualties currently reported.

10 Reasons You Need Medical Insurance Before Travel to Somalia:

  • 27 December 2013: a bomb exploded at a restaurant in Mogadishu, reportedly killing 11 people;
  • 8 November 2013: 6 people were killed and scores injured after a car bomb attack on the Makkah Al-Mukarama Hotel in Mogadishu;
  • 21 August 2013: gunmen attacked the convoy of a Swedish politician at the K4 junction in Mogadishu injuring her and killing 2 people;
  • 12 July 2013: a grenade attack took place against the Barwaqo Hotel in Mogadishu killing 2 people and injuring several more: on the same day a suicide car bomb attack on an African Union convoy on the Maka al-Mukarama Road near Mogadishu Airport killed 4 people and left many others injured;
  • 19 June 2013: in a complex attack, a car bomb exploded outside the UN Common Compound in Mogadishu: armed insurgents then entered the compound killing 8 local and international staff;
  • 5 May 2013: a suicide car bomb was used to attack a Somali government convoy at the K4 Junction in Mogadishu, killing a number of people;
  • 14 April 2013: a number of co-ordinated suicide and bomb attacks took place in Mogadishu at the Banadir High Court and close to the UN Common Compound; at least 28 people were killed with many more injured 18 March 2013: a car bomb exploded near the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu a number of people are reported to have been killed;
  • 29 January 2013: there was suicide attack on the President’s compound killing a number of people;
  • 7 November 2012: a car bomb exploded near the parliament compound in Mogadishu; at least one person was killed;
  • 20 September 2012: an improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated, followed by two suicide bomb attacks at the Village Restaurant, a popular cafe in Mogadishu: the attack killed 21 people, including three journalists and injured 30 others.
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Round Table: Critical Considerations When Designing Individual Expat Medical Insurance Plans

Critical Considerations When Designing Medical Insurance Plans

Whats important when designing medical insurance plans for overseas assignments, relocation, business and leisure travel? How are insurers viewing the market and is there a shift towards short-term cover, for individual expatriates and travelers

Job Title: C-Level ONLY

Questions:

What factors must one consider when designing health and medical insurance plans for individual expatriates?

Talk us through your under writing capabilities and ideas: (think about Full medical underwriting, Continuing Personal Medical Exclusions (CPME) and Moratorium)

What benefits does full medical underwriting bring?

How do your private medical insurance plans cover pre-existing conditions?

What is the key to success when designing health insurance plans for individual expats?

Can you talk us through your distribution channels and any new trends you have identified?

How does designing a good expatriate health insurance product equal quality driven healthcare anywhere, at any time?

How important is the portability of an individual expatriate insurance plan?

How can insurers add value to expatriate health insurance plans?

Currently, what is your most popular and appropriate plan for an individual expat working on a short-term assignment?

What new plan features and benefits can we expect to see in the next 5 years?

Specifics: iPMIM Executive Round Tables are not open to all and remain invite only. You may apply for a position if you satisfy the following criteria:

  • You are a specialist and recognised underwriter or provider of private medical insurance products;
  • You have an established network of third party service providers including healthcare providers and distribution partners.

PLEASE note that satisfying the criteria and applying will not guarantee a position at the table.

Participants enjoy:

  • Complete inclusion in 4 executive round tables;
  • Full professional executive bio;
  • Company logo;
  • Company bio;
  • Single or double page advertisement;
  • Complete online promotion.

About International Private Medical Insurance Magazine (iPMIM) Round Tables

The aim of iPMIM Round Tables is to facilitate Dialog and Debate at an Industry and Government level. Bringing together International Industry Leaders and Policy Makers, iPMI Magazine Round Tables represent the perfect arena for educational, interactive, cross border, cross culture and cross industry discussion, at the highest level.

 

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Round Table: The Effects of the Maritime Labour Convention on the Global Insurance Industry

The Effects of the Maritime Labour Convention on the Global Insurance Industry

The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) is an International Labour Organization convention established in 2006 as the Fourth pillar of international maritime law and embodies "all up-to-date standards of existing international maritime labour Conventions and Recommendations, as well as the fundamental principles to be found in other international labour Conventions".

Title 4 of the MLC covers Health Protection, Medical Care, Welfare and Social Security Protection

Medical care on board ship and ashore: Seafarers should be covered for and have access to medical care while on board; in principle at no cost and of a quality comparable to the standards of health care on shore. Countries through which territory a ship is passing should guarantee treatment on shore in serious cases.

Shipowners' liability: Seafarers should be protected from the financial effects of "sickness, injury or death occurring in connection with their employment". This includes at least 16 weeks of payment of wages after start of sickness.

Health and safety protection and accident prevention: A safe and hygienic environment should be provided to seafarers both during working and resting hours and measures should be taken to take reasonable safety measures.

Access to shore-based welfare facilities: Port states should provide "welfare, cultural, recreational and information facilities and services" and to provide easy access to these services. The access to these facilities should be open to all seafarers irrespective of race, sex, religion or political opinion.

Social security: Social security coverage should be available to seafarers (and in case it is customary in the flag state: their relatives).

Job Title: C-Level ONLY

Specifics: iPMIM Executive Round Tables are not open to all and remain invite only.

You may apply for a position if you satisfy the following criteria:

  • You are a specialist and recognised underwriter or provider of private medical insurance products for the maritime industry;
  • You have an established network of third party service providers including healthcare providers and distribution partners.

Participants enjoy:

  • Complete inclusion in 4 executive round tables;
  • Full professional executive bio;
  • Company logo;
  • Company bio;
  • Single or double page advertisement;
  • Complete online promotion.

Click here to see a demo of how the round tables will be published.

Questions:

  • What has the Maritime Labour Convention meant for the insurance industry?
  • What insurance plan do you provide for the maritime and marine industry?
  • What opportunities exist for insurers in the maritime and marine business?
  • What challenges do insurance companies face in the marine and maritime industry?
  • How complex an operation is the repatriation of crew, to suitable medical facilities, in the case of an incident?
  • In the case of a mass casualty disaster, how prepared is the industry to respond?
  • How prepared are payor provider networks for such situations?
  • With an estimated 1.5 million workers, the Maritime Industry crosses cultural, political and physical borders every day.
  • How popular are value added services like Employee Assistance Services, in the maritime and marine industry?
  • What is important when designing maritime and marine insurance plans?
  • How can maritime insurance plans assist in the fight against piracy in the Indian Ocean?
  • How will the maritime and marine industry develop over the next 5 years and what will this mean for insurance companies?

About International Private Medical Insurance Magazine (iPMIM) Round Tables

The aim of iPMIM Round Tables is to facilitate Dialog and Debate at an Industry and Government level. Bringing together International Industry Leaders and Policy Makers, iPMI Magazine Round Tables represent the perfect arena for educational, interactive, cross border, cross culture and cross industry discussion, at the highest level.

To apply for a position please click here.

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International Private Medical Insurance companies, emergency assistance networks and all related service provider segments like air and ground ambulance are involved. Didactic, executive, informative and in-depth group business meetings.

Educate, discuss and lead from the front. Learn from peers and network with new clients, iPMI Magazine Round Tables are designed by the industry, for the industry.