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New CEO Appointed At Allianz Worldwide Care

New CEO Appointed At Allianz Worldwide Care

Allianz Worldwide Care has announced that Ida Luka-Lognoné, Executive Committee member of Allianz Worldwide Partners, has succeeded Ron Buchan as CEO of Allianz Worldwide Care. Ida Luka-Lognoné, Polish and French citizen, has a wealth of experience in the insurance industry.  Having joined Elvia Travel Insurance Group in 1992, she was appointed Director of Business Development for Central and Eastern Europe in 1996.  Ida became Director of the European Region for Mondial Assistance...

28-07-2015 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Anthem Announces Definitive Agreement To Acquire Cigna Corporation

Anthem Announces Definitive Agreement To Acquire Cigna Corporation

Anthem, Inc. and Cigna Corporation have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Anthem will acquire all outstanding shares of Cigna in a cash and stock transaction and Cigna shareholders will receive $103.40 in cash and 0.5152 Anthem common shares for each Cigna common share. The total per share consideration equates to approximately $188.00 for each Cigna share based on Anthem's closing share price on May 28...

25-07-2015 iPMI Magazine Mergers Acquisitions News

Healix Appoint New Director To Lead International Insurance Sector

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...

23-07-2015 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Starr Companies And Aetna International Launch 2 International Private Medical Insurance Plans For Philippines Market

Starr Companies And Aetna International Launch 2 International Private Medical Insurance Plans For Philippines Market

Starr Companies and Aetna International have launched two international private medical insurance products specifically designed to provide access to high-quality healthcare to expatriate and local employees of companies based in the Philippines. These products will be available to companies directly or via their brokers.   A total of four base plans for each product are on offer with a menu of additional benefits and sums insured. Policy issuance, claims and customer service...

19-07-2015 iPMI Magazine International Private Medical Insurance Product News

Healix International Expansion In US Continues With Appointment Of Matthew Talbott At HX Global®

Healix International Expansion In US Continues With Appointment Of Matthew Talbott At HX Global®

Matthew Talbott has joined HX Global, (the US arm of Healix International), as Vice President of Sales, responsible for spearheading growth in the Western United States.  Prior to joining HX Global, Matt held sales and consulting roles at UnitedHealthcare Global and Gartner Consulting. He also has hands-on experience of operating in critical situations, having served as a pararescueman in the United States Air Force where he spent ten years training...

17-07-2015 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Tyrol Air Ambulance: Introducing The New Sales Team

Tyrol Air Ambulance: Introducing The New Sales Team

Tyrol Air Ambulance - global air ambulance provider and medical assistance company for the Alpine region - is delighted to announce the addition of Claudia Schmiedhuber and Stephen Neill to its Sales Team. Claudia Schmiedhuber will be responsible for core clients in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East in her role as TAA’s Sales Development Officer. She brings a wealth of diverse experience to her role and a deep understanding...

16-07-2015 iPMI Magazine Medical Air Ambulance Repatriation Medevac Company News

Healix Advise That Increase In IPT Makes The Benefits Of A Healthcare Trust Even More Attractive To Employers

Healix Advise That Increase In IPT Makes The Benefits Of A Healthcare Trust Even More Attractive To Employers

The UK Chancellor’s announcement that IPT is to increase from 6% to 9.5% in November will have a big impact on the cost of corporate PMI schemes, at a time when many employers are already struggling with stretched budgets. Healthcare Trusts are a form of self-insurance so they are not liable to IPT.  Whilst IPT is chargeable on the Stop Loss Insurance taken alongside the trust, this is only a small...

13-07-2015 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

OUT NOW: International Private Medical Insurance Companies and Providers V1.1

OUT NOW: International Private Medical Insurance Companies and Providers V1.1

Underwriters and providers are represented and Team iPMIM would like to take this opportunity to say a warm thank you to all of the guide sponsors including ALC Health, Cigna Global iPMI, Expatriate Group, GeoBlue, Globality Health, Healthcare International, Integra Global and Wellaway. GET LISTED List your company in the iPMI Magazine iPMI company guide. Working hand-in-hand with your own company micro website on iPMIM, this guide can land-your-brand on the desk...

27-06-2015 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

243 Arrested, Charged With $712 Million In False Medicare Billings

243 Arrested, Charged With $712 Million In False Medicare Billings

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced today a nationwide sweep led by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force in 17 districts, resulting in charges against 243 individuals, including 46 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in Medicare fraud schemes involving approximately $712 million in false billings. In addition, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

24-06-2015 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Globality Health Continues UK Market Expansion With Appointment Of New UK Regional Sales Director

Globality Health Continues UK Market Expansion With Appointment Of New UK Regional Sales Director

Globality Health, the international medical insurer with a special focus on expatriates is excited to announce the appointment of Mr. Gavin Royston, as UK regional sales director. With a wealth of iPMI industry experience spanning over 13 years, including 8 years at Bupa and 4 years posted as an expatriate in Hong Kong, Gavin brings extensive international experience developing private medical insurance markets across Europe and Asia. Specifically appointed to develop the UK...

22-06-2015 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Cigna Says Anthem Proposal Inadequate And Not In Best Interests Of Cigna Shareholders

Cigna Says Anthem Proposal Inadequate And Not In Best Interests Of Cigna Shareholders

Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) has confirmed it received a highly conditional, non-binding proposal from Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) on June 20, 2015. Cigna’s Board of Directors has carefully reviewed this proposal consistent with the company’s continued focus on maximizing shareholder value and creating differentiated value for its customers, clients and other stakeholders in a dynamic, rapidly-evolving healthcare environment. Based on a number of factors in the proposal and unaddressed concerns regarding the ability...

21-06-2015 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Anthem Proposes To Acquire Cigna Corporation For $184 Per Share In Cash And Stock

Anthem Proposes To Acquire Cigna Corporation For $184 Per Share In Cash And Stock

Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has announced that it has submitted a non-binding proposal to acquire Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) for $184 per share in cash and stock. The proposed combination would create a premiere health benefits company with critical diversification and scale to lead the transformation of health care delivery for consumers. The combined company would be an industry leader with greater than $115 billion in annual revenues, based on the...

21-06-2015 iPMI Magazine Mergers Acquisitions News

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