Few countries can afford to pay for universal state healthcare so they seek solutions: State health insurance; Compulsory health insurance using insurers; Compulsory travel health insurance for visitors; Sending people to other countries for treatment.
An increasing number control cover, price and acceptance- even when insurers provide the cover. For some states, there are different rules for locals, expatriates, students and travellers. Another approach gaining popularity is to regulate the price...
25-11-2015 International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Reports
New product offering and enhanced service approach combine to transform customer experience
Leading international health benefits provider, Aetna International (www.aetnainternational.com), has launched two new global health care products for individuals, families and groups around the world. Aetna Pioneer℠ is aimed at individuals and families with Aetna Summit℠ supporting group clients.
"The design of our exciting new product suite has a central focus on our members' needs," said Aetna International President, Richard di...
25-11-2015 iPMI Product News
Although global risks have changed dramatically, medical inflation and the cost of employee benefits continues to cause concern.
In the most recent iPMI Magazine C-Suite Executive Round Table Business Forum we speak with leading executives from the world of International Private Medical Insurance about the rising cost of healthcare and medical inflation.
19-11-2015 iPMI Magazine Breaking News
Cigna Global Health Benefits® (NYSE: CI) and the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) recently surveyed more than 2,700 expatriates working in 156 countries to better understand how they and their families experience, perceive and value various elements of assignment terms and programs.
While many surveys tell the global mobility story from the perspective of the employer, this survey is unique because it gathers candid feedback from the globally mobile themselves—information employers...
10-11-2015 iPMI Magazine Expatriate Life International Living Global Mobility News
In an International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Executive Round Table Business Forum October 2014, we spoke with leading C-Level executives about the major differences between international medical health insurance and local medical health insurance plans and cover.
As expatriate hot spots around the world continue to mandate health insurance cover for expat employees, under various visa and employment laws, questions from the business community continue to be raised. Issues focus around...
10-11-2015 iPMI Magazine Breaking News
Healix were delighted to win the Award for Best Insurance Intermediary at last night’s glittering International Travel & Health Insurance Journal (ITIJ) Awards held in Athens.
The judges commented, “Healix Insurance Services continues to set the benchmark for the travel insurance industry. They never rest on their laurels and their initiatives this year, notably in product and service expansion, are very impressive. Their future strategy suggests they will continue to be...
06-11-2015 iPMI Magazine Breaking News
Specialist global insurance intermediary Bellwood Prestbury has selected Guildford based Voyager Insurance Services as their preferred provider to launch a new on-line travel insurance plan created for both UK and EEA residents.
With a choice of three core plans: single, multi-trip and long stay cover for up to 24 months - business trips are included as standard and all plans are available to individuals and groups with the option to include...
02-11-2015 iPMI Magazine Travel Insurance News
‘International and expatriate healthcare and insurance 2014’, the latest report from insurance analyst Ian Youngman, puts the international and expatriate health insurance market in perspective and offers valuable insight into the nature of the current and future market.
The most complete fact filled business report on international and expatriate health insurance is back and better than ever. After customer feedback it now includes more countries and insurers, new information on cross border...
02-11-2015 iPMI Magazine Breaking News
Moving a business into new uncharted waters where your native tongue may not be the local language, is a daunting affair. Speak to any CFO, HR Director or Expatriate or simply consider the stress put on ones shoulders when operating in a foreign and sometimes hazardous environment. For the unseasoned traveller on distant shores even simple tasks like shopping can be a strain. So imagine being in a life threatening...
02-11-2015 iPMI Magazine Breaking News