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As a reader of iPMI Magazine you are interested in the global market and know it is important to stay 1 step ahead, on the inside track. For insurers, agencies, brokers and global companies, keeping up-to-date about current and upcoming insurance law in overseas countries is almost impossible. That was, until now. Compulsory insurance, voluntary top up covers, differences between what you can sell to locals and expatriates, rules on overseas...

06-12-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

WellAway Limited Opens New Scandinavian Office

WellAway Limited, a leading provider of comprehensive international health insurance for expats, announced today its new partnership with Health Insurance Instantly, a global insurance distributor based in Copenhagen, Denmark. To support the growing demand for WellAway products, the Copenhagen office will include sales teams tasked to work more directly with European markets. This new office represents a key milestone in WellAway’s continuing global expansion. “We are excited about expanding our offices in...

17-11-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Rowland Brothers International Wins Ancillary Assistance Service Provider Of The Year 2016 At ITIJ Awards

Rowland Brothers International are proud to be the winners of the first ever Ancillary Assistance Service Provider of the Year award at the ITIJ Industry Awards 2016. This global industry event took place at The Ritz-Carlton in Berlin on the 3rd November 2016 and was the 14th annual International Travel and Health Insurance Journal awards. The ITIJ awards recognise excellence in the diverse companies providing services worldwide to insurers and their clients...

17-11-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

International Assistance Group Appoints Michael Marquardt As Chairman Of Its Supervisory Board

International Assistance Group (IAG), the world’s largest alliance of independent assistance companies and providers is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Marquardt as new Charmain of its Supervisory Board. Michael Marquardt has been active in Europe, Asia and America for almost his entire working life. From late 2007 to early 2016, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of AA International, the international parent of Asia Assistance Network (M) Sdn...

10-11-2016 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Five Things To Think About Before Sending An Employee Abroad

Meeting duty of care obligations when an employee travels abroad is much more than a box-ticking exercise – and it needs to start well before an assignment overseas. Jonathan Brown, Risk Team Manager at CEGA, the global risk, assistance and claims specialists, shares some pre-travel tips with employers: Health Be prepared for every eventuality – and go well beyond pre-travel vaccinations. Just for a start, you need to think about the current health...

10-11-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Stevan Bernard Joins Healix International

Healix International, global leader in international medical, security and travel assistance services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stevan Bernard as Non Executive Director where he will help with the ongoing strategic development of both Healix International and its US subsidiary, HX Global. Bernard has over 30 years’ experience in the security industry and is without doubt one of the most experienced and highly regarded experts in Global Security Management. After...

10-11-2016 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Simplified Travel Insurance With More Coverage And Less Restrictions

Manulife has announced the launch of the Manulife Premium Protection PlanTM, travel insurance coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical, baggage loss and delay and accident insurance.  Canadians can confidently purchase knowing that they can be covered for an unexpected event that impacts their travel plans. “We have reduced the policy to 14 pages from over 40 and eliminated 37 exclusions while providing more coverage,” said Robert Iafrate, Assistant Vice...

10-11-2016 iPMI Magazine Travel Insurance News

Global Passenger Traffic Results Show Demand Grew 7% Compared To Same Month In 2015

Global passenger traffic results for September showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) grew 7% compared to the same month in 2015. This was the strongest year-over-year increase in seven months. Capacity climbed 6.6% and load factor edged up 0.3 percentage points to 81.1%. Growth in domestic traffic slightly outpaced growth in international traffic.​ International Passenger Markets International RPKs climbed 6.9% with airlines in all regions recording growth compared...

10-11-2016 iPMI Magazine Travel News

PassportCard Wins ITIJ Award For Best Specialist Service Provider of the Year

PassportCard is delighted to win two awards for distinguished achievements in 2016:  The Best Specialist Service Provider and The Best Marketing Campaign of the Year at the glittering awards ceremony of the International Travel & Health Insurance Journal in Berlin. The judges commented on winning the Best Specialist Service Provider Award: “This is an exciting innovation which could have a considerable impact on the travel claims industry”. In regard to the Best Marketing Campaign...

08-11-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Healix Is Voted 'Assistance Company Of The Year' At ITIJ Awards

Healix International was delighted to win the award for 'Assistance Company of the Year' at last night's International Travel and Health Insurance Journal (ITIJ) awards in Berlin. Nominated by ITIJ subscribers and chosen by a prestigious panel of judges, Healix was gratified to be recognised by the industry for their fully integrated operational platform providing global medical, security and travel assistance services. Rob Upton, Director of Insurance Markets at Healix International explained that it has...

04-11-2016 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

Medelinked And Integra Global Put The Consumer At The Centre Of Healthcare Delivery

In a way prescient of how health services will need to be delivered in future, international health plan provider Integra Global has worked with Medelinked to provide a secure online platform that empowers its customers to take control of and manage their healthcare and health state; and to view, update and provide trusted medical professionals with tailored access to their cloud-based personal medical records - all whist increasing the efficiency...

28-10-2016 Articles Case Studies

Medical Treatment Costs In Asia September 2016

The recent info graphic from Pacific Cross international looks at medical treatment costs in Asia September 2016. The cost of regional healthcare and medical treatment costs are one of the most highly discussed topics within the international private medical and healthcare insurance industry.  

28-10-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Aetna International Is Double Award Winner At Health Insurance Awards

Leading international health benefits provider, Aetna International (www.aetnainternational.com), has been voted Best Group International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) Provider for the fourth year in a row at this year's Health Insurance Awards. The company's group IPMI plan, Aetna Summit℠, was also awarded Most Innovative Product of the Year 2016. The awards acknowledge the provider that best supports group IPMI customers around the world.  They are voted for by brokers, who have...

18-10-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Healix Win Healthcare Trust Provider Award

It's official - Healix is Best Healthcare Trust Provider. Healix Health Services were delighted to receive the Award for Best Healthcare Trust Provider at last night's Health Insurance Awards in London. Receiving the Award for the 5th time over the last 6 years, Richard Saunders, Sales Director of Healix Health Services, expressed his thanks to the intermediaries who had voted and his gratitude to the dedicated team at Healix who work tirelessly to ensure...

16-10-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

iPMI Magazine Featured News Articles

Aetna International Moves To New European Headquarters

Aetna International (www.aetnainternational.com) has relocated its European headquarters to Farnborough, Surrey, UK.  The move brings Aetna International’s UK-based broker and member servicing teams together in a single, state-of-the-art business location, together with all other functional teams. Aetna International now has approximately 200 staff working in its Farnborough office. “Aetna International has achieved significant milestones during 2015: completing the integration of InterGlobal into the Aetna business; evolving its customer-centric service model; launching a...

11-02-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Generali Global Health Boosts Senior Team With New Hires

Leading international private medical insurer, Generali Global Health (GGH) announces three appointments in a boost to the company’s senior team. Jamie Marshall joins as Chief Technical Officer, Paul Tidy as Chief Operating Officer and Paul Winstanley as Head of Business Development. Jamie Marshall takes on responsibility for underwriting, pricing and portfolio governance and joins from Mercer Marsh Benefits where he was a Principal and Head of Actuarial in the Accident &...

10-02-2016 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Aetna International Adds Crisis Management To Member Assistance Program

Leading international private medical benefits provider, Aetna International (www.aetnainternational.com), has strengthened its member support program with the addition of exclusive safety and security features, provided by specialist crisis management company, red24. red24’s global team will provide round-the-clock country risk information and support services to both individual and group Aetna members. Personalised and expert safety advice can be delivered in real-time in the event of political unrest, natural hazards, travel disruption, and...

09-02-2016 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

‘Cancer Is A Tale Of Two Worlds,’ Says Aetna International

In the lead up to World Cancer Day 2016 on February 4th, one of the world’s leading health benefit providers, Aetna International, has released a new whitepaper to highlight the widening gap in cancer treatment between rich and poor countries. Cancer diagnosis on the rise in developing countries and predicted to continue; Widening gap in cancer treatment between rich and poor countries. Dr. Sneh Khemka, president of International Population Health Solutions at Aetna...

01-02-2016 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Articles

Medelinked And Integra Global Put The Consumer At The Centre Of Healthcare Delivery

In a way prescient of how health services will need to be delivered in future, international health plan provider Integra Global has worked with Medelinked to provide a secure online platform that empowers its customers to take control of and manage their healthcare and health state; and to view, update and provide trusted medical professionals with tailored access to their cloud-based personal medical records - all whist increasing the efficiency of the administrative process for more effective health delivery. Integra Global specialises in providing health plans...

Peer To Peer Insurer Lemonade Launches In New York

Lemonade, the US's first peer-to -peer insurance company, has been licensed as a full insurance carrier by New York State. NY homeowners and condo owners and renters can now get insured and settle claims instantly, anytime and from any device. "Technology drives everything at Lemonade" said Shai Wininger, President and co-founder. "From signing up to submitting a claim, the entire experience is mobile, simple and remarkably fast. What used to take weeks or months now happens in minutes or seconds. It's what you get when you...

iPMI Magazine Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Ian Youngman ACII About International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI)

Please introduce yourself and background in the international private medical insurance industry? I am an ACII and for many years worked for brokers and insurers in the London insurance market in a range of roles. These included negotiating national schemes and policy wordings, market research, product development, product comparisons and marketing/advertising. And I was a co-founder of the General Insurance Market Research Association. In the last - cough - years I have...

25-04-2016 Executive Industry Interviews

International Private Medical Insurance And Global Expatriate Health Insurance

Finding the correct and most suitable international private medical, health, travel and expatriate insurance coverage for individual expatriates and corporate groups is a complex process but critically important if you are in a foreign country and travelling overseas. With the correct international expatriate healthcare insurance plan, you will be covered and won't have to deal with high medical bills or inaccessible healthcare services you fall sick abroad or have some type of accident overseas.

Global Expatriate Health Insurance

Expatriates and their employers utilise iPMI (international private medical insurance) Magazine to find, compare and purchase affordable international medical, health, travel and expatriate health insurance plans for global business and leisure travel and long and short term assignments.

If you live overseas it is critical to protect yourself and your loved ones from unexpected and very high costs of medical treatment abroad.

International Medical Insurance

As more people seek to work and move abroad, demand for the right international medical insurance plan is growing in order to protect expatriates, business travellers and leisure tourists from potentially huge medical treatment bills and expenses. As risks have changed more and more travellers are seeking emergency repatriation and evacuation coverage and the right insurance plan will cover travellers for such unplanned risks.