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Colombia's Healthcare Services Regulator Assumes Administrative Control of Health Insurance Pro…

17-04-2024 Country Guides iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global regional country guides article, international private medical insurance report author and market analyst Ian Youngman, takes a look news that Colombia's healthcare services regulator has assumed control of health insurance providers.

IMG Sends Employees on Fifth Corporate Service Trip with School the World

17-04-2024 iPMI iPMI Global

IMG (International Medical Group), an award-winning global insurance benefits and assistance services company, is excited to highlight the success of its 2024 corporate service trip with School the World, a nonprofit organization focused on providing access to quality education in Central America. As part of its sponsorship with School the World, IMG sent seven employees on a week-long service trip to Northern Panama to assist in building a new school and playground.

MWG International Enters Medical Insurance Market in Jamaica

17-04-2024 Country Guides iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global regional country guides article, iPMI report author and market analyst Ian Youngman, takes a look news that MWG International Enters has entered the Medical Insurance Market in Jamaica.

Eithan Wolf, CEO, PassportCard Europe Receives Most Innovative Health Insurance CEO of the Year 2024…

09-04-2024 iPMI iPMI Global

PassportCard is excited to announce that Eithan Wolf, CEO, PassportCard Europe has been awarded the Most Innovative Health Insurance CEO of the Year 2024 Award by EU Business News, recognizing his outstanding leadership and contributions to the industry.

A Fresh Identity, with Global Impact: AP Companies Sets the Stage for Unmatched Global Medical Assis…

07-04-2024 Assistance iPMI Global

AP Companies, a leading provider of international medical health management, TPA services, cost containment and corporate health risk mitigation, proudly announce the launch of its new branding. With a strong commitment to innovation and excellence, the company presents its refreshed brand identity to better reflect its global presence and dedication to quality and cost-efficient solutions for its clients worldwide.

The Future of Travel and Medical Assistance: AI's Transformative Role

04-04-2024 Assistance iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global In Focus Assistance article, Eliška Kňapová, Assistance Centre Deputy Manager at Euro-Center, looks at AI's transformative role in the travel and medical assistance business. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, travel has become an integral part of our lives. Simultaneously, advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) have revolutionized various industries, and the field of medical assistance is no exception. In this article, we will explore the future of travel and medical assistance, highlighting the pivotal role AI plays in transforming these domains.

Indian Insurer Targets Non-Resident Indians for IPMI

04-04-2024 Country Guides iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global regional country guides article, iPMI report author and market analyst Ian Youngman, takes a look at Star Health and Allied Insurance Company. Star Health and Allied Insurance Company has been granted registration as IFSC Insurance Office (IIO), allowing it to set up a branch at the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC), GIFT City, in Gujarat.

Global Excel Management Inc. Announce Executive Leadership Changes

28-03-2024 Cost Containment iPMI Global

Global Excel Management Inc. today announced that, effective March 26th, 2024, CEO & President Reg Allatt will move into a new role of Executive Chairman. Chairman Steve Allatt will move into a new role of Chairman Emeritus, and current President Canada Regional Business and Chief Business Development Officer Phil Hibbert has been named CEO. 

Why Global Insurance Companies Need a New Approach to International Premium Payment Processes

28-03-2024 Premium Payments iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global In Focus payments article, Matt Teumer, Director, Strategic Accounts, Insurance & B2B at Flywire, looks at why global insurance companies need a new approach to processing international premium payments.

3 Insights for Student Health Insurance Industry Players to Consider in 2024

27-03-2024 Premium Payments iPMI Global

With global student mobility strong – estimates are that 7 million students will travel abroad for higher education by 2030 – the future for the student health insurance market is bright.

UAE: Health Insurance to be Mandatory Across Remaining Emirates from 1 January 2025

26-03-2024 Country Guides iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global regional country guides article, iPMI report author and market analyst Ian Youngman, takes a look at the UAE, and news that health insurance will be mandatory across the remaining states from January 2025.

SOUTH AFRICA: Universal Health Insurance and the Potential for iPMI

26-03-2024 Country Guides iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global regional country guides article, iPMI report author and market analyst Ian Youngman provides a mammoth article on universal health insurance in South Africa, and looks at the potential for international private medical insurance (iPMI).

Two New Standalone Health Insurers in India

26-03-2024 Country Guides iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global regional country guides article, iPMI report author and market analyst Ian Youngman, takes a look at news out of India, about 2 new stand alone health insurance companies.

SOUTH AFRICA: Why Does the Country Wait for Universal Healthcare?

19-03-2024 Country Guides iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global regional country guides article, iPMI report author and market analyst Ian Youngman, takes a look at South Africa, and asks why the country has to wait for universal healthcare.

China to Attract More Foreign Nationals to Live and Work in the Country

19-03-2024 Expatriate Healthcare Insurance News iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global In Focus Expatriate Life article, iPMI report author and market analyst Ian Youngman, takes a look at news that there is a new guide for expatriates working and living in China, from the Ministry of Commerce of China.

The Globalization of Healthcare and its Implications for International Medical Insurance Providers

18-03-2024 iPMI iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global In Focus article, AP Companies, Global Medical Strategy Director, Dr Arthur L Diskin, takes a look at globalization and its implications for iPMI providers. In today's interconnected world, the globalization of healthcare has become an inevitable reality. Advances in technology, ease of travel, and increased mobility of individuals have contributed to a growing need for international medical insurance. This article aims to explore how healthcare globalization impacts assistance companies offering international medical insurance and the challenges and opportunities they face in this evolving landscape.

Meet Flywire at Insurtech Insights, London, March 20th - 21st

15-03-2024 Premium Payments iPMI Global

Flywire Corporation (Nasdaq: FLYW), a global payments enablement and software company, will attend Europe's largest Insurtech Conference, Insurtech Insights, March 20th and 21st in London.

NIGERIA: Employers Must Pay Hefty Tax on Every Expat Worker

15-03-2024 Country Guides iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global regional country guides article, iPMI report author and market analyst Ian Youngman, takes a look at news, that Nigeria has imposed a mandatory annual levy for organisations employing expatriate workers, requiring them to pay USD15,000 (£12,000) for a director and USD10,000 for other employees.

European Insurers See Massive Long-Term Potential in China

15-03-2024 Country Guides iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global regional country guides article, iPMI report author and market analyst Ian Youngman, takes a look at news, that German insurance group ERGO, part of Munich Re, says that its new insurance broking joint venture is part of the group's efforts to enlarge its presence in China.

TANZANIA: Employers Must Pay for Compulsory Health Insurance

15-03-2024 Country Guides iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global regional country guides article, iPMI report author and market analyst Ian Youngman, takes a look at news, that employers must pay for compulsory health insurance.

Expats May Be Barred from Taking Up Jobs in 6 Professions in Bahrain - Other Countries May Follow

29-02-2024 Expatriate Healthcare Insurance News iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global In Focus Expatriate Life article, iPMI report author and market analyst Ian Youngman, takes a look at news out of Bahrain, that expats may be barred from taking jobs in 6 professions.

Governments Must Adopt Policies to Incentivise Foreign Workers to Remain in the Country During Their…

27-02-2024 Expatriate Healthcare Insurance News iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global In Focus Expatriate Life article, iPMI report author and market analyst Ian Youngman, takes a look at Mercer's report on The ‘Silver Dollar’ Opportunity: Competing for Retirement Capital. 

GHANA: National Health Insurance Policy for Foreigners Launched

27-02-2024 Country Guides iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global regional country guides article, iPMI report author and market analyst Ian Youngman, takes a look at news, that Ghana has launched a national health insurance policy for foreigners. 

Regulations Requiring Mandatory Insurance for New Domestic Workers In Saudi Arabia Take Effect

08-02-2024 Country Guides iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global Country Guides Insights article, iPMI report author Ian Youngman, takes a look at the news that compulsory insurance cover for Saudi domestic workers, most of whom are from other countries, has come in to effect, February 1 2024.

Health Insurers Given New Opportunity in Kenya

08-02-2024 Country Guides iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global Country Guides Insights article, iPMI report author Ian Youngman, takes a look at the news that there are new opportunities arising in Kenya for health insurance companies.

Armenia Introduces Compulsory Medical Insurance

29-01-2024 Country Guides iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global Country Guides Insights article, iPMI report author Ian Youngman, takes a look at the news that Armenia is introducing compulsory medical insurance.

Trawick International’s Bailey Foster Promoted to Senior Vice President, Travel Insurance

25-01-2024 Appointments iPMI Global

Trawick International, an industry-leading international insurance company, has announced the promotion of Bailey Foster from Vice President of Trip Cancellation to Senior Vice President, Travel Insurance, effective immediately. In this new capacity, Foster is responsible for strategy, product, and business development of the trip cancellation insurance and travel medical insurance lines of business for Trawick International.

4 Ways DocHQ Is Helping Reduce Absenteeism and Increase Productivity

18-01-2024 Private Medical Insurance & Employee Benefits iPMI Global

Absenteeism from work in the UK is at a 10-year high. A recent survey by CIPD and Simplyhealth found that UK workers were absent an average of 7.8 days a year in 2022, up from 5.8 days before Covid.

Jordan Health Insurance Expansion Halted as State Runs Out of Money

11-01-2024 Country Guides iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global Country Guides Insights article, iPMI report author Ian Youngman, takes a look at the news that Jordan has halted its health insurance expansion because the state has run out of money. 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. To read his latest report, International Health Insurance 2023, please click here, or visit the REPORTS section of iPMI Global.

Generali Spends Big on China Insurance Expansion

11-01-2024 Country Guides iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global Country Guides Insights article, iPMI report author Ian Youngman, takes a look at the news that Generali has become a 100% shareholder in a Chinese insurer. It has bought a 51% stake in Generali China Insurance from China National Petroleum. 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. To read his latest report, International Health Insurance 2023, please click here, or visit the REPORTS section of iPMI Global.

All Golden Visa Holders in Bahrain Must Show Proof of Valid IPMI

10-01-2024 Country Guides iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global Country guides article, iPMI report author Ian Youngman, takes a look at news that all golden visa holders in Bahrain must show proof of valid IPMI. 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. To read his latest report, International Health Insurance 2023, please click here, or visit the REPORTS section of iPMI Global.

Dochq’s Bespoke Health Screening Helps Prevent Potential Medical Issues Among Workforces

09-01-2024 Private Medical Insurance & Employee Benefits iPMI Global

DocHQ’s bespoke health screening helps prevent potential medical issues among workforces. DocHQ pioneers convenient at-home health testing, covering a range of conditions; Results are quick and come with GP-verified advice on next steps; Bespoke packages can be created for employers to offer employees as part of annual health check benefits; Tests include cholesterol, diabetes, thyroid, menopause, vitamins and certain cancer checks.

FAI Extends Partnership with McLaren Formula 1 Team

19-12-2023 Air Ambulance iPMI Global

FAI Aviation Group, one of the world’s leading global providers of mission-critical aviation services, has extended its partnership with the world-famous McLaren Formula 1 Team. FAI will be known as an ‘official partner’ of McLaren Formula 1 Team and continue to provide executive aviation services to the team. As part of the agreement, FAI Aviation Group is proud to be prominently represented on Lando Norris’ helmet.

New Global Medical Strategy Director Joins AP Companies

19-12-2023 Appointments iPMI Global

AP Companies is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Diskin as our new Global Medical Strategy Director. Dr. Diskin brings a wealth of expertise to our team, with a distinguished career in the field of Emergency Medicine and an impressive track record in the maritime industry.

Allianz Partners Launches Suisse+ International Healthcare Plans

11-12-2023 Country Guides iPMI Global

Allianz Partners has launched International Healthcare Plans for businesses based in Switzerland. Sold through the international health brand Allianz Care and insured by Allianz Partners Switzerland, the Suisse+ International Healthcare Plans meet the needs of Swiss companies who have a substantial number of employees based outside of Switzerland.

HDI Enters Asian Accident & Health Market

06-12-2023 Country Guides iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global Country guides article, iPMI report author Ian Youngman, takes a look at HDI, who has entered the Asian Accident & Health Market with a new executive appointment. 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. To read his latest report, International Health Insurance 2023, please click here, or visit the REPORTS section of iPMI Global.

DocHQ Transforms Employee Wellness with Remote Physio Services, Providing Benefits for Employers And…

30-11-2023 iPMI iPMI Global

Leading provider of healthcare solutions DocHQ announces a breakthrough in employee wellness. In pursuit of the company’s commitment to revolutionise healthcare, it has introduced remote physiotherapy services aimed at enhancing the health and productivity of employees while aiding in reducing health insurance costs.

Saudi Arabia National State-Funded Health Insurance By 2026

28-11-2023 Country Guides iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global In Focus article, iPMI report author Ian Youngman, takes a look at the plans in Saudi Arabia for state funded health insurance. 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. To read his latest report, International Health Insurance 2023, please click here, or visit the REPORTS section of iPMI Global.

Hisham Radwan Appointed As CEO Of Cigna Insurance Saudi Arabia, Opens New Offices In The Kingdom

28-11-2023 Appointments iPMI Global

Cigna Healthcare, International Health, the globally acclaimed health services company, has appointed Hisham Radwan as the Chief Executive Officer of Cigna Insurance Saudi Arabia. This strategic move marks a significant milestone for Cigna Healthcare as it opens its office in Riyadh after receiving authorization from the Insurance Authority (IA), making Cigna Healthcare the first international insurance company authorized to operate through a branch in Saudi Arabia.

International Receivables Roadmap: 5 Opportunities for Global Health Insurers in 2024 and How to Get…

27-11-2023 Premium Payments iPMI Global

Lots of factors are coming together to make it a good time to be in the global insurance business. The rise of remote work has increased global mobility (one study put the number of expats at 80 million globally) – and while global economic growth is anticipated to slow1, companies are still hiring internationally, and employees are also taking short-term, flexible and long-term global assignments2.

AP Companies Announce Medical Assistance Services in Asia

22-11-2023 Assistance iPMI Global

AP Companies and PM Medicare in Thailand have announced a shared vision to provide the best and cost effective medical assistance services for Asia and South East Asia Maritime industry and Health Insurance industry.

PassportCard Europe to Rattle the Mobility Market again

02-11-2023 iPMI iPMI Global

Every customer will get free flight delay service to over 12,000 lounges around the world. The German company from Hamburg has announced of its coming launch of free flight delay service to all its customers worldwide. The service will be provided to new as well as existing customers totally free of charge and would grant them with free access to over 12,000 lounges worldwide in over 600 sites across the globe.

New Frontier Group Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

19-10-2023 Cost Containment iPMI Global

New Frontier Group, a cost management leader in global healthcare for over 21 years, is proud to announce that it has been awarded the ISO 9001 Certification. This internationally recognized standard affirms the company's unwavering commitment to delivering the highest quality products/services and its dedication to continual improvement in its operational processes.

APRIL International Strengthens iPMI Presence in Europe with Acquisition of Expat & Co in Belgiu…

19-10-2023 iPMI iPMI Global

APRIL Group, Europe's leading wholesale insurance broker, announces the acquisition of Expat & Co, a specialist in expatriate international health insurance in Belgium. Expat & Co is the leading independent underwriter of insurance for expatriates in Belgium and offers a platform of solutions to support its customers made up of universities, individuals and companies, including multinationals based in several European countries.

Estimating the Overall Opportunity and Market Size of the Global Digital Nomad Market

19-10-2023 iPMI iPMI Global

In this iPMI Global In Focus article, International Health Insurance 2023 report author, Ian Youngman, takes a look at the size of the digital nomad market. According to Youngman, it may not be as big as first thought.

APRIL International Caps Successful Year with Prestigious Health and Protection Award

18-10-2023 iPMI iPMI Global

APRIL International, the leading provider of international health insurance solutions, is delighted to announce that it has been named as Best International Individual Health Insurance Provider at the Health & Protection Awards 2023. This prestigious accolade adds to the Company's list of achievements, having also secured a 5-star service rating for the second year running in Health and Protection’s 2023 International Private Medical Insurance Report earlier this year.

Young Expats Struggling the most with Mental Health – Is Social Media the Cause?

10-10-2023 Expatriate Healthcare Insurance News iPMI Global

Research by AXA has revealed that as many as two in five (41%) young expats aged 18-24 are negatively impacted mentally by social media and tech addiction.

4 Important Trends in Seafarer Health

09-10-2023 Marine and Seafarer Insurance iPMI Global

Medsea, an International SOS company and a leading provider of health services to thousands of seafarers worldwide, provides their top four commercial maritime health trends for the remainder of 2023.

How an Aviva Sale Could Change the UK PMI Market

09-10-2023 Private Medical Insurance & Employee Benefits iPMI Global

In our most recent Private Medical Insurance In Focus article, leading health insurance market analyst, Ian Youngman, takes a look at how the sale of Aviva could change the UK private medical insurance (PMI) market.

Digital Travel Claims Solution from Charles Taylor Assistance Wins Major Award

29-09-2023 Assistance iPMI Global

Charles Taylor Assistance has won the Completely Digital: Digital Excellence Award in the LV= GI Claims Partner Awards.

Charles Taylor Assistance Accredited by European Aero-Medical Institute

29-09-2023 Air Ambulance iPMI Global

Charles Taylor Assistance, the global repatriation, medical assistance and travel claims management provider has again received The European Aero-Medical Institute’s (EURAMI) Commercial Aviation Medical Escort Accreditation.

Estimating the Overall Opportunity and Market Size of the International Private Medical Insurance Ma…

28-09-2023 iPMI iPMI Global

In this latest iPMI Global In Focus article, iPMI Global takes a look at the opportunity and size of iPMI markets in the UK and EU, and asks the question, how much potential is there? Taken from the recent round table, UK & European International Private Medical Insurance Strategies.

How Important are UK and European iPMI Markets?

28-09-2023 iPMI iPMI Global

In this latest iPMI Global In Focus article, iPMI Global takes a look at the iPMI markets in the UK and EU, and asks the question, how important are they? Taken from the recent round table, UK & European International Private Medical Insurance Strategies.

The Rise of the Digital Nomad: IMG Launch Global Prima Medical Insurance Plan

20-09-2023 iPMI iPMI Global

Living and working abroad is becoming increasingly common, but it is critical that expatriates are offered healthcare coverage that meets the changing expectations and needs of today’s internationally mobile citizens, says Kevin Melton, Global Head of IPMI (international private medical insurance) at International Medical Group (IMG).

Defining the Importance of Duty of Care in 2023

12-09-2023 Travel Risk Management iPMI Global

In this latest In Focus article, iPMI Global takes a look at Travel Risk Management and what Duty of Care actually means. Taken from the recent round table, International Travel Risk Management Strategies 2023. The round table looked at the challenges and opportunities in the global travel risk management market.

The 3 Risk Factors to Include in all Corporate Travel Plans

11-09-2023 Travel Risk Management iPMI Global

A new survey on business travel reveals how important it is for organisations to understand the risk profile of each individual member of their travelling team, in addition to where they are going and what they are doing.

How has COVID-19 Impacted the Cost of Global Healthcare?

07-09-2023 Cost Containment iPMI Global

In this latest In Focus cost containment article, iPMI Global takes a look at the impact of healthcare costs, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Taken from the recent round table,International Medical Cost Containment And Claims Management Strategies.

The Inbound Individual iPMI Market in the USA

07-09-2023 iPMI iPMI Global

In this latest In Focus article, iPMI Global takes a look at the inbound individual iPMI market in the USA, and which type of health insurance options expatriates seek out: local health insurance, short-term PMI, IPMI or no cover?

RSA Middle East and NLGIC to Rebrand as Liva

07-09-2023 Insurance iPMI Global

Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance (Middle East) B.S.C. © (RSA Midde East) and National Life & General Insurance Company SAOG (NLGIC) have come together to form a new brand – Liva – with the aim of revolutionizing the insurance landscape. These two dynamic and award-winning companies started their integration journey in July 2022 with an ambition to build the region’s leading multi-line insurer that delivers value to its customers while generating sustainable and profitable earnings for its shareholders. Liva aims to deliver on this mission.

Newly Launched SanlamAllianz to Provide Insurance and Financial Services in 27 African Markets

07-09-2023 Insurance iPMI Global

Sanlam and Allianz are pleased to announce that they have received regulatory approvals for the joint venture that will create the leading Pan-African non-banking financial services company with a presence in 27 countries in Africa. The joint venture will operate as SanlamAllianz.

Global Business Travel Industry Forecast is for Accelerated Rebound, Spending to Reach $1.8 Trillion…

31-08-2023 Travel and Tourism iPMI Global

The global business travel industry has rebounded at a more accelerated rate than expected just a year ago and is now expected to surpass its pre-pandemic spending level of $1.4 trillion in 2024 − and grow to nearly $1.8 trillion by 2027. In 2022, global business travel spending rose 47% to $1.03 trillion, with strong gains continuing and 32% growth expected in 2023. These robust gains were fueled by pent-up demand after the COVID-19 pandemic, more favorable global economic conditions in 2022 and 2023 and recession risks that have yet to happen.

The Importance of Global iPMI Brokers, Agents and Intermediaries

31-08-2023 iPMI iPMI Global

In this latest article, iPMI Global looks at the importance of iPMI brokers, agents and intermediaries. Taken from the recent round table, Managing iPMI Programs for Foreign Companies in the USA.

World Travel Protection Continues Growth in North America, Strengthens Global Operations with Key Le…

30-08-2023 Appointments iPMI Global

World Travel Protection (WTP), a leading risk management provider owned by Zurich Insurance Group, is strengthening operations around the globe with the appointments of two talented executives to key leadership roles. Jermaine Grant has joined the company in the role of Executive Vice President of Operations, North America, and Mark Panturescu has been promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer. 

Navigating Success: AP Companies Introduces a Unique PEME Solution in the Philippines

30-08-2023 Marine and Seafarer Insurance iPMI Global

In the complex world of maritime operations, where safety, efficiency, and the well-being of crew members take precedence, an often overlooked yet crucial element emerges—the Pre-Employment Medical Examination (PEME).

Pacific Prime Dubai Wins Outstanding Achievement Award from Sukoon and Bupa Global

23-08-2023 iPMI iPMI Global

Global health insurance brokerage Pacific Prime Dubai has been awarded Outstanding Achievement - All Segments Award from Sukoon and Bupa Global. The award was presented to the team at the Pacific Prime Dubai office on July 12th, 2023, in recognition of their excellent performance in Dubai across both individual and corporate international health plans.

Neptune Indicator Explores How to Utilise Network to Improve Seafarer Wellbeing Post-Pandemic

22-08-2023 Marine and Seafarer Insurance iPMI Global

Following the decreasing impact of COVID-19, the Global Maritime Forum, together with relevant partners and stakeholders, will explore the possibility of a Neptune Indicator 2.0, collecting and communicating data on seafarer wellbeing to drive improvement actions.

Ocean Transport of Lithium-Ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles

22-08-2023 Marine and Seafarer Insurance iPMI Global

The fire onboard the car carrier Fremantle Highway and the tragic loss of a seafarer has brought the debate surrounding the transport of electric vehicles (EVs) by sea into sharp focus. 

UK Announces Historic Boost to Seafarers’ Rights and Welfare

22-08-2023 Marine and Seafarer Insurance iPMI Global

Thousands of seafarers will be guaranteed fair wages, proper rest periods and suitable training thanks to a new Seafarers’ Charter launched by the UK government.

SureGo Designated as Official TPA for Crum & Forster

22-08-2023 Assistance iPMI Global

SureGo Administrative Services (SureGo), a division of Trawick Holdings, is pleased to announce its official designation as a third-party administrator for United States Fire Insurance Company which operates under the registered trademark of Crum & Forster – a leading national property, casualty, and accident & health insurer.

AXA Partners US Welcomes Rhonda Abedsalam as Vice President, Travel Insurance

22-08-2023 Travel Insurance iPMI Global

AXA Partners US, a subsidiary of AXA Group, is excited to announce the appointment of Rhonda Abedsalam as Vice President, Travel Insurance.

Foyer S.A. Successfully Completes Acquisition of Globality S.A.

28-07-2023 iPMI iPMI Global

Foyer S.A. strengthens its IPMI business activity by announcing on July 26th 2023 the completion of its acquisition of Globality S.A., after receiving regulatory approval from the relevant regulatory authorities (Commissariat aux Assurances). The new company is composed of Foyer Global Health, the business line of Foyer’s Group dedicated to international health insurance, and Globality Health, former part of ERGO Group AG.

Portugal Commits to Enhance the Protection of Seafarers in Cases of Abandonment and Piracy

12-07-2023 Marine and Seafarer Insurance iPMI Global

June 2023 and the Government of Portugal deposited with the International Labour Organization the declaration of acceptance of the Amendments of 2014  and of 2018  to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006).

Shipping Losses Hit A Record Low In 2022, But Jump In Fires, Shadow Tanker Fleet And Economic Uncert…

12-07-2023 Marine and Seafarer Insurance iPMI Global

Shipping transports around 90% of world trade onboard different vessels so maritime safety is critical. Improvements have been significant over the past decade, culminating in the sector reporting a record low number of large ships lost over the past year. However, a combination of factors impacting fire risk, ongoing and new threats posed by the ripple effects of the Ukraine conflict, decarbonization challenges, economic uncertainty, as well as the rising cost of marine claims, means the sector still has plenty of obstacles to navigate over the next 12 months and beyond, according to insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE’s (AGCS) Safety & Shipping Review 2023. 

Travelers Increase Travel Budgets Despite Cost of Living Pressures

12-07-2023 Travel and Tourism iPMI Global

Most travelers are increasing their summer travel budgets in 2023, despite ongoing cost of living pressure and stubbornly high inflation. Respondents in seven of nine countries surveyed by Allianz Partners for its Summer Vacation Confidence Index plan higher travel spending this season, with those in Switzerland and the United Kingdom reporting the largest annual increases of €653 (up 31%) and €467 (up 26%) respectively. Travelers in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands also report higher spending intentions, with Austria the only country reporting a reduction in budgets. 

Europe P&C Insurance Mid-Year Outlook 2023: Claims Inflation Likely To Remain Pronounced

12-07-2023 Insurance iPMI Global

Claims inflation is likely to remain a pronounced feature for the rest of 2023, according to Bloomberg Intelligence’s new Europe P&C Insurance 2023 Outlook, with BI believing insurers won't be able to increase rates enough to fully offset rising expenses.

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