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Travel insurance

According to the latest survey from travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance UK, one in five people purchases holiday insurance less than a fortnight before they are due to set off

Banks in 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa – namely Angola, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia – are generally well-positioned to grow as an insurance distribution channel from the rapid increase in the value of the insurance markets in these countries

Travel matters

The US Department of Commerce recently announced that total travel and tourism employment rose 2.1 per cent to nearly 7.7 million tourism-related jobs during the first quarter of 2014, marking the sixteenth consecutive quarter of job growth

On the move

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has appointed Martin Bridges as its Technical Services Manager with immediate effect

Company brief

WEA Property & Casualty Insurance Co. announced recently that it has selected 4Sight Business Intelligence, Inc. to provide its business intelligence solution.

Health matters

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has offered some tips to business travellers who may neglect their own personal health while on work trips.

IPMI

MediCare International, a provider of international health insurance services and products, recently released figures which it says show that ‘the potential cost of not having effective international health insurance cover in place can be very high, if you are one of the many voluntary NGO and other workers currently active in conflict zones’.

Insurance matters

Banks in 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa – namely Angola, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia – are generally well-positioned to grow as an insurance distribution channel from the rapid increase in the value of the insurance markets in these countries

Latest feature

Tatum Anderson investigates the efficacy of medical screening programs