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Travel insurance

This year’s International Travel & Health Insurance Journal (ITIJ) Awards were held at the Molino Stucky hotel in Venice, Italy, on 13 November. The glittering awards ceremony – now in its 12th year – honours those companies that have made an outstanding contribution to the global travel and health insurance industry over the past year. The winners are...

Two recent cases of Australian travellers not being covered for their medical expenses has thrown the spotlight onto small print in travel insurance policies.

Travel matters

The US Depart of Commerce recently released data relating to travel into the US by international visitors, and outbound trips by US citizens.

On the move

Zurich is to launch a concerted push into the UK and European travel insurance market, and to lead this drive, Chris Price has joined the company as head of travel insurance for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Chris joins Zurich from ACE Group, alongside travel and health insurance underwriting specialist Gary Murphy, who joins from Tangiers Global.

Company brief

SOS International has announced that it is now ‘one of few companies’ that is capable of handling a case of suspected or verified Ebola fever, including transporting the patient into Scandinavia

Health matters

A study into the long-term effects of giardiasis, a parasitic disease, and one of the most common causes of gastrointestinal infections in travellers, found that many travellers were still suffering years later

IPMI

Indianapolis-based International Medical Group, Inc. (IMG) is further expanding its global footprint with the recent acquisition of Wales-based company, Global Response Ltd

Insurance matters

Over three quarters of insurance companies are too slow at taking new products to market, warns Target Group

Latest feature

Lee Coppack looks at how different travel insurers define geographic zones with risk ratings