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The ITIC and ITIJ teams were extremely sorry to hear about the passing of Margaret Wharton, president and CEO of TMCA Group Corporation, based in New York. She died at 2:00 am at a local New Jersey Hospital on Sunday 26 July 2015 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Figures released by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) highlight the need for travel insurance, which every week pays out almost £4 million to help around 4,000 people who fall ill abroad

Travel matters

Results from the UK’s Office for National Statistics International Passenger Survey show that London welcomed 17.4 million international visitors in 2014.

On the move

Global air ambulance and medical assistance provider Tyrol Air Ambulance (TAA) has announced the addition of Claudia Schmiedhuber and Stephen Neill to its sales team

Company brief

Specialist insurer Beazley recently launched a new product, Beazley Corporate Travel Insurance.

Health matters

The UKs National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) has reported that Public Health England and Health Protection Scotland (HPS) have been investigating several cases of Cyclospora infection in travellers recently returning from Mexico.

International Healthcare

AXA UK recently reported that it had received clearance from the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for its acquisition of Simplyhealth’s private medical insurance (PMI) business.

Insurance matters

Anthem, Inc. and Cigna Corporation have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Anthem will acquire all outstanding shares of Cigna in a cash and stock transaction and Cigna shareholders will receive $103.40 in cash and 0.5152 Anthem common shares for each Cigna common share

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