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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

In a report published by the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) of Canada, the organisation presented its findings and aims concerning the regulatory framework governing the distribution of insurance products via the Internet in Québec.

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

Australian health insurer nib recently bought the World Nomads Group (WNG) travel insurance business for AU$95 million.

Health matters

Between 1 January and 17 July this year, according to the UK’s National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC), there have been a total of 443,779 suspected cases of chikungunya virus (CHIKV) reported in the Caribbean and the Americas.

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

Global natural disaster losses during the first half of 2015, from both an economic and insured loss perspective, were each below the 10-year (2005-2014) average, according to data from Impact Forecasting

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