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Travel insurance

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have announced plans to make health insurance with medical assistance and evacuation benefits mandatory for foreigners visiting the Kingdom

Timetric’s latest report focuses on the UK travel insurance and assistance industry

Travel matters

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) recently surveyed more than 500 business travellers in the United States and identified the top setbacks, disruptions and concerns travellers encounter while on the road.

On the move

Multinational insurer RSA Group announced on 15 April that it would be appointing Paul Whittaker as its new group chief operating officer (GCOO), effective as of 1 May.

Company brief

Garuda Indonesia has introduced its own branded travel insurance policy through a tie-up with Allianz Utama Indonesia

Health matters

Health and vaccination advisory body Travelvax Australia recently released an article on its website offering advice to older travellers.

IPMI

Aon Hewitt recently released new research highlighting the fact that employees who perceive that the organisations for which they work have a strong culture of health are generally happier, suffer from less stress and are more likely to take control of their own wellbeing than employees in other organisations.

Insurance matters

Fitch Ratings says in a new report that global reinsurers posted solid underwriting gains in 2013, as catastrophe-related losses were manageable and loss reserve development remained favourable

 
 

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When the call comes in saying that the only way to get your insured back home is via an air ambulance, the next decision that has to be made by the assistance company is: which aircraft can get the patient home with the best level of care in the optimum time? Mandy Langfield discusses the considerations to be made when an air ambulance is called for