ITIJ features

ITIJ’s regular features provide an in-depth exploration of issues unique to the global travel and health insurance industry. Each feature is written exclusively for ITIJ by industry writers or experts in their field.

ITIJ 201, Cost Containment Review, October 2017
Whether it’s through educational wellness plans that encourage expectant mothers to make the right decisions, or through smart policy language, international health insurance providers have the chance to limit their exposure to increasing maternity costs.
ITIJ 201, Cost Containment Review, October 2017

Evaluates the nature of second medical opinion services and the role providers of these services are playing in the international travel and health insurance world.

ITIJ 201, Cost Containment Review, October 2017

 How a more holistic approach to cost containment can result in better savings and happier providers.

ITIJ 201, October 2017

A plethora of start-up companies across the globe is disrupting the nice, quiet, steady progress of the insurance industry, offering niche products that aim to meet the needs of millennials in new and exciting ways. ITIJ takes a look at the latest offerings, asking how industry bodies can support further development and what is on the cards for insurers

ITIJ 201, October 2017

The popularity of private charter yacht holidays and cruise holidays has never been higher. ITIJ looks at the evolving international health insurance products available to the crewmembers who work aboard such vessels. 

ITIJ 200, September 2017

The rise of social media means that more travellers are being reported missing to a wider audience in a more timely fashion. But how many of these cases are genuine, and why should the travel insurance industry care? 

ITIJ 200, September 2017

Travellers embarking on cruise holidays present a broad set of risks. Mandy Langfield looks at how the insurance industry has developed unique products for this niche travelling population.

ITIJ 198, July 2017

When underwriting an IPMI policy, key pricing and experience rating considerations must be made.

ITIJ 197, June 2017

Profit margins in the travel insurance sector are squeezed pretty much as tight as they will go, but one way in which profits can be boosted is through partnerships – whether it is a trade union, an airline or a credit card provider – increasing market share without necessarily re-designing the product. Just how powerful are these partnerships?

ITIJ 197, May 2017

The sources from whom travellers and their insurance companies are getting their advice matters, especially when information can vary, resulting in confusion and lack of coverage. ITIJ investigates.

ITIJ 196, May 2017

Travelling with a baby or young children on a gap year poses many challenges, not least finding the right insurance cover. Could this growing demographic be better served by insurers?