Continuing concern about ever-increasing healthcare bills in the US has focused attention on the importance of crafting precise policy terms and conditions that, while meeting the needs and expectations of foreign travellers, build in a brake on costs for assistance operators and insurers.
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.
Milan Korcok explores how Canada’s overcrowded hospitals are blunting patient repatriations
Growing awareness of the value of travel insurance as a risk management tool is boosting demand from corporate clients for policies that are truly fit for purpose
For the travel insurancce industry, sometimes the development of products and their delivery can seem to be happening at a slower pace than in other industries. ITIJ investigates the challenges insurers have to overcome when trying to bring a new product to market
Mandy Langfield looks at the evolution of travel risk management (TRM) programmes for today's business traveller
Dan Hyde, partner at international law firm Penningtons Manches, advises insurance and assistance providers on how to prepare for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The Nepalese government's announcement of a ban on unguided ascents of Everest is unlikely to make much difference to claims for injury, death or assistance
The outbound travel market in India is set to grow more quickly than that of many more developed countries – but to what extent can travel insurers tap into this market?
ITIJ considers the health insurance needs of students who choose to study in other countries around the world, and the challenges associated with providing these unique policies
If America were full of Scandinavians, US travel insurance companies might well double or treble the value of the trip coverage they sell now.