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.

puzzle1ITIJ spoke to several travel insurers in the UK to assess the ongoing development of the travel claims sharing database, asking whether or not there really is an appetite among the industry to work cohesively to fight fraud

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militiaConflict zones provide a unique challenge for those providing emergency medical services and repatriation to people working or living in such areas. Paul J. Brinkworth, RMSI operations co-ordinator, spoke to ITIJ about the everyday issues he faces when working in warzones or areas of political instability

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docpatientDo general practitioners or family physicians know enough about travel insurance? Milan Korcok examines the reasons why it’s vital they know more

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ski1Injuries on the slopes cost travel insurers a substantial sum each year; a situation that has led to increased legal proceedings. UK-based Barrister Darren Lewis advises claimants on how to prepare for a case

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ombudsman1Upheld complaints to the Ombudsman are on the rise, so what can insurers do to right things? – asks Roger St Pierre

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vaccine1Travel vaccine programmes are recommended by most state health services around the world, but why are these so important and do travel insurers have to pick up the tab if travellers fail to heed travel medical advice? Robert Steffen gets to the point

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mentalhealth1The effect of travel – whether for work or leisure, and whether on a short or long-term basis – on the mental health of a person can often be quite surprising. Carrie Dunn looks at how travel insurers and IPMI providers can prepare for the unexpected

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The recent political turmoil in Thailand has left the country’s tourithailand1sm industry barely registering a pulse. Arrival figures have plummeted and hotels are struggling to attract guests, yet one sector remains fighting fit – international medical care. Mick Shippen reports from Bangkok

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regulation1Just over a year after the sale of travel insurance through travel agents was regulated in the UK, ITIJ takes a look at the market to see what effects the regulation has had on the travel agents themselves, as well as the insurers

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scuba1When does ‘worldwide’ emergency cover exclude the place you happen to be when you need help urgently? A Bristol couple found out when they ran into trouble on a Caribbean diving holiday, as David Kernek reports

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medicaltourismPetra Kendall-Raynor examines how medical tourism an increasingly popular option as an acceptable alternative to elective care and what insurers and patients can do to ensure they are properly prepared

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