The training courses flight physicians and nurses must undertake are undoubtedly onerous, but they leave them prepared to deal with the most critical patients in challenging conditions.
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.
The complexities of providing insurance to people with pre-existing medical conditions.
Travel insurance fraud is ever more prevalent, while fraudsters’ methods are increasingly sophisticated. But travel insurers are putting up a fight, using rapidly evolving methods of fraud detection and prevention.
Travel insurance is constantly adapting to meet the needs of leisure and business travellers, with cover for terror-related events an ongoing priority.
Infectious diseases pose a real threat to travellers worldwide. What role do individual travellers, insurers and healthcare organisations play in preventing their spread?
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.
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)