Features

The feature articles in ITIJ are an integral part of the publication, allowing us to place a special focus on issues and trends affecting the global travel and health insurance industry. Whether an extended article analysing a key topic in the news, a ‘Profile’ interview with a leading industry representative, or an in-depth look at a pertinent subject area, ITIJ’s ‘features’ provide unique industry insights and offer readers a chance to keep up-to-date with the latest thinking on the most important issues.

To contribute to one of ITIJ’s forthcoming features, please contact the editorial team: editorial@itij.com. A list of forthcoming features can be found here.

medicalescort1Today, medical escorts have better resources than ever before, but they still take on a notable responsibility when accompanying a patient in-flight. Andrew Lee gives his personal perspective on the role of medical escorts, especially those working on commercial airlines

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morocco1For hundreds of years, Morocco’s geographical location at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea has allowed it to serve as one of the main trading channels between Europe and Africa as well as a prime tourist destination. Now, a surge in medical tourism looks set to test Morocco’s health facilities to their limit. Robert Bailey investigates further

World markets

fraud1Stewart Farr investigates how and why the level of fraudulent insurance claims rises during a recession

News analysis

agebarrierWith the introduction of the Equality Bill poised to bring age into line with race and sexual discrimination, Michelle Mitchell explores whether life really does get better with age

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reform1The impact of possible healthcare reforms in the US on international travel insurers is being hotly debated in the industry, but what could the true knock-on effects be? Milan Korcok analyses the potential for change

News analysis

oldercustomersIs there any such thing as brand loyalty when it comes to travel insurance? Gary Andrews discusses the transition of the travel insurance markets, insurers’ brand values and how they have changed, and the challenges insurers are faced with during these current economic times

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turkey1In May 2009, a letter was written by assistance company MIA Online to the Turkish Embassy in London. MIA’s complaint centred on disputes it was having with Turkish hospitals over their medical bills. One case involved a UK traveller with lung cancer who was admitted to hospital after feeling unwell. The man was detained for four days and a series of tests were run on him including ECG, X-rays and ultrasounds. The discharge notes advised oxygen on the flight home with a nurse escort even though the patient and his wife advised there was no need. The subsequent bill, which included removing wax from the patient’s ears, came to a staggering €5,107. A previous patient was also charged a huge amount for diagnosis of heart failure, MIA wrote. On returning home his GP could find no evidence of this. MIA asked the Turkish Embassy whether there was a Turkish body that regulated prices charged and where bills could be submitted for scrutiny, and also warned that holidaymakers would shun trips to Turkey if they were faced with losing a large part of their holiday unnecessarily detained in hospital and being faced with large bills.

News analysis

egypt1As a popular tourist destination for visitors from all over the world, Egypt has been refining its medical offerings for international patients for some time. Dianne Glon assesses the quality of, and access to, care available today and examines the country’s booming facilities for medical tourism

World markets

adventuretoonIn the fast-growing adventure tourism sector, the risk of injury and death is an unfortunate fact of life. Matthew Davies explores the difficulties a UK adventure travel company could face when a participant is injured on an expedition or adventure holiday overseas, and how combined planning by the operator’s insurer and the insured (adventure travel company) could reduce potential future legal complications.

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greece1Greece presents a variety of challenges to assistance companies. Tatum Anderson looks at the issues presented by the region’s geography, and gets an insider’s view on the workings of the healthcare system

World markets

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The feature articles in ITIJ are an integral part of the publication, allowing us to place a special focus on issues and trends affecting the global travel and health insurance industry. Whether an extended article analysing a key topic in the news, a ‘Profile’ interview with a leading industry representative, or an in-depth look at a pertinent subject area, ITIJ’s ‘features’ provide unique industry insights and offer readers a chance to keep up-to-date with the latest thinking on the most important issues.

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