Hurricane season in the Caribbean Basin means only one thing – trip interruption and cancellation. In this issue, Seven Corners shares its insights into what travellers should be doing to protect their trips, as well as showing data about previous years’ of cancellation claims.
Staying in the North American region, the No Surprises Act is coming into force in January next year, and anyone with any exposure to medical bills from US hospitals should be aware of the new law and how it will affect their ability to negotiate with hospitals. Raija Itzchaki shares her insights into this vital issue.
Milan Korcok details how the cruise lines are attempting to set sail from Florida, but with the Centers for Disease Control imposing mandates on passenger vaccination rates, how hard is it going to be to achieve?
My contribution this month comes in the form of market analysis. With capacity squeezed, Covid cancellation claims costs, and Brexit all placing pressure on travel insurance providers, how are US and UK companies reacting?
You can also read our analysis of insurtech startups, and whether they have really disrupted the industry, and Dr Dipti Patel, Chief Medical Officer for the UK Foreign, Development and Commonwealth Office, shares her view on how travel health risks are changing.
Interviews with Ian Hall, Head of Travel Insurance at British travel association ABTA, and Cara Morton, Group CEO of Cover-More, round out this issue.
Meanwhile, this ITIJ comes with an added bonus - the Air Ambulance Review. This includes features on the standardisation of medical transport for patients with infectious diseases like Covid, supply chain challenges for insurers, and the air ambulance market in Latin America.
Read the August issue of ITIJhere.
Read the latest Air Ambulance Review here.