With the travel industry critical of governments’ fluctuating rules around travel lanes, quarantine periods and expensive testing requirements, we look at what travel entities would like to see happening in terms of the safe reopening of their industry in our May issue of ITIJ. We also assess the likelihood of higher travel insurance premiums post-Covid, round up the latest product developments that insurers and assistance providers have been working on, and garner expert insights on digital nomad risk trends and the creation of consumer-centric travel cover.
Our feature article takes a deep dive into the benefits for consumers and insurers of parametric travel cover; and we interview a local assistance provider in Myanmar about the struggles they’re facing in light of the nation’s devastating military coup.
In the International Hospital & Healthcare Review, we investigate third-party billing practices in Mexico, where international insurers frequently encounter problems with unscrupulous billing activities; and we also bring you a feature article exploring accreditation in the international healthcare sphere – how do organisations like JCI, GHA and Temos ensure the highest standards of care in the facilities they accredit, and how have they adapted to the challenges brought about by Covid?
We also have personal insights from Aetna International’s Global Medical Director, who relays the myriad corporate health and wellness trends for globally mobile employees in 2021; and from International Citizens Insurance’s President Joe Cronin, who recounts how the role of the IPMI broker has changed throughout the past year, and why it remains an integral cog connecting the international health insurance industry to its customers.
Read the May issue of ITIJ here.
Read the latest International Hospitals & Healthcare Review here.