News

Travel insurance

26 July 2017

The Health Insurance Group has said that employers are underestimating the threat of kidnap and ransom, and that they should be doing more to protect their staff when abroad.

25 July 2017

Grandparents who may be treating their grandchildren to a holiday this summer need to consider the travel insurance implications of going away with the grandkids.

24 July 2017

Mahesh Anchan, chief operating officer of global travel services company Vasco Worldwide, has predicted an increase in the number of Middle Eastern residents buying travel insurance for their trips, fuelled in part by the number of countries that are making travel medical insurance a prerequisite for visitors

20 July 2017

According to Allianz Global Assistance, Canadian millennials are not buying travel insurance.

18 July 2017

Information given exclusively to ITIJ by UK-based Safe Journey Terrorism Travel Insurance has shown how the British public perceive the risk of a terrorist incident happening in their holiday destination. 

Company brief

27 July 2017

Generali Global Assistance’s (GGA) Travel Insurance division, formerly CSA Travel Protection, announced recently that it has expanded its product offerings to provide additional plans with enhanced coverages for consumers to help protect themselves and their belongings while travelling, as well as their travel investments

18 July 2017

Avid Insurance Services has announced a three-year partnership with insurer Chaucer to underwrite travel insurance.

18 July 2017

Risk services companies International SOS and Control Risks have today announced their new joint venture TravelTracker Incident Support.

29 June 2017

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has opened a new branch office in South Korea, with a view to targeting growth in Asia in response to the needs of global corporate clients.

 
28 June 2017

Cover-More has launched pre-travel GP consultations, which are provided to customers under their insurance policy, allowing them to access a telephone consultation with an Australian doctor specialised in travel medicine before they travel overseas.

Health

27 July 2017

New research by Cigna International Markets has revealed that UK residents’ sense of wellbeing has declined over the last three years.

20 July 2017

New research has found that humans are far more likely to spread diseases like Zika, yellow fever, malaria and dengue via commercial flights than mosquitos.

22 June 2017

Price comparison site finder.com.au has found that one in five Australians don’t get travel vaccinations before going abroad.

 
25 May 2017

A new study by a large group of international researchers led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), US, has explained how Zika virus entered the US via Florida in 2016, and how it might re-enter the country this year.

19 May 2017

Many people make mistakes applying suncream that could compromise their protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays says new research.

Insurance

19 July 2017

Customers are losing out due to their lack of understanding when buying gadget insurance cover, according to travel insurer AllClear Travel in the UK.

13 July 2017

Thirty-three per cent of consumers say they will remove their data from insurance companies’ systems when GDPR comes into force

12 July 2017

Thomas Cook has won the first of a number of cases of what it believes are false customer sickness claims.

06 July 2017

Insurance law firm DWF is supporting the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB), clients and enforcement bodies in a robust collaborative approach to disrupting insurance fraud in Scotland.

09 June 2017

Aon Benfield’s new catastrophe report shows that severe weather events in May led to insurance payouts of $3 billion in the US.

International healthcare

25 July 2017

Aetna Inc. announced on 25 July that it had acquired the Bupa Group’s Thai business, Bupa Thailand, for an undisclosed sum.

21 July 2017

Allianz Worldwide Care has announced the launch of a new international health insurance solution that has been tailored for small to medium Intergovernmental Organisations.

20 July 2017

Cigna Corporation recently announced the acquisition of general insurer Zurich Insurance Middle East. 

28 June 2017

Teladoc recently announced that it would be acquiring Best Doctors, a medical consultation service with a specific focus on improving health outcomes for particularly complex and costly medical issues. 

07 June 2017

A new flexible international private medical insurance (IPMI) solution from Allianz Worldwide Care is geared towards small businesses in the UK who need to send employees abroad.

On The Move

26 July 2017

Allianz Worldwide Care have made five new appointments in senior sales roles internationally.

07 July 2017

Voyager Insurance Services Ltd has announced the appointment of Carl Carter as its new managing director, with immediate effect.

30 May 2017

American International Group, Inc. announced recently the appointment of Brian Duperreault as president, CEO and director

05 May 2017

ROCK Insurance Group in the UK has appointed Phil Carr as director of sales.

03 May 2017

Bupa Global has announced the appointment of Angus Slater to general manager of Bupa Global Asia Pacific (BGAPAC).

Travel

21 July 2017

An earthquake has left at least two dead on the popular Greek tourist-destination Kos.

17 July 2017

UK holidaymakers are planning to take £836 million more on holiday than in 2016, according to new findings from Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Money.

14 July 2017

A Hawaiian federal judge has further expanded the list of relationships that visa applicants can use to get into the US.

13 July 2017

The newly elected major of Croatian island Hvar is determined to get the town’s tourists to behave.

12 July 2017

Flights from the UK to Majorca have spiked in the last month due to travellers seeing the Spanish island on UK TV channel ITV’s latest show Love Island.