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Travel insurance

16 February 2017

In the UK, schools are currently on their half-term break, which is a popular time for families to take the opportunity for a quick holiday. However, according to claims data from UK insurer Aviva, February half term is the most dangerous time of the year for a trip to the slopes

16 February 2017

The Singapore Tourism Board has launched a campaign to remind the public to purchase travel insurance.

10 February 2017

CSA Travel Protection, a US-based travel insurance provider, has shared with consumers its advice on the timing of when to buy travel insurance, in the hope to improve the general public’s knowledge.

08 February 2017

AllClear is urging couples who may be planning a romantic getaway to ensure they purchase travel insurance.

08 February 2017

Ryanair has launched a new annual multi-trip travel insurance service via its website. 

Company brief

17 February 2017

Verisk Analytics, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Healix Risk Rating.

17 February 2017

Jet Airways has introduced a new pre-paid ‘Jet Global Pass’ that will allow passengers to travel between the airline’s entire network.

15 February 2017

Nightly.travel has launched a new service which enables travellers to save on hotel stays by ‘switching’.

19 January 2017

Allianz and Standard Chartered Bank have announced a 15-year bancassurance agreement.

17 January 2017

 A new cost-effective insurance scheme covers all media workers without restriction in any region of the world.

Health

17 February 2017

According to a new report, teleworking can disrupt work-life balance and lead to health complaints.

13 February 2017

A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine has provided ‘compelling’ evidence that extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) was spread from person-to-person in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province between 2011 and 2014.

09 February 2017

Unhealthy employees are costing British firms more than one month a year in productivity, findings from a comprehensive workplace wellness study has found.

06 February 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) has a newly updated list of priority diseases for 2017.

 
01 February 2017

For the first time, a key malaria treatment has failed in patients being treated in the UK.

Insurance

16 February 2017

Zurich Insurance Group has reported a business operating profit (BOP) for the full-year ended 31 December 2016 of US$4.5 billion, up 55 per cent from the prior year

13 February 2017

Last year saw insured loss estimates from major natural catastrophes reach US$39.5 billion, the highest since the annual market losses of $60 billion in 2012, according to the 2016 Summary of Natural Catastrophe Events report from Willis Re.

07 February 2017

Major insurers in Japan’s non-life space are expanding the scope of their cyber policies.

03 February 2017

Times Internet, the internet subsidiary of the Times of India Group, has launched an online insurance platform.

 
23 January 2017

Canada saw a record broken last year that many would probably rather had stayed unbroken – natural disasters led to an eye-popping $4.9 billion in insurance claims

International healthcare

07 February 2017

Andy O’Cain has been appointed as new business sales director at Aetna International.

06 February 2017

Regency for Expats is the first insurer to introduce terrorism cover under its international health insurance policies.

12 January 2017

Of the 10.4 million expatriates living in Saudi Arabia at the end of 2016, 7.6 million had medical insurance.

11 January 2017

AXA PPP healthcare has found health tech could be the key to a fitter, healthier workforce.

08 December 2016

A new partnership between Steamship Mutual and Allianz Worldwide Care is setting out to ensure a ship’s crew is adequately insured.

On The Move

14 February 2017

Arch Insurance Group, a member of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has announced that Greg Johnson joined Arch Insurance in the US as vice-president of business development for travel. Greg brings more than 15 years of travel insurance market development and sales management experience and will report to Linda Fallon, senior vice-president of travel.

04 January 2017

Saugata Basu has been appointed as chief underwriting officer at Collinson Group.

21 December 2016

Cigna Global Health Benefits Europe (Cigna GHB) has announced the appointment of John Kaye as managing director, Europe, for its Global Health Benefits business.

12 December 2016

Collinson Group has appointed Rebecca White as head of proposition – accident and health.

05 October 2016

Allianz Global Assistance has added two district directors to its field sales team.

Travel

16 February 2017

Columbus Direct finds the weakened value of the pound will cause 41 per cent of British holidaymakers to change their travel plans this year.

15 February 2017

A first-of-its-kind drone that can carry people will begin regular operations in Dubai from July.

14 February 2017

ECA International has calculated how much an evening date could cost this year in 23 of the most romantic cities in the world.

13 February 2017

A group of nine skiers was hit by an avalanche in the French ski resort of Tignes on 13 February, killing four members of the group.

02 February 2017

TravelInsurance.com has explored where US travellers are booked to go in 2017.