News

Travel insurance

24 March 2017

The US and UK have banned electronic devices on flights from a number of majority-Muslim countries.

23 March 2017

CEGA has found that more and more travel insurance customers are lying about the circumstances of claims in a bid to get them paid.

23 March 2017

A new report has found that many travel insurance policies in Canada are sold without appropriate medical questionnaires being completed.

22 March 2017

Following US president Donald Trump’s travel ban and recent bans on electronic devices, GroundLink has surveyed 400 travellers on their international travel habits and opinions.

21 March 2017

A new robot called Kokoro is selling travel insurance at Tokyo’s main international gateway, Narita Airport.

 

Company brief

17 March 2017

AIG Travel has updated its travel assistance app with improvements and new features in accordance with customer and broker feedback.

16 March 2017

InsurTech has announced a new collaboration with multi-line insurer Zurich Insurance Group.

15 March 2017

UnitedHealthcare Global US has entered New Frontier Group’s network of partners. 

13 March 2017

Chubb has announced that it will provide airline Wizz Air’s customers with travel and flight cancellation insurance cover. 

09 March 2017

Yonder Travel Insurance is revolutionising the way people purchase travel insurance by curating policies based on the travel type of the individual

Health

24 March 2017

Following a norovirus outbreak that has sickened several people across three provinces in British Colombia, Canada, several oyster farms have been shut down.

24 March 2017

In Fiji, health and medical services minister Rosy Akbar has asked the local population for their help in preventing the further spread of dengue fever.

14 March 2017

MedicalTravelCompared.co.uk has highlighted the need for those travelling with epilepsy to declare it as a pre-existing medical condition when buying travel insurance cover.

14 March 2017

Following a recent increase in cases of yellow fever, Intana Global is urging companies that need to send their staff to Brazil to take measures and precautions.

10 March 2017

AIG Travel has shared tips to help travellers ride out peak flu season.

Insurance

20 March 2017

New research published by Willis Re has found that risk to US property from thunderstorms is as high as from hurricanes.

07 March 2017

Travellers’ concerns are rising after the US Government announced a ‘full review of all US policies towards Cuba’.

03 March 2017

A record-breaking number of international visitors travelled to Mexico in 2016.

28 February 2017

Collinson Group has issued advice for companies on how to prepare for potential difficulties their staff may face when travelling abroad for work. 

28 February 2017

The Insurance Council of New Zealand recently released its first Fair Insurance Code annual report.

International healthcare

22 March 2017

International Medical Group (IMG) has rolled out new medical services in the UK to ensure excellent care throughout the duration of a member’s treatment and transfer.

02 March 2017

Corporate Traveller is partnering with Doctor Care Anywhere to provide its smartfly travellers with access to virtual GP appointments.

27 February 2017

According to a survey by Expacare, under eight per cent of UK business owners are aware of the insurance requirements for employees working overseas.

21 February 2017

The International SOS Foundation has launched the annual 2017 Global Duty of Care Awards.

20 February 2017

Seventy per cent of executives at European organisations consider educating their staff on travel risks to be a top priority for 2017.

On The Move

21 February 2017

Three new appointments at Cigna strengthen the company's European senior management team.

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.

Travel

17 March 2017

IAG is launching a new low-cost longhaul airline brand called LEVEL that will take flight in June 2017.

07 March 2017

From May 2017, Air China will start more international routes, including Beijing to Zurich, Astana, and Jakarta; Shanghai to Barcelona, and Shenzhen to Los Angeles. 

06 March 2017

Since the UK’s referendum on membership of the EU, there has been an increase in young people taking gap years. 

24 February 2017

A new review has found that Americans are planning trips to Orlando and Cancun for ‘spring break’.

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.