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Travel insurance

20 April 2017

Collinson Group has highlighted key aspects of a travelling employee’s journey where it believes proper consideration should be given to achieve an ‘optimal balance between cost savings and employees’ wellbeing and productivity’.

13 April 2017

Zurich Insurance Group has successfully acquired Cover-More Group Limited for around AU$722 million (US$551 million). 

12 April 2017

According to the British Tourism & Travel Show’s industry survey, domestic tourism is continuing to rise.

10 April 2017

Extreme weather events, disease outbreaks and socio-political volatility are the top emerging risks for local travellers over the next 12 months, according to AIG Singapore.

06 April 2017

Direct Line Travel Insurance has found that a quarter of all travel insurance claims made by British holidaymakers last year were claims for holidays in Spain.

Company brief

21 April 2017

Insurer XL Catlin has announced that it has introduced an accident and health solution, called Protect and Assist, to the UK market.

19 April 2017

GBGI Limited has announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Global Benefits Georgia.

10 April 2017

Canada-based Ingle International has expanded its Travel Navigator program to accommodate clients based in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, at the same time as announcing plans to do the same in China, the Asia Pacific region and Australia

07 April 2017

COVERONTRIP digital insurance, the first Spanish digital-only distributor of travel insurance, was presented on 4 April in Madrid, Spain.

06 April 2017

Multitrip.com has announced a new two-year multi-trip travel insurance product for Irish consumers. 

Health

17 April 2017

The European Centre for Disease prevention and Control (ECDC) has provided an update on the measles situation in Europe, in which an ongoing outbreak in Romania was highlighted, with a total of 3,799 measles cases reported between September 2016 and 17 March 2017.

12 April 2017

Global leaders in the fight against antibiotic resistance gathered in Brisbane recently for the Solutions for Drug-Resistant Infections (SDRI) conference.

31 March 2017

Stan Sandberg, co-founder of online travel insurance comparison website TravelInsurance.com, has explained to consumers how to protect against norovirus on cruises.

 
24 March 2017

Following a norovirus outbreak that has sickened several people across three provinces in 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.

Insurance

19 April 2017

A new report highlights some of the changes afoot in the insurance industry.

18 April 2017

According to the UK’s Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB), more than 60 per cent of the UK’s general insurance market has signed up to the Insurance Fraud Register (IFR).

07 April 2017

According to Aon Benfield, severe weather in the US is expected to cost insurers more than US$2 billion in March.

03 April 2017

Which? has provided consumers with ‘six essential steps’ to getting the best insurance deal.

28 March 2017

According to the Insurance Council of New Zealand, the majority of November 2016 earthquake claims will be complete by the end of the year.

International healthcare

20 April 2017

US global health services organisation Cigna has released its 2017 Cigna 360° Well-being Survey, tracking the health and wellbeing of individuals in 13 markets worldwide.

 
13 April 2017

Now Health International has announced the launch of its group products in Abu Dhabi, which marks the completion of the expansion of its operations across the United Arab Emirates.

11 April 2017

In response to customer feedback, Expatriate Group has simplified its international private medical insurance (IPMI) policy.

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.

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

21 April 2017

The lone attacker, who killed one policeman and wounded two others on France’s Champs Élysé​e​s on Thursday night has been named as Karim Cheurfi.

18 April 2017

A joint study has found that 235 European travel booking websites are not reliable.

11 April 2017

According to Squaremouth, more Americans are travelling out of the country than ever before.

30 March 2017

KAYAK.co.uk has found that flight prices for many key destinations have significantly dropped for holidays this summer.

28 March 2017

Winter 2016/17 is closing out as expected, with bookings similar to last year’s levels, while summer bookings are up 10 per cent, with strong growth for Greece and smaller European destinations.