News

Travel insurance

24 May 2017

According to new research from UK consumer body Which?, customers could benefit from paying for travel cover via their bank account.

23 May 2017

Squaremouth said that it has ‘reinvented the claims process’ to ensure that consumers don’t discover, weeks after filing a claim, that the claim wasn’t covered in the first place.

23 May 2017

Gocompare.com Travel Insurance has issued five reasons why consumers need specialist cruise insurance, warning that standard travel insurance may not provide adequate cover.

22 May 2017

ABTA has found that one-quarter of holidaymakers travelled abroad without insurance last year, representing an increase of three per cent compared to the previous year.

18 May 2017

Three million people in the UK didn’t take out any travel insurance for their last holiday, and 49 per cent waited until just two days before their trip to purchase their policy. 

Company brief

26 May 2017

Avanti Insurance has named Dementia UK as its 'charity of the year' for 2017.

25 May 2017

Travel insurance resource for academic institutions InsureMyTrip for Education has announced a new enhancement to the Academic Explorer Horizon plan.

22 May 2017

Hiscox has announced that it is setting up a new European subsidiary in Luxembourg, as part of preparations for business after Brexit.

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.

Health

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.

19 May 2017

A recent study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases found that by 2040, one-third of TB cases in Russia could be drug resistant.

16 May 2017

Massachusetts General Hospital investigators have found that 53 per cent of individuals seeking pre-travel consultations at clinics across the country who were eligible to receive the MMR vaccine were not vaccinated during the clinic visit.

15 May 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a statement on Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Insurance

16 May 2017

GlobalData has found that the insurance needs of millennials do not fit the standard packaged products currently on the market.

09 May 2017

According to the new Global Catastrophe Recap report from Aon Benfield, severe weather remains the biggest driver of global insurance losses in 2017.

 
04 May 2017

The storm that hit Auckland and the Coromandel between 7 and 12 March 2017 –  the ‘Tasman Tempest’ – has resulted in insured costs of NZ$41.7 million.

02 May 2017

According to a new report from GlobalData, price comparison sites have room for improvement when providing clarity for customers.

25 April 2017

According to research by valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance, Ping An has overtaken Allianz to become the world’s most valuable insurance brand, with a value of US$16 billion. Ping An reported net profit of $9 billion in 2016, its largest since 2003. 

International healthcare

26 May 2017

IPMI provider Now Health International recently announced that it would be merging its operations in the Asia Pacific and Middle East and Africa regions.

22 May 2017

New research by Fletchers Solicitors in the UK has found that nearly one-quarter of Brits fear the doctor’s waiting room. 

27 April 2017

Healthcare benefits provider Aetna International has launched a redesigned secure member portal.

24 April 2017

International SOS has warned that less than one-quarter of organisations have pre-travel health programmes in place, which means employees are being exposed to the risks of malaria.

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.

 

On The Move

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).

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.

Travel

24 May 2017

New research by flight booking site Kiwi.com has revealed that there is growing discontent among parents regarding term-time holidays.

 
23 May 2017

Twenty-two people are dead and 59 have been injured in a suicide attack that took place at 10:35 p.m. on Monday 22 May in Manchester, England.

17 May 2017

According to a new survey by Canada-based RBC Insurance, Canada is a popular holiday destination for Canadians this year.

17 May 2017

Jetstar has introduced a fee for parents to bring babies on domestic flights.

12 May 2017

According to new research from Columbus Direct, Brits spent an estimated £180 million on necessary entry documentation to popular destinations between October 2015 and September 2016.