News

Travel insurance

24 January 2017

For the second day, flights at Heathrow Airport in London, UK have been cancelled due to reduced visibility caused by ‘persistent freezing fog’.

24 January 2017

Firefighters continue to search for missing people following the Rigopiano Hotel avalanche in Italy.

24 January 2017

An ongoing inquest has heard that Tunisian security forces deliberately stalled responding to a terrorist massacre of holidaymakers.

23 January 2017

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has published the findings of a review on how it offers travel advice to British travellers

18 January 2017

Defaqto has found that only one in six annual insurance policies automatically includes winter sports coverage.

Company brief

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.

20 December 2016

Dena Bank, in India, has announced the signing of a corporate agency agreement with Murugappa Group-promoted Cholamandalam General Insurance Company for the distribution of the latter’s insurance products.

19 December 2016

iJET International, Inc. (iJET) today announced that it has acquired UK-based risk management provider red24.

12 December 2016

Cover-More has been bought by Zurich Insurance, as part of the group’s plans to expand into travel insurance. 

Health

16 January 2017

New research has linked chronic psychological stress with a heightened risk of developing heart disease and stroke.

 
13 January 2017

Dr Pete Vincent of Netcare Travel Clinics and Tokai Medicross has advised vigilance following an outbreak of typhoid in Zimbabwe.

11 January 2017

Two Taiwanese tourists contracted chikungunya fever after visiting Indonesia last month.

03 January 2017

New research from Southern Cross Travel Insurance (SCTI) has revealed that Kiwis are unaware of the costs that come with a medical emergency overseas.

19 December 2016

A new campaign aims to prompt Irish long-haul travellers to be more proactive about their travel health.

Insurance

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

17 January 2017

A new report evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during the last 12 months.

04 January 2017

The share of uninsured losses remains substantial at around 70 per cent.

13 December 2016

Jon Phillips, head of emergency assistance and cost containment teams at Travel Insurance Facilities, talks about how the UK's decision to leave the EU is affecting travel insurers.

09 December 2016

It looks like Santa will be spending a lot on insurance this year.

International healthcare

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.

01 December 2016

Jelf International advises employers sending employees abroad on managing emergency situations.

18 November 2016

CEGA has found that demand for privately funded medical repatriations is increasing.

On The Move

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.

22 August 2016

Ingle International and Intrepid 24/7’s Emergency Assistance and Claims department have announced the arrival of a new director, Melanie Veloso.

Travel

19 January 2017

According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges.

17 January 2017

A Reuters report has warned that travel booking systems are vulnerable to hackers due to their lack of a proper way to authenticate air travellers.

13 January 2017

Qatar Airways has announced it will commence a four times weekly, non-stop service to Las Vegas.

12 January 2017

A footballer has been jailed for 20 months in Australia after being found guilty of perpetrating an AUS$120,000 travel insurance scam.

09 January 2017

Five people were killed and six injured when a gunman carried out a shooting at the baggage claim area in Terminal Two of Fort Lauderdale Hollywood Airport in Miami, Florida, US on 6 January.