Company Brief

Company brief

All the latest product and company-related news from the global travel insurance industry.

10 July 2012

italySpain-based assistance provider MAPFRE Assistance (MAPFRE) is moving into the travel insurance market in Italy, having signed an agreement with Spanish travel insurer Intermundial to provide a range of exclusive policies.

27 June 2012

thedudesfromariaAria Assistance, formed by the team behind the management buyout of Europ Assistance Group’s UK and Ireland and International Health Solutions business, is poised to launch its new brand, following recent Financial Services Authority (FSA) approval.

12 June 2012

civilunrestUS-based travel and medical assistance provider On Call International is launching a new deluxe membership package.

08 June 2012

johannesburgSouth Africa-based business process outsourcing company Digicall has purchased the Johannesburg arm of medical and security service provider International SOS under a franchise agreement.

06 June 2012

smartphoneThe European Commission has launched a smartphone app that explains how to use the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

22 May 2012

afghanmapUS-based contractor Lakeshore TolTest Corporation has appointed UK health provider Healix International to deliver emergency medical support for Lakeshore TolTest staff working abroad.

17 May 2012

partnershipChinese emergency assistance firm Shenzhen CSOS Assistance Company Limited (CSOS) has secured a strategic partnership agreement with Tibet Airlines Company Limited, the first high plateau-based airline in China.

14 May 2012

emergencyAustralian international emergency management firm Dynamiq is celebrating the acquisition of healthcare and emergency response service provider Compass Health, which is ‘already paying dividends’, according to Dynamiq founder and chief executive Anthony Moorhouse.

02 May 2012

happygroupUS-based travel insurance provider Travel Insured International (Travel Insured) launched a new travel insurance option for group and student travel protection in April.

27 April 2012

happyretiredfolksA new UK travel insurer is offering coverage to older travellers and those with pre-existing medical conditions.

25 April 2012

downthewaterfallwhereveritmaytakemeUS-based travel insurance provider Travel Guard North America has launched its new Great Outdoors plan, aimed at ‘active and thrill-seeking travellers’.

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