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31 October 2012

ParasailingCalls for rules to be imposed on US parasail operators have been renewed in the wake of the death of 28-year-old Kathleen Miskell, who fell 150 feet into the ocean when her harness gave way in August.

31 October 2012

Hong KongHong Kong-based international health insurer Globalsurance has announced that it will now be offering an updated version of AETNA’s Global Benefits policy.

31 October 2012

devicesUS-based online travel insurance portal TripInsurance has signed a new partnership agreement with Worth Ave. Group, an insurer of portable electronic equipment, to add insurance coverage for theft or accidental damage of portable electronics for the former company’s customers.

30 October 2012

Ron HemelrijkTravel insurer and assistance provider Travel Guard Worldwide Inc., a Chartis company, has announced the appointment of Ron Hemelrijk (pictured) to the post of vice-president and regional business development executive for the company’s operations in Europe.

30 October 2012

Matthew WilsonThe Travelers Companies, Inc., a provider of property liability insurance, has announced that Matthew Wilson (pictured) has joined the company as its new chief operating offi cer (COO) in Europe.

30 October 2012

fumigationHospitals in the city of Cienfuegos, Cuba, have reported dozens of cases of dengue fever, with 12 confirmed cases as of 19 September.

30 October 2012

emergency buttonNew Zealand-based general insurer IAG must pay up to NZ$3.48 billion in compensation to its customers, after admitting a possible breach of the Fair Trading Act when renewing 150,755 policies.

30 October 2012

fraud cuffs!Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO), a US-based provider of predictive analytics and decision management solutions, in partnership with the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), has released the results of its recent survey of US insurers, with the aim of analysing the cost of insurance claims fraud.

30 October 2012

rupeesProviders of domestic travel insurance plans in India need to improve the policies they have on offer in order to make them more useful to the customers that buy them, according to industry experts.

29 October 2012

passport and moneySince 1 October, holiday protection in the UK has been enhanced, following the introduction of changes to Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (ATOL) rules.

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