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AXA updates its iPMI plans from this month

By: Helen Burggraf | 18 Oct 2017

AXA-Global Healthcare has unveiled changes to its iPMI plans, beginning this month, as it prepares to “meet fresh challenges” in the marketplace. The updates include improvements to…

Oman’s iPMI market: ‘Small-ish for now, but worth targeting’

By: Helen Burggraf | 18 Oct 2017

As Oman becomes the latest Middle Eastern country to announce plans to require foreigners and expatriates to have health insurance, executives whose companies typically supply such insurance…

Slim majority of Middle East distributors ‘optimistic’ about regulation: Zurich

By: Gary Robinson | 17 Oct 2017

The majority of Middle East distributors are ‘optimistic’ about regulation, according to two surveys conducted by Zurich. The global life and insurance specialists recently held two events in…

Now Oman moves to mandatory health insurance

By: Helen Burggraf | 11 Oct 2017

The Gulf state Oman is preparing to join a number of its regional neighbours in requiring nationals and expatriates working in the private sector to have health…

iPMI: ‘The doctor will Skype you now’

By: Charlotte Beugge | 05 Oct 2017

Technology is changing the way most of us do our jobs and live our lives – and the healthcare and international private medical insurance sectors are no…

Bupa’s Chief Medical Officers’ Network tests ‘four-week health challenge’ in nine countries

By: Helen Burggraf | 28 Sep 2017

An organisation of chief medical officers located around the world –  coordinated by UK-based health insurance group Bupa – has tested a four-week “health challenge” developed by…

Mental health in Expatland: The elephant in the examination room begins to get noticed

By: Charlotte Beugge | 28 Sep 2017

Even the most well-grounded, mentally stable individuals can find the business of moving to a foreign country stressful – and that’s before you add in such variables…

Market demand seen driving growth of short-term int’l health cover

By: Helen Burggraf | 31 Aug 2017

A recent reduction in the duration of the average expat’s overseas assignment, driven by such factors as the existence of the internet and a corresponding growth in…

IoM issues corporate governance consultation for island insurers

By: Eugene Costello | 30 Aug 2017

The Isle of Man Financial Services Authority has signalled its intention of bolstering the corporate governance regulations governing insurance companies based on the island, with a consultation…

Insurance market buffeted by Harvey

By: Eugene Costello | 29 Aug 2017

As Hurricane Harvey headed east over New Orleans and towards Florida on Tuesday morning, the insurance industry was bracing itself to count the cost of what is…

BUPA sells off 122 UK care homes to Dubai-backed company for £300m

By: Eugene Costello | 25 Aug 2017

Major UK private healthcare provider BUPA UK has sold almost half of its residential care home inventory — some 122 homes, retaining around 170 — to Dubai-backed…

Aetna Int’l targets global ‘large group market’

By: Helen Burggraf | 15 Aug 2017

Aetna International, the international arm of Hartford, Connecticut-based health insurance provider Aetna, is rolling out a new business proposition for organisations with more than 1,500 employees overseas. In a…

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