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Zurich says its claims insights correlate strongly with Middle East health trends

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 23 Apr 2018

Zurich’s claims insights show its claims experience corresponds strongly with the region’s leading causes of premature death and critical illness. Cardiovascular disease and cancer remain the top…

Pacific Prime: iPMI inflation fell to 7% in 2017

By: Helen Burggraf | 18 Apr 2018

Inflation in the international private medical insurance sector fell by 2.2 percentage points in 2017, to 7%, according to Pacific Prime, a Hong Kong-based medical insurance broker,…

Bupa Global in sponsorship arrangement with ‘HERO health scorecard’

By: Helen Burggraf | 11 Apr 2018

Bupa Global, the  international insurance arm of the UK-based, privately-held health insurer and healthcare giant, Bupa, is offering its corporate clients a type of “health scorecard” that…

LIA Singapore revamps unclaimed life policies register

By: Gary Robinson | 05 Apr 2018

The Life Insurance Association, Singapore (LIA Singapore) has enhanced its Register of Unclaimed Life Insurance Proceeds, to now include unclaimed cash from a wider range of individual…

Lords report: Brits’ reciprocal healthcare rights in EU may ‘cease after Brexit’

By: Helen Burggraf | 28 Mar 2018

The right of millions of British citizens to continue to obtain urgent medical treatment while living and travelling in the EU is currently in question, a new…

Kuwait said to be planning residency ban on expats with certain illnesses

By: Helen Burggraf | 21 Mar 2018

Kuwait is said to be planning to ban expatriates who suffer from cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and several other diseases from being able to obtain legal…

Bupa Global: Where to advise accident-prone clients to ski

By: Helen Burggraf | 14 Mar 2018

Skiers typically chose their holiday ski destinations on the basis of a number of factors, usually including the likely weather at the time of the trip; the…

Aetna Int’l continues to expand Asian footprint with HK licence

By: Helen Burggraf | 14 Mar 2018

Aetna International, the international arm of Hartford, Connecticut-based health insurance provider Aetna, said it has acquired a relatively small Hong Kong insurer known as the Canadian Insurance…

Some insured Singaporeans to be required to bear some of their healthcare costs: minister

By: Helen Burggraf | 08 Mar 2018

Singaporean citizens and permanent residents with a certain type of health insurance policy will begin having to bear some of their healthcare costs themselves, the city-state’s health…

‘Two-thirds of expats would make UAE their permanent home’: FPI

By: Helen Burggraf | 05 Mar 2018

The United Arab Emirates is known to expats who’ve lived there for many things: its tall skyscrapers, lack of outdoor pavements and sidewalks, virtually non-existent taxes, the…

Ecuador becomes latest country to require foreigners to have insurance

By: Helen Burggraf | 28 Feb 2018

Tourists as well as those planning to live in Ecuador indefinitely will need to provide proof that they have health insurance, beginning on 1 May, as the…

Colombia insurer unveils new int’l health plans for ‘globally-mobile customers’

By: Helen Burggraf | 21 Feb 2018

Seguros Bolívar, Colombia’s largest insurance company, this week is introducing a new range of international health plans in collaboration with Bupa Global and Blue Cross Blue Shield…

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