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Feb
09

Spanish Doctors Call for Reevaluation of EHIC Scheme

Politicians and Doctors in Spain have recently joined forces to speak out against certain British 'health tourists' who are receiving free-of-charge medical treatment which is ultimately being paid for by taxpayers.

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Feb
08

Insurance Startups in China and India

Two new insurance companies are working their way through regulatory boards in developing economies as of today, February 8, 2010. The India-based Max Bupa Joint venture is part way through the Indian regulatory framework, while further east, the China Insurance Regulatory Commission gave the go-ahead for the establishment of Anbang Life Insurance Co. Ltd. The independent joint venture between

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Feb
05

SWICA and DKV Globality in new partnership

A cooperation agreement has been signed between SWICA and DKV Globality. As one of the biggest health and accident insurance companies in Switzerland, SWICA aims to jointly market with DKV Globality the international health insurance cover Globality CoGenio in the Swiss market, as well as providing a local continuation of insurance option in Switzerland. DKV Globality is a leading international health insurer with a special focus on expatriates. This joint approach closes a gap in corporate health and accident plans for global companies.

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Feb
04

International Health Insurers Expanding Overseas Operations

Both Bupa and Allianz are making moves to expand their international operations this year. Bupa has added a sales and support center in Fuengirola, Spain to provide administrative support for Bupa International and IHI Bupa customers. The 12 person service center will also aid distributors in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.…

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Jan
28

Prudential plc sets up Bancassurance venture in Singapore

Prudential plc has announced a partnership with United Overseas Bank (UOB) in Singapore to distribute Prudential's insurance products through United Overseas Bank's retail network. The deal entails that in addition to the partnership, Prudential will also buy UOB Life Assurance in Singapore for S$428 million . The bancassurance partnership…

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Jul
10

Leaps and Bounds: Progress in Stem Cell Research

The Chinese government recently released a report which gives a better idea of the growing severity of the AIDS problem in the country. The figures from the central government's Ministry of Health show that HIV/AIDS was the leading cause of death by infectious disease last year, killing 6,897 people in the first nine months of 2008. While…

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