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Insurers Reveal Policies on Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

This year, award-winning starlet Angelina Jolie underwent a double mastectomy, after genetic testing showed an 87 percent chance that the actress would develop breast cancer. In light of Jolie's very public medical announcement, many women with a family history of cancer considered taking a similar genetic test.


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Q1 Reports Indicate Resurgence of Health Insurance Profits

The year 2012 may not have been the most flourishing of years for some health insurance companies around the globe, but data for the first quarter of 2013 looks promising for many of the world's largest, most well-established medical insurance providers. Among those releasing encouraging figures, Cigna, AXA, Munich Health…

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Aetna International Partner with Starr International Insurance (Asia) Ltd in Hong Kong

Insurer Aetna International is changing its strategic insurance partner in Hong Kong. As of the 24th January 2013, all underwriting will be provided by Starr International Insurance (Asia) Ltd as opposed to their prior partner GAN Assurances IARD. Changing underwriting providers is rarely seen as a positive thing, as it hints at disputes amongst…

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AXA partners with Wasilah in Saudi Arabia

This week, Europe's second largest insurer AXA selected Wasilah Insurance Agency to be its new business partner in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The deal comes as part of the French insurance company's plans to further develop and promote its products in the Gulf region. On September 20th 2011, AXA Cooperative Insurance Company, the French insurance company's Saudi Arabia-based shareholding company,…

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