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Jul
11

Some American Employers May Be Exempt from Covering Employees’ Contraceptive Health Care

With the highly contested Supreme Court case last month, U.S. workplaces can now claim a religious exemption to avoid paying for contraceptive health insurance.

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Feb
17

The Great Supplement Debate

We examine some of the latest findings on vitamins and supplements and ask which, if any, should we be taking daily?

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Dec
16

Cancelled Coverage, Better Care?

As some Americans face the cancellation of their current insurance policies, lawmakers and consumers ponder the benefits and challenges of the Affordable Care Act’s minimum coverage requirements.

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Aug
22

Exercise Once Again Proven to Lower Risk of Major Health Conditions

When it comes to advising how best to manage the medical conditions that are the principal causes of death in the prosperous west, there is absolute clarity from the health profession. Whether it is heart disease, stroke, diabetes or cancers of the breast and the colon, the simple message rings out very clear - more exercise is the one simple thing that almost anyone can do to reduce the…

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Apr
24

Aetna Makes Changes to Group Plans, Improves Services For Corporate Companies

Global health giant, Aetna, are in the process of making several changes to group plan products and the services that can be offered by employers providing health benefits for their employees.

The first changes will involve Aetna's WorldTravelerSM plans and will affect both new and existing plans.…

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Oct
10

Compliance in International Private Medical Insurance Gathers Pace

In a move that has caught agents and brokers off guard, Nordic Healthcare, a provider of international health insurance, has announced that it will cease sales of new individual policies in all but its core markets.  This means that, with immediate effect, Nordic will no longer be issuing new IPMI policies anywhere in the world except Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and Vietnam. The announcement…

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Jan
11

India's GIPSA shopping for Third Party Administrator Partner

India's General Insurers Public Sector Association (GIPSA), have shortlisted 9 companies to create a captive joint-venture third party administrator (TPA) to manage their cashless claims services. GIPSA's group of four public sector general insurance companies -- New India Assurance;…

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Oct
14

New Asia Pacific Appointments Announced by Aetna

Aetna, one of the leading global healthcare benefits companies, has announced the appointments of Hocking Cheng and Derek Goldberg as Managing Director of Greater China and Managing Director of South-east Asia, respectively. In these new positions, Mr. Cheng and Mr. Goldberg will oversee the development and execution of growth strategies aimed at further expanding the international business of the company in the Asia Pacific Region.

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Sep
27

Aetna Global Benefits expands Executive Healthcare Plan in Africa

Aetna Global Benefits (AGB) has announced a new international health insurance plan in Africa as part of their Executive Healthcare Plan lineup, targeted at regionally mobile individuals and groups. Aetna Global Benefits offers the Executive Healthcare Plan (EHP) line of international health insurance products in partnership with Kenya-based medical insurance provider Executive Healthcare Solutions. The…

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Aug
31

Aetna Global Benefits Appoints New Head of Middle East Operations

Stuart Leatherby has been appointed as the Managing Director to head up Aetna's expatriate health insurance business, Aetna Global Benefits, in the Middle East and Africa. Leatherby has been working with Aetna Global Benefits since 2000, and prior to his promotion he has been working as the head of Aetna Global Benefits' International Markets Development team where he was responsible for expanding…

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