"...The most complete fact filled business report is back and better than ever..." Christopher Knight, CEO, iPMI Magazine.
For insurers, agencies, brokers and global companies, keeping up-to-date about current and upcoming insurance law in overseas countries is almost impossible. That was, until now. Although there are now more opportunities than ever for insurers and brokers to sell iPMI and health insurance to locals and expats, to do so successfully YOU need to understand how healthcare and health insurance works in each targeted country - PLUS what the competition is doing.
ENTER: International And Expatriate Healthcare And Insurance 2016 By Ian Youngman
Ian Youngman is a writer and researcher specialising in insurance. He writes regularly for a variety of magazines, newsletters, and on-line services. He publishes a range of market reports and undertakes research for companies. An ACII, he has London market management experience with brokers and insurers.
The 2016 report is highly relevant to the entire global market from payor to provider.
As a reader of iPMI Magazine you are interested in the global market and know it is important to stay 1 step ahead, on the inside track.
Compulsory insurance, voluntary top up covers, differences between what you can sell to locals and expatriates, rules on overseas investors, compulsory local partnerships, economic sanctions, and even local politics are all things that insurers and brokers must understand - as are newer factors of controls on insurance and healthcare prices, and recent compulsory health insurance rules for travellers or students.
Competition for business is not just from global groups, as regional groups and strong national insurers also want a slice of the market.
Do you follow the crowd to the Gulf, or see more potential in Africa, Asia and South America?
The business landscape is changing fast - such as the country that brought in compulsory free insurance for citizens and then with no warning scrapped the plan and told them to buy their own cover.
The last 2 years has seen massive changes in who owns who, who is partnering with who and local healthcare/insurance offerings. Historic information is interesting, but as investment companies warn "Past performance is no guide to future success".
This is the report that looks at the now and the future.
Report author Ian Youngman says, "This report has taken longer than expected to produce due to fast changing industry events. This has meant I had to make continuous changes to make sure we are fully up to speed. I have updated the previous report, doubled the number of companies, added new sections, added 60 countries and restructured it to make it more logical."iPMI Magazine CEO Christopher Knight says, "You asked for market data: this report delivers best-in-class market intelligence and is bang up-to-date. Over 900 pages strong, if you are in the business, this is the must-read report."
Following the huge success of the 2014 report the 2016 edition now includes more countries and insurers, new information on laws and regulations PLUS countries current attitudes towards expatriates. The 2016 report also includes more details of new health insurance laws locally in various countries. • The global demand for health insurance is rising fast;
• There are opportunities for health insurers and brokers;
• The numbers of expatriates is rising and will increase;
• Up to one in three expats has no health insurance;
• Locals, students and NGO workers need cover too;
• Compulsory cover is increasingly popular with countries;
• Countries are moving to insurance company based compulsory systems;
• Rules on what providers can offer are tightening.