Posts Tagged ‘International SOS’
The fourth annual HealthMap has been released by International SOS. The map is designed to help companies understand the health risks in areas they operate and pre-empt any threats to their employees. HealthMap rates risk in five categories, “low”, “medium”, “medium & high”, “high”, and “extreme”. The categories rate the risk of infectious disease, hygiene [...]
60% of business travelers visit “high risk” destinations each year, according to a survey from travel, medical and security assistance firm International SOS. 16% travel to high risk destinations five or more times in a single year. By conducting the survey the company was able to identify the information travelers wanted most from their employers [...]
Medical evacuations are one of the costliest expenses for international health insurance companies, wrote Peter Pallot in Health Insurance & Protection Magazine: Growing numbers in the insurance industry believe there are economies to be made in the tricky field of medical evacuations. Tricky because medivacs essentially involve life-threatening situations, while the cost of just one [...]
Political turmoil in the Middle East and natural disasters in Japan have shown the wisdom in adding emergency evacuation clauses to expatriate insurance plans, notes The Telegraph. The challenging nature of emergency evacuations has in turn led both medical assistance firms and insurance companies to team with private security contractors. Three years ago the UK’s [...]
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