Empire Life expands expat group benefits offerings. Press release, May 9, 2017.

As part of the Empire Life Voyageur Global Benefits portfolio, administered by MetLife, Empire Life now offers an International Business Travel Medical plan for companies with employees working on short-term assignments outside Canada. It provides employees and their dependents a range of services, including emergency evacuation and emergency legal assistance, as well as emergency medical care and urgent care in other countries.


HDFC Ergo launches group critical illness policy. Business Standard, May 9, 2017.

The group critical illness policy, an addition to the existing HDFC ERGO health cover portfolio, pays a lump sum to the customer upon diagnosis of a covered critical illness. The sum insured per life basis ranges from Rs 5,000 to Rs 5 crore.

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Cigna and CVS Health launch Cigna Health Works, a new model for customer-enabled design for affordable, convenient access to pharmacy and health care. PR Newswire, June 8, 2017.

Cigna Health WorksSM is a new collaboration joining Cigna-administered health benefits with CVS Pharmacy and CVS MinuteClinic retail health care services.  The new personalized health and wellness program is being offered in select markets to U.S. Cigna-administered employer-sponsored health plans.

New York Life announces new lineup of group benefits products. Press release, April 3, 2017.

A new line of group benefits products includes group term life insurance, and short- and long-term disability insurance options. These products have been specifically designed for small businesses with two or more employees.

Aflac's innovative new group accident plan offers customized lifestyle protection. PR Newswire, March 28, 2017.

Aflac launched a new Group Accident plan which allows customers to tailor the plan to their needs by choosing the desired coverage options and benefits level.  The plan can include an organized athletic activity rider which covers accidents resulting from participation in team sports.