Health

Brazil

Mapfre Assistência launches health and wellness solution for elderly people. Press release, April 27, 2017. (Text in Portuguese)

Terceira Idade is a specialized care service aimed at elderly people in Brazil. It offers personalized solutions for the elderly with services facilitating the day-to-day living and accident prevention. The company also advises on and supplies rented medical equipment, helps with making appointments of health professionals as well as the replacement of furniture and installation of safety products.

Canada

Sun Life Financial to launch online therapy expanding access to mental health care. Cision Newswire, June 5, 2017.

The launch of a virtual cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program, offered in partnership with the University of Regina, will give customers easier access to mental health care and therapy.

China

Nippon Life offers cancer insurance in China. Nikkei Asian Review, May 16, 2017.

Nippon Life Insurance now offers health insurance to Chinese policyholders which includes cancer treatment in Japan. An intermediary company, Emergency Assistance Japan, is used to make arrangements for medical treatment visas and select hospitals preferred by the patients.

Starbucks extends China health coverage to workers' parents. Bloomberg, April 11, 2017.

Starbucks Corp. added health coverage for parents to the health insurance plan provided to its Chinese workers. The expanded plan covers 30 critical illnesses and surgeries, including cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

Hong Kong

Doctor Care Anywhere partners with Asian broker Abacare. Life Insurance International, April 18, 2017.

Doctor Care Anywhere, a digital healthcare provider, partnered with Abacare, an insurance broker with a strong presence in Asia, to offer its virtual doctor service to Abacare’s customers. Doctor Care Anywhere offers online consultations with U.K.-trained doctors to its members around the world.

Japan

Kanagawa Kenmin Kyosai now offers insurance to people with hypertension or hyperlipidemia. Press release, May 2017. (Text in Japanese)

Customers must be 30 years or older and have no prior history of hospitalization for hypertension or hyperlipidemia.

Tokio Marine announces innovative partnership. Insurance Business Asia, April 10, 2017.

Tokio Marine developed a product in partnership with NTT Docomo, a large mobile phone provider. The product will offer customers refunds on their policies after walking a minimum number of steps each day, as measured by wearable devices provided to the policyholders.

Malaysia

Prudential provides financial safety net for low-income families. Press release, April 29, 2017.

The PRUkasih program is a fully sponsored income protection plan. Families who register for the program will have access to temporary financial relief in the event of a sudden loss of income due to an accident, sudden illness, or death. Funeral expenses, in addition to household and food expenses, are covered under PRUkasih.

AmGeneral Insurance launches Perfect Rider 24hr. Press release, May 3, 2017.

Perfect Rider 24hr Personal Accident Insurance will cover customers and their families worldwide 24 hours a day. The standard policy covers up to four persons. Policy coverage can be extended to up to 15 people with payment of additional premium.

Pakistan

Allianz EFU to launch window Takaful operations. Pakistan Observer.

Allianz EFU Window Operations Takaful will offer Shariah-compliant health products for both corporate and individual customers.

Singapore

Tokio Marine launched its KidAssure GIO Rider. Press release, April 17, 2017.

The KidAssure GIO Rider offers coverage for child-related illnesses for children up to the age of 19. It covers death benefit and 20% of the sum assured upon diagnosis of 16 medical conditions. Up to five different covered conditions may be claimed without reducing the sum assured.

PRUlady, an enhanced version of the existing PRUsmart Lady II, was launched.  Product brochure, May 2017.

PRULady offers comprehensive coverage for women’s health. A preventative health screening is covered every two years. Customers can add coverage for pregnancy complications, congenital illnesses, and hospital care.

South Africa

Uber offers new insurance plan for South African riders.  Tech Central, June 1, 2017.

The policy is offered by Chubb Insurance South Africa and provides passenger accident insurance. It provides coverage for accidental medical expenses, and compensation for accidental death or serious injury resulting from a trip with Uber.

Discovery has introduced innovative Gap Cover solutions. Cover, April 10, 2017.

Discovery Gap Cover provides policyholders with additional cover to help bridge unforeseen costs where gaps can exist in relation to hospital admissions and oncology treatment. The Discovery Supplementary Gap Cover will provide coverage for high-cost treatments related to serious illness.

No more relying on Doctor Google.  FA News, April 4, 2017.

In a first for the South African market, FMI has partnered with Mediguide to bring the Medical Second Opinion service to all new FMI individual policyholders (Disability, Critical Illness and Life cover).

Spain

Generali Global Health Launches New International Health Insurance Plan in Spain. IPMI Magazine, May 31, 2017.

Global Choice is an international health insurance plan designed for groups with globally mobile employees. It offers optional genome profiling for members diagnosed with cancer and a doctor consultation service accessible 24/7 worldwide.

XL Catlin in Iberia launches accident and health insurance Solution. Press release, May 11, 2017.

The Accident & Health insurance solution has an extensive list of benefits, including expert medical and crisis security response and evacuation.

Sri Lanka

“Buhuman” health insurance policy relaunched. Daily News, June 14, 2017.

The “Buhuman” health insurance policy has been redesigned to provide additional benefits. Enhancements include coverage up to age 90, and reimbursement for additional expenses such as drugs, scans, tests, and X-rays. The policy is available under three insurance plans ranging from Rs. 125,000 to Rs. 500,000.

United Kingdom

LV= launches “Doctor Services” for protection customers. Press release, June 6, 2017.

New personal protection policyholders can access a U.K. doctor by phone or video, obtain prescriptions without visiting their general practitioners, and receive a review of an existing diagnosis and treatment options.

United States

Cigna Global Health Benefits launches Crisis Assistance Plus - A solution for globally mobile customers in an unpredictable world. BusinessWire, May 23, 2017.

Crisis Assistance Plus (CAP) offers time-sensitive advice, in-country crisis assistance, and political evacuation services for nine different risks customers may encounter while traveling on international business.

The Hartford introduces new hospital indemnity product. Press release, May 1, 2017.

The hospital indemnity product provides a cash benefit for hospital stays. Benefits can be used for a variety of purposes including medical expenses, insurance deductibles, and everyday costs such as housekeeping.

AgileHealthInsurance launches new "Agile Secure" health benefits bundle. Press release, April 19, 2017.

Agile Secure is a health benefits product that provides critical illness and accident coverage. It also provides telemedicine and advice services, with 24/7 access to doctors and nurses for basic medical advice and access to third-party experts for advice on insurance benefits.

VisitorsCoverage launches ChoiceAmerica, a travel medical insurance with unique features that no other travel insurance provides. PR Newswire, April 13, 2017.

The ChoiceAmerica plan covers non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent residents traveling outside of their home country to the United States, Mexico, and Canada. An optional pre-existing conditions rider is available, offering limited coverage for eligible pre-existing conditions.

Doctor Care Anywhere partners with Aetna International. Life Insurance International, March 27, 2017.

Doctor Care Anywhere partnered with Aetna International to create a virtual doctor service available to Aetna’s corporate clients. It provides Aetna International members the ability to speak to a U.K.-licensed and trained general practitioner wherever they are in the world.

Vietnam

Bao Viet and Aetna International launch world-class health insurance. Vietnam Economic Times, June 9, 2017.

Aetna Summit is a new product which includes five health insurance packages designed for companies with three or more employees.  Coverage limits range from VND 40 billion to VND 115 billion.

Chubb Life in Vietnam introduces “Cancer Protection Supplementary Benefit.”  Press release, April 10, 2017.

The Cancer Protection Supplementary Benefit provides comprehensive cancer coverage for customers up to 75 years of age. The benefit is attachable to Chubb’s Premier Universal Life 2013 product.