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IMGE Launches Short-Term International Travel Medical Insurance Plan Range

August 28, 2013

(LONDON – AUGUST 28, 2013) – IMG Europe Ltd, an award winning leader in the international and expatriate travel medical insurance market, announced the launch of GlobeHopperSM, a short-term international travel and expatriate medical insurance plan range for individuals, families and groups.  The plan range provides cover worldwide for eligible travellers and expatriates of all nationalities when they are travelling, or temporarily living outside of their home country.  Applicants have a choice of GlobeHopper Single-Trip, Platinum and Multi-Trip plans, and can get instant quotes and apply online without medical underwriting.   

“GlobeHopper is a unique and competitive addition to our product portfolio,” said managing director of IMG Europe and chairman of the Association of International Medical Insurance Providers, Carl Carter. “It’s a very flexible plan range that meets the short to medium-term travel medical coverage needs of expats and travellers worldwide.  We have seen exceptional demand as it fills a very large gap in both the expatriate international medical insurance and travel insurance markets.”
Some plan highlights include:
  • Available worldwide to local nationals, foreign nationals and expats
  • Trip durations from five days up to three years, or multi-trip coverage for unlimited trips of 30 or 45 days duration in a year
  • Choice of GBP, USD or Euro premiums and schedules of cover
  • Sums Insured from $50,000 up to $8,000,000 from an assortment of coverage options, each with specialised covers
  • A wide range of excesses from nil to $25,000
  • Wide range of optional add-ons including high risk/adventure sports, enhanced personal accident and evacuation endorsement options
  • Coverage can be purchased after departure (or arrival) 
  • The period of insurance can be incrementally extended if insureds are unsure of their duration of travel
  • Incidental Home Trip Coverage allows insured’s to return home mid-travel for a short time during their period of cover
  • Expats returning home can request home country coverage at the end of their trip so as to give themselves a short time to arrange local healthcare insurance
  • If coverage ends during a course of covered treatment overseas, cover can be extended without paying additional premium for up to 12 months 
  • Freedom to choose any medical provider within area of cover backed by global network access
  • No upper age limit
  • Access to MyIMGSM, an online customer portal that allows instant document retrieval, online claims status checks and more

Carter further added, “The plan range is also online quote and fulfilment enabled.  This allows our intermediaries around the world the ability to add these plans to their websites to easily and securely generate sales, or email sales links to customers 24/7.  Additionally, because the plan range is flexible and cover is available after departure, intermediaries no longer need to ignore travel insurance enquiries from expats or their relatives who have departed and arrived somewhere without cover, or who need short-term cover.”

For more information and complete terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions, and details of coverage, call Carl Carter at + 44 (0) 1444 46 55 52, email carl.carter@imgeurope.co.uk or visit http://imgeurope.co.uk/international-expatriate-plans/short-term-medical.aspx.   

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