Travel Insurance Conference

July 14, 2010 09:01 ET

Expatriate and Travel Insurance Healthcare Leaders Converge on Los Angeles, September 22nd-24th to Determine Future Opportunities in the Global Benefits Industry

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA--(Marketwire - July 14, 2010) - As more and more businesses globalize, increasing the size and scope of their international or multinational operations, demand fires up for more robust expatriate healthcare benefit options and increased demand for quality travel insurance. 

Expatriate Healthcare, Travel Insurance and Global Health Insurance Conference http://expatriateconference.com will be the first international event that unites employers, international insurance companies and international government bodies involved in the purchasing and provision of expatriate health insurance coverage and travel insurance for their employees. This conference is dedicated to only the highest level executives involved in these industries.

Jonathan Edelheit, Editor of the Expatriate Healthcare and Travel Insurance Magazine said, "Today, everything in insurance is globalized. More and more employers are expanding operations offshore. These international employers now need to provide healthcare coverage for their foreign employees, plus expatriate coverage to their management which help run their offshore offices and operations. As a result, new international insurance companies are emerging while domestic insurance companies create international health insurance policies" to cater to the demand of their customers who require global options for medical care with the option to travel to the best hospital of their choice anywhere in the world."

As global travel advances, so does the demand for high quality travel insurance policies and for new and innovative travel insurance policies. Not to mention new hospital and provider options made available under travel insurance policies for emergency evacuations also ramps up the demand for better global options.

Arthur L. Diskin, Vice President and Global Chief Medical Officer for Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Azamara Club Cruises said, "The ability to access quality, cost-effective health care on a worldwide basis is critical to the success of any company with a global strategy for sourcing employees and/or providing services."

The Expatriate Healthcare, Travel Insurance and Global Health Insurance Conference http://www.expatriateconference.com also highlights how employers with expatriate employees and the travel insurance industry cope with natural disasters such as the Haiti Earthquake crisis or the European Ash Cloud Crisis. Companies need the proper emergency planning in place.

Some of the speakers are:

Joanne Armenio, Director, International Benefit, Kraft Foods

Karen Beyer, Director of Global Benefits, General Electric

Anthony Amato, VP Compensation & Benefits, Discovery Communications

Arthur L. Diskin, M.D., F.A.C.E.P - Vice President and Global Chief Medical Officer, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Azamara Club Cruises

Dean Stone - Manager, Workers Compensation and Governance, National Australian Bank

Laila Al Jassmi - CEO Clinical Support Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority

Peter Lozier - Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Provider Relations, CMN Inc.

Shady Fawzy Nawar - Assistant Vice President Provider Management, Qatar Insurance Company-Doha

Alexander Sander Domaszewicz - Principal and Senior Consultant, Mercer Health & Benefits Services

Dr. Prem Jagyasi - MD & CEO, ExHealth

Larry Boress - President and CEO, Midwest Business Group on Health

Stephen Hartigan - Chief Executive Officer, InterGlobal Insurance Company Ltd. (IGIC)

Dr. Myles Druckman - Vice President, Medical Services, Americas Region, International SOS Assistance, Inc.

The conference is the official conference of the Expatriate Healthcare and Travel Insurance Magazine, http://www.travelinsurancemagazine.com The Expatriate Healthcare and Travel Insurance Magazine is the only dedicated online magazine for both industries. Thousands of companies provide either insurance products or vendor services and solutions in these industries, and yet there is not a single dedicated magazine or conference for both of these industries. Employers and agents even to this day do not know where to look for quality expatriate healthcare and travel insurance companies, or vendors who provide unique solutions.

The conference is also sponsored by the Medical Tourism Association, also known as the Global Healthcare Association, http://www.medicaltourismassociation.com. The conference is part of the World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress, http://www.medicaltourismcongress.com.