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Promoting consumer best-practices since 1946. Ingle International provides customized travel insurance solutions for anyone studying, working, or living anywhere in the world. Available are a range of plug and play solutions that drive revenue and enhance customer engagement for insurance, health care, and special-risk. It represents a vast range of Canadian and International insurance providers to bring greater choice and specialty options to consumers. Innovation is supported by an in-house technology group, high-service member contact centers, creative enhancement services, and results-driven client strategists.

Global News: Las Vegas Shooting Underscores the Need for Travel Insurance

The tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas is a sobering reminder of the need for travel insurance when heading outside the country. Even in an event such as this, the Canadian government will not cover health care in hospitals abroad—and the costs can add up quickly. Robin Ingle was on hand to discuss this issue with the Global News and explain the need for travel insurance when tragedy strikes while on a trip. Ultimately, there is no reason to travel uninsured when there is a multitude of affordable plans out there—each of which can cover you for millions of dollars in a crisis. Read the full article to find out more.

Ingle International Partners with ICEF to Reach More of the World than Ever

When it comes to international education, Ingle International goes all the way. And this year, we are elevating our commitment to international students by partnering with ICEF as a premium gold sponsor. That means Studyinsured.com by Ingle International will be present at every ICEF event worldwide. ICEF is well-known for its 17 annual conferences around the globe, which bring together international educators, industry service providers, and student recruitment agents. Through its work, ICEF supports the growth and development of international education and global student mobility—making it the ideal partner for our company. This gold sponsorship is part of our ongoing drive to take our support of international education to new heights. Read the full press release to find out more.

Ingle at the Go Global Expo 2017

We’ve been having a great time at this year’s Go Global Expo! Hosted by Verge Magazine and held yearly in Toronto and Montreal, this event is the place for anyone seeking opportunities to volunteer, study, work, or live abroad. Our team has been kept busy this year, meeting and greeting with attendees, handing out helpful information on travel safety, and running a draw for an Amazon gift card that’ll help one lucky prospective traveller gear up for their next trip. Our staff has loved the chance to meet with so many passionate travellers! Wondering about the risks of travel? We also brought a presentation to this year’s Go Global Expo that addresses concerns around travel safety and give useful tips for dealing with emergencies while travelling. As a company that offers insurance for anyone going anywhere—including those entering high-risk situations—dealing with travel emergencies is our business, and we’ve been happy…

Ingle International Protects International Students

As a new school year rolls around, we’re renewing our commitment to the health and safety of international students. At Ingle, we offer the best in international student insurance—and that means the best coverage, the best rates, and competitive compensation. But it doesn’t stop there. Students insured with Ingle can expect 24/7 multilingual emergency assistance, access to support for their mental wellness, customized web and mobile content, and much more. To learn more about what Ingle offers to international students, read the full press release here.

Robin Ingle Discusses Tainted Alcohol in Mexico on ITIJ TV News

Following the death of an American traveller earlier this year, the US State Department has issued a warning to travellers in Mexico to be aware of reports of tainted alcohol in the country. ITIJ TV spoke to Robin Ingle for a quick update on the subject of tainted alcohol and what the warning means for travelling Canadians. Watch the full clip here.

Ingle Gives Back: Student Adventures with Pay-it-Forward

At Ingle, we believe in supporting education. That’s why we offer products and services to help students have a safe and healthy time while they study abroad—and that’s the logic behind our new Pay-it-Forward initiative, which is already showing great results. The Pay-it-Forward initiative, launched by Studyinsured.com, is our commitment to giving back. Through this initiative, we invest a portion of our premiums back into charitable causes chosen by the schools we serve. This month, two students from the Pembina Trails School Division in Winnipeg were able to access our scholarship fund to take a two-week cultural exchange program offered by one of our agents in Spain. The funds from our scholarship, provided as part of our reinvestment through the Pay-it-Forward initiative, helped to cover the cost of airfare and tuition for this cultural adventure. How great is that? As a firm believer in both education and getting out there…

Robin Ingle Speaks on Insurance for the Homestay Industry

With the accessibility of global travel, it is common for students to pursue educational opportunities abroad. And families around the world are opening up their homes to host these students as they spend a few terms gaining some international experience. However, much like the other growing industries that offer the use of personal space to strangers—services such as Uber and Airbnb—this opens providers up to a series of risks and liabilities that have not yet been fully examined by the insurance industry. In other words, homestay providers are working in an area that the insurance market has yet to properly step up and serve. At Ingle International, we are looking to address that. Robin Ingle was on hand to discuss this relatively untapped market with Insurance Business Magazine. To learn more, read the full article here.

Terror Attack in Spain: How to Stay Aware

Incidents of terrorism swept across Alcanar, Barcelona, and Cambrils taking the lives of 15 people. Residents and visitors experienced great trauma, and the President of Spain declared 3 days of mourning. We stand united with Spain and all countries in the fight against terrorism. And we strongly encourage the return to daily activities, and travels! Add preventative measures to your upcoming trip with the safety checklist below. Purchase travel medical insurance coverage that works for you. Do not be discouraged by a pre-existing conditions, there are options for everyone. And don’t forget to read the fine print. Be aware of the Emergency Assistance feature in your travel medical insurance coverage and how to use it. Register your trip with your government agency, it is free of charge. Ensure your emergency contact information is easily accessible by you, your travel companion, or a Good Samaritan who can help you in the…

Questions about Studying Abroad? We’re Here to Help

International students! Studying abroad is a great adventure—but heading far away from home can also be intimidating. Before you take an exciting leap, read our recommendations to prepare. Also, if you have questions about studying abroad, we are here to help. International Student Blog Prepare yourself for an adventure overseas. Our blog contains everything from practical travel tips to inspiration for your next adventure. Start with these tips for international students heading into a new school year, then browse the rest of our articles. Intrepid 24/7 The phone number located on your insurance wallet card connects you to a team of coordinators that are ready to answer questions about the insurance you carry. If you are sick or injured and need to see a doctor, this team will arrange the care you need. They can help in every situation—any time of the day or night. This includes a…

Ingle International Champions Visitors to Canada 150

Visitors to Canada 150 and families shopping for travel health insurance get the protection they need with Ingle’s comprehensive product lines. With lots of options to choose from, travellers visiting Canada can purchase the coverage they need at the best price. Visitor to Canada plans are also perfect for Super Visa travellers.

Making a Difference at BCCIE 2017

This year, the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) hosted their Summer Seminar in Kelowna. Nestled in the Okanagan Valley, attendees had the chance to engage in informational sessions and thought leadership dialogues about international education in British Columbia and Canada as a whole. During the Summer Seminar, Ingle International’s student team was on a mission. They wanted to learn about how educational institutions make a positive community impact and how the student team could take part. This action is part of our Pay-it-Forward program. Starting this fall, Ingle International will donate 5% to a community organization or charity of choice on behalf of their partner institutions. This contribution is in addition to our continued reinvestment of 5% of premiums back into their partners’ international student programs. To learn more about how Ingle International gives back, contact the student team today. Studyinsured.com gives back to international student programs…

OASDI Joins the International Education Conference Circuit with a Bang

This summer, the Ontario Association of School Districts International (OASDI) hosted their first symposium in Toronto and the student team was pumped to take the top sponsorship level. Ontario boasts Ingle International’s strongest client base, and this symposium was a welcome opportunity to renew connections, learn about the evolution of Ontario’s international education market, and attend informative workshops about the industry. Mitzie Hunter, Ontario’s Minister of Education, was a keynote speaker and Robin Ingle – along with Charles Benayon from Aspiria Corp. – gave a presentation on Technology, Mental Health and the Future of Wellness. sisu production, by Ingle International, also showed up to produce a promotional video to commemorate the event’s debut. Watch it below: OASDI made a donation to the Toronto District School Board for the Youth Assisting Youth charity, also known as The Peer Project. Studyinsured.com gives back to international student programs and their…

Canadian Travellers within Canada Still Require Insurance

According to a report released by RBC, 60% of Canadians will be travelling within Canada this year. This is because of travel incentives from Canada 150, the status of the Canadian dollar, and negative Canada to US border travel reports. Girl Guides form across the nation have cancelled their group trips in order to mitigate their more vulnerable members from being rejected at the border. So where does insurance come in? Erica Alini from Global News reached out to Robin Ingle for comment. If you are travelling outside of your home province, but within Canada, you still need to purchase travel insurance coverage. Read the full story here.

Robin Ingle Visits the GBTA Broadcast Studio

Last week, Robin Ingle was interviewed by Caitlin Gomez for the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) conference 2017. They discussed the positive impact of technology on business travel with the web and mobile applications like Travel Navigator™. Travel Navigator™, by Ingle International, is a one-stop shop for destination information, travel alerts, finding local medical facilities, and more. The importance of duty of care and training as pro-active methods for mitigating risk were also hot topics. Watch the full interview here.

Studying in Canada? Everything You Need to Know About Your Medical Coverage!

As you prepare to go back to school, watch this video to get comfortable with your insurance coverage. Let Ingle International guide you through a day in the life of insurance. Subtitled videos in multiple languages are also available further below. In these videos you will find: A break-down of your insurance package An introduction to the multilingual team that is looking after you Information on how to identify the level of your medical need (emergency room versus walk-in clinic) An overview of your toolbox, which includes, but is not limited to your website, Intrepid 24/7, the find a doctor tool and how to submit a claim. And more! Hot tip: Be a smart consumer, always read your policy wording. Watch this video with English, French, Spanish, Chinese or Vietnamese subtitles. For tips on how to prepare for the changing travel seasons, read articles here.

Go Go Gadget Robin, Part Deux

TechTO is home to a brilliant community of Canadian technology leaders, innovators, and enthusiasts. They regularly host meetups with most recent events focusing on networking, sales, health, and finance. During last week’s meetup up on travel, the first of its kind, Robin Ingle talked about travel industry trends, perceptions of concierge, and Duty of Care. He also gave a hint of what the future of travel is going to look like with geo-tracking functionality in web and mobile applications like Travel Navigator™. Robin is the head honcho behind Travel Navigator™, an application that provides a one-stop destination for medical, security, and travel information before, during, and after a trip. With Travel Navigator™, users can learn of immunizations they need, locate health care providers around the world, find travel advisories on high-risk countries, as well as access and be accessed by 24/7 multilingual assistance providers via geo-tracking, and more. Robin was…

Ingle at the 2017 CAPS-I Conference

This spring, The Canadian Association of Public Schools – International (CAPS-I), hosted their conference in Calgary—home of the famous Calgary Stampede. Yee-haw! The conference theme was Navigating the Future of International Education where Ingle International’s CEO Robin Ingle, along with President of Aspiria Corp. Charles Benayon, presented on the latest technological innovations and their roles in mental wellness care. In addition to hosting and attending informative and interactive sessions, the student team reunited with the best and brightest programs in the K-12 system. There was also an Amazon giftcard giveaway! Our lucky winner was Lois Aitken from Mountain View School Division. Learn more about the Ingle International conference circuit here. Studyinsured.com, by Ingle International, gives back to international student programs and their communities with more than $7 million in scholarships provided to date.

Reconnecting with Agents at ICEF 2017

The International Consultants for Education and Fairs (ICEF) Workshop kicked off in Vancouver with a bang this spring. With over 845 participants from 62 countries, it was the perfect networking opportunity for insurance agents across the globe to talk about international student opportunities across Canada. The mountainous backdrop of BC also made a cameo. Overall, agents, educators, and service providers had as many as 30 meetings over two productive days. During the ICEF Workshop, the Ingle International student team reconnected with agents and updated them with information on new product offerings and our competitive compensation packages. By supporting travellers from everywhere going anywhere, Ingle International is a one-stop-shop for any agent’s insurance needs. Have you heard about Ingle International’s Pay-it-Forward initiative by Studyinsured.com? Learn about how Ingle International gives back by contacting the student team today. In the meantime, stay tuned for future ICEF workshop updates in Berlin, Miami, and…

Travel Navigator™ Lands in EMEA

TORONTO, April 5, 2017 /CNW/ – Travel Navigator™, by Ingle International, has expanded its offerings to the insurance and finance industries, as well as educational institutions worldwide. For insurers, the native mobile apps allow eligible users to access their e-wallet insurance cards in the application, top up their insurance, and manage their travel. Financial institutions have integrated the software into client web portals and direct click to call customer service phone lines as part of their credit card service offerings. Within education, Travel Navigator™ provides inbound and outbound students health, travel, and security content to help students and their chaperones prepare for upcoming trips, travel safely, direct dial assistance providers, as well as communicate via SMS, email or push notifications. Chaperones can track students, or administrators at home can track travelling chaperones. Travel Navigator™ has a flexible platform and is a fully managed Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology that allows organizations to…

Conference Season Is Here

At Ingle International, conference season is one of the most important times of the year. It provides ample opportunities for the student team to network, learn, and give back to the international education industry through presentations and sponsorships. There are many conferences to choose from inside the year-round circuit, but the student team’s top picks are of the spring variety. They include: the International Consultants for Education and Fairs (ICEF) Workshop, the Canadian Association of Public Schools – International (CAPS-I), the Ontario Associations of School Districts International (OASDI), and the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE). During the ICEF Workshop, the student team reconnects with agents and updates them on new product offerings and our competitive compensation packages. At CAPS-I, the team reunites with the best and brightest programs in the K-12 system, and Ingle International’s CEO Robin Ingle presents on the latest in tech and innovation affecting mental…

Your Guide to Travel Awareness

During the terrorist attack on London UK, casualties and injuries resulted in 4 dead and 40 injured. Though residents and travellers appear more rattled than days prior, London Mayor Sadiq Khan resolves, “Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism.” In that breath, it is important to continue travelling and review terrorism preparedness procedures. Over 70 years, Ingle International has developed a wealth of resources about specific events of terror, as well as risk response best practices. Take advantage of these hand-picked articles below, and keep travelling. Common Sense Tourism Protection Lessons From Orlando, Stay Vigilant Terrorism is Changing the Face and Price of Travel Europe Tightens Border Rules, Prepare but Still Enjoy Trip Cancellation Interruption Insurance in Times of Terror How to Respond to Active Shooter Situations A Helpful Guide to Plan for Travel Emergencies Have a look at our travel insurance options.

Loonie Weighed Heavily on Travel to Caribbean in 2016

If you need assurance that the weak loonie is hurting Canadian leisure travel, consider the recent statistics tracking arrivals in the Caribbean and Mexico (from the Conference Board of Canada). Though Canadians made 4.27 million trips to that region in the first 11 months of 2016 (admittedly, not bad for a population of only 33 million) it was 1.4 percent fewer than the same period (January to November 2015), and the reductions were distributed pretty well across the board. Of 20 countries in the region, only six saw positive arrivals from Canada: Anguilla, 3.7 percent (just over 3,000); St. Vincent, 1.6 percent (just over 6,200); Barbados, 1.1 percent (almost 67,000); Costa Rica, 4.6 percent (just under 160,000); Dominican Republic, 2.4 percent (just under 682,000); and Mexico, 0.8 percent (1.54 million). All 14 other countries saw reductions, among them Cuba (-3.2 percent); Bahamas (-11.6 percent), Aruba (-6.2 percent); Jamaica (-5.9 percent);…

Travel Navigator™ Releases Version 2.0

TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2017 /CNW/ – Mobile integration hub Travel Navigator™, by Ingle International, released its second version to the public last week with a new user experience and refreshed material design. The recent version was developed by Ingle’s in-house technology and design teams to support easier integration of third party services and to meet ever-changing end user needs. Current users, new members, and clients interested in white labelling can expect a new geo-location function, improved navigation, and a card-based interface. Features include: Health Care Provider Mapping enables users to browse a network of health care providers and medical facilities closest to them, or search areas outside of their exact location. Push Notifications provide critical travel alerts concerning the user’s location. Risk Ratings for every destination on a scale of 1 to 5 (low risk to high risk). New Content in the form of destination guides with a growing list…

Spotlight on Intrepid 24/7: 5 Emergency Assistance Case Studies

In each of the following cases, Intrepid 24/7 provided end-to-end care, including: Assessing each case upon receipt Determining the appropriate transportation and health care options for each patient Negotiating medical fees Reviewing treatment plans and patient status Communicating with all relevant parties on the patient’s behalf, including doctors, nurses, families, and insurers Case 1: Mountain Rescue in Chile Background Santiago, Chile, 2014. While skiing in the mountains, the case subject went off-piste and sustained injuries in a fall. Challenges The fall occurred away from the slopes, far from any infrastructure. Outcome A full rescue mission was required to extract the skier from the situation. Because the skier’s fall occurred so far off the track, Intrepid 24/7 organized an airlift via helicopter to the nearest hospital. The skier spent four days in hospital before making a recovery. Case 2: Injured in the Jungle Background Costa Rica, 2015. While hiking…

Ingle International Attends the CCAT Gala

The Consular Core Association of Toronto (CCAT) fosters a space where Toronto based diplomats from the consular community advocate for one another as well as support civic and international objectives. Ingle International is strongly connected to the CCAT community in: friendship, the provision of health insurance to newly landed diplomats, matters of international education, and more. On an annual basis, Ingle International attends the CCAT Gala where celebrations of advocacy and diversity take place. It is a great honour. Take a glimpse at some memorable moments below. Want to hear more about what the Ingle team is up to? Check out our Company News tag.

Ingle International and Kanetix.ca Partner in Online Marketplace

TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2017 /CNW/ – At the touch of a button, travellers buying insurance can now compare rates and purchase policies from Ingle International through Kanetix.ca. The product offering features exclusive travel insurance plans previously only available directly from Ingle International. The partnership between Ingle International and Kanetix.ca provides a variety of options for travellers at a competitive price.  Travel plans include: Canuck Voyage Plan A truly Canadian plan for Canadians, or residents living in Canada who are covered by health care from their province or territory. Key features include: Single Trip or Multi-Trip Annual coverage $10 million in coverage Stable pre-existing medical condition coverage up to age 79 Flexible eligibility criteria Family and companion discounts Discover Canada Plan Coverage for Canadian travellers or residents who do not have health coverage from their province or territory. Key features include: Up to $1 million in emergency medical coverage Coverage for…

Spotlight City: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and is the second most populated city in the United Kingdom with about one million people living in the greater Edinburgh area. As part of the United Kingdom, Edinburgh is home to the monarchy, the Scottish Parliament, many historical and cultural attractions including UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and is the second-most popular tourist destination in the UK. Crime rates are among the lowest in the country.. Before embarking on your adventure through bonny Scotland, be sure to keep a few things in mind to have a safe and enjoyable trip! Threats and risks to travellers in Edinburgh Edinburgh is considered a safe city by international standards. Its crime rates are comparable to that of any other large city in the world. While violent crime is rare, petty crime may present occasional issues for visitors to the city. Pickpocketing is the most prevalent form…

Ingle International at the Skål Holiday Event

“Be a trusted voice in travel and tourism,” is Skål’s vision statement. Skål is a professional association for tourism leaders worldwide. Founded in 1932 by a group of Parisian travel managers, Skål has 15, 000 members. It members include executives from all corners of the travel industry, who meet regularly – on local and international levels – to discuss business happenings, and other topics. One such member is Robin Ingle. Although Robin was sorry to have missed Skål`s annual Toronto Christmas Gala this year due to travel commitments, he was happy to receive pictures afterwards, along with news regarding his donations to their charity auction in Ingle International`s name. Take a look at gala snaps here. Want to hear more about what the Ingle team is up to? Check out our Company News tag.

Product Spotlight: HCC Student Secure

Ingle International has a special place in its heart for international students. Foreign exchange programs are the foundation that the Ingle name is built on! That is why our 19th travel insurance spotlight is shining on the HCC Student Secure plan. The HCC Student Secure plan covers international students and scholars worldwide, regardless of your home country or destination. As a plan purchaser, you can expect coverage for physician and hospital visits, up to 80% coverage for prescriptions, and $50 towards paramedical visits such as a chiropractor and physiotherapist. Key features include: Daily rates as low as $1.45 Ambulance by ground or air from $300, up to $50, 000 Up to 80% coverage for mental health disorders Coverage for acute onset of pre-existing conditions (speak with your student insurance representative or check policy documents for an understanding on waiting periods and limitations) Browse more features Are you or your…

Robin Ingle speaks with The Insurance Journal

This fall, Robin Ingle, spoke with Matt Bell from The Insurance Journal. Snowbirds and the complications surrounding mandatory medical questionnaires for the purpose of obtaining travel insurance were discussed. With consumer demand for simpler applications, will the industry comply? Read Accurate Answers Protect Travellers in both English and French to find out. Need insurance? Check out our plans just for snowbirds.

Product Spotlight! The IMG Patriot Group Plan

Are you planning a resort wedding, or a family reunion far from home? The IMG Patriot Group Plan might be right for you. The IMG Patriot Group Plan is available to groups of 5 and up who are temporarily travelling outside of their home country. This plan sticks out from other group plans because travellers can come depart from different places and arrive different times, as long as their destination point is the same. It provides coverage for medical expenses, evacuation, and repatriation, as well as non-medical benefits including trip cancellation, baggage, and accidental death. This plan offers a wide range of options for the deductible and for the overall maximum amount of coverage, up to $2,000,000 (USD). Some other key features of the plan include: Pre-existing medical condition coverage (join your loved ones without hesitation) Basic sports coverage or optional rider available for adventure sports (it is time to…

Ingle International Celebrates its 70th Anniversary!

TORONTO, Dec. 21, 2016 /CNW/ – Today, Ingle International celebrate its 70th anniversary in the insurance industry. Founded by John and Muriel Ingle in 1946, Ingle Insurance provided health coverage for new immigrants and visitors to Canada after World War II. Within the first decade of Ingle Insurance opening its doors, they became well known for their multilingual abilities, provided Canadian and international student health insurance and travel insurance in the ’50s, and expanded to the Caribbean. Their business grew to 5.5 million members between the ’80s and late ’90s. John and Muriel’s son, Robin Ingle, first appeared in insurance ads as a child. He joined the family business formally in 1976, and sold Ingle Insurance in 1998. In 2003, he retained the Ingle name and re-entered the Canadian insurance market with Ingle International. He operates as CEO and Chairman today. Ingle International’s head office is located in Toronto, Canada with offices…

Travel Navigator™ Duty of Care Solution Enters Student Group Market

TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2016 /CNW/ – Today, the Travel Navigator™ application, an offering by Ingle International, has extended its platform to inbound and outbound student groups. Travel Navigator™ is a white-labelled mobile and web application and service offering. It is built as a duty of care solution and a travel information hub, for clients to access important resources and services easily in a single platform. The decision to extend the application was made by Ingle International’s CEO, Robin Ingle, alongside Ingle’s product team, to address the critical need for duty of care in international student products. The application provides medical, security and travel information and emergency assistance resources to international students before, during, and after their trips. It is available on a group basis for all students enrolled in the Comprehensive+ plan effective immediately. Travel Navigator’s™ history as a white-labelled solution and web dashboard includes the global insurance provider ACE…

Robin Ingle Lends Insurance Expertise to MoneySense

During this month’s issue of MoneySense, Robin Ingle chimes in on the importance of arranging travel insurance in Get insured, then go by Julie Cazzin. Failing to organize proper coverage in good time could result in paying up to thousands of dollars for a hospital stay. Understanding your employee benefits, planning ahead and reading the fine print are just a few sure-fire tips that will help you find your way. Read the full article here. Browsing insurance plans, but uncertain about the right fit? Contact us today.

Get a Co-Op Internship at Ingle International

Front-end software development, back-end software development, QA, automation, html css, php, building restful APIs, database management, and mobile development are just a handful of skill sets you will be expected to finesse while interning at Ingle International. During the summer and fall of this year, Spencer, Patrick, Kelvin, Cameron and Hassan were placed on many projects, some of which were sent directly to the client upon completion of production. Learn about their experiences in this video below. Related Article: Why Should I Do a Co-Op Term with Ingle International? Check our our blog for more information on our company!