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Ingle-MSH International Joins Fellow Industry Experts to Discuss the Impact of Cannabis on the Travel and Tourism Industry

Canada’s recent legalization of recreational cannabis has changed the face of travel and tourism in the country. With the new laws, Canadians find themselves with new questions about the legality of travelling with cannabis, while visitors to Canada are now faced with cannabis tourism as a possible draw. With Uruguay, the Netherlands, parts of the United States, and other countries having implemented or moving to set cannabis-use laws of their own in varying degrees, it begs the question: What does legalizing cannabis around parts of the world mean for the travel and tourism industry? This topic will be explored in an upcoming webinar hosted by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), entitled “Travelling High: Current and Future Market Trends for Cannabis Tourism.” Along with experts from Colorado State University and Visit California, Ingle-MSH International will be joining the panel to discuss cross-border travel and insurance considerations on changing cannabis…

StudyInsured: Your One-Stop Shop for International Student Insurance

Looking for the best travel insurance coverage for your international student(s)? Look no further – StudyInsured has it all! From protecting a student’s medical needs, to the accessibility of 24/7 multilingual emergency assistance services, and even a Stay Healthy at School Program. Read our latest press release on why StudyInsured is your one-stop shop for International Student Insurance. Are you an international student? Let us help you feel at home while you study abroad. We cover all your health insurance needs, give you easily accessible resources for navigating the healthcare systems, provide physical and mental wellness support through the Stay Healthy at School program, 24/7 claim services should you need assistance, and much more. For more information, visit https://www.inglestudents.com/studyinsured/, call us at 1-855-649-4182 or email us at studentteam@studyinsured.com.

Ingle International Merges with MSH International to Grow Stronger Than Ever

Ingle International Inc. have merged its insurance group Imagine Financial Ltd. and its travel medical assistance group Intrepid 24/7 with MSH International. Offices now include an operations centre in Calgary and employ 200 staff positioned to serve the travelling community. As the trusted name in the industry, Ingle companies have served the international traveling community since 1946. Today, they provide the best in class travel insurance protection to international students, students studying abroad, snowbirds, business travellers, expatriates, adventure, vacationing and high risk travelers. MSH International, a 100% owned subsidiary of Paris-based SIACI SAINT HONORE Group, is one of the largest and most comprehensive suppliers of expatriate insurance services in the world, with more than 330,000 insured participants across 200 countries. SIACI SAINT HONORE Group insures 2,200 000+ people worldwide. MSH International and Ingle share core values and will continue the tradition of responsive service, deep expertise, and reliable protection. With the best network in Canada, the merger will…

Robin Ingle Talks Millennials in Insurance with Insurance Business Canada

With a large portion of the insurance industry set to retire within the next few years, insurance companies have a serious need for  fresh talent—yet studies show that only 4 per cent of millennials see insurance as an attractive career choice. Clearly, the insurance industry needs to rethink how it engages millennials with the jobs it has to offer. This April, Insurance Business Canada’s Toronto conference Millennials in Insurance tackled the question of how to bring more millennials into the industry, and Ingle International CEO Robin Ingle was on hand to lend his expertise to the day’s first panel: “Back to Basics: How to Attract Millennials to the Insurance Industry.” The discussion was moderated by Vinita Jajware, president of the Toronto Insurance Women’s Association, and looked at everything from leveraging technology into new roles to enhancing candidate perceptions of the industry. Robin joined panelists Margaret Parent of the Insurance Institute…

Industry Insights: How to Talk to Millennials about Travel Insurance

Today, every travel insurer and distributor has the same problem: How do I talk to millennials? In this video, our CEO Robin Ingle looks at how best to communicate with this key demographic. Watch now to find out what matters to millennials when it comes to travel safety and how you can help them relate to the importance of travel insurance. https://vimeo.com/238784002 Learn more about your travel insurance options here.

Ingle Attends the WTTC Global Summit 2018 in Buenos Aires

With a focus on pressing issues like security, crisis preparedness and sustainable growth, this year’s World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Summit in Buenos Aires was an illuminating event on the future of the travel and tourism industry. The WTTC is a group comprised of top executives in the travel and tourism sector around the globe. Travel and tourism is a major worldwide industry, contributing over 10 per cent of the world’s GDP—a greater contribution than the automotive and chemical manufacturing sectors combined—as well as 10 per cent of all jobs around the globe. What’s more, the industry is expected to keep growing over the next decade, with 30 million new jobs on the horizon. With such a powerful impact on the world, it’s critical that the industry be committed to growing sustainably and sensibly. This is the vision of the WTTC—to create responsible partnerships that maximize the sustainable growth…

Travel Navigator Has Been Nominated for an Insurance Business Award

We are pleased to announce that Travel Navigator has received a nomination in this year’s Insurance Business Awards for the IV3 Solutions Award for Excellence in Risk Management. Travel Navigator keeps over 2.5 million policyholder members informed, connected, and safe worldwide by providing them with real-time alerts, emergency assistance, and a wealth of travel and health information. With all of these resources kept right at travellers’ fingertips, Travel Navigator makes it easier than ever to manage risk on a global scale. Celebrating the best and brightest in the insurance industry, the Insurance Business Awards gathers top industry players together to recognize outstanding achievement across twenty categories. This year’s winners were announced at the Liberty Grand in Toronto on November 30. This nomination is a great honour for our company, placing our work among some of the most innovative companies in the industry. Watch some of the highlights of this year’s…

Ingle International Empowers Students to Take Care of their Mental Health

Studying abroad is a great adventure that can challenge students’ perspectives and limits and teach them new things about themselves and the world they live in. Health challenges, however, can be difficult for international students to handle—especially when they are in an unfamiliar place and far from their usual support network. Staying healthy abroad goes beyond regular doctor’s visits and standard hygiene. There are a variety of stressors that students face, especially when studying far from home. Mental health and wellness challenges such as anxiety and depression are an increasing concern. What’s more, being in a new culture brings its own stresses from managing your nutrition with unfamiliar cuisine to even navigating new customs—all this alongside more familiar student concerns like battling that flu that’s making the rounds. Ingle International’s Stay Healthy at School program is here to help students mitigate these challenges. All Ingle International’s student groups have access…

Susanne Hendrickson Joins Ingle International as Director of Sales

Ingle International is pleased to welcome Susanne Hendrickson to the position of Director of Sales. Susanne will be accountable for leading the sales and marketing activities with a focus on the international student market and expansion into Canada’s west coast. In her role at Ingle International, Susanne will contribute to the strategic business development of StudyInsured.com, as well as the Pay-it-Forward initiative in which Ingle International has committed to give back to its partner schools. Speaking of her new position, Susanne said: “Ingle International is a great company that has built its reputation on more than 70 years in the insurance industry. My mandate is to build awareness for the StudyInsured brand while increasing sales across Canada, and worldwide. She added: “By cultivating long-term partnerships to better serve our clients I believe we can expand our reach and provide top notch products at reasonable costs to ensure our clients peace…

Dr. Michael Szabo Speaks at ITIC Global 2017 in Barcelona

This year’s ITIC Global Conference was held in Barcelona, where we joined over 900 attendees from across the travel and health insurance industry. We had a great time networking and trading insights with our peers at this year’s event. One of the highlights of the conference for us was the Medical Directors’ Forum, which gathered together medical directors of assistance and air ambulance companies around the world to discuss their concerns within the industry. Our own Dr. Michael Szabo, medical director of Ingle International, was there to take part in the discussions and give a presentation of his own on the difficult topic of “insuring the uninsurable.” Using a case study of a high-profile claim as a focal point, Dr. Szabo’s presentation tackled tough questions around travellers with pre-existing conditions—and their ability to easily purchase insurance policies over the Internet that they are ineligible for. Among the questions discussed were:…

Pamela Kwiatkowski Joins Ingle International as Senior Vice-President of Distribution & Client Experience

TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2017 /CNW/ – Ingle International is pleased to announce the appointment of Pamela Kwiatkowski as Senior Vice-President of Distribution & Client Experience. In her new role, Pamela brings her extensive expertise in building productive partnerships to grow Ingle’s business relationships. Pamela brings nearly 30 years of experience in the life and health insurance industry, where she has worked with insurers, MGAs, affinity groups, and advisors to help grow and develop their distribution network through solid sales, marketing plans, and strategic initiatives. Pamela is strongly focused on digital solutions that deliver products and services to the end user and result in an exceptional customer experience—and increased revenue for her clients. Pamela began her career in insurance at Ingle International, where she worked from 1987 to 2001. Ingle is thrilled to see Pamela return with a wider breadth of experiences that have given her enhanced insight into the industry. Now, through best-in-class travel insurance and…

Travel Navigator is a Finalist in the 2017 ITIJ Awards

Ingle International is thrilled to announce that Travel Navigator™ has been nominated for the 2017 ITIJ Awards in the category of Specialist Service Provider of the Year. “We’re honoured to receive this nomination,” says Ingle International CEO Robin Ingle. “It’s a testament to the work we’ve put into Travel Navigator, which we are constantly enhancing and evolving.” Ingle International’s innovative approach to Travel Navigator™ has led the company to develop several new technologies that can address issues travellers might face. These technologies include an advanced caching and content delivery system, which allows Travel Navigator™ to deliver a seamless experience for users both online and offline, regardless of Wi-Fi availability or cell reception. Now in its 15th year, the International Travel & Health Insurance Journal (ITIJ) Industry Awards recognizes outstanding innovation and service in the insurance industry. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced in Barcelona at the 25th ITIC Global conference in…