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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…

CTV News: $25 Premium Could Have Erased Staggering Medical Bills for Canadians Hurt in Vegas

In the wake of the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, at least one Canadian could face U.S. medical bills without having purchased travel insurance to cover the costs. Robin Ingle spoke to CTV News to explain why travel insurance is so critical when heading abroad, regardless of age or health status. And while Robin shared that he believes assistance will likely be forthcoming with the medical bills in this case, it’s never a guarantee when heading across borders for a trip. Robin also shared some tips with CTV’s Your Morning Friday on employee travel insurance benefits and what sorts of limits might be imposed on your coverage. Read the full article—and watch the video clip—to learn more.

Travel Navigator is a Winner at the Global Youth Travel Awards

Ingle International is thrilled to announce that one of our core products, Travel Navigator, has won a Global Youth Travel Award in the Best Travel Technology Product category. Hosted by the World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation as part of its annual conference, these prestigious awards honour the top performers across the international youth travel industry. The WYSE Travel Confederation, whose members number over 600 industry leaders from 120 countries around the globe, is the world’s most extensive network of youth and student travel professionals—making the Global Youth Travel Awards a true recognition of top talent in this field. We’re honoured to receive this award, beating out fierce competition from some of the most innovative travel-tech companies out there. But when it comes to “technology and youth [going] together like hostel and backpack,” we can’t help but feel that Travel Navigator fits the bill. Here’s why: It never…

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 Merges with MSH International to Grow Stronger Than Ever

TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2017 /CNW/ – 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,…

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…