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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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

sisu production Wins Bronze in the TVO Short Doc Contest

TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2016 /CNW/ – sisu production, a visual storytelling media production company, recently took home the bronze in the TVO Short Doc Contest for its film “I am a Doctor.” A short-form documentary, “I am a Doctor” focuses on the struggle of immigrating to Canada as a professional whose credentials will not necessarily be recognized inside this country’s borders. The film focuses on Daniel Salas, an educated surgeon from Venezuela who is unable to practice medicine in Canada, and speaks with him and his family about their immigration experience. “I am a Doctor” delves into the challenges of having your hard work, and a component of your identity, be invalidated based on your geographical location—and the impact that such a shift might have on your family, as well as your own sense of self. The film was awarded third place in the TVO Short Doc Contest and, as one…

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.

Ingle International Provides Mental Wellness Support Line to Student Groups Free of Charge

TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2016 /CNW/ – Ingle International has extended their multilingual mental health support phone line – a part of their Student Assistance & Wellness Program –  to their international student groups free of charge. The extension was provided by the student team to highlight company philosophies on mental wellness service and support: access, inclusivity, strength, and resilience. The counselling services portion of the Student Assistance & Wellness Program has been added effective immediately. “Building mental wellness student support into our international student group insurance products as a preventative measure has existed at Ingle International since the beginning. However, in this day and age, prevention is not enough. The Student Assistance & Wellness Program closes the gap between prevention and full support. So students can get back to what they enjoy: learning, excelling, and making the most of their time abroad,” says Robin Ingle, Chairman of Ingle International. The…

Robin Ingle on Finding Insurance Coverage for Travelling Snowbirds

With another cold Canadian winter on the horizon, many retired Canadian seniors are looking to spread their wings and head south. But while these so-called snowbirds are in the prime time of their lives to enjoy a relaxing winter in the heat, they also frequently have to contend with pre-existing conditions that make travel insurance coverage a challenge. This is not just a concern for the snowbirds themselves, but equally so for the insurance advisors who serve them. So, what do insurance advisors need to know about offering insurance coverage to snowbirds? Robin Ingle was on hand to speak to the Insurance Journal about some of the key things to look out for. If You Have Snowbird Clients, Make Sure You Pay Attention To… Eligibility: Every policy differs in what conditions it will and will not cover. For instance, a policy might specify that those with terminal conditions are ineligible,…

Answering Questions on Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance with Randy Sharman

Nothing puts a damper on your vacation like a snowstorm or a hurricane. Even if you’re the most organized trip planner alive, a serious act of nature can have you scrambling to rebook flights and recover lost time and travel costs. It’s for unavoidable travel catastrophes like this that trip cancellation and interruption insurance was invented. Many travellers have questions about what these  types of insurance actually do. You might wonder, for instance, what the difference is between trip cancellation and trip interruption. Or you might be confused as to what actually would be covered under a trip cancellation policy. Robin Ingle spoke to Randy Sharman of The Informed Traveler radio show to clear up some common questions about trip cancellation and interruption insurance. 5 Takeaway Tips There is a differencebetween trip interruption and trip cancellation. Trip cancellation insurance protects you against something that cancels your trip before you…