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Hong Kong Health Insurance Articles

CCW Global Insurance Brokers has created a number of in-depth resources and articles to help you understand the issues revolving around health insurance in Hong Kong. We will be continually updating this page with content which provides extensive analysis and investigates all the core concerns in relation to your coverage needs in Asia's world city.

Hong Kong Medical Insurance Premiums May Increase

Published on: 16 December 2013 by Michael Lamb

Health Insurance Reform in Hong KongBy now you will have already seen your health insurance premium increase for 2014, but Hong Kong medical insurance premiums may increase by as much as 40%. That’s the warning which is being sounded today in the South China Morning Post by Chan Kin-Por, LEGCO member for the insurance functional constituency.

Chan was speaking on the recent health insurance reform proposals put forward by a government consultancy as a solution to alleviate the burden currently being faced by Hong Kong’s public healthcare system. Under the proposals presented by the consultancy insurance companies offering medical and hospital insurance products would be required to include a number of minimum-requirements for their plans.

Covering the Risks of Christmas Travel

Published on: 5 December 2013 by Michael Lamb

Winter Travel Insurance for Snow StormsWith the recent announcement that the Hong Kong government has placed a travel advisory on Thailand due to the country’s current political situation,* a timely reminder is provided that Travel Insurance can be a vital solution for the many problems that can accompany a trip overseas.

With many people choosing to return to their home countries for holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Chinese New Year, it is important to realize that these are periods of heightened travel and often come with a number of risks. If snowstorms hit the United Kingdom or United States, or a natural disaster (such as Iceland’s 2011 exploding volcano) occurs then flights and transport across the world can be delayed, or even cancelled – leading to missed connections, ruined vacations, and serious disappointment.

Aetna Agrees to InterGlobal Purchase

Published on: 26 November 2013 by Michael Lamb

Aetna purchases interglobal

American insurance giant, Aetna International, has today revealed the finalization of a deal which would see the company purchase InterGlobal, a UK headquartered global health insurance provider. The deal was announced at 8:30am on November 25th 2013, and is currently awaiting final approval from both UK and US regulators.

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