Tuesday, December 3, 2013

InterGlobal expands in Africa


InterGlobal, the international private medical insurer, is planning to grow in Africa with enhancements to its Africa UltraCare plan, the appointment of a business development manager and executive for Africa and the relocation of its regional office to the South African business hub of Centurion.
The moves come as the company decided to restrict its annual increase in premiums to below the rate of medical inflation, and are designed to position the business for further growth throughout the continent.
Africa UltraCare is designed for expatriates, travellers and business people in Africa.  It is one of a range of regional plans designed to meet the local needs of policyholders, wherever they are in Africa.
Africa UltraCare is available to individuals and groups. InterGlobal recently announced its annual premium increase for 2013 at 5%, below the level of medical inflation.  It has extended the benefits and plan limits on Africa UltraCare without charging more from members.
The Africa UltraCare plan enhancements for 2013 include: Immediate cover for HIV/AIDS with the limit doubled to $10,000 on Africa UltraCare Select and Comprehensive, overall plan limits increased to $150,000, $250,000 and $500,000 on Africa UltraCare Standard, Select and Comprehensive respectively, wellness benefit increased to $150 and $250 on Africa UltraCare Select and Comprehensive respectively, eye examination benefit increased to $50 on Africa UltraCare Select and Comprehensive.
The company has appointed Bavaneesha Naidoo as business development manager, Africa.  She has more than 12 years’ experience in the employee health and wellbeing industry.  InterGlobal has also appointed Robyn Wayland as business development executive, Africa.
InterGlobal has relocated its Africa regional office to Centurion, one of South Africa’s leading business hubs, located close to the capital, Pretoria.  The new offices offer better communications with its members and intermediary partners in Africa as the business grows.
Paul Weigall, group sales and marketing director, said Africa offered opportunities for growth and the company would continue to invest in staff and facilities.

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