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EU to investigate Henry Dunant deal

Would-be buyers of the Henry Dunant Hospital in Athens have persuaded the European Central Bank’s Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) and the European Commission’s competition authorities (DG Comp) to look at a deal which sees Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (and therefore the state) being named the winning bidder. While not a formal recourse, the complaint constitutes […]

Healthcare insurers: what does a successful strategy look like?

Here we look at what strategies private medical insurers plan to follow over the next few years based on our attendance at UniGlobal's 10th conference in Berlin. This complements our other article - International Healthcare Insurers - It's a Hard Life - which gives a picture of where insurers really are today.

Dementia insurance policies in Europe within a year

Dementia policies which pay out for care are available in Japan and the USA and will be sold in Europe by the autumn of 2019 or earlier, says Peter Ohmenus, President and CEO of Dacadoo, the digital genetics wellness platform.

GHG looks abroad

Georgia Health Group is keen to expand into healthcare tourism. Meanwhile, its insurance arm is looking at the small and medium business market.

International healthcare insurers – it’s a hard life

What is it really like to be a big international private medical insurer? Based on interviews with (un-named) managers at several big groups, here is our take. What emerges clearly is that insurers see themselves as weak and may be surprisingly ignorant about provider networks. They still behave as little more than passive bill payers.

Axa shakes up Switzerland

Healthcare insurer Axa is shaking up the Swiss market by turning it on its head. It is offering to find consumers the cheapest statutory insurance product which all but guarantees that they get Axa’s supplementary product for free.

Korian to buy-up big Belgian portfolio

French nursing home giant Korian, the second largest nursing home group in Europe by revenue, has announced exclusive negotiations to buy what remains of Senior Assist's Belgian portfolio. We look at the deal and speak to CEO of the seller, Bart Vanderschrick.