News Digest May 2021

A curation of news stories impacting health insurance and brokers, population health management and health tech from last month.

Please find below our latest round up of news articles that impact or inform our industry.

One of the more interesting research outputs from the ‘Expat Insider 2021’ survey shows the best and worst destinations. We see some more M&A activity in Europe and Africa, in both health insurers and intermediaries. Digital health continues as a dominant theme as employers look at a return to work and supporting their employees. There is still also strong interest in developing new digital solutions with CVS setting up a venture fund. In our general articles we have found an informative article on the rise of the “digital nomad”.

We are also delighted to announce that we will soon be publishing two new ‘focus’ reports: one profiling 10 important global IPMI players, none of which have been covered before, and a second which looks at the 3 key markets of the Far East: China, Hong Kong and Singapore. These reports are due to be released in q3 this year. For more information please email me directly here.

In IPMI, there is some promising news from the Middle East regarding mandatory health!

M & A activity is remaining high with the proposed merger of WTW and Aon under the microscope again and rumours swirling about Generali in Malaysia.

Two reports have been released on employee wellness and its impact on employers from REBA and MetLife and both are examined.

The staggering amount of money being poured into digital health in Q1 – $7.1bn – shows that the leaps made in 2020 is not slowing down.

As ever we hope that you find these insights useful. Please feel free to be interactive and let me know if there is anything else on which we can shine a spotlight for you.

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