News Digest September 2021

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

Welcome to the September McGrigor Group Headline round up.

There is a lot of IPMI news from September. Firstly, the announcements of a strategic partnership between GEB and Bupa Global and the news that UHC has moved into the German market with the launch of BeHealthy expat insurance plans. Meanwhile, both IMG and Cigna appointed a few new leaders. And finally, reports were released by Pacific Prime, MetLife and Bupa Global reviewing the global IPMI market and the impact of Covid, in particularly exploring the implications for employers and HR managers alike.

As AXA finally leaves the Gulf, we present an article by Ian Youngman reviewing why this is such an important move for the region. Sanlam also exits the UK market to focus on emerging markets with a sale to Oaktree Capital.

In our digital health section, we look at the latest trends in ‘women and digital health’, as it turns out that 50% of the population is not a niche! We also have an article from Vitality highlighting the key digital health innovations.

Finally, in our general articles we have a link to a fascinating report from Milliman on the implications of COVID-19 on health insurance. Insuramore has also released its Global MGA and MGU ranking.

We hope, as ever, that these insights are useful and would love to hear from you if there is anything that we can follow up on for you.

This month I would also like to let you know that our latest ‘focus’ reports will be available for purchase at the end of October.

September Headlines 2021

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