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While there are many resources for small companies expanding overseas, don’t overlook health protection for your employees.

Posted on Dec 12, 2013

According to Commerce Exports, 86% of the global economic growth in the next decade is projected to be outside of the U.S. Where exporting used to be for large companies, today the playing field is more level thanks to many resources available to small and medium businesses.

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6 Top Mistakes Companies Make With Global Healthcare Plans

Posted on Nov 4, 2013

The Mercer 2011/2012 Benefits Survey for Expatriates and Globally Mobile Employees saw the number of employees on international assignments increased by two-thirds since 2008/2009. Employees on temporary or permanent foreign assignments are key assets to an organization. If the individual becomes ill while away, it could negatively affect the assignment, and even terminate it prematurely. That’s why it’s absolutely critical that your international healthcare plan has the right components. Here are the top six things to avoid with your benefits plan for global employees.

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Healthcare in Berlin

Posted on Jun 22, 2012

Expats can expect not only a high-standard of healthcare in Berlin, but also a culture created around the idea of healthy living. Read more

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Survey: Growth in health costs is slowing

Posted on Apr 24, 2012

Healthcare costs aren’t growing quite as rapidly as they have in the past, according to new research from Buck Consultants. The study predicts that health insurance costs will rise this year by less than 10 percent — the first time growth has been that low in more than a decade. The findings could undermine Republicans’ argument that President Obama’s healthcare law is driving costs higher. Read more  

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International SOS emergency evacuations from Egypt

Posted on Feb 3, 2011

International SOS has evacuated over 800 people from Egypt – primarily expatriate employees and families of 40 clients from private corporations, non-profit organisations, as well as students. Regional Managing Director of International SOS Dr Ian Cornish, says passengers were transported to Frankfurt, Paris and Dubai, using seven different flights where International SOS reception teams were meeting them. “Operating flights in and out of Egypt has been very difficult, with significant delays and last minute cancellations.”

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Accounts from an American Expatriate living in Egypt during the Mumbarak Riots

Posted on Feb 3, 2011

Self-appointed commandos stand guard at intersections all over the Cairo neighborhood of Maadi, apparently a haven for retired military from several countries.  Some defenders wear camouflage, ski masks and Kevlar vests. They wield very large guns. Civilian troops pack too, though more creatively: kitchen knives, golf clubs, 2x4s and baseball bats. “Who knew so many people played baseball in Cairo?” says my friend Randi.

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