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Where In the World Are Your Clients Doing Business?

Posted on Dec 29, 2015

Where In the World Are Your Clients Doing Business?

Well, if they agree with “The Best Countries for Business” list put out by Forbes then the answer might very well be: Europe. According to the list, eight of the top ten best countries for business are in Europe. And as for the U.S.? It’s ranked at spot 22, right after Taiwan and before Japan. Several things are used to determine the rankings; taxes, technology, and red tape are just a few of the 11 total factors. But what does this mean for the insurance world? It means that there is a pretty good chance you have clients looking to do business overseas– that is, if they aren’t already. And with working overseas and traveling abroad for business comes risk. Think about it– it is often key team members who are sent on foreign assignment. Whether short or long term, these trips require a lot of time to plan and come with a hefty price tag. And what if that key employee gets sick while on assignment? Or, what if they have trouble coping with the stress of their job and new surroundings? A failed foreign assignment can easily cost a company hundreds of thousands of dollars. Use this list as a reminder that many of your clients […]

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Poland’s Business Popularity Is On the Rise

Posted on Nov 11, 2015

Poland has increasingly become an attractive business destination, especially for global companies involved with BPO, electronics, biotechnology, and IT.  Poland was recently ranked 25th out of 189 economies on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index, and it’s worth noting that only about a decade ago Poland ranked much lower at 75th. Read full article

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The High Price of Culture Shock

Posted on Oct 8, 2015

Trouble adapting to new surroundings, or culture shock, is one of the leading causes of failed foreign assignments. Read more to find out about the four stages of culture shock as well as to get ideas on hiring the right candidate in the first place. Once the right employee is selected and sent abroad, remember to provide them with the support they need to ensure a successful assignment. Thankfully the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) included with our Aetna International plans provides 24/7 support to members with free, confidential counseling.

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Remember to Ask the Right Questions

Posted on Sep 25, 2015

Overseas assignments are present across all types of industries. Don’t ever assume that your clients don’t have employees working outside of their home country, otherwise you could be missing out on a great opportunity! Get in the habit of asking all your clients regardless of size or industry if they have employees working internationally– their answers could surprise you. Read article

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What a Nightmare!

Posted on Sep 10, 2015

The following article is just another example of how vital good quality international health coverage truly is. Do your employees work and travel internationally? Are they covered? Contact us today for a customized quote and to get more information on how our global plans can help provide peace of mind for you and your international employees. Read full article

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Moving abroad for work? Don’t forget your healthcare.

Posted on Jul 24, 2015

There are many important things to plan for when moving abroad for work. This article highlights just why planning for international healthcare should be towards the top of the pre-departure checklist. Read full article

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