Ingle International named ITIJ Global Insurer/Underwriter of the Year

Dec., 2012 – Robin Ingle, CEO of the Ingle Group of Companies, is happy to announce that the International Travel Insurance Journal (ITIJ) Insurer/Underwriter of the Year Award is now proudly displayed in the company’s Toronto office. Ingle was honoured to be part of a group of respected finalists that included 2011 winner MAPFRE and 2008 winner Europ Assistance.

Watch the winning video on Vimeo.

The industry’s leading source of information on travel insurance, travel assistance, and travel health worldwide, ITIJ has been recognizing insurance companies for their innovation and excellence since 2003. The Ingle Group demonstrated growth, excellence, and professionalism in the travel insurance industry with the following successes to account for in 2012: launching Intrepid 24/7, a worldwide medical, security, and travel assistance service; expanding into Latin America with new locations in Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina; developing an innovative online travel insurance top-up solution for employee health benefit programs; and developing a wrap-around health insurance plan for international students in Canada—a first of its kind.

“The Ingle Group remains committed to improving the world of insurance for our members, clients, and partners. Being named ITIJ’s Insurer/Underwriter of the Year tells me that our team is doing the job we’ve set out to do,” says Robin Ingle. “We stay in touch with the needs of consumers and respond to gaps in the market—we succeeded in 2012, and will continue to do so in 2013 and beyond.”

How does Ingle stand out from the rest? Our accomplishments from this past year include:

  • launching our newest company Intrepid 24/7 – an emergency medical, security, cost containment, and travel assistance service for worldwide travellers
  • expanding into Latin America – with new locations in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil
  • creating an innovative online travel insurance top-up solution – for employee health benefits programs and their members
  • developing a wrap-around health insurance plan for international students in Canada – a first of its kind

About the Ingle Group of Companies

The Ingle Group of Companies has specialized in insurance, health care, and assistance services since 1946. The Ingle Group provides customized travel insurance solutions and emergency assistance services to worldwide travellers, and helps clients navigate their health care options whether at home or abroad. Representing insurers worldwide, Ingle International can find the right insurance product for the unique travel needs of groups and individuals.

About the 2012 ITIJ Awards

The International Travel Insurance Journal Awards 2012 took place on Thursday 1 November, at a glittering ceremony held in the Hotel Arts Barcelona. The ITIJ and ITIC teams would like to congratulate all of the 2012 winners for a great year of operations! All the finalists, though, are to be congratulated for their achievements over the last 12 months, which are collectively continuing to drive the travel insurance industry forward, helping travellers when they need it most.

See the complete list of 2012 award-winners.

About ITIJ

The International Travel Insurance Journal was launched in November 1999 following the growing success of the annual International Travel Insurance Conference (ITIC). It is produced by a team dedicated to offering a monthly magazine that keeps the travel insurance industry up to date with all the latest news, views and analysis of the hottest topics.

The Journal contains a careful balance of headline news, views, independent articles from our in-house team, worldwide correspondents or industry professionals, profiles of the top people in travel insurance and its ancillary services. There is limited space available for display advertising in the Journal, as well as offering readers access to the most comprehensive list of providers in the industry through the Service Directory.

The Journal is distributed on a monthly basis, with around 20,000 industry leaders using the Journal as one of their main points of reference for succeeding in this niche, yet rapidly expanding sector.

The Journal offers unparalleled expertise for anyone seeking to become involved in travel insurance or any of its related services, such as assistance and air ambulance evacuation. The contacts we form at ITIC mean we always have our ear to the ground and know what matters to the people involved in the industry, and can cater to those needs � whether it is through a feature that focuses on a particular country�s services, to one of our annual supplements, which give 32 pages dedicated to either the air ambulance, assistance and repatriations or cost containment industries.

SOURCES: Ingle International; ITIJ; CNW.