Engage Health Group’s global insurance broking arm, Engage International, is very proud that it has been chosen as one of the Best Corporate International Advisers at the prestigious Health & Protection Awards 2021. The winners will be revealed at the gala dinner in London on 14th October. UK Health & Protection Awards since 1998 is the celebration of excellence in professional standards and innovation shown by intermediaries and providers across private medical insurance, wellbeing and financial protection.
Engage International was shortlisted for the Best Corporate International Advisor Category with their professional guidance and first-class client care delivered for a small international client, Timber Trading Agency International. The customer had an increasingly anxious workforce in India, UK, Lebanon and Ghana due to the growing pressure of the COVID-19 outbreak. Engage helped with the implementation of the employee assistance program, the communication of coverage changes plus with a COVID-19 emergency evacuation plan across four time zones and some of the lowest quality healthcare in the world, all in partnership with their business partner Bupa Global. (Read full case study). Ian Abbott, director at Engage International commented: “We are committed to providing our clients with expert advice and we are truly honoured to be recognised for our work by the industry.”
Ian Abbott joined the company in 2018 with focus around expanding Engage Health Group’s existing international client base. The international business at Engage has grown in recent years due to the increase in businesses looking to hire internationally as remoting working becomes more common, alongside the team’s expertise in international health insurance and the broader international benefits market. Ian Abbott continued, “With our unique and growing network of international partners in over 50 countries worldwide, we are now in a very strong position to help our international clients to streamline their employee benefits across their global footprint.”
While globalisation is driving international growth, the standards of healthcare provision fluctuate significantly around the world and when we combine that with a complex regulatory landscape, strict visa and tax requirements, language barriers, covid pressure, unfamiliar surroundings and different healthcare systems to navigate through, it makes sense for global organisations to look out for external help from industry experts like Engage International when it comes to the protection of an internationally mobile workforce.
Engage Health Group is a UK based health insurance broker and employee benefits consultancy, offering expert, impartial advice to both individual and business clients with access to all insurance providers in the UK and in the global market. Engage Health Group has a dedicated International division, Engage International, with over 23 years of combined expertise working with multinational businesses to review, source and manage their International Employee Benefits, which can include: