Recent acquisition of Global Response further expands IMGs global footprint into Europe
October 21, 2014
(INDIANAPOLIS – Sept. 24, 2014) – Indianapolis-based, International Medical Group®, Inc. (IMG®) is further expanding its global footprint with a recent acquisition of Wales based company, Global Response Ltd.
With over 70 years of senior management expertise, Global Response provides emergency medical assistance and logistical support to travel insurance policy holders and corporate clients who become sick or injured while traveling overseas. “Global Response is one of the most innovative medical assistance providers in the world,” said R. Brian Barwick, President and CEO of IMG. “The expansion of our 24/7 emergency assistance and claims handling services will further strengthen IMG’s full service approach to being there for our members, wherever they are in the world.”
Since 1999, Global Response has been providing medical assistance on a global scale to leisure, corporate, and NGO members. As an independent, 24/7 assistance and claims company, Global Response caters to a diverse range of insurers and brokers within the U.K. travel market. Global Response was awarded the prestigious International Travel Insurance Journal Award for Claims and Assistance Company of the Year, in 2011.
“Global Response has been delivering brilliant, dependable medical assistance on a global scale for more than 15 years,” said Mark Somers, Managing Director of Global Response. “Becoming integrated with IMG’s family of companies will provide us with the resources to expand our global footprint.”
Both companies agree the ultimate goal of this acquisition is to provide support and service, which will overcome language, currency, time, and cultural challenges. “Global Response will retain their independence, but will now have access to IMG resources, including our significant in-house case management and cost containment expertise, as well as our buying power within the U.S. healthcare system,” finished Barwick.
About International Medical Group, Inc. (IMG)
For almost 25 years, IMG has provided high quality global medical insurance benefits and developed a reputation of excellence and leadership in the international medical insurance market. With around-the-clock medical management services, multilingual claims administrators and highly trained customer service professionals, IMG is confident in its ability to provide the products international travelers need, backed by the services they want. IMG’s family of companies include Akeso Care Management®, IMG Europe Ltd., IMG-Stop Loss SM, Global Response Ltd. and iTravelInsured®. Located in Indianapolis, Ind., U.S.A., IMG has provided Global Peace of Mind® to millions of people worldwide in more than 170 countries. IMG is committed to being with its international clients wherever life takes them.
About Global Response Ltd.
Based in Cardiff, Wales, Global Response provides 24/7 international medical and emergency travel assistance and claims handling services to more than 10,000 international travelers annually.