International Medical Group (IMG) has announced that it has enhanced its product offering to include COVID-19 medical consulting and travel planning services.
“Preparation is going to become a much more significant part of risk assessment, and it will be pivotal for all companies that travel internationally,” said Dr. Geoff Tothill, chief medical officer for IMG. “It will be important to travel more carefully; that’s to say it will be paramount to understand the requirements of travel and to make sure transit is safe.”
IMG’s new planning and medical consulting services fall into three categories:
- Pre-travel assessment and screening: Services include medical assessment, identification and mitigation of risk, screening employees for underlying health conditions, and producing individual reports for each employee prior to travel
- Deployment planning: Monitoring and understanding of entry and quarantine requirements, vaccination needs, and prescription medication options
- Evacuation planning services: IMG medical personnel will help supply location-specific evacuation plans for employees who become ill or injured. The plans are created with advance coordination with local hospitals and health authorities
“Planning is absolutely essential to ensure safety while traveling during these uncertain times,” Tothill said. “IMG is uniquely positioned because we have the expertise and capability to connect travelers to the support and care they need while away from home, which is what global peace of mind is all about.”
IMG is a provider of travel insurance, travel medical insurance, and other benefits and assistance services.