LONDON, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
APRIL International UK has announced a tie up with security and crisis management experts red24 to offer all new clients free access to red24's travel and risk management services. According to red24, last year, 4 out of 5 business travellers went to medium, high or extreme risk destinations, yet just 46% of employees work for firms with any formalised travel security policy.
With recent events in France and Belgium still fresh in many people's minds, APRIL International feels personal security support is becoming as relevant in Europe as it already is elsewhere in the world.
The red24 tie up will give APRIL international policyholders access to a range of business critical services including country intelligence and security analysis, practical advice on day to day personal security, daily security and medical updates and travel alerts, all delivered via red24's high tech crisis response centre based in South Africa.
With the addition this safety and risk management package to all its group and individual international private medical insurance policies, APRIL International UK believes it is now offering clients a highly differentiated and relevant added value benefits package. Commenting on the launch, APRIL International UK's Business Development Director Joe Thomas said, "red24 has an unparalleled reputation for assisting clients in minimising risks to their personnel, operations and profitability. Including their expertise in our international health insurance plans gives our clients a significant advantage, it demonstrates our commitment to a duty of care and will allow us to offer better all-round protection in many of the world's key business hotspots, wherever these may emerge."
APRIL International UK currently provides private international medical insurance for clients from 86 nationalities in 120 countries worldwide, with many of these regions being classed as higher risk security zones. APRIL is also well known as a provider of passive war zone cover, so the red24 tie up adds an important feature, helping to make the insurer a powerful force in this sector.
red24 has seen its security services used regularly in some of the world's expat commercial hot spots. As well as assisting in the evacuation of 450 staff from Libya during the Arab Spring, the company has tracked down missing persons in Thailand and come to the aid of crime victims in South America and Europe.
APRIL International Joe Thomas continues, "red24 delivers an important and complementary service for our clients, particularly to those working in NGOs, aid agencies and charities abroad, many of whom will necessarily be working in higher risk post conflict zones."
APRIL International UK offers international health insurance to individuals on a short or long term basis, to employee groups and to students studying around the world.
For details of APRIL International's International health insurance plans visit
About April International UK Limited
April International UK Limited (until recently known as MediCare International) is part of the April Group which was founded in France more than 35 years ago. It is an internationally known and respected insurance services group with operations in 37 different countries, looking after close to 6 million policyholders worldwide, consisting of some 86 different nationalities located in more than 120 countries.
April International UK are specialists in designing and delivering outstanding, flexible international health insurance solutions for individuals and companies, with long term, short term and student healthcare plans available.
All April International UK plans include the additional services of Best Doctors (second medical opinion), Blood Care Foundation (screened blood available worldwide) and red24 (crisis management specialists).
Cover under group plans may also available for local nationals. Discounted group rates start with 3 lives and full medical history disregarded underwriting is available on groups of 10 or more employees, making April International one of the most competitive group cover providers.
April International UK Limited is an Appointed Representative of APRIL Medibroker Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered Office: Minster House, 42 Mincing Lane, London, EC3R 7AE, United Kingdom. Registered in England No7261287.
SOURCE APRIL International UK