LONDON, May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Collinson Group has announced that it has acquired corporate assistance specialist Specialty Assist, subject to regulatory approval.
Specialty Assist is a leading provider of medical assistance services to the corporate and London markets and the acquisition will further strengthen Collinson Group's established global assistance capability. This acquisition forms part of a broader programme of investment being made by Collinson Group to deliver a market leading global assistance proposition for its clients and their partners.
Managing Director of Specialty Assist, Mark Rands will lead Intana Specialty, working alongside Group Head of Intana, Martin Weintz. He will also join the group's Insurance & Assistance executive team.
Intana Specialty will provide a range of assistance-based services dedicated to the corporate market, including medical and security assistance, travel risk management and independent airport lounge access. The new division will continue to support IPMI policies worldwide alongside other non-insured risks to protect and support business travellers and expatriate employees based overseas.
David Evans, Managing Director, Insurance & Assistance at Collinson Group said: "Specialty Assist has built an excellent reputation as a London market specialist and is highly regarded for its expertise and quality of service. Intana Specialty will create an assistance proposition uniquely positioned to meet the specific and growing demands of the corporate market - underpinned by Collinson Group's extensive portfolio of products and services that support the frequent traveller. With corporate travel spend expected to continue growing at a 10.2% annual pace over the next five years,assistance-based services will be increasingly important - both for corporations from a duty of care perspective as well as for employees as their end users. This consolidation of capability makes us exceptionally well-placed to deliver on these demands."
Mark Rands commented: "Our heritage together with Collinson Group's deep understanding of the needs of the business traveller is a compelling proposition in light of current and future corporate travel trends. Intana Specialty will enable us to enhance greatly our corporate assistance proposition through access to an unrivalled portfolio of products, services and expertise across the entire travel experience through the Collinson Group".
About Collinson Group
The Collinson Group is a global leader in influencing customer behaviour to drive revenue and value for its clients. It offers a unique blend of industry and sector specialists across four core capabilities: Loyalty, Lifestyle Benefits, Insurance and Assistance. The group has over 25 years' experience, servicing over 800 clients in 170 countries, employing over 1,800 staff and managing over 20 million end customers.
Intana (http://www.intana-assist.com) provides outsourced global assistance and claims management, specialising in lifestyle and emergency assistance solutions, claims handling and travel management leveraging an international support network and delivering new advancements in product development. With solutions to support customers across Travel, Medical, Accident & Health and Specialty, Intana can offer solutions tailored to client need.
Intana is part of the Collinson Group.