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Global Benefits Vision Author Team, are Expert journalists, dedicated to providing accurate, high value business information.

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International Pension Plans & Guernsey Regulations Carl Hansen An Efficient Administrative Model for The Cross-Border Environment Dejan Malesic Exercise Can Slow the Ageing Process Janet M. Lord HR: Prepare for GDPR In Five Steps GBV Staff Brexit, Borders, and Group Insurance Paul Avis Introduction to Employee Benefits in the UK – WBN Country Profile Series Saira Chambers Expat Pensions 2018-2023: Is Big Data the Answer? Patrick Donders

GBV: Please tell us about your appointment as Chairman of WBN, what does this entail? Jim Watt: I am going to be assuming the chairmanship of Worldwide Broker Network in April of this year (2018) and I’m excited about the opportunity because I really believe in the network and in the global aspects of business commerce.

The inaugural meeting of the Cross-Border Benefits Alliance (CBBA) on December 6 could be described as a classic meeting of the minds, featuring such authorities as the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and other private and public-sector organizations coming together to promote cross border pensions as well as find a way to address the legislative and judicial issues that surround them.

Duty of Care is a generally accepted principle in many countries around the world. It’s an important factor in building trust and reinforcing commitment toward employees, and in some countries, it’s enshrined in legislation. An employer can be deemed to have breached its duty of care if it fails to do everything reasonable to keep employees safe from harm.

The current 2017-18 flu season is a bad one. Hospitalization rates are now higher than in recent years at the same point, and infection rates are still rising. The best line of defense is the seasonal influenza vaccine. But H3N2 viruses, like the one that’s infecting many people this year, are particularly hard to defend against, and this year’s shot isn’t very protective against H3N2.

Middle East countries are making fast-paced regulatory reforms to the health insurance industry for half a decade, and healthcare sectors and insurance industries have seen a surge in mergers and acquisitions activity.

GBV: Let’s start our discussion with the highlights of your career, and your focus on global pensions. Thierry Verkest: Aon is the leading global professional services firm providing risk, retirement, and health solutions. I am based in Brussels; I’ve always worked in Belgium, and for more than 25 years I’ve helped international organizations manage the design and financing of their pension funds. We have offices all over the world

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Thierry Verkest from Aon on Pan-European Pensions GBV Interview Attracting Top Performers is Key to Employee Benefits in the Middle East Susan Panicker What the Flu Does to Your Body Laura Haynes The Search for a Universal Influenza Vaccine Ian Setliff, Amyn Murji Duty of Care to an International Workforce – A Primary Responsibility David Healy CBBA-Europe Conference Report Worldwide Broker Network – WBN Chairman Jim Watt GBV Interview

Conference Organizers, please send information about your events by email to the Editor. Publication is free at this time and remains at the discretion of the publisher. Organized by Event Begins Location Click here Lockton Lockton Global Benefits Forum, Chicago, 8-9 May 2018 08/05/2018 Chicago, IL Link IBIS “Your Future, Your Workforce” – IBIS Academy, Berlin, 7-11 May 2018 07/05/2018 Berlin, Germany Link Lockton Lockton Global Benefits Forum, London,

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase’s announcement that they will create an independent company to offer health care to their employees “free from profit-making incentives and constraints” sent a shock through the health care industry, with share prices of some incumbents tumbling on Jan. 30, 2018.

Every working day, doctors in the U.K. diagnose almost 1,000 people with type 2 diabetes. It is one of the commonest and most expensive diseases. What most people don’t know is that with a bit of hard work, it is possible to become non-diabetic again.

Happiness is the subject of countless quotations, slogans, self-help books and personal choices. It is also being taken seriously by national governments and organisations like the United Nations, as something societies should aim for.

U.S. gross domestic product is at an all-time high. U.S. life expectancy is not. Life expectancy has fallen for the second time in two years – from a high of 78.9 years in 2014 to 78.6 years in 2016. It fell for men and women, whites, blacks and Hispanics. Statistics show that thousands were preventable, premature deaths.

Pan-European Pensions, Dream or Reality? Interview Xavier Collot, Amundi and Nicolas Hubé, Johnson & Johnson Interview: James W. Reid, MetLife Global EB Type-2 Diabetes Can Be Treated by Weight Loss, by Mike Lean Is Purpose a Better Goal than Happiness? The Japanese Concept of Ikigai, by Iza Kavedžija U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Again, by David Bishai Amazon Could Be a Disrupter of the Healthcare System, by J.B. Silvers

Pan-European Pensions, Dream or Reality? Interview Xavier Collot, Amundi and Nicolas Hubé, Johnson https://www.global-benefits-vision.com/pan-european-pensions-dream-or-reality/& Johnson James W. Reid, MetLife Global EB Interview Type-2 Diabetes Can Be Treated by Weight Loss Mike Lean Is Purpose a Better Goal than Happiness? The Japanese Concept of Ikigai Iza Kavedžija U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Again David Bishai Amazon Could Be a Disrupter of the Healthcare System J.B. Silvers

In order to understand the role of employer-sponsored employee benefit plans in Canada, an understanding of the underlying government mandated health care structure is needed.

The announcement that CVS plans to acquire Aetna for US$69 billion raises hope and concerns. The transaction would create a new health care giant. Aetna is the third-largest health insurer in the United States, insuring about 46.7 million people.

There is plenty of evidence that being physically active can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, but when do the benefits of exercise start to pay off?