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Eric Muller-Borle

Eric Muller-Borle

Global Benefits Vision founder and expert in global compensation & employee benefits, global mobility and insurance at large. A former industry executive and management consultant, Eric leads a team dedicated to provide accurate, high value business information to today's practitioners.

Gallagher in February 2021 announced that Dieter Gistelinck had joined as Managing Consultant, in the Multinational Benefits & HR Consulting practice in Gallagher’s Benefits and HR Consulting Division. Gistelinck will be based in Brussels, Belgium. In his new role at Gallagher, Gistelinck will be responsible for developing the Gallagher Global Workforce Strategy consulting portfolio in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. This is achieved through understanding clients’

The World Economic Forum (WEF) in January 2021 published the 16th edition of its annual Global Risks Report. Prepared with input from global broker Marsh McLennan, South Korean conglomerate SK Group, and insurance carrier Zurich, the 2021 edition of the report focuses on risks arising from societal fractures, with implications for human health, unemployment, widening digital divides, youth disillusionment, and geopolitical fragmentation. According to the WEF, large cohorts of

International employee benefits network IGP in December 2020 announced the launch of its “Virtual Training Series” to be held in the first half of 2021. The series of six webinars will be repeated in different time zones and will be available in English, German and/or French. January 21, 2021: Trends & Development of the International Employee Benefits Market February 18, 2021: Introduction to IGP Pooling March 18, 2021: Introduction

International employee benefits network MAXIS Global Benefits Network (MAXIS GBN) in January 2021 announced it had selected ICAS World, a London, UK-based employee assistance programme (EAP) platform, as a global provider of counselling support and assistance. As part of the MAXIS Global Wellness solution, multinational clients will be able to choose to work with ICAS World, giving their employees access to counselling and work-life services including legal and financial

Allianz Global Benefits (AGB), the employee benefits network of Allianz Group, in December 2020 announced the appointment of Frank Forster as Managing Director and Chief Transformation Officer. According to the company, “Forster’s responsibility will include introducing new digital offerings to meet the growing demand of multinational corporate clients while implementing AGB’s holistic business model, organized as an employee benefits platform, to simplify and digitize the business.” In a statement,

Generali Employee Benefits (GEB) and San-Francisco, California-based Sensely in December 2020 announced a strategic partnership to advance patient interactions through Artificial Intelligence and provide access to Virtual Health Assistants (digitized interactive ‘human-like’ characters or avatars) that respond to voice and onscreen commands through a multi-functional, cloud-based platform. This strategic partnership brings together GEB’s leading network capabilities in the corporate sector and local market knowledge in over 118 countries with

U.S.-based Insured Nomads in October 2020 appointed Allen Koski as President and Chief Innovation Officer, to provide the insights necessary for the company to grow into new markets and unique client segments.. Insured Nomads is an insurtech focused on the healthcare needs of expatriates, remote workers and business travelers.

Insurance and Propagation in Village Networks, NBER working paper: non-insured events have a lasting impact on the entire supply chain.

According to Swiss Re, global insurance markets are set to rebound in 2021 with China leading recovery.

Swiss Re report advises employers reopening public spaces on reducing the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

Direct primary care provider Paladina Health in November 2020 changed its name to Everside Health

According to UNCTAD, global FDI flows fell 49% in the first half of 2020 compared to 2019, due to the economic fallout from COVID-19

Direct primary care provider Paladina Health hired Samie Moore for the newly created position of Senior Vice President, National Accounts, Healthcare Strategy, Benefits & Innovation

Diego Poncelet in September 2020 joined the EMEA team of INSUROPE Network as Regional Director

Ahead of the third G7 Pensions Digital Forum devoted on ESG, Inclusive Growth and the Future of Retirement, a GBV Quick Take with Nicolas J. Firzli, Director-General of the World Pensions Council, a Paris-based international association of public and private pension institutions

Allowing for financial synergies (6/6) By choosing @GEB_Network for your international expat plan, you not only benefit from a best compliant, integrated solution that will meet the needs of your diverse employees – wherever in the world they are – but you also benefit from cost efficiencies. For example, a global Network built upon years of close partnership working and trust, allowing for a high degree of harmonisation of

Centralising plan set-up and information management (5/6) Your multinational organisation is complex. But your global mobile employee benefits plan needn’t be. The right solution will allow you to insure your locally-based employees alongside their expat colleagues, with bespoke plans and quality benefits. For the employer, we bring solutions that are compliant and cost-effective. Plus, everything in one place, including comprehensive reporting packages. For the employee, we bring a user-friendly

Aiming for a high degree of harmonisation of terms and benefits (4/6) There are pros and cons of harmonising your terms of employment. But we believe the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages, bringing you a global mobile employee benefits plan that is more: attractive; fair; compliant; efficient. And less administration heavy and hierarchical. Talk to @GEB_Network about our new and innovative Best Compliant Model: the next generation of international

Minimising non-admitted insurance (3/6) Every country is different. Just like every employee is different. And non-admitted insurance is no longer serving global mobile insurance needs with the same level of efficiency that it once did. To insure global risk in a way that is consistent, cost-effective and with non-admitted insurance minimised, you need a different solution. @GEB_Network’s Best Compliant Model provides that solution, within a single multinational policy or

Maximising admitted coverages (2/6) Are you looking for one global mobile employee benefits solution that is in line with the requirements of each region in which your organisation is present? Do you want to simplify the administration of the benefits you offer globally, or across as many regions as possible? Do you want to reduce the reliance on non-admitted solutions? Look no further. @GEB_Network’s new Best Compliant Model has

Providing one integrated solution across geographies (1/6) Achieving a globally mobile employee benefits solution that is integrated and compliant, yet user-friendly, member-experience focused and cost-effective gets ever harder to achieve. At the same time, it’s a necessity in #employee attraction and retention. Fortunately, there is a way, in the shape of @GEB_Network ’s new and innovative Best Compliant Model. #employeebenefits

Two months after the May 2020 announcement by MAXIS Global Benefits Network (MAXIS GBN) of the appointment of Mattieu Rouot as its new CEO, he officially takes over the reins of the multinational employee benefits network following the retirement of Mauro Dugulin. As CEO of MAXIS GBN, Mattieu Rouot oversees relationships with more than 500 multinational companies in over 120 countries around the world. He joined MAXIS in May

U.S. direct health insurer Oscar in June 2020 raised another USD 225 million in a late-stage round of funding. Led by co-founder and CEO Mario Schlosser, Oscar now is active in 15 U.S. states and has more than 420,000 members in individual, Medicare Advantage and small group products. Certainly helped by the coronavirus crisis, most U.S. healthcare providers today offer virtual consultations and ever more patients make use of

In a reversal of strategy, AIG in mid-June 2020 announced it had decided to wind down its AIG Global Benefits Network (AIG GBN) multinational pooling network. According to the company, “AIG has realigned its strategy with regard to AIG’s Global Benefits Network business and as a consequence, [it] has decided to wind down its activities.” All existing pools will be cancelled effective December 31, 2020. AIG pooling clients now

AXA XL in June 2020 announced that Xavier Veyry had been appointed as CEO Asia & Europe, based in Dublin, Ireland, and reporting to Scott Gunter, AXA XL CEO. In addition to his duties as CEO, Scott Gunter had assumed the role of Interim CEO Eurasia in the context of the new organization of AXA XL and of its leadership team. Xavier currently is Country CEO of AXA China

AXA XL in April 2020 announced a new leadership team and a new organization following a strategic review. Changes include the creation of a single global insurance underwriting function and the establishment of three geographical business units across the Americas, Eurasia, and the UK & Lloyd’s market. Underwriting will be led by a global Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), responsible for underwriting governance, pricing, P&L and the management of the