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MAXIS Global Benefits Network announced in September 2019 that Grégoire Bonnefoy has been promoted to Reporting and Reinsurance Analyst from the position of Multinational Account Manager where he was responsible for business development for Multinational Pooling and Captive clients. He will be based in London. Prior to joining Maxis, Bonnefoy was a Commercial and Communication Assistant with OC Sport in Geneva, Switzerland. He has also been a business developer

Does pay parity equal gender equality? New research commissioned by MAXIS Global Benefits Network (MAXIS GBN) and published in October 2019 reveals that two-thirds of global workers think men and women are in a position of gender equality if they are paid the same. The research involved employees in ten different countries including the UK, US, Germany, Japan and Australia. The United Nations, however, states that the issue goes

MAXIS Global Benefits Network (MAXIS GBN) in October 2019 launched its Wellness Intelligence Tool (WIT), a digital service that helps organizations estimate potential medical cost savings resulting from changes in employee behaviors and lifestyles. The tool helps organizations quantify the impact that behavior change could have on the health and productivity of employees. The tool was developed by MAXIS GBN in partnership with actuarial consultancy Habits at Work. Integrated

Why should employers look to create a positive workplace culture? We sat down with Dr Leena Johns, Head of Health & Wellness at MAXIS Global Benefits Network, to discuss the, often unseen, impact of workplace culture on the productivity and health of employees.

Mercer Marsh Benefits (MMB), Marsh & McLennan Companies’ (MMC) international employee benefits business, in February 2019 appointed Hervé Balzano as Leader of MMB International, based in London. He reports to Flavio Piccolomini, President of Marsh’s International Division, and Martine Ferland, President and CEO-elect of Mercer. Balzano will be responsible for ensuring MMB meets increasing demand for health and employee benefits, especially in global growth markets, as well as enabling firms

AXA Egypt in February 2019 joined pooling network MAXIS Global Benefits Network (MAXIS GBN). AXA Egypt is the second MAXIS partner in the country, along MetLife Egypt, and joins the global network of over 140 local insurers. AXA Egypt was established as recently as 2015 and is a multi-line insurance carrier, offering general insurance, life and protection insurance, health insurance, and micro-insurance plans. The company is ranked fourth in

Andrew Stocker in December 2018 became Head of Employee Benefits Gulf at MetLife, based in Dubai. He has spent his entire career at MetLife, where he previously was Head of distribution, MetLife Global Employee Benefits and Maxis GBN; Vice President and head of distribution for MetLife Global Employee Benefits; head of Global Relationship Management; and Regional director of Employee Benefit sales, based in Dallas, Texas. He holds a Bachelor

Global Benefits Vision: Why has MAXIS GBN decided to launch its new wellness solution now? What were the key drivers behind the launch? Dr. Leena Johns MD: Over the past few years we have worked with clients to identify the cost drivers of their health claims data across disparate geographies, through our sophisticated data reporting tools. While some markets offer solutions to mitigate these drivers, often, in reality, there is an absence of data-based recommendations and a lack of cohesive, centralised solutions that can be rolled out globally.

Multinational pooling network MAXIS GBN, an AXA-MetLife joint venture, in May 2018 announced three appointments in its distribution department, all promotions of MAXIS team members. David Schupak to head Western Europe as well as the UK, Middle East & Africa David Schupak adds Western Europe to his current role leading the UK, Middle East & African region, reporting to Head of Distribution Andrew Stocker. In other words, his area of

AXA Group is simplifying its operating model, empowering its entities to operate closer to their customers. In order to accomplish this, AXA will shift from its current, three-layer model of separate head office, global business lines, and regional headquarters, to a refocused corporate center that will oversee five geographies (France, Europe, the U.S., Asia, and International). Concurrently managed with the five geographies will be key transversal entities AXA Investment

Nicola Fordham in September 2017 was appointed as Director of Underwriting of the MAXIS Global Benefits Network (MAXIS GBN), the international employee benefits joint venture between MetLife and AXA. She joins from MetLife UK, where she was Chief Pricing Underwriter. In this role, she was in charge of technical relationship between MetLife UK and MAXIS GBN, and led a 25‑strong team of underwriters and built and delivered trainings for

MAXIS Global Benefits Network (MAXIS GBN), a global joint venture between MetLife and AXA, in April 2017 announced the launch of its new website, client portal, and member portal as part of the firm’s extensive investment in its digital infrastructure. The new site has revised content about MAXIS GBN’s network, solutions, and thought leadership. The latter includes the new, monthly, Viewpoint series, webinars, and health and wellness white-papers. The

The MAXIS GBN pooling network on February 7, 2017, officially opened its new headquarters in London, U.K., located at 11 Monument Street in the City. Since its launch in 1998, MAXIS, an AXA-MetLife partnership, had been managed from Paris and New York City. According to CEO Mauro Dugulin, in the present context of diminishing returns on multinational pooling; increasing interest in the use of captives; a greater thirst for

The MAXIS Global Benefits Network on September 15, 2016 organizes a webcast, “MAXIS Global Risk Solution: Moving Beyond Traditional”. While traditional multinational pooling arrangements continue to generate value for multinationals, the employee benefits environment is also continuing to evolve. Among key drivers of change, ever more complicated regulations, especially when cross-border considerations are included; and corporate pressure to better budget and forecast benefit spending are driving employers to explore

MAXIS Global Benefits Network in August 2016 launched the MAXIS Global Risk Solution, a global program management solution offering centralized multinational companies with large global footprints a single-employer, non-profit-sharing arrangement. Key advantages include better terms and conditions; economies of scale; greater predictability of premiums; a global financial view; and a single point of contact for underwriting. Eligible coverages include group death; survivor income; group disability benefits; as well as

The 2016 Asia Pacific Health Conference, to be held in Singapore on 14 July 2016, will share the findings of two studies by Willis Towers Watson pertaining to the Asia-Pacific region. The 2015/2016 Staying@Work survey will present how organizations take steps to develop and implement health and productivity programs to improve health culture and well-being. The 2015/2016 Global Medical Trends survey will show the results of medical cost tracking

Patsy Langridge in May 2016 was appointed Chief Marketing Officer of MAXIS Global Benefits Network, an AXA and MetLife partnership. Based in MAXIS’ new headquarters in London, Patsy reports to Thierry Mestach, head of markets and strategy, working closely with the company’s CEO, Mauro Dugulin, as well as the other members of MAXIS’ leadership team, including Andrew Stocker, Head of Business Development, Philippe Ly Van Luong, Head of Technical

MAXIS Global Benefits Network will broadcast a webinar on February 24 and 25, 2016, titled “Enhancing the Employee Value Proposition in China and India,” and based on MetLife’s Employee Benefit Trends Study. As Asian economies and businesses mature, maintaining a highly productive workforce becomes more difficult in these markets. The webinar will help employers understand employee motivators in China and in India, including the role of a total rewards

Signaling an increased commitment to the global employee benefits industry, global insurance powerhouses MetLife and AXA in late October 2015 announced they will combine their existing MAXIS Global Benefits Network (MAXIS GBN) operations in a new co-owned joint venture company based in London. Mauro Dugulin, formerly CEO of Generali Employee Benefits Network (GEB), will serve as CEO. MAXIS has been headquartered in Paris and New York since its inception

AXA Group’s AXA PPP healthcare unit in the UK in August 2015 launched its “Corporate Health Plan for Mid Corporates”, geared towards small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs) from 65 to 250 employees, that provides access to medical diagnosis and to approved treatments and drugs to get employees back to health and back to work quickly. Features usually reserved for larger groups include networks of quality-assessed healthcare providers: over 250 hospitals, 400

Mansard Insurance, a leader in the Nigerian employee benefits market, joins the MAXIS Global Benefits Network as a result of the acquisition by AXA of 100%  of Assur African holdings, which holds a 77% stake in Mansard Insurance plc. Through this acquisition, AXA has become the #4 insurance player in Nigeria. Interestingly, Mansard announced its joining of the Insurope pooling network on May 29, 2015.

Dr. Leena Johns leena.johns@maxis-gbn.com MAXIS GBN Head of Health & Wellness Leena’s particular area of interest is health data analytics; she works with Multinational clients, as well as local operations using claims data analytics to derive cost drivers, trends and areas of greatest financial change. She works with the various stakeholders to identify the areas to focus from a management perspective, recommending changes and modifications to policy terms and