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MSH International Strengthens its Position in the Americas with the Acquisition of Imagine and Intrepid 24/7



TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2017 /CNW/ - Ingle International Inc. have merged its insurance group Imagine Financial Ltd. and its travel medical assistance group Intrepid 24/7 with MSH International. Offices now include an operations centre in Calgary and employ 200 staff positioned to serve the travelling community.

Robust capabilities combined, MSH and Ingle's enhanced global footprint will facilitate a wider distribution of products and services. (CNW Group/Ingle International Inc.)

As the trusted name in the industry, Ingle companies have served the international traveling community since 1946. Today, they provide the best in class travel insurance protection to international students, students studying abroad, snowbirds, business travellers, expatriates, adventure, vacationing and high risk travelers.

MSH International, a 100% owned subsidiary of Paris-based SIACI SAINT HONORE Group, is one of the largest and most comprehensive suppliers of expatriate insurance services in the world, with more than 330,000 insured participants across 200 countries. SIACI SAINT HONORE Group insures 2,200 000+ people worldwide.

MSH International and Ingle share core values and will continue the tradition of responsive service, deep expertise, and reliable protection. With the best network in Canada, the merger will position the companies to provide its partners and customers with flexible access to an expansive product shelf and strong top notch international networks.

Frederic van Roekeghem, Executive Director of MSH International, says, "our partnership with Ingle will allow us to reinforce MSH International position in the Americas while providing a fully comprehensive and innovative offer and service to our customers".

Robin Ingle, CEO of Imagine Financial Ltd. and Intrepid 24/7 will assume the role of CEO of MSH Americas, remain a shareholder of the merged group and on the board,  and advise on global strategy for MSH International on international student and short-term travel insurance, "Business, pleasure, education, you name it. We take the risk out of travel by responding to the ever-changing needs of travellers with the best travel, student, and expatriate insurance solutions possible, in any language, worldwide."

Robust capabilities combined, MSH and Ingle's enhanced global footprint will facilitate a wider distribution of products and services. Together, the companies are excited to elevate the world of international mobility and give much needed choice and flexibility to consumers and distribution partners alike.

About

Ingle International Inc.

Promoting consumer best-practices since 1946, Ingle International Inc. provides plug and play solutions that drive revenue and enhance customer engagement for the insurance, health care, special-risk, and video production sectors. The Ingle group of companies include: Imagine Financial Ltd., Intrepid 24/7, Novus Health, Travel Navigatortm, and sisu production. They have invested in developing industry-proven products and infrastructure in the fields of technology and customer assistance solutions that are scalable, adaptable, and marketable. Innovation is supported by an in-house technology group, high-service member contact centers, creative enhancement services, and results-driven client strategists.

Imagine Financial Ltd.

Imagine Financial and Intrepid 24/7 deliver best-in-class insurance products and travel medical assistance services.

The companies specialize in delivering travel insurance, international student insurance and special-risk solutions to anyone going anywhere in the world. Travellers include international students, expats, athletes, those at risk of kidnap and ransom, travellers entering war zones or other high-risk destinations, and all types of adventurers. Consumers can expect 24/7 multilingual support, duty of care, and topical content to keep them informed about their travels. Products are available under the brand names Imagine Insurance, Ingle International, and now MSH International.

MSH International

MSH International, a 100% owned subsidiary of the SIACI SAINT HONORE Group, is a world leader in the design and management of international healthcare and death and disability insurance solutions for globally-mobile individuals. Its services and intended for employees of multinationals, SMEs and micro-businesses, workers in International Organizations, individual expatriates and local high-net-worth individuals in need of international insurance coverage. Thanks to a decentralized organization, 4 regional head offices in Calgary, Paris, Dubai and Shanghai and 14 service offices across the globe, MSH International provides 24/7, round-the-clock assistance to its 2,000 corporate clients and +300,000 insured members across 200 countries.

SIACI SAINT HONORE GROUP

SIACI SAINT HONORE, one of the leading providers of brokerage and consulting services in the French insurance market, supports large and mid-cap companies in the management of their property and personal insurance risks in France and around the world. The Group designs and develops customized solutions for its corporate clients in Property and Casualty, Marine and Cargo, Employee Benefits, Retirement, HR Strategy and Total Rewards and International Mobility. SIACI SAINT HONORE services encompass the entire value chain form risk management consulting to the management of insurance plans. The firm has currently more than 2,200 employees worldwide, insures about 2.5 million individuals and reported turnover of 306 M? in 2016.

SIACI SAINT HONORE ? Season, 39, rue Mstislav Rostropovitch, 75017 Paris -  Courtage d'assurances ? N° d'immatriculation ORIAS 07 000 771 (www.orias.fr) Société par actions simplifiée au capital de 61 057 144 Euros - 572 059 939 RCS Paris - APE 6622 Z - Exerce sous le contrôle de l'ACPR, 61 rue Taitbout 75009 Paris, France.

SOURCE Ingle International Inc.


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