About Us

Intana Global delivers worldwide travel, medical and security solutions for clients who need peace of mind knowing that, whatever happens and wherever it happens, their customers will be cared for.

Key Benefits

PROTECT

We work with you to create the perfect travel, medical and security assistance solutions for your clients and customers.

RESPOND

Experts available 24/7/365 to deal with every emergency, however big or small, including response via our global medical network and security experts.

ENHANCE

Supported by Collinson Group, a global expert in travel and risk, we can enhance and differentiate your offer with a range of additional products and services that enrich the traveller experience.

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Our Proposition

Intana Global provides medical and security assistance including multilingual claims management.

Our established global network of over 40,000 partners and service providers is structured to deliver local solutions reaching into the farthest, most inhospitable and at times dangerous territories of the world.

 

On behalf of our clients, our highly skilled, experienced assistance and medical team delivers rapid, effective and cost efficient solutions every day of the year.

 

Our City of London assistance centre enables us to work pro-actively with our clients to deliver a trusted, reliable and responsive service.

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We are one of the largest independent assistance companies in the UK with more than 40 years’ experience in delivering assistance to corporate markets and travelling populations. Annually we provide assistance to over 250,000 people ensuring our clients and their customers are in safe hands.

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Intana Global offers a truly global medically led solution which ensures the delivery of appropriate medical care along recognised clinical pathways to ensure the best patient outcome and effective cost containment.

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We know that when away from home, accident, illness or medical problems can become traumatic experiences. Our services include 24/7/ 365 days a year multilingual telephone assistance to coordinate and liaise with patients, their families, doctors, nurses and specialists across the world no matter what the time or local language.

Case Study

Airlifted out of Kabul in 24 hours

A client’s employee suffered a brain haemorrhage while working in Kabul, Afghanistan. The local hospital had inadequate treatment facilities. Within 90 minutes of being notified by IDG, we sourced medical information, commissioned an air ambulance flight to Delhi, appointed local agents to help the evacuation, and managed requirements for entering India’s borders. Within 24 hours, the employee was safely admitted to Delhi Hospital, and receiving the treatment he needed.

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Hours to live

An insured traveller sought Intana Global’s urgent help when she heard that her father was expected to die imminently. Although she was unable to claim on her insurance policy immediately, we investigated the fastest and most cost-effective flights, and advised on luggage to optimise transfers. Although she had to pay for her flights in advance, our advice gave her the best chance to see her father alive. We were successful in recouping her expenses at a later date.

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Safe home from a US road accident

Our client’s employee was in a road accident while on business in the US. We spoke to his hospital doctor to understand the extent of his injuries, and gave guarantees of payment for medical bills. We liaised with his employer, our client, so his family could be updated with information. We arranged business class upgrade for his flight home to the UK, with ‘fitness to fly’ sign off, escort through border controls, and a taxi home.

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Supporting wounded servicemen in Afghanistan

When a military convoy in Afghanistan came into contact with an Improvised Explosive Device, four vehicle personnel were severely wounded and two were killed. Intana Global coordinated evacuation to Dubai for the wounded Guardsmen to receive treatment, and arranged repatriation of the deceased servicemen’s mortal remains to Nepal.

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Flight restrictions no barrier to evacuation

Our mining client had an employee working in Sierra Leone who suffered a serious accident at work. We liaised closely with the onsite paramedic and our client’s CEO to evacuate the patient to nearby Freetown. Unfortunately, further surgery was needed and this could only be undertaken at a hospital in Johannesburg – some 6,500 miles away. Further surgery was arranged in a Johannesburg hospital, but serious airspace restrictions made getting him there difficult. Intana Global planned a complex route to South Africa, including commercial flights via the UK. We also arranged all guarantees and follow up treatment for more than 12 months.

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Using our network to resolve a dilemma

A young traveller in Chile faced a major dilemma after admission to hospital with dehydration. Following treatment, the Santiago hospital refused to accept written confirmation of insurance to cover medical bills. The hospital withheld the patient’s passport, preventing further travel plans. Intana Global used close links with Lloyds of London underwriters to contact a local agent. The agent immediately provided cash to cover the bills, and the traveller was discharged without delay.

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Doing the right thing – whatever the circumstances

When one of Intana Global’s customers was found unconscious and alone in Thailand, it was clear that his condition was life threatening and he needed to be to be evacuated to Bangkok for treatment. Key decisions such as these need consent however he was in no position to provide it. Although we were advised he would not survive, we followed our core ethos in providing the best possible medical treatment – even if the patient is unaware of the efforts we are making. We therefore managed his repatriation to the UK, where he was able to die in the most appropriate and caring environment.

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Claim Recovery – travel insurer saves $65,000

When a husband and wife were hospitalised following a serious road accident overseas, Intana Global managed the couple’s total inpatient care, and repatriated them back to the UK. We provided information for a claim to a third party motorist involved in the accident. When we discovered that the third party had no insurance, we pursued the claim directly with the uninsured motorist and a car rental company. Through our support, the couple’s insurer has saved over $65,000.

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Social and domestic nightmare – getting an elderly family home

An elderly customer suffered a life-threatening medical event while flying home to the UK from the USA. After a forced landing in Canada, Intana Global arranged treatment, and a complicated repatriation which included in-flight oxygen and a doctor to escort her in business class. We arranged accommodation for two elderly family members who were travelling with her to stay in a managed care facility while their relative recovered, and our underwriters agreed to cover their nursing support throughout.

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Global support speeds a complex repatriation

A young American missionary was working in Chad, Central Africa, when he suffered severe, prolonged headaches. With no local hospital facilities available, Intana Global planned an immediate airlift, but night landing was impossible in the remote location. An emergency evacuation to Nairobi was arranged, and Meningitis was diagnosed. Unable to get suitable treatment back in Chad, we managed a complex repatriation to the USA via Amsterdam and Minneapolis, using multiple providers along the way.

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Incident at sea poses major treatment dilemma

A merchant seaman suffered a serious accident on board ship. The ship’s medical insurers contacted Intana Global to investigate whether, in the event he might be permanently disabled, he would qualify for a significant disability benefit, or could be treated to return to normal duties. Based on expert medical opinion, we advised that his condition could be treated, and he could withstand a long flight to Europe. We managed his travel logistics, and the operation was successful.

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Asian dilemma – swift action saves limb amputation

When a client’s employee suffered a minor abrasion to his foot while working in a remote part of Vietnam, he thought little more about it and continued his normal duties. But the foot injury became infected, and it was only speedy evacuation to a hospital in Singapore that saved his leg from amputation. Happily, the patient made a full recovery. He returned to his home in Bulgaria a few weeks later to continue physiotherapy and rehabilitation treatment.

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Trauma in Cyprus

Our client was a Mozambican national, working in Cyprus for a security firm clearing landmines. He stepped on a mine during his duties, and his left foot had to be amputated. We and our local agents arranged for his flight to South Africa for a prosthesis fitting assessment. After successful surgery, accommodation near the hospital was found so he could have physiotherapy, and he was then repatriated back to Mozambique.

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