Ingle International is a Canadian insurance group of companies based in Toronto, . it provides travel health insurance products to various types of travelers, including international students, snowbirds, expatriates, and high-risk travelers.
|Headquarters||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Products||Travel and Health Insurance|
- 3Educational and Charitable Affiliations
Ingle International was established in 1946 under the name John Ingle Insurance by John and Muriel Ingle, as a health insurance provider for newcomers and immigrants to Canada. The company first began to offer student insurance in 1950. International student insurance was introduced in 1960, with the first travel insurance for snowbirds introduced in 1988.
John Ingle Insurance was rebranded as Ingle International several years after Robin Ingle, son of John and Muriel, first took over the company in 1985. In 1991, the Ontario provincial government ended its US health coverage for Canadian travelers. As a result, Ingle International developed the first formal Snowbird Insurance plan for the province of Ontario, by the direct request of the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).
In 1998, Ingle International, known as Ingle Health at the time, was sold to the investment arm of a Canadian financial institution. In 2001, the former president of Ingle Insurance, Robin Ingle, founded Imagine Financial, which operates as a Canadian managing general agent (MGA).
In 2002, after a private settlement between Robin Ingle and the institution that purchased the company, Ingle Health resumed operations in Canada as Ingle, now functioning as a managing general insurance underwriter (MGU) and managing general insurance agent (MGA).
In 2006, the Ingle Group of Companies was created, which included Ingle International, and the newly founded Novus Health, a health navigation and wellness solutions provider. In 2008, Peak Contact, a technology development company was founded and joined the group. In 2011, Intrepid 24/7 was launched and added to the Ingle Group of Companies as an emergency travel and medical assistance service.In 2013, sisu production was founded and joined the Ingle Group as a media and digital production company.
In 2013, Ingle International expanded internationally and the company introduced new implementations to existing products, such as third-party liability and homestay liability insurance for international students and homestay families.
Ingle International operates internationally and has offices in Canada, the United States, Chile, Mexico, Malta,and Brazil, and the business is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The current CEO and chairman of the Ingle Group of Companies are Robin Ingle.
Ingle International’s primary product is travel insurance, including medical and non-medical coverage to international and domestic travelers. Additional services are available to international students, snowbirds, expatriates, groups, and high-risk travelers.
Ingle International offers custom services with its group of companies, including Novus Health, Peak Contact, Intrepid 24/7, and sisu production. As a result, the company is able to draw from a wider array of resources, ranging from technological solutions to in-house media production.
Educational and Charitable Affiliations
Ingle International works with educational institutions and charity groups to provide insurance, travel, health, and education industry with relevant information about the insurance industry. Ingle International has supported organizations such as CAPS-I, Languages Canada, the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, March of Dimes Canada, and Special Olympics Canada, and sponsored industry events, such as CBIE, CAPS-I, Languages Canada, BCCIE, MCIE, EduNova, Go Global Expo, ICEF, the 10 Most Influential Canadians, and the Consular Ball.
- 2012 – International Travel Insurance Journal’s Insurer/Underwriter of the Year award
- 2012 and 2013 – Insurance-Canada Technology Award Finalist
- 2013 – International Travel Insurance Journal’s Assistance/Claims Handler Finalist
- 2014 – Insurance-Canada Technology Award Winner