Who we are
The International Federation of Health Plans was founded in 1968 by a group of health insurance industry leaders, and is now the leading global network of the industry, with one hundred member companies in 25 countries. We aim to assist in the maintenance of high ethical and professional standards throughout the industry.
Federation members are companies of good standing who offer a range of health insurance products to their host population.
A major asset of the Federation is its membership network. Health Plans in different countries share many of the same challenges and problems, and the desire to exchange expertise and arrive at common solutions unites iFHP members as a distinct and cohesive group. A prestigious membership list ensures that our members have access to relevant contacts, both at home and internationally.
What are the benefits of Membership?
- Privileged access to an international network of industry leaders
- Eligibility to attend private Federation events
- Opportunities for unique specialist educational events and executive development programmes
Membership is open to organisations sharing the aims of the organisation and whose operations and business practices conform to standards generally acceptable within the Federation. Membership applications are reviewed by the Council of Management. Annual subscriptions are levied on a sliding scale based on annual premium income.
Full membership is open only to organisations offering health insurance cover. National and regional associations of health insurers may apply for associate membership. Companies who supply goods or services to health insurers may apply for affiliate membership.