December 19, 2022

Further Group and Real Vida launch precision cancer medicine service to the Portuguese market

December 2022 – Real Vida Seguros, S.A, the Porto-based provider of multi-insurance services, has launched a new precision oncology medicine service, provided by Further Group, as part of their Critical Illness add-on to their Real Seguro Vida Pleno life insurance product line.

A first in the Portuguese market, Further’s precision cancer medicine service, Precision CancerCare™, is being offered to individuals, when they purchase life insurance cover.

A service at the forefront of medical advances in the fight against cancer, Precision CancerCare™ provides individuals diagnosed with cancer, the possibility to have a blood, or a tumour biopsy sample analysed by the most advanced laboratories, using molecular profiling tests such as Next Generation Sequencing, and have the results translated by an expert medical board, made up of the world’s leading geneticists and oncologists, into a personalised (targeted) treatment plan.

The service will deliver a detailed report from Further’s designated expert medical board with specific treatment recommendations compatible with the unique genetic profile of each individual. Further will then provide navigational support including, where indicated, the search for eligible clinical trials. Where the molecular profiling analysis detects a heredity mutation, direct family members will also be tested, and genetic counselling provided.

Global Business Support Director at Further, Ignacio San Miguel, comments:

“We are very pleased to partner with Real Vida to bring our new Precision CancerCare™ product to the Portuguese market.

By embedding this highly valued service into their Critical Illness cover, Real Vida are differentiating their offering and providing their customers with access to a service which is often not readily available through the national health system or private insurance policies in Portugal.

For anyone battling cancer, having access to this type of service can provide their treating oncologist with insights that support accurate diagnoses, individualised treatment plans, assessment of treatment resistance and more precise prognoses. And Further is there to provide personal support every step of the way.”

For more information about our Precision CancerCare™ solution, visit  https://www.wegofurther.com/precisionmedicine/

Real Vida Seguros, S.A is a Porto-based life insurance company which offers various types of insurance such as life, personal accident, health, retirement, investment and savings insurance. For more information visit https://www.realvidaseguros.pt/.


Grupo Further e Real Vida lançam no mercado português serviço de medicina de precisão em oncologia

Dezembro de 2022 – A Real Vida Seguros, S.A, prestadora de serviços multisseguros sedeada no Porto, lançou um novo serviço de medicina de precisão em oncologia fornecido pelo Grupo Further, no âmbito da extensão da cobertura de Doenças Graves da sua linha de produtos de seguro de vida Real Seguro Vida Pleno.

Pela primeira vez no mercado português, o serviço de medicina de precisão em oncologia da Further, Precision CancerCare™ está a ser oferecido às pessoas que adquirem a cobertura de um seguro de vida.

Um serviço na linha da frente dos progressos médicos na luta contra o cancro, Precision CancerCare™ proporciona a pessoas a quem foi diagnosticado cancro a possibilidade de analisar uma amostra de sangue ou de uma biópsia tumoral nos mais avançados laboratórios, recorrendo a testes de caracterização molecular como Sequenciação de Nova Geração, e solicitar a uma Junta Médica Especializada, constituída pelos mais destacados especialistas mundiais em Genética e Oncologia, que transforme os resultados obtidos num plano de tratamento personalizado (direcionado).

O serviço apresentará um relatório detalhado elaborado pela Junta Médica Especializada da Further com recomendações específicas de tratamentos compatíveis com o perfil genético específico de cada pessoa. A Further prestará então apoio de navegação incluindo, nos casos indicados, a pesquisa de ensaios clínicos elegíveis. Se a análise da caracterização molecular detetar uma mutação hereditária, os familiares diretos serão igualmente testados, e será disponibilizado aconselhamento genético.

Ignacio San Miguel, Global Business Support Director da Further, refere:

“É com muito prazer que nos associamos à Real Vida para colocar o nosso novo produto Precision CancerCare™ no mercado português.

Ao englobar este serviço extremamente valorizado na sua cobertura de Doenças Graves, a Real Vida está a diferenciar a sua oferta e a permitir que os clientes acedam a um serviço que muitas vezes não é de fácil acesso através do sistema nacional de saúde ou de apólices de seguros privados em Portugal.

Para quem luta contra um cancro, o acesso a este tipo de serviço pode proporcionar ao seu oncologista assistente conhecimentos que suportem diagnósticos exatos, planos de tratamento individualizados, avaliação da resistência ao tratamento e previsões mais rigorosas. E a Further estará presente para dar apoio pessoal em todas as fases deste percurso.”

Para obter mais informações sobre a nossa solução Precision CancerCare™ visite https://www.wegofurther.com/precisionmedicine/

A Real Vida Seguros, S.A é uma companhia de seguros de vida sedeada no Porto que oferece vários tipos de seguros como Seguros de Vida, Seguros de Acidentes Pessoais, Seguros de Saúde, Seguros de Reforma, Seguros de Investimento e Poupança. Para obter mais informações visite https://www.realvidaseguros.pt/.

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Udaiveer Anand

Chief Financial Officer

Udai joined Further as CFO in February 2024 and is responsible for driving profitable growth of the business, working closely with our CEO and investors. He brings 20 years´ experience working in finance and the insurance industry, for large, global listed insurers (Aviva, RSA), as well as working for private equity backed insurance businesses, both as an M&A and financial advisor, as well as CFO and member of the Executive Committee. Udai is a qualified UK Chartered Accountant, having worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young in the UK. He holds an MSc. in Economics and Finance from the University of Warwick, UK.

Mei Yan

Chairwoman, Greater China

Mei Yan built up Further’s business in Greater China and is currently Chairwoman of Further’s business there, with more than 20 years’ experience in insurance, finance and consulting. This includes MSH, Mercer Consulting and McKinsey.

Frank Ahedo

Chief Executive Officer

Frank’s expertise in developing turnkey insurance products with a focus on serious illness is guided by his vision for solutions that allow access to top quality international healthcare, regardless of geography. Under his leadership, Further has strengthened and built strong partnerships with leading insurance companies, international banks, multinational brokers and major corporations worldwide.

Antonio Lubrano

Group General Manager and Chief Financial Officer

Joining the Further team after 27 years in leadership roles at IBM around the world, Antonio brings extensive knowledge in developing and managing strategic, secure and high-performing processes, as well as far-ranging experience in financial operations and processes on an international scale.

Tatiana Macías

Head of Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Tatiana, as the Head of Governance, Risk, and Compliance, holds a pivotal role in our organization, overseeing the corporate governance framework, driving strategic initiatives, ensuring regulatory and legal compliance, managing risk, and fortifying internal controls. Her responsibilities extend across multiple countries, aligning policies with industry best practices. Additionally, in her capacity as the Company Secretary, Tatiana ensures comprehensive corporate compliance, safeguarding the organization’s integrity and ethical standards.

 

Previously Chief of Staff / Chief Operating Officer, ensuring Further’s operational excellence, Tatiana has also held senior leadership roles in Operations at Cigna, as well as key management roles with Swiss Re.

Ignacio San Miguel

Global Business Support Director

An experienced insurance director with a strong background in health and wellness, Ignacio has expertise in insurance operations, new market and product development, customer service and strategic planning. Ignacio drives Further’s business development objectives and handles new client opportunities alongside the sales and operations teams.

Damien Payne

Director of Corporate Solutions

As one of the company’s co-founders Damien has been a central part of Further’s growth from the beginning. He currently heads up the Corporate Solutions division providing innovative health products and services to large multinationals enabling those employers to deploy these healthcare benefits equally to employees across the globe.

Ekaterina Ogareva

Director of Business Development (Russia and CIS)

With 20 years’ experience in insurance Business Development, Ekaterina has held a number of directorships and senior roles in the insurance industry, including at Best Doctors, Marsh, Renaissance Life and AIG.

Ana Antunes

Global Head of Customer Operations

Ana is responsible for global Customer Operations and Medical Management, providing strategic, operational, and clinical leadership from product ideation to operational implementation. Ana works every day with a purpose: to make a positive impact on people’s lives and with a commitment to always deliver customer value. Ana previously held key management roles in the Health Insurance sector as well as in the clinical setting as Operating Room Head Nurse.

Nuno Mergulhão

Chief Information Officer

An experienced information technology leader with a strong background in pharmaceutical, industrial, and retail industries, Nuno has expertise in delivering on transformative technologies in areas like CRMs, ERPs, WCMS, Omnichannel and Cloud Computing on a local and global scale.

Yaan Cao

General Manager China

Yaan is responsible for managing Further’s business in China. He was part of the core team involved in the company’s entry into China and South East Asia and supported the business development in both regions.

Fernando Muñoz

Head of Business Transformation

Fernando contributes with strategic insights, business acumen and operational experience acquired through a long track of complex transformational programs in Accenture and Cigna, where he developed IT and Service Operations leadership roles in dynamic, global and business-challenging contexts.

Amanda Frayne

Chief Legal Officer

Amanda is our Chief Legal Officer and provides her strategic and commercially driven leadership and expertise to our business globally in all areas related to law, regulation, and compliance. Amanda has over 20 years’ international and cross border industry experience in legal, compliance, strategy, and transformation within a broad range of global industry sectors from insurance and technology to travel and customer engagement/loyalty. Prior to joining Further, Amanda established, led, and developed the global legal function at Collinson Group – a global privately owned group of companies spanning a range of sectors with over 1,700 employees, 1,500 clients and servicing over 400 million consumers globally.

Greg Jarzabek

Chief Digital Officer

Greg joined Further following their acquisition of Trustedoctor digital platform. He is responsible for digital transformation and digital stakeholders’ journey in Further products. Greg is an experienced co-founder with a demonstrated history of working in the health and wellness industry. Greg has previously held senior leadership positions in the financial industry at Mitsubishi UFJ and Merrill Lynch after graduating from Harvard Business School.

Nicola Carter

Chief Product Officer

Nicola has over 20 years’ experience in underwriting, product development and marketing in leading international insurance companies. At Further, she is responsible for developing innovative health-related insurance products & services and building sustainable relationships with our key reinsurance partners.

Joe Romanos

Global Head of Sales and Account Management

A lawyer by background, Joe started his career in insurance and health services after completing a Master’s in Global Management at the Antwerp Management School. Over the last 7 years, he has built a successful track record in several commercial functions, first as an individual contributor and, thereafter, as a leader. Joe joined Further in June 2022 to strengthen Further’s commercial capabilities and enable the team to deliver against the business’ growth ambitions.

John smith

CEO

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