Gino Stirpe brings more than three decades as an insurance professional to his current role of Vice President of VUMI® Canada, Inc. Backed by his deep knowledge of Canada’s health care system, Gino possesses a passion for and a genuine love of the industry. He is a certified health insurance specialist (CHS), as well as a long-standing member of Advocis and the Conference for Advanced Life Underwriters (CALU) (an organization of 600 industry leaders, including financial advisors, plus accounting, tax, legal and actuarial experts). Gino has received numerous insurance awards in acknowledgement of his valuable industry contributions.
“In my long years working in the field, I recognized the gaps in the Canadian health care system and identified the need to provide Canadians with alternative care options. Then, I conceived the idea of bringing VUMI to Canada. VUMI Canada was formed in 2019 with the goal of helping Canadian individuals, corporations and TPAs expand their health care options locally, in the U.S., and worldwide,” Gino explains. “Our company, in partnership with Humania Assurance, is among the first to offer private international health care insurance to Canadians.”
VUMI Canada is part of VUMI Group, (VIP Universal Medical Insurance), an international health insurance company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with additional offices in the U.S., Canada, United Arab Emirates, and Latin America. The group has more than 35 years of experience in the health care industry and employs more than 450 people across the globe—all driven by a common mission: To deliver the best health care worldwide through an unparalleled VIP service experience.
“Our company’s iconic VIP service offers treatment in a matter of days or weeks, not the months that had become the norm in Canada, even before the onset of COVID. In addition, the needs of Canada’s growing senior population were a further strain to the country’s health care system.” In less than two years, VUMI Canada has distinguished itself as a leader in IPMI. VUMI Canada’s innovative Prestige VIP insurance plans offer clients access to medical technologies that may not yet be available in Canada, such as molecular drug profiling, targeted immunotherapy drugs, and proton therapy for brain tumors. Such options can often mean the difference between life or death.
With a wide range of deductible options, VUMI Canada makes sure their Prestige plans are affordable to people from many walks of life. “To know I’m able to play even a small role in improving or, in some cases, giving people back their lives is tremendously fulfilling,” Gino concludes. “This is what drives me every single day. I look forward to the time—in the not-too-distant future—when Canadians everywhere can benefit from this essential extra protection.”