Acturis is set to enter the healthcare market and has taken the first step to international expansion.

Acturis co-chief executive Theo Duchen said: “We have developed a number of PMI products – individual, group, cashplans, dental and travel – and are in the process of working with insurers to develop standards for electronic trading.”

Duchen said the software house’s first major healthcare broker would go live on the platform at the end of the month.

Meanwhile, Acturis is also gearing up for an internat-ional drive.

It is scheduled to add an additional hosting facility in Amsterdam.

Duchen said this could be used to expand into Europe or further afield.

“Initially this will act as an additional disaster recovery facility as the infrastructure in Amsterdam, and the communications links with it, are top class,” said Duchen.

He said the company would look to make a European push in the new year.

Insurance Times reported (News, 2 August) that Acturis, which has focused on the UK general insurance industry, was looking to expand its target industries and grow internationally.

The company is also looking for acquisitions.

Former Sirius director Mike Dodd is believed to be joining software house Acturis next month.

Market sources said Dodd, who left Sirius when it was acquired by SSP, would be taking up a business develop-ment role at the company.

Acturis refused to comment.