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Daewoo Electronics, Daewoo International America and Woori America Bank Sign Medical Travel Benefit Contract With Patients Without Borders (PWB)
Date:1/19/2010

BOSTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients Without Borders (PWB), a Boston-based medical travel facilitator, has signed an agreement to provide a medical travel benefit option to Woori America Bank, Daewoo Electronics and Daewoo International America employees. The contracts were completed through Econo Agency of New Jersey, the benefits consultant and brokerage agency for both companies. The medical travel service offering was built with the help of PWB partner KHIDI (the Korea Health Industry Development Institute), a government organization dedicated to building the international presence of that country's health industry - a key economic driver there.

Medical travel is a fast growing business that sends US patients abroad for more cost effective medical procedures at accredited hospitals and medical centers. The role of medical facilitators like PWB is to act as a single source for patients by coordinating referrals, medical record transfers, travel, lodging, guidance in the host country, and follow on care back in the US.

As a key player in the market for employer-driven medical travel, Patients Without Borders brings experience and strategic relationships to bear in working with plan sponsors to deploy this new employee benefit. The medical travel benefit provided by PWB gives Woori America Bank, Daewoo Electronics and Daewoo International America employees access to the world-class medical centers in Korea.

"Our employees are our greatest asset," said Gyun Bae Shin, Director of HR department of Woori America Bank, "and we want to offer them the best benefits for their health. The opportunity to do so while helping to expand the reach of Korea's fine
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