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Georgia Firm Adds Medical Travel to Cut Costs, Provide Options for Workers

COLUMBIA, S.C., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IDMI Systems Inc., a developer of automation software for the insurance industry based in Warner Robins, Ga., has contracted with Companion Global Healthcare® Inc. of Columbia, S.C., to offer an international medical travel option in its employee health plan.

IDMI employees and dependents covered by the company's self-funded health plan now are eligible for certain medical procedures at Companion Global Healthcare ( network hospitals at prices up to 80 percent lower than those at U.S. facilities. Companion Global Healthcare's international network includes 29 hospitals and four dental clinics located around the world. All network hospitals are accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), and most have U.S. board-certified physicians on staff.

"Adding medical tourism to our employee benefit plan through Companion Global Healthcare is a win-win for employees and IDMI," said Bill Ford, IDMI's director of risk management. "Companion provides a first-class international hospital network that our employees and dependents can access, yielding significant savings and value to IDMI and to the employee participants."

Companion Global Healthcare is a full-service medical travel facilitator that works with individual patients as well as self-insured companies that offer medical tourism benefits in their employee health plans. Companion Global Healthcare provides patients who visit its network hospitals with round-trip customer care, serving as a single launch point for appointments, travel arrangements, case management, medical travel insurance, arrangements for follow-up care, and help with claims filing.

David Boucher, Companion Global Healthcare's president, said an employer can save thousands of dollars in medical costs each time an employee chooses treatment at a Companion Global Healthcare network hospital. Employees save on out-of-pocket costs through preferred pricing, and employers often waive deductibles and copayments. Some employers pay travel expenses.

"As medical costs rise in the United States, more employers are considering international medical tourism benefits and incentives for their workers," Boucher said. "Traveling overseas for surgery is not right for everyone, and it is certainly not appropriate for all medical procedures. However, an international medical benefit provides many employees with a more affordable option for obtaining the care they need."

Employer groups interested in adding Companion Global Healthcare's network and services to their benefit plans should call 1-800-906-7065.

SOURCE Companion Global Healthcare Inc.

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