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International Gateway Insurance Brokers Partners With MEDILINQ

Shared vision to provide health benefits offerings to Hispanic consumers

and business owners in the U.S.

HOUSTON, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDILINQ, Inc., a nationwide health benefits provider that offers uninsured or partially insured consumers and business owners substantial savings on healthcare, today announced the formation of its latest partnership with International Gateway Insurance Brokers, Inc. (IGIB). Based in Chula Vista, CA, IGIB is the largest U.S. provider of multiple types of Mexico insurance thru its international network of over 3000 brokers throughout North America.

According to the National Coalition for Healthcare, people of Hispanic origin represent the population segment least likely to have health insurance. Based on a three-year average (2003-2005), the NCHC website reports an average of 32.6 percent of Hispanics were without health insurance during that period(1), and this average is expected to continue its upward trend.

"Our international network of over 3000 brokers is frequently asked about health benefits programs or similar type of products by their clients," said Reynaldo Ricalde, President of International Gateway Insurance Brokers. "MEDILINQ's products are very appealing to our clients because they can receive savings up to 40% on medical and dental care and up to 60% on drugs and lab services without the typical high premiums attached to such savings. We are pleased to now offer MEDILINQ's products to our clients who are uninsured or underinsured and who need affordable health benefits for themselves and their families," added Mr. Ricalde.

"For many years, IGIB has been a trusted advisor to licensed/broker agents throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico," said Richard Doub, MEDILINQ's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "MEDILINQ is excited to partner with IGIB and to offer our health benefits program to its international group of brokers. We see it as an excellent opportunity to expand IGIB and MEDILINQ's products and services especially in the Hispanic marketplace in the U.S. and eventually, abroad," added Mr. Doub.

About International Gateway Insurance Brokers, Inc.

For more than 20 years, Chula Vista, CA-based International Gateway Insurance Brokers, Inc. (IGIB) has been a trusted provider of multiple types of insurance thru its network of over 3000 brokers throughout North America. IGIB's large broker network offers the broadest range of insurance products and support services to Hispanic populations in general and a large number of American and Canadian travelers to Mexico. IGIB's many years of experience and its completely bilingual staff have positioned the company to be a leader in the insurance services industry in North America. For more information on IGIB and its offerings, visit or call 1-800-423-2646.

About MEDILINQ, Inc.

Based in Houston, TX, MEDILINQ is a health benefits provider that offers savings of up to 40% on medical and dental care and up to 60% on drugs and laboratory services. Targeted to small-to-medium sized businesses, MEDILINQ offers both a network of providers with preferred rates, and access to a suite of online tools that let members manage their healthcare choices. The MEDILINQ team is made up of experienced healthcare, business and technology professionals, dedicated to creating a healthcare solution focused on the consumer. MEDILINQ serves the healthcare payment needs of all smart, engaged consumers who want to make their healthcare dollars go further. For more information about MEDILINQ and its offerings, visit or call 1-800-584-1030.

MEDILINQ - a smarter way to pay for healthcare

Media Contact:

Sherry McLamb, Director of Marketing

800-584-1030, ext. 8203


1. DeNavas-Walt, C.B. Proctor, and C.H. Lee. Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2005. U.S. Census Bureau, August 2006.

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