Navigation Links
New Policies Protect Employers, Workers Who Choose Global Health Care
Date:7/31/2009

COLUMBIA, S.C., July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amid rising health care costs, U.S. companies increasingly are weighing the money-saving benefits of including international medical travel coverage in their employee health plans. Some of those employers also are concerned about possible risks associated with offering such options.

With that in mind, medical travel facilitator Companion Global Healthcare Inc. today announced an agreement with an insurer that allows its employer group clients to purchase low-cost insurance policies to cover possible liability resulting from the employer's decision to offer workers an international medical travel benefit.

"This new coverage raises the comfort level of some employers that are considering a global option for their employees as a way to save dramatically on health care without sacrificing high standards for care," said David Boucher, president of Companion Global Healthcare.

Based in Columbia, S.C., Companion Global Healthcare offers self-insured employers and their workers medical travel concierge services and an international network of accredited hospitals that treat American patients at prices far lower than those in the United States.

"All hospitals in Companion Global Healthcare's overseas network are accredited by the Joint Commission International, and most have U.S. board-certified physicians on staff," Boucher said. "But unintended outcomes are possible at any hospital, including even the best facilities in the United States and around the world. Employers that have turned to Companion Global Healthcare for help in purchasing a medical travel benefit for their workers want to make sure they have a solid risk-management plan to protect themselves and their employees."

Companion Global Healthcare will market the employer liability policies through Columbia, S.C.-based Custom Assurance Placements Ltd. The policies protect employers against liability in the event of accidental injury resulting from a medical procedure, or in case of a travel accident. Limits are available up to $5 million.

Also through Custom Assurance Placements, Companion Global Healthcare offers no-fault medical travel policies to its individual clients who are not part of an employer-sponsored health plan.

About Companion Global Healthcare

Companion Global Healthcare Inc. provides medical travel assistance to clients who seek treatment at any of its 19 network hospitals and three dental clinics around the world. The company serves as a single launch point for appointments, travel arrangements, case management coordination services upon return to the United States, medical travel insurance, and help with claims filing.

All network hospitals are accredited by the Joint Commission International, and provide surgery and other care at rates up to 90 percent less than those in the United States.

The company serves uninsured and underinsured individuals, as well as employers and insurance companies that have included the Companion Global Healthcare network in their benefit plans. Employer groups interested in restructuring their benefit plans to include Companion Global Healthcare's network and services should call 1-800-906-7065.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Companion Global Healthcare Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. SedationFacts.org Presents Content on Policies and Conditions Regarding Alternative Methods for the Administration of Propofol
2. Plainview Milk Products Cooperative Institutes New Policies and Procedures
3. Council for American Medical Innovation and The Aspen Institute Bring Leaders Together In Washington, D.C., To Discuss The Economic Impact Of Medical Science and Discovery, and Policies Needed To Maintain U.S. Leadership at Best And Brightest Forum On Me
4. Organ Donation Policies Vary Among Childrens Hospitals
5. Lesson From the States: Lack of Cost Controls Derailed California Health Reform, Led to Budget Overruns and Unaffordable Policies in Massachusetts
6. Consumer/Nutrition Groups Urge Obama Administration and Congress to Update Alcohol Policies for the 21st Century
7. New American Lung Association Report Reveals States Failing to Enact Lifesaving Tobacco Control Policies
8. Funky Monkey(TM) Snacks Finds Earth-Friendly Policies Take Dedication - But They Pay Off
9. Chicagos Top Minds Join National Business and Health Leaders in Addressing Medical Innovation, Highlighting Policies Needed to Maintain U.S. Competitiveness in Medical Science and Discovery
10. New JHM policies tighten rules on industry interactions
11. Lincoln Financial Group Announces Family Care Reimbursement Benefit Rider on LTD Policies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. ... a member of ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special needs planning ... laws and rules. It also provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out ... free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting ... children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States and the loss ... author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have six children, ten ... the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and carrier pilot, he ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), ... of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides ... while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP , a ... of a 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners ... October 11, 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design excellence across ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... MIAMI , Sept. 27, 2017  Commended for their ... recent notable awards. Ranked as number one in the South ... ninth time in Inc. 5000 yearly list, the national specialty ... CEO, Armando Bardisa will soon be honored by ... Set to receive his award ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017 Janssen Biotech, Inc. ... response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... of sirukumab for the treatment of moderately to severely ... additional clinical data are needed to further evaluate the ... severely active RA. ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... LOUISVILLE, Ky. , Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed ... and predictive analytics, today announced that it has been ranked ... the Black Book™ Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed ... software solution for large hospitals and medical centers over 200 ... in Black Book,s healthcare technology user survey history. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: