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Nippon Life Benefits Partners with Best Doctors to Help Members Make More Informed Health Care Decisions
Date:1/12/2009

Plan Members Now Have Access to Advanced Medical Expertise When Faced with Critical Decisions about Their Care

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Nippon Life Benefits, a leading provider of employee benefit solutions to U.S. companies, today announced that its members will have access to Best Doctors, an expert medical consultation service that helps individuals make sure they are getting the right diagnosis and treatment.

The new service will allow eligible employees and dependents who are unsure about their care to have their case evaluated by world-renowned physicians to gain an expert perspective on a critical medical diagnosis or treatment plan. The program is available to existing and new employer group clients of Nippon Life Benefits.

"Best Doctors offers our plan members an expert review and greater insight from a team of highly regarded medical professionals," said Akira Hosoda, president and chief executive officer of Nippon Life Benefits. "Helping members make informed decisions at critical moments in their lives is part of Nippon Life Benefits' commitment to providing benefit plans that honor and respect each individual."

Through Best Doctors, an expert specialist conducts a thorough analysis of a member's case based on all their medical records and tests. After the review, the Nippon Life Benefits plan member receives a comprehensive, easy-to-understand report summarizing the findings that can be used with their treating physician to ensure the right diagnosis and best course of treatment.

"Consumers are beginning to take control of their own healthcare, and, when faced with decisions about their care, they need an option such as Best Doctors to give them certainty about their diagnosis and treatment," said Evan Falchuk, president and chief operating officer of Best Doctors. "In fact, a recent review of cases revealed that 48 percent of members had questions a
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