Posted on May 17, 2010 by Sergio Ulloa
Sri Lanka has entered into an agreement with Aviva
Global Singapore to offer Aviva's international health insurance plan named Global Health Supreme to select HSBC customers in Sri Lanka.
The agreement will see HSBC offer Aviva's Global Health Supreme Plan to HSBC Premier, HSBC Advance and HSBC credit cardholders who are living in Sri Lanka. The specially designed international medical insurance plan will be available to customers in Sri Lanka after having completed medical screening at Durdans Hospital. Aviva's Global Health plans provide comprehensive in-patient hospital treatments with options to add different coverage benefits to the plan to suit the insured's needs such as out-patient coverage and emergency evacuation and repatriation benefits.
The plan benefits offer the insured freedom of choice in selecting which doctors, clinics or hospitals they seek healthcare at. In the event that the necessary medical treatments are not available at the customer's location, arrangements to reach the nearest hospital can be made for the insured by calling Aviva's emergency hotline which is open to provide advice and coordinate emergency treatment 24 hours a day. Direct settlement is available in hospitals that have a service agreement with International SOS
Singapore. Additionally, after 2 years of consecutive coverage under the Global Health Supreme Plan, Aviva offers customers a free biennial health screening.
The strategic partnership between HSBC and Aviva was signed by Fiona Lee, Senior Manager for International Corporate Business at Aviva Singapore and HSBC's Head of Personal Financial Services, Sarit Wijeyekoon. Wijeyekoon said that "This joint venture is one of immense potential, whereby HSBC is able to offer a complete cover in one customised solution combined with Aviva's expertise in designing industry leading insurance products. We are confident that together, we can take health insurance to larger sections of the society and help meet every customer's need for insurance." The Global Health Supreme plan will be serviced locally by Sri Lankan insurance broker Senaratne Financial Services (Pvt) Ltd.
Insurance Companies Mentioned:
HSBC is one of the world's largest banks and financial service providers offering personal financial services, private banking, commercial and corporate banking as well as investment banking and market services. With its headquarters in London, HSBC's international banking network has about 8000 offices in 88 countries and territories spread throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa and North & South America.
Europe's fourth largest insurance company, with more than 300 years of experience in the global insurance industry, Aviva is committed to the safety and satisfaction of it's customers.
International SOS is a healthcare services provider offering logistical assistance, alarm center services, preventative advice and emergency assistance including evacuation and repatriation. Originally founded in 1985 as AEA International, the company purchased International SOS in 1998 and renamed the company International SOS. The company now has more than 6000 employees working across 70 countries working in concert with non-government organizations, business and governments around the world.