Posted on Aug 02, 2010 by Sergio Ulloa
The Regional Healthcare Plan (RHP) already offered by AGB to companies in need of healthcare cover for their expatriate employees living across the region has been expanded. There are now two Regional Healthcare Plans on offer: RHP Lifestyle Plus and the RHP Lifestyle plan, which have different levels of cover and benefits, and complement the portfolio of products for individuals and groups of all sizes offered by AGB.
Employers in the Middle East can look forward to an expanded choice of cost-conscious plans and options that can be customised to maximise their investment in employee benefits.
Benefits not normally offered under a local healthcare plan feature in the new Regional Healthcare Plan, in addition to covering both hospital stays and out-patient treatment, Regional Healthcare Plans include the following:
Access to the Aetna Global Benefits' international healthcare provider network, consisting of over 750 hospitals, labs and medical centres in the Middle East, South-east Asia and Indian Sub-Continent countries;
Cover and evacuation benefits within the Arabian Gulf Cooperation Council (AGCC), Middle East, Southeast Asia and Indian Sub-Continent countries;
Out-of-area cover for accident and emergency treatment and for elective treatment in the country of nationality of a member, should the said country be outside the area of cover; and
Optional benefits including routine dental treatment, pregnancy and childbirth, chronic conditions and wellness.
Members of the RHP also enjoy access to AGB resources and services aimed at helping them achieve optimum health and productivity, including both the online Global Health Databank, and the online Health and Wellness Centre. The Global Health Databank provides a search tool for doctors and medical facilities, city profiles, medical translation services and worldwide safety and security information. The online Health and Wellness Centre contains a wealth of educational information and resources about the key, developing health conditions in the region.
Aetna Global Benefits
Aetna Global Benefits, the international business segment of Aetna, is committed to helping create a stronger, healthier global community by delivering comprehensive health benefits and health management solutions worldwide. AGB's expatriate business is one of the industry's largest and most prominent US-based international health benefits providers, supporting more than 400,000 members worldwide. The organisation's health management business collaborates with healthcare systems, government entities and plan sponsors around the world to design and build locally-applied health management solutions to improve health, quality and cost outcomes.
Aetna is a leading global diversified healthcare benefits company head-quartered in the US, serving approximately 35.8 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their healthcare. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioural health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and healthcare management services for Medicaid plans. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labour groups and expatriates.