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International Insurance Industry Connects with Medical Tourism Industry in Chicago

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The Global Benefits Association will host their second annual Global Benefits Conference in Chicago, October 26-28th, 2011 in conjunction with the Medical Tourism Association's annual World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress.

The Global Benefits Association's event will bring in international insurance companies and multinational employers from over 30 countries and every region of the world. Attendees of the Global Benefits sessions will be able to attend and interact in the medical tourism sessions and vice versa. It will be a fully integrated conference with a shared exhibit hall, shared networking meetings, and shared networking receptions and lunches.

This will provide both industries opportunities to learn more about each other and to develop new business relationships and tie-ins, said Renée-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association. We have found that all of the services provided through global benefits programs provide added value for the clientele of international healthcare providers and employers. This provides a huge opportunity for medical tourism industry participants to meet some of the largest buyers and decision makers of healthcare, Stephano added.

It has been reported that many of these large international buyers already have implemented some form of international healthcare and are aware of and believe in the quality of healthcare in different countries based upon claims and outcomes data collected. This will bring in potentially hundreds of international buyers of healthcare to our event and allow medical tourism attendees to schedule private networking meetings with these large international insurance companies and employers. It is a wonderful educational partnership, stated Stephano.

Some of the attendees to the Global Benefits Association's Conference will be: International Health Insurance Companies, Multi-National Employers, Travel Insurance Companies, Insurance Agents & Brokers, Medical Assistance Companies, Air Ambulance Companies, and more.

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The Global Benefits Association (GBA) is the non-profit trade association for the Global Benefits and Expatriate Industry with it's sole and primary focus being on international health insurance, employee benefits and other insurance benefits.


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