As the healthcare costs are rising and plans stiffing, employers are seeking out ways to lower costs of healthcare plans. One strategy to do is by direct contracting between employers and centers of excellence.
Employees have realized that seeking healthcare services abroad is more cost-effective than seeking same services at home. This is such that even after factoring in travel expenses, accommodation, and sick days off work, patients still get to save more money.
Lowes currently has 1750 stores located in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia employing 250000 employees. Lowes offers two self-funded healthcare plans to employees one with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama and one with Aetna.
China’s recent economic rise is unprecedented in history, there are bustling cities with over one million people living in them. With the rising wealth in China health benefits are becoming important, especially for the wealthier people in the nation.
Liv Hospital Ulus, located in the center of Istanbul; Ulus – BeÅŸiktaÅŸ, is set to open for patients at the end of 2012. This hospital will be the start of a new brand for the Medical Park Hospitals Group in Turkey, the capability to treat 350,000 patients a year.
In the idyllic north of Thailand, close to the city of Chiang Mai is a small drug rehabilitation clinic known as “The Cabin.” Over the past year the clinic has become increasingly popular with Australians who are seeking to overcome their addictions.
Mexicali has the location, physicians, pricing and now designated vans and medical tourism lanes from Mexico to Las Vegas. Unfortunately, this type of deal wouldn’t work for all countries trying to attract medical tourists, but it is an innovative approach.
Many health insurance companies have been or are starting to offer options for health coverage in another country. Health Net is now offering the option to employers in Kern County, which will provide medical care locally or in several Mexican border cities.
Life and disability insurance can help pay dependent children’s college education, can help purchase a home. And it acts as an income source for the surviving spouse and dependent children – if the policies are chosen correctly.
it is the fundamental right of every citizen of this world to access high-tech healthcare with dignity. The quality of healthcare in the Caymans is good for care but for more complex care, patients are transported off the islands, primarily to the U.S.