International health care products launched in Jamaica

Saturday, February 04, 2017

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GLOBAL insurance company PA Group (Premier Assurance Group) expanded its footprint in the Caribbean region by launching two new international health care products in Jamaica, CaribCare and CaribCare Plus, last Thursday.

According to PA Group, these plans will provide Jamaicans with "worldwide protection that gives peace of mind".

Under these plans, Jamaicans now have the opportunity to join the ranks of global citizens who are able to access comprehensive international health insurance.

The new Financial Services Commission-approved products, which have reportedly been customised for the Caribbean marketplace, is backed by PA Group’s decade-rich health and wealth accumulation solutions, and will provide health care coverage for inpatient and outpatient services locally and internationally. Plans will be distributed exclusively by the MGI (Insurance Brokers) Limited and other approved brokers in Jamaica.

According to Charles Jorge, president of PA Group, the expansion in the Caribbean is a timely and well-needed move.

"To say we are pleased to be launching these two new products in Jamaica is indeed an understatement, as our aim is to provide a higher standard of health care for all Jamaicans. Certainly these plans have been customised to suit the Caribbean realities and fill the gaps in critical areas such as having all the important benefits in a single package without having to purchase additional riders." mentioned Charles.

"What we have therefore created is a comprehensive policy which provides inpatient and outpatient coverage for things such as major surgeries, cancer treatment, HIV/AIDS, mental health treatment, dialysis, house calls by physicians, emergency ground and air ambulance, emergency medical evacuation, home health care services, acupuncture and homeopathic treatment, and so much more" Jorge added.

Comprehensive benefits

Boasting an array of benefits, which include access to a network of providers internationally, CaribCare is a plan designed to meet each insured’s basic needs, while protecting against unexpected medical costs, including hospitalisation, urgent care, and emergency medical services; oncology and dialysis coverage; as well as maternity and complications of pregnancy.

CaribCare Plus is designed to offer a more comprehensive protection package with additional outpatient benefit options such as physician visits, prescription medication, rehabilitation, and diagnostic testing.

PA Group says it counts on the strong financial backing of Lloyd’s of London, a leader in the global insurance industry for over 325 years. In 2014, PA Group gained the distinction of becoming a Lloyd’s of London Cover holder, granting PA Group the opportunity to offer two uniquely tailored plans, CaribCare and CaribCare Plus, to the Jamaican market.

In addition to the suite of benefits, the two plans offer affordable options for the Jamaican populace. At very competitive rates, Jamaicans will therefore be able to tap into health coverage anywhere around the globe, with access to medical facilities in over 200 countries through the most recognised provider networks available.

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