New UnitedHealthcare International Alliances Provide Members Coverage
Options in Czech Republic, Access to Network Providers across Africa
*Seamless coverage for UnitedHealthcare’s international insurance members
in Czech Republic
*New ‘cashless’ medical provider network access in Africa covering 30
MINNETONKA, Minn. -- February 26, 2013
UnitedHealthcare International, a UnitedHealth Group business (NYSE: UNH), is
offering new coverage options for its Global Solutions plan members traveling
or residing in the Czech Republic, as well as access to a new ‘cashless’
medical provider network for people traveling in Africa.
Global Solutions is UnitedHealthcare’s global health insurance program for
employers of all sizes with employees based internationally. Its alliance with
MAXIMA Insurance, Inc., will provide UnitedHealthcare’s Global Solutions
members with Czech insurance coverage and services, which are required of all
expatriates under Czech immigration law.
The agreement with Medical Services Organisation (MSO) in South Africa will
provide UnitedHealthcare’s Global Solutions members access to care at medical
providers on a cashless (direct settlement) basis, as well as various claim
and assistance services in more than 30 countries in Africa.
“UnitedHealthcare International is now providing health care coverage to
consumers in 123 countries worldwide,” said Simon Stevens, president of Global
Health at UnitedHealth Group. “Our new coverage options in Eastern Europe and
Africa respond to the strong demand we’re seeing from multinational employers
for seamless coverage in these fast-growing markets.”
About MAXIMA Insurance Inc.
MAXIMA is a Czech life and health insurance company, providing medical
coverage for Czech nationals, and tailored to meet local immigration
requirements for expatriates from all over the world. Headquartered in Prague
with an extensive network of hospitals and medical specialists in the Czech
Republic and throughout the European Union, it also provides Czech Government
authorities with an advanced technology based policy validation system. For
more information visit: www.maxima-as.cz.
About Medical Services Organisation South Africa (Pty) Ltd
MSO provides healthcare management services throughout Africa and other
regions. Its international network covers 49,000 health care providers across
30 African countries, enabling cashless (direct settlement) access. For more
information, visit MSO at http://www.mso.co.za/.
About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health and well-being company
dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making health care work
better. UnitedHealth Group serves more than 80 million people worldwide
through its family of U.S. and international health and well-being businesses.
UnitedHealth Group recently acquired a majority stake in Amil Participações
S.A., Brazil’s largest health care company, providing health and dental
benefits, hospital and clinical services, and advanced care management
resources to more than 5 million people in Latin America. UnitedHealth Group
also recently expanded its Global Solutions international health insurance
coverage throughout the Middle East and in Australia through strategic
alliances with leading insurers in those regions. For more information, visit
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