Posts Tagged ‘Aetna’
When healthcare reforms were first discussed in the United States there were concerns about how they would affect expats and their insurers. Cigna, one of the biggest expat insurers in the U.S., had said it would consider moving its workers abroad to avoid the new regulations. About 700 people work for Cigna writing insurance policies, and most [...]
International health insurer Aetna announced its participation in a campaign using mobile technology to promote diabetes prevention in India. Aetna will work with non-profit Arogya World in an effort to reach 1 million consumers via text message. The campaign is set to last 2 years and will be run across 12 different languages. As many [...]
The international arm of US-based Aetna acquired Indian Health Organization Pvt Ltd. (IHO), a company offering Indian consumers access to medical and dental care through a credentialed provider network. Aetna intends to use IHO’s 80,000 customers as a base for expansion in the Indian market. Its network of healthcare providers consists of 3,000 doctors, dentists, [...]
US health reform will hurt insurers’ expatriate business, according to Kaiser Health News’ Phil Galewitz and Christopher Weaver. At issue is the “medical-loss ratio” (or MLR), which requires insurers to spend a minimum 80% of premium revenues on health costs–leaving only 20% for administrative and other expenses. Insurers’ expat businesses were previously exempt from the [...]
Aetna was recognized among the InfoWorld Green 15 for eliminating paper from the contracting process for healthcare professionals. It is the first health insurer to use EchoSign e-signature technology to offer electronic contract processing, which allows both Aetna and healthcare professionals to Complete contracts faster Reduce expenses associated with faxing and mailing Lower their carbon [...]
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