New UnitedHealthcare International Alliances Provide Members Coverage Options in Czech Republic, Access to Network Providers Across Africa
MINNETONKA, Minn. (Feb. 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.
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.
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.