CONSORTIUM OF CALIFORNIA SCHOOL DISTRICTS BRINGS ACCESS TO INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL PROVIDERS AS LOWER COST, HIGH QUALITY OPTION
Satori World Medical Partners with ICSVEBA as Medical Travel Facilitator
SAN DIEGO – Nov. 15, 2010 – Imperial County Schools Voluntary Employees Benefits Association (ICSVEBA), which has a long-standing record of proactively managing medical cost inflation, has partnered with Satori World Medical for its global health care program.
ICSVEBA – a federally qualified employee benefits trust that represents twelve school districts – unifies plan designs, shares loss experience, and selects benefits vendors and programs that result in improving benefit levels and holding rate adjustments well below the national average. To continue this trend in offering employee benefits at a low cost, ICSVEBA now offers medical travel, also known as medical tourism or global health care, through Satori World Medical as an option to its members, which can result in 40-80 percent cost savings per procedure.
“Some of the members of the ICSVEBA live in rural communities and may have limited options in health care,” said Jack Phelps, plan benefits consultant, HUB International. “By offering medical travel through Satori World Medical, our members can have access to some of the best hospitals and doctors in the world at a substantial savings over the cost for the same procedure done in the United States.”
Satori World Medical will provide the ICSVEBA members and their dependents with a full service medical travel program. Under the program specialized surgical procedures, such as orthopedic, cardiac, bariatric, cosmetic, and major dental work can be performed.
“Adding medical travel through Satori World Medical to an existing health plan can be done at any time of the year, at no out-of-pocket cost to employees or per-employee-per-month cost to the employers,” said Steven Lash, president and CEO, Satori World Medical. “Choosing Satori World Medical for medical procedures is now a choice that employees can make for their medical care.”
“By adding international travel as a medical benefit, it enhances the members’ ability to travel internationally to manage their health care,” said Phelps. “Including Satori’s international centers of excellence and concierge medical travel program to our benefits plan was a natural next step.
“Satori is at the forefront of the medial travel industry setting benchmarks for excellence in the service and care it provides to its patients. We have already had a number of our members express interest in this service.”
Satori World Medical has done extensive due diligence on hospitals and physicians to find the best the world has to offer. Its network features hospitals that meet or exceed U.S. standards of care, are accredited and Satori regularly monitors performance measures on the quality of care delivered.
For more information on ICSVEBA, visit http://www.icsveba.org/.
Satori World Medical provides access to its global network of board-certified doctors and worldwide centers of excellence through a high-quality integrated program, which is easily added to any health plan, reducing the costs of surgical procedures by an average of 40-80 percent when compared to the same procedures performed in a U.S. hospital. Its business model is specifically designed to deliver high-quality health care services, share the tremendous cost savings with plan sponsors and their employees and to coordinate all medical and travel services for individuals who need care.
For more information about Satori World Medical, call +1 (619) 704-2000 or visit at http://www.satoriworldmedical.com.
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