West Palm Beach, FL, March 26, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Many health insurers and employers are implementing medical tourism as a way to reduce healthcare costs by allowing employees to travel internationally for major surgeries, where employers will save up to 90% on the cost of major surgeries. Several major health insurance carriers have implemented pilot projects such as Aetna and WellPoint BCBS, Swiss Reinsurance and more.
Deloitte estimates that 1.6 million Americans will leave the US to travel for medical care by 2012. The Gallup Poll reports 29% of Americans would consider going overseas for high quality of healthcare. Many employers are starting to implement medical tourism options for their ethnic employees.
The Medical Tourism Association is extending the invitation to the 3rd World Medical Tourism & Global Health Congress, this coming September 22-24th in Los Angeles, California www.medicaltourismcongress.com
The conference will feature up to 2,000 attendees from over 60 different countries, up to 500 buyers of healthcare, and over 120 exhibitors and sponsors. This Congress is the only event each year where the largest numbers of Employers, Self Funded Health Plans, Insurance Companies, Governments, and Medical Tourism Facilitators worldwide come to partner with international hospitals.
The 3rd World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress is pleased to announce the implementation of the 2010 Buyers Incentive Program for Los Angeles! The Buyer VIP program will be offering a predetermined number of discount registrations, free registrations, hotel room nights, and flights to those Insurance Companies, Employers, Ministries of Health and Health Insurance agents who are involved with sending patients overseas and who enroll and are approved. The application is available online at www.medicaltourismcongress.com and will be submitted to the Buyer VIP committee for pre-approval and additional follow up will only be required if more information is needed.
“The creation of the Buyers Incentive Program has already been a success for the Asia Global Healthcare and Medical Tourism Conference in Seoul, Korea. We are very excited about the implementation of this same “Buyers VIP” program at the MTA’s annual conference, the 3rd Annual World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress which will take place this September 22-24th, in Los Angeles and which will have up to 500 buyers,” said Renée-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association, Inc.
Some of the featured speakers over the past two years have been: CIGNA, United Healthcare, Aetna Global Benefits, Black and Decker, Chatham Steel Corporation, Health Net, Procter & Gamble and Hannaford Brothers. Emerging domestic medical tourism is another emerging industry as health insurer and employers contract with US hospitals with cost savings of up to 70% off major surgeries and steer employees to those US facilities that are involved in domestic medical tourism. In today's economic crisis and rising healthcare costs, Medical Tourism is one of the few creative solutions to allow employers to lower healthcare costs and offer high quality healthcare.
Register today online and save $1,000 with the early bird special at www.medicaltourismcongress.com