Archive for the ‘medical tourism’ Category

Retiree Health Insurance Abroad

Posted on: November 24th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

Many Americans look to retire in the beauty of another country, whether it be the Caribbean, Europe or South America.  If you choose to retire in another country, making sure you have the proper health insurance coverage is crucial.  According to the article “How to Find Retiree Health Insurance Abroad” by Kathleen Peddicord on, policy […]

Health Insurance Being Offered for Free in Mexico for Travelers

Posted on: July 31st, 2009 by ymedina No Comments

According to the article “Mexico Unveils New Travel Health Insurance Scheme to Win Back Tourists” by Karen Elowitt for, Mexico has made a bold move towards winning back tourists after the stigma of Swine Flu has left the country struggling.  Mexico will be setting up a unique health insurance plan which will be available […]

Affordable Medical Tourism Solutions

Posted on: January 6th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Reuters is reporting that Healthbase Online, a medical tourism facilitator, is engaged in a pilot program with Wellpoint to provide global health care coverage to Wellpoints members in Wisconsin.  Healthbase’s involvement in the pilot involves setting up all the medical & travel logistics. Under the Wellpoint program, members who choose to have non-emergency elective procedures […]

Medical Tourism Pilot Program

Posted on: November 13th, 2008 by JPAL No Comments

Wellpoint became the latest health insurance company to dabble with a medical tourism program.  Under this new Wellpoint pilot, members can travel to India to have some surgeries done. Wellpoint would not only save thousands on medical costs, but they would also gain leverage in negotiatons with doctors. Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, […]

Medical Tourism, Is it safe?

Posted on: October 16th, 2008 by JPAL No Comments

Medical tourism is a practice that has become more common over the past year, and some health insurance companies are now starting to get on-board with the practice and actually paying bonuses to members who agree to get procedures done in this way. In short, Medical tourism is the practice of traveling overseas to have […]