It just so happens the next World Medical Tourism Conference is up and coming and it’s kind of interesting too as there’s another convention of insurance companies that takes place at the same hotel at the same time as the Tourism Conference.  I noticed that last year when I attended for a day.  Medical tourism and health insurance keep getting cozier.  image

World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress Meeting September 22-24,2010

If you want to read about what I learned last year, check out the link below and read about some of my discussions I had with folks from other countries.  It was interesting to also hear how those from outside viewed our system as a big mess and a big potential for revenue. 

World Medical Tourism Conference 2009 – A Learning Awareness

From the website:

“Vanbreda International is part of Vanbreda, an independent group of financial services providers and consultants. The group was founded in 1937 and is located in Antwerp (Belgium). The group's main activities are insurance brokerage, risk management services and consultancy. In total, the group Vanbreda employs around 650 staff.

Vanbreda International are Employee Benefits Consultants and Administrators. We are specialized in the area of international employee benefits.Our core business is the plan design and claims administration of international group health plans.”

Again, as I have mentioned numerous times I post this information to create an awareness so individuals can see what is quickly happening in the world around them.  BD

PHILADELPHIA & ANTWERP, Belgium, Aug 31, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Global health service company CIGNA /quotes/comstock/13*!ci/quotes/nls/ci (CI 32.28, +0.37, +1.16%) has acquired Vanbreda International, based in Antwerp, Belgium, giving CIGNA unmatched global reach in expatriate benefits and further accelerating CIGNA's global growth strategy. image

Privately owned, Vanbreda International specializes in the provision of worldwide medical insurance and employee benefits to intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, including international humanitarian operations, as well as corporate clients.

Welcoming Vanbreda International to the CIGNA team, Atwell said Vanbreda International's strong presence in Europe complements CIGNA's position in providing expatriate benefits primarily to corporate clients in North America, as well as Europe and Asia.

CIGNA Acquires Vanbreda International, Making CIGNA the Leading Global Provider of Expatriate Benefits - MarketWatch


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