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Sunday, June 17, 2018 (9 AM - 12 PM)

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Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

South Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Drive 2233
Chicago, Illinois

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Attend our special session to learn how the addition of a medical travel option can prove to be a valuable benefit to your employees, yielding excellent health outcomes and patient experiences, coupled with substantial savings to your company.

Companies are seeking innovative ways to tackle the challenges of ever-increasing medical costs that pose a barrier to affordability and timely access to care for a large portion of their workforce. Adding a medical travel option is gaining popularity and proving to be a valuable tool for employers to improve the health and productivity of their workforce.

These programs provide employees and dependents the option to travel to another country for a wide range of medical treatments including certain qualified Orthopedic, Bariatric, Neurosurgery, Gynecology and General Surgery procedures. The participant receives incentives like copay and deductible exemptions, with all travel-related costs covered for them and a companion.

Costa Rica has become a leading destination for Americans to obtain such treatments without compromising quality, while yielding cost savings ranging from 40% to 70% compared to the corresponding cost in the U.S.

A recent study from Aon Hewitt (2014 Health Care Survey. Future Ready. Real Now.) estimates that 5 percent of all employers offer this option today, yet 25 percent expect to consider it in the next three to five years.

The session will describe the benefits of implementing a medical travel option in employers' benefit plans, provide success stories of employers already engaged with this kind of program and offer details about the full medical travel process from the time a medical case arises to the time the patient travels back to the U.S.