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Change in Plans: Partnership Connects HR Pros with Cost-Saving Options at Medical Tourism Congress
Medical Tourism Association Joins Forces with Human Resource Professionals Association at World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, Sept., 20-24, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
“Despite another wave of cost increases on the horizon, most employers remain committed to offering healthcare benefits to their employees,” said Renee-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association®
The Human Resource Professional Association, a nonprofit U.S.-based organization which boasts some 200,000 members on its LinkedIn groups, provides the benefits community with education and resources related to compensation and benefits, recruitment, account management and technology among others. Visit http://www.hrprofessionalsassociation.com
The new partnership with the Medical Tourism Association®
From international ambassadors and U.S. lawmakers who build healthcare infrastructure consensus to doctors and researchers who link the latest technologies with sound medical practice, buyers of healthcare who attend the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress can rub elbows with some 3,000 key stakeholders and exhibitors from across the globe who will share their experiences in an effort to identify and solve issues that have significant bearing on the industry. For a preliminary list of speakers, go to: http://www.medicaltourismcongress.com/
Stephano said despite the best intentions of the Affordable Care Act, the United States spends 18 percent of the gross domestic product on healthcare, more than any other peer nation. Those cost burdens trickle down to the average household in terms of lost wages, insurance premiums, out-of-pocket care and other expenses.
“U.S. employers and the insurers that provide benefit plans to them, don’t foresee a dip in healthcare costs anytime soon,” she said. “At the same time, these employers, many of whom self-fund their health insurance benefits, don’t want to disrupt their coverage plans. What they may not know is that Americans who have been exposed to medical tourism have taken advantage of bargain prices – up to 70 percent less abroad – for comparable elective procedures and treatments offered in the United States. That’s a consumer-driven difference for everyone – that counts.”
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