|[December 06, 2012]
MetLife and Healthscope Make It Easier for Expatriates to Access Quality Healthcare in Australia
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
MetLife, a leading provider of global employee benefit solutions,
announced today a new agreement with Healthscope, a leading integrated
healthcare company with hospitals, medical centers and pathology clinics
throughout all of Australia's states and territories. Multinational
corporations with expatriate employees in Australia can now access
high-quality healthcare at more than 100 locations across the continent.
The agreement offers MetLife's expatriate benefits customers direct
settlement of their covered healthcare expenses through Healthscope's
comprehensive portfolio of healthcare facilities. Healthscope operates
more than 4,500 inpatient beds in 44 hospitals and 60 medical centers
that serve more than 2.5 million patients annually.
"As multinationals grow globally, so will their workforce. This new
agreement with Healthscope will help meet the need for expatriate
benefits for this expanding global workforce," said David Nagengast,
assistant vice president, Expatriate Benefits, Global Employee Benefits
at MetLife. "Our top priority is to offer MetLife's expatriate customers
access to quality healthcare in their country of assignment. Not only
does this agreement accomplish this, it also may reduce our customers'
out-of-pocket expense when obtaining care in Australia."
Mark Briscoe, general manager of Corporate Services, Healthscope said,
"This new agreement gives MetLife customer access to Healthscope's
quality healthcare services Australia-wide. We see this partnership as a
good fit with Healthscope's leading position in Australian healthcare
and MetLife's leadership position in the global employee benefits space."
"Through our rigorous selection process, we have now identified
high-quality healthcare providers for our customers in more than 160
countries around the world. The expansion of MetLife's expatriate
platform in Australia adds to our seamless overseas care for our members
and accelerates our momentum in the expatriate business segment,"
MetLife has been a provider of expatriate programs for more than 35
years, offering products such as medical, dental, life, accidental death
and dismemberment, disability, vision, prescription drug, international
employee assistance, as well as short-term travel solutions through the
International Business Travel Medical (IBTM) plan. Expatriate Benefits
products are underwritten by Delaware American Life Insurance Company
(DelAmLife), a subsidiary of MetLife, Inc., and are not available in all
states in the U.S.
To learn more about MetLife Expatriate Benefits, visit www.metlifeexpat.com.
With hospitals, medical centers and pathology collection centers across
Australia, Healthscope offers the most comprehensive range of private
healthcare services in Australia.
Healthscope operates over 4,500 inpatient beds across 33 acute
hospitals, four dedicated mental health hospitals and four
rehabilitation facilities, and manages three acute hospitals on behalf
of the ACHA Group in South Australia.
In addition, Healthscope operates 18 residential care houses for clients
with acquired brain injury, a leading pathology business with facilities
in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia, and 60 medical
centers and specialized skin clinics across Australia.
MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and
employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers. Through its
subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in
the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle
East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.
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