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Health Alliance Adds Assist America Global Emergency Medical Assistance Services

2/19/2011
Urbana, IL and Princeton, N.J.—Health Alliance Medical Plans, the largest managed care organization in downstate Illinois, announced today it is partnering with Assist America, Inc., to provide global emergency assistance services for its members.
 
Urbana, IL and Princeton, N.J.—Health Alliance Medical Plans, the largest managed care organization in downstate Illinois, announced today it is partnering with Assist America, Inc., to provide global emergency assistance services for its members.

Assist America will support Health Alliance policyholders, including those whose plans are administered through Health Alliance subsidiary HCH Administration, with many services designed to provide assistance if they are ever injured or become ill while traveling anywhere more than 100 miles away from home. Services include medical referral and monitoring, emergency medical evacuation, repatriation, hospital admission guarantee, companion transport and much more.  

“We are committed to providing value to our members,” says Jeff Ingrum, CEO of Health Alliance. “By teaming with Assist America for global emergency assistance services, we are ensuring quality healthcare anywhere in the world while safeguarding against potential unexpected medical expenses. We are pleased to be able to provide this peace of mind to our members and their families and employers.”

George Howard, President of Assist America, says, “Health Alliance is a trusted name in health insurance in the Midwest. With their members increasingly on the move domestically and internationally, Assist America’s services are a valuable enhancement, protecting them with robust resources when they are in unfamiliar territory. Best of all, our program is offered without many of the limits and restrictions of other providers. We look forward to a very successful partnership.”

Health Alliance Medical Plans is a leading provider-sponsored health insurer in the Midwest, administering health plans for more than 335,000 members in Illinois and Iowa. Health Alliance was named one of “America’s Best Health Plans” in the most recent U.S. News and World Report and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) rankings of commercial and Medicare health plans. Additionally, in recognition of its exceptional commitment to quality, Health Alliance has maintained the highest accreditation possible from NCQA for its HMO, POS and Medicare HMO plans since 1997. More information can be found at www.healthalliance.org.

Founded in 1990, Assist America, Inc. is the nation's largest provider of global emergency assistance services in partnership with employee benefit plans. Its worldwide network of professionals responds quickly to any eligible member who becomes medically compromised while traveling away from home. The company, headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, serves more than 30 million members and over 300,000 enterprises through programs from the world's most prominent group benefit providers. For more information about Assist America, visit www.assistamerica.com.