Bangkok, Thailand, and Princeton, N.J.—(July 20, 2011)—Effective immediately, companies that reinsure with Thai Reinsurance Public Company Ltd. (Thai Re) in Bangkok, Thailand, will be able to provide Assist America’s global emergency assistance services to their policyholders. Thai Re has partnered with Assist America for this distribution agreement because of its comprehensive program and unique service model.
Through the relationship with Assist America, Thai Re’s clients will be protected by an array of services, including medical referral and monitoring, emergency medical evacuation, medical repatriation, hospital admission assistance, compassionate visit, return of mortal remains and more, whenever they travel 150 kilometers or more away from home, or in another country. Assist America’s program offers many advantages over other assistance providers, including no restrictions for pre-existing conditions and no financial caps or limits on the services they provide.
“Thai Reinsurance is not just a reinsurer, we are the solution provider for insurers in Thailand”, says Nantinee Chinwanno, Senior Vice President of Thai Re. “If each insurer implements a medical assistance plan on their own, the volume of business or the cost may not be feasible. However, if Thai Re helps to arrange this service, it will be beneficial to all. We want our clients to be able to differentiate their product from the competitors by adding the best medical assistance plan to serve the Thai Market.”
“We are pleased to have Thai Re, such a prestigious and well respected company in Thailand and all across Asia, as our first reinsurance partner in ASEAN,” says Steven Novkov, Assist America’s Chief Representative in Asia. “We look forward to helping them further realize their service goals with our robust global emergency services program.”
A professional reinsurer, Thai Re has the financial strength and market knowledge to provide high quality reinsurance services. Their strong customer focus is what differentiates them from other reinsurers operating in the Thai market.
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