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New MediCare International Excess Options Give up to 50% Premium Discount
Date:12/6/2011

LONDON, December 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

MediCare International has announced a new voluntary excess structure around its international private medical insurance policies which can give policyholders up to 50% discount on their premiums. Clients can choose one of four policy excess levels giving 10%, 20%, 35% or 50% discount on the policy combination chosen.

MediCare International offers four different levels of cover across two geographical options, worldwide and worldwide excluding the USA, Canada and the Caribbean. Polices cover a wide range of potential complaints from GP and dentistry visits through to emergency hospital care and evacuation for the most serious cases. MediCare International is well known as one of the few insurers whose policies cover in full the cost of chronic care treatment. The company also covers workers in some of the world's more difficult areas such as warzones and post conflict reconstruction areas.

Commenting on the launch, senior executive director David Pryor said, "We have been looking now for some time at ways to reduce the cost of care for clients, whether insured on an individual or group basis. Client feedback told us that the quality of the care is paramount and should never be compromised but for some, the option to co-insure and accept a proportion of the costs in the event of a claim could be a very attractive feature."

At the same time, MediCare International has added a new multi-currency feature to its popular online quote and buy package, meaning prospective clients from all over the world can now receive an online quote in sterling, US dollars or euros and then take out a policy in their chosen currency immediately. MediCare International expects that its new multi-currency operating platform will open up its policies to new markets overseas, boosting  an already broad client base covering 86 different nationalities across 121 different countries.

With over 25 years' experience of supporting the international business community worldwide, MediCare International is it is one of the leaders in the field for individual, group cover and direct staff schemes, with group rates available on three lives or more.

For details of MediCare's International health insurance plans visit http://www.medicare.co.uk, email medicare@medicare.co.uk or call +44(0)20-7204-3700.

Note to Editors

MediCare International has been speaking fluent healthcare for over 25 years ensuring simple, quick access to the best health facilities for expatriates of all nationalities living or working abroad and protection against the costs of inpatient and outpatient medical treatment. Currently, MediCare International has clients in 114 countries worldwide of 86 different nationalities.

MediCare specialises in designing flexible medical insurance cover backed up with the assurance of   24-hour emergency medical assistance for clients and their families. Help, advice and support are only a telephone call away where trained professionals can authorise treatment/settle bills direct with medical facilities, or arrange medical evacuation when necessary - wherever you are in the world. Most medical bills are refunded within 10 days, making this one of the fastest settlement times in the industry.

MediCare International were one of the first insurers to offer genuine chronic care costs cover, so clients with long term medication costs can rest assured knowing they will be covered.

Cover under group plans is also available to most local nationals. Discounted group rates start with just 3 lives and full medical history disregarded exemptions are available on groups of 10 and over, making Medicare one of the most competitive staff cover providers.

MediCare International is the international health care division of LONMAR Global Risks Limited which is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Services Authority - Registration No 305827

For further information on MediCare International, please contact:

Guy Stephenson/Jenny Duffy,
Nacelle Limited,
Tel:  +44(0)20-8333-9125



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