A Solution to Rising Health Costs

Health Travel is a great way to reign in rising health costs and improve benefit satisfaction. Every company, large or small faces increasing pressure to save money on health care.  A growing number of companies have added a health travel option to their existing health benefit plan. If you administer a self-funded employers and multiemployer health and welfare program, our team will set up your program from end to end: regulatory paperwork, narrow provider network, case management, travel and medical records transfer management, provider payment, and outcomes measurement and monitoring.  

Solutions Available

  • Set up a private exchange or narrow network
  • Avoid 40% Cadillac Tax liabilities
  • Integrate HSA and HRA programs
  • Access to Centers of Excellence
  • Negotiate predictable episodic/bundled case rates
  • Access to domestic and international clinical trials for last chance therapies
  • Accommodate workers across multiple domestic an international worksites
  • Access specialized and tertiary care not available in rural areas
  • Accommodate domestic and international road warriors
  • Implement an All-in-One-Day, Executive Checkup Concierge Program
  • Fill a one-off need for a specialized case

 

Domestic or International Destination & Provider Options

You will conserve plan assets and maintain compliance with ERISA and Taft Hartley regulations for loyalty and reasonable plan expense fiduciary duties.  The world's first and only globally integrated health delivery system® gives you access to a network of Approved Facilities and Physicians in the USA and 119 other countries.  

You'll also save money on specialized health travel arrangements - up to 60% on international business class fares, last minute fares, and no travel agency service fee.  We've negotiated special arrangements for our clients with a fully-certified travel agency. Our health travel clients benefit from savings on airline tickets, hotels and car rentals at discounted rates, helping them cut their travel expenses significantly. They offer our clients product and service guarantees, price meet or beat guarantees, and full service support.

Select your shortlist to 3-6 destinations and provider choices. We help you evaluate and choose your network providers and set everything up.  Want to pace yourself with a single procedure category or specialty pilot program? Can do! Show us your predictive modeling and past claims history outputs from the past few years and our epidemiologist will tell you where it makes the most sense to develop the pilot. We are not agents of the providers and we don't accept commissions from providers. We are your adviser for medical travel for group health. Everything we do is with your best interest at the forefront.

Unique Pricing and Better Discounts with Mercury Health Travel

Through the Mercury Health Travel program, we help you negotiate exclusive pricing terms with providers based on anticipated utilization.  We'll help you to negotiate higher discounts (up to 30%)  than the medical tourism price charts you find on the Internet.

We Have the Technology

We helped develop the world's first and only cloud-based health tourism management information system, Higowell. It is compliant with HIPAA, PIPEDA, and EU PRIVACY regulations.

Higowell powers the intranet service portal to manage patient encounters, records exchanges, coordinate travel and telehealth consultations prior to departure and to coordinate discharges and continuity of care. We designed it so that we could use it to coordinate care and special needs travel, monitor outcomes and evaluate costs, quality and plan participant satisfaction.  

Our TPA solution is powered by Oracle and is capable of processing bundled case rate and episodic claims for health travel.  

We invite you to find a competitor in medical tourism and health travel that can match us after 30 years in the business.

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