Volume 10, Issue 8: Soraia Lynch at GMMI discusses their unique medical travel business model providing a variety of benefits to patients traveling for care

Dear Colleagues, In this thought-provoking interview, meet Soraia Lynch, Vice President of Marketing, GMMI, Inc. a leading certified provider of medical cost containment, travel assistance and medical risk management solutions.   Lynch brings to light the many obstacles patients face when traveling for quality healthcare. She discusses the GMMI model and explains how

Spotlight: Soraia Lynch, Vice President of Marketing, GMMI, Inc.

About Soraia Lynch Soraia Arroyo Lynch, MBA is Vice President of Marketing, GMMI, Inc. & GGA Travel Assistance.  Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, she is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English.   With over 20 years in the medical cost containment industry and having worked for GMMI in many capacities from Account Management, Product Development,

Industry News: Volume 10, Issue 8

Legislative/Regulatory UPDATE: SIIA: Self-Insurance Institute of America, INC. Federal Judge Strikes Down Centerpiece of Association Health Plan Rule Late yesterday, the DC District Court issued a decision striking down two important aspects of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Association Health Plan (AHP) rule. In particular, the court ruling invalidates the new

News In Review: Volume 10, Issue 8

How Hong Kong’s Health System Favors Outward Medical Tourism Medicaltourismmag.com – Walking through the passageways at the North District Hospital in Hong Kong, it may be difficult to ignore one sign on the notice board. The sign stares at all who care to read and lists all the services available in

Volume 10, Issue 7: Hot off the press — Harvard Business Review article! Plus Mario Anglada, CEO, Hoy Health on meeting unmet healthcare needs of underserved populations, especially Hispanics

Dear Colleagues: Just published today: How Employers Are Fixing Health Care. The medical travel industry has come a long way in the last decade, and this article documents its trajectory. Read what Lisa Woods, Jonathan R. Slokin and Ruth Coleman report about their success experience with serving one of the nation’s largest workforces. Also

Spotlight: Mario Anglada, CEO, Hoy Health

About Mario Anglada  Mario Anglada has over 23 years of experience developed at leading Healthcare companies such as Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle Health Science, Univision Communications and now leads Hoy Health LLC. About Hoy Health Hoy Health LLC, is a first-of-its-kind health-tech platform that provides a comprehensive and integrated bilingual

SIIA International Annual Meeting: See you in Miami!

As a member of the Self Insurance Institute of America’s International Committee, I want to personally invite our readers to the SIIA International Conference, May 14-16, 2019 to be held at the JW Marriott, Miami, FL. Miami is a hub for global business activities and the upcoming event promises to include

Industry News: Volume 10, Issue 7

PRESS RELEASE: Medical Tourism Market is Anticipated to Attain US $160.8 Billion by 2025, Says TMR ALBANY, New York, January 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Transparency Market Research, the global medical tourism market is anticipated to attain US$160.8 bn by the end of 2025. In 2016, the market valuation was US$46.46 bn. To reach this amount, the

News In Review: Volume 10, Issue 7

Patient cost largely unrelated to procedure price or insurance coverage, study finds Beckershospitalreview.com –Little correlation exists between what a patient pays for a service and the amount an insurer pays or the overall price of a procedure, according to a new study from right-leaning think tank Pioneer Institute. The study, which examines data from

Volume 10, Issue 6: FEATURE: Bill Oldham from AscellaHealth discusses Anthem initiative and what the future of the PBM looks like

Dear Colleagues, In this thought-provoking, exclusive interview, please meet Bill Oldham, chairman and CFO, AscellaHealth. Bill discusses the changing landscape of the pharmacy plan management industry – and more specifically specialty pharmacy management.  Bill explains what brought him into this industry and describes AscellaHealth as a specialty-focused pharmaceutical management companyserving commercial, Medicare and Medicaid