Industry News: Volume 10, Issue 11

Hoy Health Launches HoyLIFE Kits: Simplifies Chronic Care Management at Home With Medication Vouchers, Testing Supplies, Apps and Access to Lifestyle Coaches

Morristown, N.J.– July 9, 2019 – As it continues to meet the needs of U.S.- based Hispanic healthcare consumers, Hoy Health LLC announces the launch of its HoyLIFE Kits, a retail version of HoyCCM, an institutional-based chronic condition management program for patients with diabetes, hypertension, asthma and obesity. Available to anyone, HoyLIFE Kits help to mitigate the unique issues that Hispanic people face when accessing care, including cultural and language barriers.

“We’re excited to bring affordable chronic care management to healthcare consumers as a much-needed way for them to reduce family healthcare costs,” says Mario Anglada, CEO, Hoy Health. “Despite their high risk for chronic disease, too many Hispanic people get lumped in with the general population. We address limited access to affordable chronic care management among Hispanic families by offering these kits, as well as other product platforms that are digitally accessible, bilingual, culturally relevant and HIPAA-compliant, including affordable Rx medication access and telehealth/virtual services.”

Each kit includes a $20 HoyRX voucher code for use toward medication purchases, peripheral devices, and testing supplies. The HoyLIFE Diabetes Kit, for example, provides all the necessary supplies one needs to test daily blood glucose levels up to three times a day. HoyRX vouchers can be redeemed at over 65,000 participating pharmacies across the United States and Puerto Rico. Consumers can search online to find participating pharmacies. They must bring a valid prescription and their HoyRX voucher and ensure the name and dosage on the prescription matches the information on the voucher.

Anglada adds, “Our mission is to drastically simplify access to care by delivering quality health and wellness products, and enable individuals to learn about their health, determine their wellness needs, get low cost medications and manage chronic conditions.”

About Hoy Health

Hoy Health, LLC is a first-of-its-kind health-tech platform that provides a comprehensive and integrated bilingual healthcare support ecosystem to medically underserved patients offering solutions relative to medication access, medication adherence, tele-health and chronic condition management programs. Hoy Health was named by FierceHealthcare as one of the top “Fierce 15” health companies of 2019. Visit (“Hoy”, pronounced “oi”, is the Spanish word for “today”.)

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Bumrungrad International Hospital Launches Medication Tourism: Patients Access Quality Specialty Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Specialized Treatment at Lower Cost

Visit to get details about exciting medication tourism opportunities in ThailandJuly 16, 2019 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. & BANGKOK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With the introduction of a Medication Tourism program that makes specialty pharmaceuticals, vaccines and specialized care conveniently available to patients at up to 80 percent savings, Bumrungrad International Hospital (BIH) takes the lead in improving access to high quality care and prescriptions at significantly lower costs for complex diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, HIV, Hepatitis C, multiple sclerosis, cancer and orphan/rare diseases. The first Joint Commission International accredited multi-specialty hospital in Asia, BIH offers state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and intensive care facilities, as well as expert staff and a five-star campus providing authentic, safe and original brand name medications and treatments for every patient.

“Travel to Thailand to have prescriptions filled and authentic specialty drugs expertly administered at a fraction of the cost resolves a major problem for all patients and U.S.-based self-insured employers who are forced to ration care or deny coverage to keep high specialty drug costs from overrunning their operations,” says David Boucher, chief business transformation officer, BIH, one of the largest private hospitals in Southeast Asia, serving over 1.1 million patients annually, including over 520,000 international patients from over 190 nationalities.

“Bangkok is an easy travel destination, leading all cities in overnight visits with close to 1,400-1,500 flights a day going in and out from all parts of the world, making it feasible for people to get their much needed – often life-saving – medications for a relatively low price,” continues Boucher. “Patients and their companions can stay in an affordable hotel, from one night to 30 nights or more, and access treatment at a price that meets their budget.”

Runaway costs for specialty drug prescription medications, particularly in the United States, continue to threaten the health and pocketbooks of individuals, as well as the financial solvency of employers and payers. This avalanche of expensive medicines – which can range from $15,000 a year to as much as $750,000 annually in the United States – has the potential to cripple an entire healthcare system, imposing out-of-pocket costs that cause people to abandon their prescriptions and fail to adhere to treatment. Patients questioning the availability of a particular drug or who want to see if BIH can make it available should visit the website at or contact

“Medication Tourism extends the value of medical tourism, furthering the Bumrungrad mission to improve access to affordable care and medications for people throughout the world,” says Boucher. “Today, we offer over 30 centers of excellence and our medical staff includes 1,300+ physicians, many of whom are U.S.-board certified and spent time in the United States to complete a residency, fellowship or pursue advanced training.”

Visit to research the background, training, experience and languages spoken by physicians.

“We have interpreters for over 20 languages that are available in the hospital 24/7 and try to make as many accommodations as possible,” says Boucher. “A representative office is located at the main international airport in Bangkok for maximum convenience to medical travelers.”

BIH also provides concierge services to streamline travel and accommodations, arrange for the transfer of records, book follow-up care and appointments and tend to the needs of patients and their companions.

About Bumrungrad International Hospital

Bumrungrad International Hospital (BIH) is a Joint Commission International accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. Founded in 1980, it is one of the largest private hospitals in Southeast Asia, with 580 beds and over 30 specialty centers. BIH offers state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and intensive care facilities in a one-stop medical center. BIH serves 1.1 million patients annually, including over 620,000 international patients. Visit

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Top 100 Wellness Resorts in the World

By Dr. Prem Jagyasi – Wellness tourism, a $639 billion market in 2017 is projected to touch $919 billion by 2022 reports GWI (Global Wellness Institute). Euromonitor data projects the wellness tourism growth more than twice faster than overall tourism. Clubbing relaxation and rejuvenation with vacation gives a heightened experience. The stressed out global population has realized this.

Everybody is looking for the added pleasure of wellness in different corners of the world. Resorts built with the objective of wellness have certain specialties unique of its kind due to its geographical location and natural resources available. Being an avid globe trotter, I am fortunate enough to get the real taste of wellness in some of the spectacular wellness resorts in the world. I couldn’t help appreciating the vision of these resorts coming up with unique offerings rewarding the guests with overwhelming wellness experience.

Be it meditation, aroma massage, thrilling activities with full mind body engagement or simply enjoying never-to-end relaxing hours, I would like to list 100 great wellness resorts of the world worth visiting to get a real taste of wellness vacation. Given another opportunity, I would never hesitate to step into any one of these for a blissful wellness experience. 

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A look at Cigna’s international NGO health plans

by Paige Minemyer – Cigna has more than 15 million members in the U.S. But plenty of people might not realize an additional 1.5 million of the insurance giant’s members live abroad—some of whom are in some of the most dangerous regions of the world.

This growing market is where Angela Rooney, who is Cigna’s nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) director, specializes.

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