Industry News: Volume 1, Issue 9


Self Insurance Institute of America Partners with Medical Travel & Digital Health News to Produce Medical Travel Webinar Series


SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. & MAHWAH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) today announced a partnership with Medical Travel & Digital Health News to produce a series of virtual “Connect from Anywhere” medical travel seminars. In anticipation of travel patterns further normalizing in the coming months and years, SIIA will showcase leading medical centers – both domestic and international – that partner with self-insured group health plans to provide high quality health care often at significantly discounted cost as part of “medical travel” arrangements.

Seminar Schedule: all events 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

March 11, 2021 Health City Cayman Islands

March 24, 2021 Costa Rica

April 15, 2021 The Cleveland Clinic

May 5, 2021 Colombia

This is a unique opportunity to learn more about these options without having to leaving your home or office, with specific content to be of interest to employers, broker/advisors, TPAs, stop-loss carriers and other key service providers. While each seminar will have its own location focus, common content elements for all seminars are expected to include:

  • Stories from real members of self-insured health plans who received medical treatment in that location
  • Key Medical Staff Profiles and Experience in Providing Medical Travel Services
  • Actual Self-Insured Employer Experience Offering Medical Travel Options
  • Quality Metrics and Safety Information
  • Assistance Service with Travel Logistics/Other Member Support Services
  • Qualifying Criteria and Follow-Up Care Considerations for Participants
  • Financial Incentives and Benefits for Stakeholders
  • How to Incorporate Medical Travel Options into Self-insured Health Plans
  • Live Q&A to Answer Your Questions in Real Time

These will be free events for both members and non-members, but advance registration will be required. Additional details are forthcoming about each specific seminar, preliminary information is accessible now and individuals may reserve their spot at

Laura Carabello, editor and publisher, Medical Travel & Digital Health News and principal, CPR Strategic Marketing Communications, says, “As a leading voice of the medical travel industry both US and worldwide, we are delighted to collaborate on this meaningful project with SIIA that will educate and inform the self-insured community about destinations and hospitals that deliver high quality, cost-effective care.”

About Medical Travel & Digital Health News (MTDHN)

A global B2B newsletter reaching B2B desktops worldwide, MTDHN is written and edited by experts in international healthcare. MTDHN keeps its readers abreast of trends, deals, new business, competition, medical advances, legal issues and the advancement of care, including interviews with experts in both this space and the growing, accessible digital health market.

About SIIA

The Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. is a member-based association dedicated to protecting and promoting the business interests of companies involved in the self-insurance and captive insurance industry. Members include self-insurance entities, TPAs, Captive Managers, Excess/Stop Loss Carriers and other industry service providers.

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