Menu
iPMI Magazine Is Proudly Sponsored By:
For a healthier journey.

iPMI Magazine Has Moved

iPMI Magazine successfully rebranded to iPMI Global in 2023 and has moved to a new home on the internet. To visit the brand new international private medical insurance business intelligence platform, please go to www.ipmiglobal.com

Aetna's Worldtraveler Boosts Benefits For Global Business Travelers

Companies seeking international health coverage for their employees traveling abroad on short-term assignments can enjoy greater peace of mind with Aetna’s (NYSE: AET) newly enhanced WorldTravelerSM global health insurance plans. Effective immediately for all new and existing WorldTravelerSM plans, Aetna has eliminated its annual maximum payout for prescription drugs.

Aetna also has lifted its annual medical maximum payout for employees covered by its Premier Plus plans. For all plans with a dependent care option, employees’ dependents are now covered through age 26, up from age 18. Additionally, as of April 1, Aetna has lowered employers’ minimum annual premium to $1,000 on new and renewed plans.

Available for companies in many parts of the world, WorldTravelerSM is stand-alone, short-term international health coverage for employees who travel overseas extensively – up to six months consecutively and nine months annually – but are not candidates for expatriate health coverage. WorldTravelerSM offers benefits rarely available with domestic health care plans or accident policies. Standard benefits include direct billing to Aetna by its global network of more than 70,000 hospitals, clinics and doctors outside the United States, 24/7 customer service, on-call nurses, and medical evacuation and repatriation services.

“We know that dealing with health-related issues can be stressful, especially when people are far from home,” said Eugene Marks, Aetna International’s general manager of the Americas Region. “That’s why we have enriched WorldTravelerSM. We want our customers to know they can count on us wherever in the world they might be.”

For employers, WorldTravelerSM offers an affordable way to provide international coverage for employees traveling on business. Premiums are based on a per diem cost and the number of projected travel days. Plan administration is easy too. All employees are automatically covered; no individual enrollment is required. WorldTravelerSM requires no deductible. The plans cover pre-existing conditions and dental injuries. Options include dependent coverage, business travel accident insurance and health care benefits during leisure travel in conjunction with business travel.

back to top