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GPS Serves 1.9 Million Insured For Medical Tourism

August 29th, 2008 — 1:26pm

August 8, 2008 – Atlanta, GA
GPS-Magazine launches global patient services and information for the first 1.9 Million people in the US insured for medical tourism.

Corporate America experienced a “Eureka!” moment in February, 2008 when the national and international press extensively reported the advent of two Columbia, SC group insurance experts’ foray into insured medical tourism to rein in runaway US corporate healthcare cost.
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2008 The Americas Competitiveness Forum – Global Tourism Market Report

August 28th, 2008 — 1:10pm

By Lee Armstrong, GPS-Magazine
August 18 – Atlanta, GA -  Three South American Presidents, US corporate icons, and hundreds of South American and North American government officials and business leaders representing trade, industry, and tourism offices convened in Atlanta, GA for the second annual The Americas Competitiveness Forum, an advocacy to promote prosperity and economic opportunity.
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Costa Rica – Dental Tourism in Paradise

August 26th, 2008 — 1:26pm

By Sherry L. Branch, GPS-Magazine
Companion Global Healthcare has added two new Costa Rican clinics to its network. Prisma Dental (www.prismadental.com) and Meza Dental (www.mezadentalcare.com) will be the dental service providers working closely with the American company to ensure safe, reliable and inexpensive dental care. With dental healthcare costs rising and provided coverage reaching caps that are minimal at best, patients are becoming more open to the idea of traveling out of the country if it means saving money.
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Taking Off

August 24th, 2008 — 8:57am

By Molly Bernhart,  Employee Benefit Adviser Magazine
Morgan Armstrong had heard a lot of casual talk about medical tourism; however, discussion on the subject had been growing louder over the past six months. So, the president of Plan Benefit Services, a Columbia, South Carolina-based employee benefit advisory firm hosted a meeting with his clients where he shared what he knew on the subject and asked the employers what they thought.

Armstrong’s clients were intrigued by the opportunity for significant cost savings. “[But] the same types of questions kept coming up and it was really a perception issue, in terms of quality of care,” he says. “At that point I determined that we needed to make a trip.” Continue reading »

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Companion Global HealthCare Medical Tourism Network Expansion In India

August 22nd, 2008 — 4:25am

By Sherry L. Branch, GPS-Magazine.com
August 21, 2008 – David Boucher, President of the American medical travel company, Companion Global HealthCare, announced today that India has been added as a new destination in their medical and surgical care network of providers. Medical tourism is on the rise as healthcare costs mount and coverage depletes. International travel for medical care can be accomplished for a fraction of what it would cost stateside. Continue reading »

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Healing Waters – Edipsos, Evia, Greece

August 18th, 2008 — 4:42am

By Sherry L. Branch, GPS-Magazine.com

Human nature seldom deviates so the passing of time has done nothing to diminish the quest for eternal youth and healing.  Historically, journeys for this elusive beacon of hope have taken travelers around the world in search of soothing waters to heal what ails them. There has been no mountain too high or sea too wide when there is hope for the tempering of aches and pains. And if it is water you seek, Edipsos, a small town on the northwest coast of the Greek Island of Evia, offers exactly what is needed for the reclamation and renewal of mind and body. Continue reading »

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