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Strengthening local health care in Qatar

Aetna International strengthens the local health care solution in Qatar

Partnering with experienced regional organizations improves access to care

Aetna International joins forces with leading local insurer, Qatar General Insurance and Reinsurance Co (QGIRCO) and third-party administrator, GlobeMed, to offer locally compliant, health benefits solutions in Qatar. As the Qatari health care system moves towards a healthier population, the company introduces a new, supplemental plan to deliver broad network access and 100% coverage with no deductible, no copay and no coinsurance.*

This is just one of many examples of how Aetna International continues to build on their enhanced global service delivery model while supporting expatriates for successful assignments.

“All of our global and regional partners understand and share our commitment to making the health care journey more accessible and less complicated,” says Aetna International President, Todd Lazar. “And furthermore, our customers continue to benefit from the same robust, centralized administration they’re used with their global plan.”

The locally compliant plan launches in anticipation of mandatory health insurance requirements from the Qatari Ministry of Public Health. By bringing together the resources and expertise of Aetna®, QGIRCO and GlobeMed, members have:

  • Access to an extensive network of more than 450 direct-pay providers
  • In-person help in field offices at major hospitals across Qatar
  • 24/7 call centers for quicker service and safer outcomes

QGIRCO has more than four decades of industry experience and was named the Qatari market insurer of the year for 2022-2023 by AIG. GlobeMed similarly brings more than three decades of experience across the Middle East and North Africa region and is the largest third-party administrator in Qatar, with a local presence there since 2007.

Aetna International is part of the CVS Health® family of companies offering members direct-pay access to quality care from 1.9 million doctors, hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and health services providers across more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. CVS Health currently ranks 11 on the Fortune Global 500 list.

*100% coverage applies to covered benefits only and includes no deductible, no copay and no coinsurance for care received outside of the U.S. and U.S. Territories. In Qatar, orthodontic services are only covered at 50%.

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