Collinson launches new international healthcare solution to further extend its international insurance reach
Collinson has launched an all new international healthcare plan in Nairobi, to provide affordable global medical insurance to Kenyans. Collinson SmartHealth™ International is delivered in partnership with Kenbright, one of Kenya’s leading medical insurance providers.
SmartHealth International will deliver a suite of new affordable health insurance products aimed at Kenyan companies, which want to protect and give peace of mind to employees and their families. Administered by Kenbright Healthcare Administrators Limited, Collinson will be harnessing its in-house insurance and assistance expertise to provide regional and international access to an extensive network of medical providers.
Designed by healthcare experts, SmartHealth International enables employees and their families to flexibly access international medical advice, treatment and support across the globe, whenever it is needed, through Collinson’s global network of health providers and in-house 24/7/365 medical assistance capability. Each case will be individually managed and assessed by Collinson’s expert medical team. The plans can include wellness, optical, dental and medical second opinion and traveller support services and can be tailored to individual company requirements and budgets.
Collinson believes that there is a significant opportunity to enhance the way international healthcare propositions are delivered. By utilising the expertise across Collinson’s loyalty and benefits capability, companies in Kenya can now offer their employees access to the best medical treatment available at home and globally. This also includes additional benefits such as digital doctor services, international medical second opinion and traveller support services accessing the Collinson global lounge network and security and medical advice when travelling.
In fact, recent third-party research commissioned by Collinson revealed that the vast majority (88%) of consumers in Kenya found the proposition to be attractive, with preventative and wellbeing and digital doctor services being rated attractive by 82% of the respondents.
Lawrence Watts, Head of Insurance at Collinson, said: “We are delighted to partner with Kenbright to launch this new health solution to the market. With healthcare infrastructure under pressure, especially within critical care, providing healthcare alternatives to consumers is vital. The research we carried out highlighted a strong consumer demand for international solutions; 41% surveyed stating that they would travel abroad for medical treatment, if required.
“This launch, in partnership with Kenbright, means that companies in Kenya can give employees and their families access to the best possible overseas treatment through our in-house medical expertise and worldwide network of partners.”
Collinson envisages offering the plan in other countries in the region by partnering with local insurers, as well as building in its wider travel, assistance and insurance products and loyalty solutions to create a truly differentiated and holistic health plan within the comfort of a concierge travel experience.
Ezekiel Macharia, CEO at Kenbright, added: "We are thrilled to be launching this proposition in partnership with Collinson. Our team has worked hard to create an international healthcare solution that not only offers Collinson’s international insurance and assistance capabilities, but will also harness local technology in Kenya, allowing our customers access to a robust network solution."
For further information on SmartHealth™ International, please visit: https://www.collinsongroup.com/en-meai/protect/international-healthcare
SmartHealth International was launched at an exclusive event at the deputy British High Commissioner’s residency in Nairobi, hosted by The Lord Mayor of London, Peter Estlin, and attended by senior dignitaries from the insurance and banking industries, including Kenya’s Commissioner of Insurance, Godfrey Kiptum.