Aetna International expands in Canada with flexible health insurance solutions for travelers
Aetna International is expanding into the Canadian market to provide tailored coverage for expatriate clients. With the main office in Toronto, Aetna expects to open additional offices throughout 2017 and is actively hiring staff to fill key roles.
Carrie Chapman in September 2016 was appointed country manager for Canada, reporting to Richard di Benedetto, president and CEO of Aetna International.
The plans offered by Aetna will cover everyone whether they qualify for provincial cover or not, and tailored cover will be available for groups on a direct-sale basis, or through brokers or other intermediaries.
International members will receive access to a large medical network, including direct payment access to more than 30,000 physicians and hospital providers, over 99% of pharmacies and dentists. Aetna members also have access to over one million providers in the US and approximately 120,000 throughout the rest of the world.
Canada hosts 2.8 percent (1,615,800) of the worldwide expatriate population with individual workers accounting for 54% of the total and students about 10%, according to the research company Finaccord. Finaccord further estimates that Canada will lose almost 300,000 people to emigration in 2017.