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Health insurance provider Aetna International has signed a strategic partnership deal with French insurance group Humanis to offer affordable healthcare to their joint global members.
In a statement, Aetna said the partnership is aimed at addressing the existing challenges to global healthcare and increasing access for large corporations and French expats around the world.
Humanis currently insures around 10 million people with 700,000 corporate clients.
Under the agreement, Humanis’ existing members will have access to Aetna International’s medical network and insurance solutions, which will help those living in the US have a better control of their healthcare costs and those in the UAE to access healthcare solution that meets the regulatory requirements.
The partnership will also increase Aetna’s footprint in continental Europe with an expansion into the French market.
"This strategic partnership agreement with Humanis comes at the right time," said Richard di Benedetto, CEO of Aetna International. "Aetna's expertise and global presence, combined with the exceptional quality and local service that Humanis provides to its customers, will allow us to expand and improve the services we offer to our members.
"This partnership is part of our strategy to provide local services to our members worldwide, while adapting to national and regional disparities. We look forward to working together with Humanis on improving quality and access to healthcare for our members around the world."
Sylvaine Emery, director of international activities, Humanis, added: "The agreement with Aetna International is part of Humanis's open-architecture approach to partnerships and reinforces our ambitions in the development of our international mobility business. Our goal is to capitalise on the synergies between our two groups to optimise our global healthcare service, while retaining our USP as a one-stop-shop for health and protection insurance in France."
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