ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday October 7, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 19
Financial Times  

Aviva IFS Global Health Insurance now in Sri Lanka

Eagle launches one of the most comprehensive international health plans with coverage up to USD 2mn.

Powered by the global expertise of Aviva, Eagle brings the best of global insurance to Sri Lanka and launches the comprehensive Aviva IFS Global Health Insurance, a press release said.

IFS Global Health - underwritten by Aviva plc. offers one of the most generous international health insurance plans with up to US$ 2 million coverage annually. This gives the policyholder and his/her family, global access to first-class medical care. This cover guarantees policyholders, high quality, world-class healthcare anywhere in the world. Policyholders can choose where, when and by whom they are treated, depending on the selected plan. Policyholders even have the flexibility to be treated in USA or Canada if these countries are selected in the plan.

“If the policyholder’s plan excludes US and Canada they will still be generously covered for emergency treatment if they are visiting these countries for 90 days or less per trip. This is a great advantage for short business trips and holidays, avoiding the need to obtain additional travel insurance.” said a spokesperson for Eagle. “We also provide international travel assistance. Visa, immunization, lost luggage, passport assistance and emergency message transmission can also be made available.” he continued. Whether at home or travelling on business or leisure, IFS Global Health, covers all medical needs. Aviva will help to expedite the treatment and to arrange for payment guarantees or direct settlement with the hospitals involved. Emergency assistance and evacuation is only a telephone call away with the 24-hour hotline.

“To give you complete peace of mind, Aviva provides you with valuable emergency assistance via the hotline dedicated specially to IFS customers. We provide a 24-hour helpline that you can call for assistance, day or night. The highly trained multilingual medical staff will guide and assist you in times of crisis. With IFS Global Health, the policyholder only needs to get back on his or her feet again, minus the financial worries.” the spokesperson added.

The plan offers full coverage for chronic illnesses such as diabetes or kidney conditions which originate after obtaining the insurance policy. This is an important feature to consider when comparing the benefits of IFS Global health to other local and international plans. Besides in-patient and outpatient care the plan also covers alternative medicine such as homeopathy, chiropractic treatment and acupuncture.

“Being backed by the global expertise of Aviva allows us to introduce the latest and the best in global products and services. At Eagle, we understand the changing needs of customers and we continuously work towards meeting these needs.” commented Managing Director, Mr. Deepal Sooriyaarachchi. “With the introduction of global products such as IFS Global Health, the company will be better positioned to provide customers with the best in products and services.” Mr. Sooriyaarachchi concluded. Eagle is an Aviva Company. Aviva is the world’s oldest insurance group, with a history dating back 300 years to 1696. Today it is the world's fifth-largest insurance group and the biggest in the UK. The group has 59,000 employees world-wide, serving 40 million customers with Sterling Pounds 364 billion assets under management.


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