CanAm Insurance Announces Addition of StandbyMD to its PrimeLink Plus Emergency Travel Insurance Plan

Jan 20, 2010, 09:21 ET from Healthcare Concierge Services

WINDSOR, Canada and MIAMI, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- CanAm Insurance, Canada's premier wholesaler for travel insurance products, announced today the addition of StandbyMD to its PrimeLink Plus emergency travel medical insurance plan.

The StandbyMD program, a product of Healthcare Concierge Services, Inc., offers business and leisure travelers access to personalized health care services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

"We are very pleased that CanAm has chosen our innovative program to be an integral part of its PrimeLink Plus travel insurance plan," said Alex Sanchez, Managing Director of Healthcare Concierge Services.  "As the number of snowbirds and senior Canadian travelers continues to increase, the need for personalized health care medical services for these individuals has never been greater."

Individuals who purchase PrimeLink Plus Travel Insurance and need medical assistance will now have access to all of the services provided under the StandbyMD program.  These include personalized health care services from a qualified physician who facilitates services around the clock, 7 days a week.  Individuals are also provided easy access to a qualified StandbyMD physician, who will assess the medical condition and provide treatment options.  The range of services include: prescription drug refills; referrals to medical specialists, chiropractors, dentists, walk-in clinics/urgent care centers; house call visits; and fast access to emergency rooms.

"We evaluated the StandbyMD program very carefully and decided that it would be an outstanding product to include in our PrimeLink Plus policy," said David Rivelis, Senior Vice President at CanAm Insurance.  "Being able to provide our customers who travel with access to reliable physicians and healthcare services in times of unanticipated medical needs is a top priority for us.  We look forward to working together with Healthcare Concierge Services."

About Healthcare Concierge Services (HCS)

HCS provides a proprietary suite of global concierge services and products for healthcare payers, consumers and companies seeking to enhance their products.  HCS is best known for its industry leading StandbyMD(SM) program, offering premier physician directed healthcare and HCS Navigator(SM) a leading personalized consumer driven healthcare program.  For more information, please visit or call 305-459-4818.

About CanAm Insurance

CanAm Insurance is Canada's premier wholesaler for Travel and Health insurance products, assisting brokers, insurance companies, national associations and affinity program coordinators in securing business across Canada and the U.S.

CanAm has been involved in the development and maintenance of comprehensive travel health campaigns from coast to coast since 1994. With offices in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal - and with our head office strategically located in Windsor, Ontario, we provide efficient access to both major North American Markets.

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