Leading global health insurance provider Aetna International has signed a strategic partnership deal with Humanis, a French insurance group currently insuring 10 million people with 700,000 corporate clients. The partnership will increase access to global healthcare solutions for large corporations and French expats around the world, while also expanding Aetna International’s already-growing global reach.

The partnership will offer Humanis’ existing members Aetna International’s broad medical network and wide range of solutions. This includes better control of healthcare costs in the US for Humanis’ members, as well as a healthcare solution that meets regulatory requirements in the UAE. The partnership will enable an easier customer journey through a single sign-up process, a single point of contact, and overall consistency in the services offered.

Likewise, the partnership will increase Aetna International’s footprint in continental Europe with an expansion into the French market, guided by Humanis’ local expertise and understanding of the French government. Together, Aetna International and Humanis will offer affordable healthcare to their joint global members, building a healthier world that focuses on prevention first.

"This strategic partnership agreement with Humanis comes at the right time. 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", says Richard di Benedetto, CEO of Aetna International.

Aetna International is committed to tackling wastage and inefficiency across all parts of the healthcare economy. In the US alone it is estimated that $800 billion per year is wasted on un-integrated healthcare systems. Moreover, healthcare is often focused on treatment, not prevention which means that the system is constantly under strain and firefighting. Combined with the world’s growing ageing population with the growth in the prevalence of chronic disease, there is a need for urgent industry-wide solutions. Aligning with government payers and collaboration with providers such as Humanis can ensure that healthcare is based on overall health and outcomes, not just volume of treatment.

"The agreement with Aetna International is part of Humanis' 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", says Sylvaine Emery, Director of International Activities, Humanis Group.


About Aetna International

Aetna International is committed to helping create a stronger, healthier global community by delivering comprehensive health care benefits and population health solutions worldwide. One of the largest providers of international health benefits and services, Aetna International serves more than 900,000 members worldwide, including expatriates, local nationals, and business travellers. Its global benefits include medical, dental, vision and emergency assistance and, in some regions, life and disability. Aetna International also offers customised technological and health management solutions for healthcare systems, government entities, and large employers to improve people’s health, enhance the quality of care and contain costs.


About Humanis group

As a leading player in health and protection insurance both in France and abroad, Humanis helps companies insure their employees, and offers lifelong protection to people around the world.

With expertise in health and protection insurance for French citizens settling abroad or in Overseas France, Humanis offers global solutions in Retirement, Health and Social Welfare for all types of international mobility, in perfect harmony with French social security systems. Humanis is therefore the only group to offer a total transposition of social security "à la française", via a one-stop system, in partnership with the Caisse des Français de l'Etranger (CFE).

Humanis is also the only protection insurance for companies and individuals in Overseas France and for employees of a foreign entity in France, whether they work for companies without an establishment in France or for embassies and diplomatic missions in France.


Source: Grayling