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HSA for America, PlanetHospital Partner to Improve U.S. Access to Less Expensive Foreign Hospitals










Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) July 27, 2007

HSA for America announced today its partnership with PlanetHospital to offer their International Medical Services to its members who carry high-deductible HSA-qualified health insurance plans. PlanetHospital has successfully assisted over 500 patients from the US in need of immediate medical attention to receive quality treatments in countries such as India, Thailand, or Mexico, often at prices 80 percent lower than the cost of procedures in the U.S.

HSA for America has added PlanetHospital’s services to its growing list of tools designed to help its policyholders become better healthcare consumers. According to Wiley Long, President of HSA for America, “Consumer-driven health care is all about getting the patient more involved in their own medical decisions. Because HSA policyholders have high deductibles on their health insurance plans, it is important for them to find the best value for their healthcare dollar.”

In 2006, over 200,000 Americans traveled outside of the U.S. for medical treatment. For those with high deductible plans, exclusions for pre-existing conditions, or the need for dental treatment or cosmetic surgery not covered by their health insurance, international travel may save them thousands of dollars. In PlanetHospital’s network, treatment is typically done by English speaking, U.S. or European trained physicians, at hospitals certified by the Joint Commission International.

“We don’t recommend that U.S. citizens travel outside the country for treatment without doing careful research. By teaming up with PlanetHospital, we’ve got a resource that can place our clients and website visitors safely with American or European boarded (or board eligible) surgeons who are surprisingly affordable but do not compromise on care,” explained Long.

HSA plans are special health insurance policies that allow users to put aside money for future medical expenses. Any money put in the account is tax deductible, and can be used tax-free to pay for qualified medical expenses, including travel expenses.

PlanetHospital’s services are the latest in a growing list of services HSA for America has put together to help consumers save money on their medical expenses. Other benefits include discounts on prescription drugs, lab tests, and health reimbursement arrangements. You can see the complete list of benefits at: http://www.health–savings–accounts.com/member-benefits.htm

About HSA for America

HSA for America is a nationwide brokerage firm specializing in individual and family health insurance plans that are qualified to work with Health Savings Accounts. HSA for America represents many different insurance companies, offers instant quotes, online applications, and comparisons of HSA administrators.

About Planet Hospital

Planet Hospital enjoys an international network of over 200 surgeons that are Western board certified or board eligible. Planet Hospital takes care of all logistics for its patients so that they can enjoy their medical tourism experience safely and affordable.

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