IMG Announces New Partnership
(INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 2, 2009) – International Medical Group®, Inc. (IMG®), a worldwide leader in designing, distributing and administering global health care benefits, announces its new partnership with the web-based physician/patient communication company, eDocAmerica. The collaboration compliments IMG’s core principles of providing a full-service approach to offering international medical insurance products backed by superior customer service, and eDocAmerica’s mission to improve health by providing direct, online access to medical services, making it convenient to get credible, routine medical information.
IMG certificate holders with a registered MyIMGSM account will gain access to eDocAmerica allowing them to communicate with experienced health care professionals 24 hours a day, regardless of their location. Insureds can confer with board-certified physicians, licensed psychologists, pharmacists and dentists to assist with any routine health related questions. The service is not meant to replace family physicians; instead its focus is to address health concerns in a convenient manner and to provide support in making informed decisions.
"We are particularly enthusiastic to be working with a company like eDocAmerica, and we are pleased with the relationship we have with them," said Joseph Brougher, President of IMG. "Being able to offer this unique, accommodating service to our clients is a further commitment to providing them with the security and service they need no matter where they are."
"eDocAmerica remains very excited about our partnership with IMG," said Robbie Linn, President of eDocAmerica. "Located in all parts of the world, we know IMG clients will enjoy having online access to medical experts through a few simple strokes on their keyboard."
This value-added service is currently available to MP+International®, Patriot PlatinumSM, Global Medical Insurance® Platinum and select GEOSM Group certificate holders. Physician responses are received via e-mail within two to four business hours and guaranteed within 24.
Established in 1997, eDocAmerica is the nation’s leader in providing individuals 24/7 access to the expertise of contracted board-certified physicians, psychologists, pharmacists, and dentists. The doctors often use patient interactions to encourage healthier behavior as well as to promote preventive measures and screenings. Additional Web site services include weekly health tips, a health risk assessment, a medical library, and a searchable video library with access to over 250 medical topics. For more information, visit www.edocamerica.com or call 1.866.525.3362.