Canadians have Provincial Healthcare provided by their respective Provinces. In the U.S. we are familiar with private insurance companies: Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Mutual of Omaha, Humana, etc. These are among the larger U.S. companies that are licensed in the U.S.
Worldwide Health Insurance outside of the U.S. is different and is most often provided by companies that are “offshore” corporations and are licensed in Bermuda, Tortuga, Bahamas.
Below are some important documents to help you get better acquainted with Best Doctors and the insurance they are offering. To access the following information, simply click on the Hyperlink name (Bold Brown Type) and the item will open in a separate window, for your convenience.
2018 BD Summary of Benefits (includes premium cost)
(Policy term is Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2018). If joining mid-year, you pay pro-rated Boomer Membership fee and a pro-rated insurance premium.
Learn About Best Doctors
How is this insurance different? To enroll is in this group, you must enroll and have your acceptance BEFORE you are 70 yrs, 11 mos. Once you are a paid member and your insurance is in effect you will not be singled out for cancellation because of your age.
Additionally, our Best Doctors insurance coverage is worldwide, so while you are traveling you have the comfort of knowing that your insurance coverage extends around the world. This is especially important if you are American and do not have insurance coverage in the U.S. Seven Corners, an established Travel Insurance company, no longer offers tavel insurance for expats traveling back to the U.S (effective as of August, 201). So, this seemingly insignificant benefit is of HUGE importance if you are not covered by Medicare.
If you are in a part of the world where there a direct pay hospital is not available, Best Doctors will negotiate with the hospital on your behalf in an attempt to make a direct pay arrangement on your behalk.
Best Doctors offers you the following …
The Right Diagnosis.
The Right Treatment.
34% of all medical diagnoses are wrong. 68% of treatment plans require a correction*. We make sure your diagnosis and treatment plan aren’t among them.
Advice from the Doctors
Other Doctors Trust Most
You get immediate access to the doctors other doctors have selected as “best.” It’s more than a second opinion: it’s a personal, compassionate way to be sure you’re doing what’s best for you.
Your own Dedicated
Best Doctors collects your case records, images and test samples. You don’t have to travel or deal with the healthcare system. You get the answers you need and the peace of mind you want.
The Reinvention of Right
Getting it right. Remember when that was what healthcare was all about?
But healthcare today isn’t always about right. It’s about the system. And that’s not right. Right needs to be reintroduced. Redefined. Reinvented.
Best Doctors is doing just that, with the help of the world’s leading medical experts. We are connecting people who have a personal health challenge with those who can best address it.
Our proprietary medical diagnosis service provides patients with access to the best medical minds in the world, no matter where they are. We are removing the burden of uncertainty from patients’ shoulders and creating a personal, compassionate and comprehensive way to ensure that people get the best possible medical advice.
In healthcare today, much of the emphasis is placed on getting answers quickly. We are singularly focused on getting it right – at a time when right has never been needed more. It’s what’s right for patients and doctors. It’s what’s right, period.
Best Doctors. The Reinvention of Right.
If you are interested in this policy, please continue to the “Group” FAQ menu in our top header menu. It provides answers to our most frequently asked questions about both policies in one color coded answer for your convenience . If we have overlooked information that you are seeking, please do not hesitate to use our Contact tab.
This “digital age” is what has made all of this possible, especially since the mail system in Mexico is so irregular. Please be confident that we successfully conduct all of our business via the internet. All the necessary documents are securely transmitted via the internet.
All membership payment transactions are conducted via credit card through PayPal or Square (a secure credit card processor). Best Doctors provides a secure payment portal for your insurance premiums.
Requirements for this insurance once you are a Boomer Member are simply:
1. Complete our Document Checklist, verifying that you are an expat living in Mexico at least 6 months (continually) per year along with some other info required to verify your Mexican residency.
2. Complete the Best Doctors Application
3. Submit the required Blood/Urine Tests