SOURCE: MDLiveCare

MDLiveCare

August 03, 2011 01:00 ET

Europaeiske Rejseforsikring A/S, Division of Munich Re, Selects MDLiveCare to Provide Travelers With 24/7 on Demand Access to U.S. Physicians

SUNRISE, FL and MUNICH, GERMANY--(Marketwire - Aug 3, 2011) - MDLiveCare, the worldwide leader in providing affordable, 24/7 healthcare consultations by web-cam, phone or email, today announced a multi-year contract with Europæiske Rejseforsikring A/S, Denmark's largest and oldest travel insurance company, to provide physician telehealth consultations for business travelers and ex-pats visiting the United States. Europæiske Rejseforsikring A/S was the first provider of travel insurance in Denmark and has maintained the leading position in the travel insurance market.

"When our members travel to the U.S., they enjoy peace of mind knowing that they have unlimited, immediate access to physicians and other healthcare services," says Dan Kjolhede Laursen, vice president of Europæiske's Corporate Department. "Based upon a highly successful pilot program conducted in 2010 with MDLiveCare, we look forward to implementing this critical service and working with their exceptional team. This partnership not only expedites the coordination of care and patient referral processes, but may also dramatically lower the risk of medical complications."

The MDLiveCare network of licensed board-certified physicians and therapists are on call to address non-emergency conditions such as bronchitis and respiratory infections, sinus problems, urinary tract infections, and allergies; process prescriptions and order lab tests; or refer individuals to urgent care or emergency rooms. The MDLiveCare HIPAA- and PCI-compliant platform includes electronic documentation of the consultation and optionally integrates with Microsoft® Health Vault®.

"This relationship with Europæiske Rejseforsikring A/S expands our international corporate footprint, and further establishes market confidence in our services," says Randy Parker, CEO for MDLiveCare. "Today, MDLiveCare delivers convenient and affordable access to quality care, effectively reducing healthcare costs for self-insured organizations, employers and other payers. We are now taking this proven solution to the global marketplace and have already realized a high demand for our service offering."

About MDLiveCare
Founded in 2006, MDLiveCare offers affordable, 24/7/365 healthcare consultations by web-cam, phone or email, providing convenient access to medical attention after hours, at work, while traveling and in underserved.communities. The company has a nationwide network of U.S. board-certified physicians, providing general medicine and pediatrics as well as licensed therapists and certified life coaches. Individual and group plans are available, and a technology platform for physicians who want to incorporate online patient care into their practices. www.mdlivecare.com

About Europæiske Rejseforsikring A/S,
Europæiske Rejseforsikring A/S, part of ERGO, the primary insurer division of Munich Re, was the first provider of travel insurance in Denmark and has maintained the leading position in the travel insurance market. www.europaeiske.dk