SOURCE: Best Doctors

May 01, 2007 11:36 ET

Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company Selects Best Doctors to Improve Healthcare Quality for Group Retiree Health Plan Members

Valuable Program Helps Retirees Partner With Their Physicians to Ensure Correct Diagnosis and Treatment

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 1, 2007 -- Best Doctors®, the trusted partner to patients and physicians in delivering the right diagnosis and the right treatment, announced today that Guarantee Trust Life (GTL) of Glenview, Illinois, is making the Best Doctors services available to help its Group Retiree Health Plan insureds obtain the highest quality healthcare when they are diagnosed with a qualifying critical illness.

Through the Best Doctors services, retiree health plan insureds, who have a qualifying critical illness, now have access to an expert diagnostic assessment team to help ensure they get the right diagnosis and the right treatment. Additionally, the Best Doctors program offers help navigating the healthcare system to find the most appropriate doctors for their condition. These Best Doctors options are included as part of the GTL Retiree Health Plan as a voluntary service to complement the plan.

"The Baby Boomers are moving into retirement age. This is a very educated population, and one that will benefit most from a service like Best Doctors," said Michael Naumann, national sales director for the group division of Guarantee Trust Life. "Guarantee Trust Life brings value to self-insured employers and delivers solutions for their retirees' specific needs. We enable members to choose their own physicians anywhere in the U.S., empowering them to get actively involved in their own healthcare. Best Doctors' programs and services offer a level of choice, further enabling our insureds to affect a real change in their healthcare quality improvement and cost management experience."

"More than ever, patients need a trusted source to help them get the right answers when faced with critical illnesses," said David Seligman, CEO of Best Doctors, Inc. "By offering Best Doctors, Guarantee Trust Life gives their retiree health plan insureds access to the information they need to work with their physicians to get the right care."

About Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company

Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company, a mutual legal reserve insurance company located in Glenview, Illinois, has been insuring people for seventy years. GTL has Life, Accident and Health, Credit Life, and Special Risk insurance programs available, and is licensed to conduct business in 49 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. For more information on Guarantee Trust Life, please visit the GTL corporate website at www.gtlic.com.

About Best Doctors

Best Doctors, Inc. is the trusted resource to patients and physicians in delivering the right diagnosis and the right treatment. The company works with employers and health plans to dramatically improve quality at the point of care for patients with complex or serious conditions. Founded in 1989 by two Harvard Medical School professors, Best Doctors serves more than 260 insurers, employers and health plans, touching 10 million people in 30 countries. For more information, visit www.bestdoctors.com or call 1-800-223-5003.

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