Thursday, December 02, 2010
ATLANTA — HCC Life Insurance Company (HCC Life), a leading carrier of medical stop loss insurance, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Mayo Clinic to offer transplant services to its medical stop loss insurance policyholders. This direct contract between HCC Life and Mayo Clinic is considered to be the first-of-its-kind agreement for both organizations.
"HCC Life Insurance Company is very excited to have a direct contract with such a prestigious institution as Mayo Clinic," said Craig Kelbel, president and CEO of HCC Life. "This agreement reinforces HCC Life's commitment to offering our policyholders quality services that are unmatched in the industry, and we trust our policyholders will take advantage of Mayo Clinic's successful history of providing exceptional care for catastrophic medical needs."
Named to the "Best Hospitals" list by U.S. News & World Report for 21 consecutive years, Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. More than 1,400 transplants are performed each year at Mayo Clinic's Arizona, Florida and Minnesota facilities, making this nationally recognized transplant program the largest in the country.
"This agreement with HCC Life will encourage more people to experience Mayo Clinic when they are facing complex medical issues such as transplants," says John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic president and CEO.
A key focus of the relationship will be to create and hone the process for matching the right patients with Mayo care at the appropriate time, and demonstrating that care at Mayo is not only of high quality with better outcomes for patients, but also efficient and cost-effective.
For more than 30 years, HCC Life Insurance Company (HCC Life) has been leading the way in stop loss insurance for employers who self-fund their employee benefit plans. HCC Life Insurance Company's products, including Medical Stop Loss, HMO Reinsurance, Medical Excess and Group Term Life Insurance, are backed by the financial stability of parent company, HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCC), and hold a rating of A+ (Superior) for financial strength, awarded by A.M. Best Company ratings services. Visit HCC Life Insurance Company for more information.
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