Free Consultation with World’s 5,000 best doctors – Exclusive for Asian Alliance Insurance Customers

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Revolutionising the medical insurance landscape in Sri Lanka Asian Alliance Insurance PLC (AAI) entered into a strategic tie up with the world renowned entity, Best Doctors Inc. recently. With this tie-up of Asian Alliance Insurance with the Best Doctors® program, Asian Alliance Medical Insurance policyholders get the opportunity for FREE consultation with the World’s 5000 Best Doctors. This facility has been made available in Sri Lanka for the first time.

This unique program provides medical information and advice for AAI medical insurance customers who have been diagnosed with a serious medical condition or require a second opinion on any medical condition where they have access to a database of 5,000 leading medical specialists from around the world who have been chosen by a panel of doctors, known as the best in the world.

Patients, who are facing a complex injury or illness, are able to consult the most appropriate doctor in the Worlds’ Best Doctor database, where the Best Doctors Inc. will deliver a report to the door step of the patient addressing the questions about his condition. Best Doctors creates AAI customers the background to make informed medical decisions when it matters most. As the only member of the World’s Best Doctors program in Sri Lanka Asian Alliance Insurance now offers their medical insurance policyholders the opportunity to enjoy this benefit FOC.

The database of the Best Doctors consists of approximately 50,000 doctors representing the top 3–5% specialists over 30 countries around the world including the UK and USA. The World’s 5,000 Best Doctors are selected through a strict evaluation process where a survey is sent to doctors in the Best Doctors database listing the names of others in their respective field every year. For example, cardiologists will receive ballots featuring the names of other cardiologists. They then nominate other doctors whom they think should be included in the next round of voting.

“Since votes are submitted and compiled over a nine to 12 month period, the database is constantly updated. This is essential, as the medical world is constantly changing and evolving. As long as the insurance policy is in force, the policyholder has unlimited use of the Best Doctors service. That can be a comfort particularly if you’re diagnosed with a serious, complex or rare medical condition because, thanks to Best Doctors, some of the world’s top physicians – recognised leaders in their field – will review your care, confirm your diagnosis and recommend treatment. We can also help your treating doctor identify an incorrect diagnosis and suggest a safer or more effective treatment. All this – and you won’t even need to leave home,” stated EVP Business Development EMEAA of Best Doctors Inc. Frank Ahedo giving an overview of the Best Doctor facility.

Best Doctors was founded in 1989 by doctors from the renowned Harvard University School of Medicine. It has since become the main point of contact for people searching for the best medical information. Currently, Best Doctors is an international company working with insurers, employers and affinity groups. Best Doctors has established a unique worldwide database of leading medical specialists in over 400 different disciplines who also works with the treating doctor, to ensure the right decisions are made throughout the process, so increasing the chances of a complete recovery. “This strategic tie-up will no doubt add value to the professional and personalised services extended to our customers; we are happy to have Best Doctors program partnering our insurance solutions which provides added protection to our customers. Our successes have always been driven by understanding our customer needs better and introduce processes & systems that are pivoted around innovation,” stated Asian Alliance Insurance Director/CEO Ramal Jasinghe.

Ahedo said, “Best Doctors are expanding its services across the world which already assures peace of mind to over 10 million members in 30 countries at the hour of need of the customer.  We are indeed happy to extend our services to Sri Lankans through Asian Alliance Insurance who pioneers in providing protection to their customers.”

Asian Alliance Insurance is a member of the Softlogic Group which is one of the leading, dynamic organisation in Sri Lanka today, having expanded and diversified into the growth sectors of retail, healthcare, ICT, automobiles, travel and leisure and finance, holding authorised distributorships for some key global brand names. Softlogic today employs over 5000 people within its offices located in Sri Lanka, Singapore and Australia.