asistensi, a global digital healthcare company that offers accessible digital end-to-end healthcare plans, has recently launched in the Philippines with a focus on providing healthcare coverage to families of migrant workers.
asistensi is led by a group of healthcare professionals with nearly two decades of experience in Europe and Latin America. Given the significant population of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), the company decided to establish itself in the country with the goal of supporting migrant workers and their families with accessible quality healthcare designed specifically for them and will ultimately provide peace of mind.
“Every Filipino knows of someone who works overseas. Whether it’s a family member or a friend, it’s hard not to think about how challenging it must be for OFWs to juggle their many concerns while ensuring that they are able to provide financial support to those back home,” said Bjorn Pardo, Managing Director, asistensi Philippines
Most OFWs consider being providers as their primary aspiration and motivation for seeking employment abroad, there is no surprise that the trend in remittances coming into the country has been steadily upward in the last few years.
Unfortunately, playing the role of the breadwinner has its challenges and struggles. “Health is a priority but oftentimes only dealt with on a per-need basis and investments in this aspect often take the backseat to more pressing concerns. This is the gap we want to address – we want migrant workers to have the peace of mind that in the event of sudden need, their families in the Philippines can be covered by a healthcare plan that relieves them of immediate financial stress and allows them to focus on the health issues at hand,” added Pardo.
asistensi aims to be the Filipino migrant worker’s partner in easing financial woes related to healthcare and medical expenses. The company offers migrant workers, or OFWs, a new way to express their love and care for their family alongside quality, reliable, and affordable healthcare.
Based in Spain, asistensi sets itself apart from other companies that offer healthcare plans across the world by utilizing the advantage of technology and making comprehensive healthcare accessible to anyone who may need it.
Envisioning accessible healthcare to everyone, they aim to give migrants the much needed peace of mind when it comes to their family’s health, and more headroom for their personal and professional growth.
asistensi’s digital end-to-end healthcare plans can be purchased online from any country. With secure online payment, 100% digital onboarding, instant enrollment of dependents, the non-requirement for tedious medical admission exams and coverage including pre-existing conditions up to 85 years old, family and relatives back home are eligible to unlimited Telemedicine 24/7, Ambulance Service, Home and In-clinic Primary Care, Home and In-clinic Laboratory Tests, Medication Delivery, Access to Major Hospitals, and Hospitalization and Surgery coverage.
Ensuring the best possible service, asistensi has partnered with local medical leaders such as Hi-Precision Diagnostics, Argonix, Home Healthcare, Lifeline 16911 and its primary HMO partner, Maxicare.
“We are honored to be working with asistensi toward our shared goal of helping Filipinos live their best life,” shares Maxicare CEO, Sean Argos. “We believe that the best healthcare should be convenient and accessible to all, especially to OFWs and their loved ones at home. Through this partnership, they can benefit from Maxicare’s network of accredited hospitals in cases of emergency.”
“Should they ever need to consult with a primary care physician or specialist, they need only walk into one of our Primary Care Clinics offering state-of-the-art diagnostics in a professional yet relaxed environment. With a short waiting time, they can complete their visit quickly allowing them plenty of time to do the things that matter most to them. Convenience with easy access to superior healthcare, this is what Maxicare will contribute to the partnership,” he continues.
More inclusive to the Philippine population in terms of admission and pricing, eligibility for asistensi’s plans is broader compared to other services. With eligibility up to 85 years old, coverage for pre-existing conditions, services are available 24/7 Mondays through Sundays with a 96% satisfaction in response time for as low as PHP 866.00 a month for their digital healthcare plans.
Aside from its affordable packages, another great thing about asistensi is the ease at which consumers can avail of health services. Once a beneficiary feels unwell or has an emergency, asistensi can be reached through the asistensi Philippines mobile application or via the call center at +632-8280-1066. Asistensi’s medical doctors then perform the necessary assessments on patients following triage protocols to determine the best next step. Once the next steps are determined and the claim is completed, asistensi will cover costs according to the beneficiary’s entitlement.
“In these unprecedented times, health should definitely be a priority now, more than ever,” shares asistensi Philippines’ Managing Director, Bjorn Pardo. “With our OFW community constantly worrying about the wellbeing of their families at home, we at asistensi hope to provide the health coverage for emergencies that every Filipino deserves, regardless of their status or where they reside,” he concludes.
Learn more about asistensi and find out which plan works best for you and your family at https://asistensi.com.ph/