AvMed, Inc. Unveils New Self-Funded Solutions for Large Employers

Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:15pm EDT

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New Opportunity for Florida Businesses and Licensed Health Agents

MIAMI, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- AvMed, Inc., a managed care organization
serving Florida businesses for close to 40 years, announced today the
introduction of AvMed Self-Funded Options, a portfolio of self-funded
solutions that offer Florida businesses another way to lower costs, while
providing flexibility to design customized health benefit plans for their
employees. With over 20 years experience in the Administrative Services Only
(ASO) market space, AvMed differentiates itself by delivering high-touch,
personalized service to accommodate clients' business needs, allowing them to
more effectively manage their healthcare dollars.
     AvMed Self-Funded Options (ASO) is designed to offer employers greater
choice and flexibility to design their health plans, and broad access to
health care providers.  AvMed Self-Funded Options includes:    -- Local ASO
Account Management
    -- Provider Networks - Florida and National
    -- Superior Member Services


    Employers also have the opportunity to add services such as 24/7 Member
Services, AvMed's 24/7 Nurse On Call service, HSA/HRA/FSA personal account
administration, COBRA compliance, comprehensive care management programs and
an array of health and wellness programs.
    "AvMed Self-Funded Options marks this company's renewed attention to both
the self-funded market and to the agents as our primary distribution channel,"
said Jim Repp, corporate head of sales for AvMed, Inc.  "We are committed to
offering agents the solutions their clients want, plus the service and
satisfaction that are the bedrock of AvMed's reputation for quality."
    With local offices in every major metropolitan area in Florida, AvMed
provides account services teams to meet clients' needs and provide timely
responses to agents' inquiries.  Unlike many other national health plans,
AvMed can customize a solution that best meets clients' needs -- a Florida
solution, with National reach.
    About AvMed, Inc.
    AvMed, Inc. has been serving Floridians for close to 40 years.  AvMed
provides access to health care coverage for large and small employer groups
around the state, in addition to Medicare in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
AvMed prides itself on providing members and clients highly personalized
service with all the advantages of a nationally competitive health plan.
AvMed has offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville and
Jacksonville.  For more information, visit www.avmed.org .
SOURCE  AvMed, Inc.

Conchita Ruiz-Topinka, Director, Public Relations, AvMed Health Plans,
+1-305-671-7306
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