MediHelp Internațional, the greatest provider of health insurances in Central and Eastern Europe launches the Light Plan for coverage of a diagnosis of cancer. This plan is developed to offer patients access to the best oncologists at national and international level, as well as to cover medical costs of treatment for cancer, regardless of the type thereof.
The beneficiary of a Light Plan for cancer coverage is sure that his/her needs are of priority. Thus, from the moment he/she was diagnosed, the patient is retributed to the clinic and specialized oncologists to benefit from treatment within the shortest time possible, by limiting the waiting time. The insurer also benefits from specialized support and from the information he/she needs to understand all implications of the medical condition he/she is facing and the treatment he/she is about to receive. Thus, the patient will be sure that the following steps will be the right ones and that he/she will fight against this illness, by feeling safe and under control.
The number of patients diagnosed with cancer raises from one year to another, Romania having the less favourable statistics from the European Union as concerns the number of deaths. We are aware of that fact that this illness is the second cause of death at global level and, thus, by launching the Light Plan, we wish to offer all our support to people that need it during this difficult time of their lives, says Elena Ciobanu, Operational Manager of MediHelp Internațional.
The coverage offered by the Light Plan also includes the access to a Second Opinion, offered through a platform that has been especially created for patients diagnosed with cancer and who wish to have a second medical opinion from other oncologists. The accessing of the service is included in the Light Plan and does not involve additional costs. This benefit is offered with the help of the best specialists in oncology in Europe and considers the observance of patient's interests and the guarantee of the right to quality medical services.
The impact that this diagnosis has on a person that receives it may be huge; this is why we are trying to offer comprehensive services by which patients should maximize their chances to go through such difficult moments. By launching the Light Plan for cancer, MediHelp Internațional intends to make available to all persons the access to the newest treatments and, thus, to develop a new mechanism to fight against cancer, Elena Ciobanu, Operational Manager of MediHelp Internațional added.
A person interested in accessing a Light Plan has three options that guarantee an adequate treatment with the best medical services provider. Depending on the selected package of benefits, the patient has the certainty of being able to cover expenses for medical services by amounts between euro 30,000 and euro 150,000, services offered in the country of residence or abroad.
The Light Plan was built based upon the most important needs that a patient has in diagnosing and treating cancer, including, among many other benefits, the coverage of costs for laboratory investigations, oncologic surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy or ultrasound.