RBC Insurance first Canadian travel insurance company to
offer InRoomMD service
Doctors make "on the road" house calls for Canadians travelling in U.S.
MISSISSAUGA, May 15, 2008 — Clients travelling
to over 20 major U.S. cities have immediate access to quality
acute medical care, thanks to InRoomMD. This travel healthcare
concierge program provides "in-room" hotel visits
24/7, whenever possible, saving travellers the inconvenience
of having to search for medical assistance while visiting
RBC Insurance®, the leading provider of travel insurance
products and emergency assistance services in Canada, was
the first Canadian travel insurance company to sign on with
this program in the U.S. Over the past two years, the company
estimates that over 980 of its travel insurance policyholders
have taken advantage of the program, while travelling in the
"The 'wow' factor of on the road house call service
consistently brings compliments from our policyholders,"
said Stan Seggie, president and CEO of the travel insurance
division of RBC Insurance. "They really appreciate the
convenience and security of not having to leave a hotel in
search of urgent local health care within an unfamiliar city,
let alone within an unfamiliar health care system."
Through its network of American-trained and board certified
physicians, as well as its relationships with partner hospitals,
InRoomMD offers, whenever possible, round the clock in-room
diagnosis and treatment services for acute medical conditions.
The medical care program also offers expedited access to assistance
such as emergency room care.
"We are pleased with the favourable feedback RBC Insurance
has been receiving for our Travel Healthcare Concierge Program,"
noted InRoomMD CEO Andrew S. Jacobson. "Going forward,
our commitment remains steadfast to provide service that supports
RBC Insurance in anticipating and surpassing their clients'
About RBC Insurance Inc.
RBC Insurance, through its operating entities, including RBC
Insurance Company of Canada, Assured Assistance Inc. and The
Liberty Marketing Corporation, provides a wide range of life,
health, travel, home, auto and reinsurance products as well
as creditor insurance services to more than five million North
American customers. RBC Insurance is the leading provider
of travel insurance and emergency assistance services in Canada
and has also expanded into the U.S. travel insurance market.
Its travel insurance operations draw on more than 40 years
of professional experience and provide a wide range of products
and services through a network of over 4,000 travel agencies,
as well as over the Internet and through bank channels, to
more than three million individual and corporate customers
annually. For more information, please visit www.rbcinsurance.com.
InRoomMD, owned and operated by American Housecall Physicians,
is a Travel Healthcare Concierge Program offering travelers
immediate access to quality urgent and acute medical care
while visiting the most popular U.S. travel destinations.
The InRoomMD commitment to in-room physician care whenever
possible is its trademark. Through its BeWell* and GetWell*
programs, InRoomMD's doctors treat the most common urgent
care symptoms such as colds, sore throat, headaches, allergies,
stomach ache, and even jet lag bypassing the long waits associated
with emergency rooms (ER) and urgent care centers. InRoomMD
offers travelers per trip and annual subscriptions, as well
as fee-for-service arrangements. InRoomMD's national network
of American-trained, board certified internists and pediatric
doctors, and other providers are fully credentialed based
on the universal standards developed by the American Association
of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO). InRoomMD has
active networks in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas,
Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Naples, Nashville,
New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix/Scottsdale,
San Diego, Sarasota/Clearwater, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Washington,
DC, and Yuma, AZ. InRoomMD is in the process of completing
network expansion in South Florida, California, New York,
Texas and Colorado. For more information, please contact Andrew
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