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Foreign travel for health care might be a tough sell for brokers, but it does hold the promise of considerable savings for plan sponsors and employees. (Illustration: Ivan Canu)

Medical tourism, or medical travel, historically appealed to either wealthy travelers or those unable to access experimental treatment in the U.S. Now, more brokers with self-funded clients are exploring medical travel as a benefits package option. It isn’t for everyone, but in the instances where it does fit, employers and employees can both realize consideration savings without settling for lower quality care.

Dan Cook

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