International Travel Risk: Can You Keep Your Workers Safe Abroad?
When employees traveling the globe suffer a health or safety incident, it can leave them wondering where to turn. Here’s what you need to know to prepare for an emergency overseas.
Companies need a face-to-face presence to cement overseas business relationships. That’s inarguable. Less clear is what resources employees will have available to them should they become ill or injured in a natural or manmade event in a foreign country. This is the outcome of what UnitedHealthcare Global refers to as “healthcare insecurity,” and it can lead employees to make less-than-optimal care decisions in emergency situations.
Adding to the complexity is the fact that many overseas employees bring dependents with them who could also be placed in harm’s way.
This one-hour webinar will delve into the risks that overseas employees face, and the combinations of insurance and benefits that should be considered to protect valuable human resources and a company’s bottom line.
An expert panel will discuss:
- Pre-Travel Prep. Clear policies should spell out what kinds of support an employee can expect when deployed overseas and where to turn at a moment of crisis.
- Finding Local Care. Companies can avoid delaying care by accurately identifying local health care options and understanding local norms.
- Security Updates. Global programs can provide employees with timely updates on issues that could impact their health and well-being, including political instability, pandemics, or terror threats.
- Aligning Vendors. A streamlined approach to vendor services for overseas employees might be the right fit.
- Insurance. Finding the right mix of insurance coverages to both protect the company’s bottom line and provide for the health and welfare of overseas staff.