Protected Groups

Employers need to be careful that their Global Health Care option does not target employees based on protected group characteristics such as age, sex, race, or ethnicity. HIPAA prohibits plans from discriminating based on health status.

However, it is acceptable to incorporate a class of procedures. If employers are targeting a class of procedures, this will ensure that they cannot later be found to be targeting a certain group of people based on disability.

Protected Groups

The MTM e-Catalog provides specific information on products, prices, packages, providers and destinations in Global Health Care – Medical Travel – Medical Tourism

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