Cigna, a provider of employer-purchased medical insurance for expatriates, has launched a new international health care plan, Cigna Global Health Options, for individuals who seeks access to high quality medical healthcare around the world.

The international health plan covers hospitalization, surgery, emergency care, cancer treatment, and maternity.

According Cigna, the plan also offer flexibility to customize the solution with additional options such as international medical insurance plus (outpatient); international health and well-being; international vision and dental: and international emergency evacuation.

The insurer said with Global Health Options plan, individuals will have access to high-quality medical care worldwide backed by its expertise and capabilities in serving the group employer market.

Cigna International Expatriate Benefits president Andrew Kielty said that CIGNA Global Health Options is an innovative international health care plan that suits individuals’ unique needs, and it also marks an important milestone in CIGNA’s growth strategy.

"As the leader in the globally mobile market, the launch of this innovative, modular product extends our reach to support the needs of new customer segments around the world.

"Our knowledge and strength in the group market, coupled with our expertise in direct marketing, presented a natural opportunity to offer the same access to quality health care to individuals we currently provide to organizations," Kielty said.