Sanitas and Generali embark on strategic healthcare partnership in Spain
Generali Spain’s clients will benefit from access to health management with Sanitas from the new year
More than 150,000 customers insured under Generali Spain’s health policies, as well as new clients, will gain access to an extended health insurance offer, after it reached a strategic agreement with Sanitas. It commences on 1 January 2023, lasting 10 years.
Sanitas will offer Generali customers a medical directory with 51,000 professionals, 240 contracted hospitals and 4,100 contracted medical centres, as well as access to its own network of four hospitals – with a fifth under construction – 20 multi-specialty medical centres and 16 wellness centres.
Generali’s own health offerings will continue, but customers can now benefit from Sanitas’ health management facilities. They will also gain access to the latest digital advancements in the field of care, such as improved video consultation services.
This agreement is an important step in Generali’s goals to be the Lifetime Partner of its clients, to strengthen its presence in the health sector and increase customer satisfaction. Sanitas already had two million customers and is showing its commitment to digitalisation in the sector.
Santiago Villa, Regional Officer International - Mediterranean & Latin America and CEO of Generali Spain, said: "The agreement with Sanitas will enable us to reinforce our commitment to our customers by giving them access to, and assistance from, one of the best healthcare networks in the world. It also represents a value-added offer for our brokers, who will be able to offer health insurance throughout Spain, thanks to the breadth of Sanitas' network of health professionals and hospitals.”
Iñaki Peralta, CEO Sanita and Bupa Europe & Latin America, said: "The alliance between Generali and a specialist health company like Sanitas guarantees the best-quality care and access to the most innovative digital tools to more citizens. This agreement brings more accurate, personalised and preventive medicine. In other words, more human medicine, to all Generali customers.”
The Spanish healthcare system was placed under huge strain during the pandemic and private providers were essential to filling the gaps.