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MetLife, HealthScope to offer services to expatriate benefits customers in Australia

MetLife Inc. has announced a new agreement with Healthscope Ltd., an Australian health care company, to offer services to MetLife's expatriate benefits customers.

Through MetLife, multinational organizations with Australia-based employees are offered direct settlement of their covered health care expenses through Healthscope's facilities, which include hospitals, medical centers and pathology clinics.

“As multinationals grow globally, so will their workforce,” said David Nagengast, assistant vice president, expatriate benefits, global employee benefits at MetLife, in a statement. “This new agreement with Healthscope will help meet the need for expatriate benefits for this expanding global workforce. Our top priority is to offer MetLife's expatriate customers access to quality health care in their country of assignment. Not only does this agreement accomplish this, it also may reduce our customers' out-of-pocket expense when obtaining care in Australia.”

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