January 5, 2021

Trustedoctor and Further merger

Further and Trustedoctor merge to create end to end digital serious illness insurance solutions, increasing affordable access to world-leading medical expertise


Further, the global leader in the design and development of cross-border insurance solutions for serious illnesses, and Trustedoctor, the award-winning digital healthcare platform specialising in access to world-leading international medical expertise, have completed a merger.

  • This merger will bring together two highly complementary leaders in speciality serious illness insurance solutions and digital healthcare services
  • Combining the expertise of Further and Trustedoctor will establish a brand-new healthcare solution category, focused on accelerating borderless access to world-leading medical expertise
  • The first holistic healthcare insurance solution of its kind will cater for the full spectrum of healthcare needs and address accelerating consumer demand for access to specialist healthcare providers, without geographical restrictions

Bringing together the joint expertise of Further and Trustedoctor will respond more comprehensively to the fast-growing demand from insurers and employers to provide affordable solutions for the treatment of serious medical conditions at the hands of the world’s leading medical experts.

The combined entity will consolidate Further and Trustedoctor as a truly global leader in tailored healthcare solutions for serious medical conditions. The company will have business in over 30 countries and partnerships with over 300 insurers and employers.

Speaking about the merger, CEO of Further Frank Ahedo said:

“By merging, Further and Trustedoctor are leading the way in affordable insurance solutions for serious illnesses. Both organisations share the same fundamental principle: a belief that it should be as easy as possible for patients with serious medical conditions to access the best medical specialists and treatment options, wherever they are in the world. Together, we will continue to remove financial and logistical hurdles faced by consumers that want to access the very best treatment when faced with a serious illness.”

Greg Jarząbek, CEO of Trustedoctor added:

“This highly strategic merger will create a new market-leader in borderless, complete healthcare solution and provide a unique opportunity for us to collectively grow our network of doctors and hospitals. This will ultimately mean that more patients see the benefits of world-leading medical expertise.”

Frank Ahedo, current CEO of Further, will become the CEO of the Further Group overseeing the newly merged organisation.

Greg Jarzabek, will remain CEO of Trustedoctor, and will become Chief Digital Officer of the  Further Group focusing on further development of virtual healthcare infrastructure.

About Further

The foundation of Further’s belief and mission is that anyone, anywhere, should be able to access the best possible care if they are seriously ill, regardless of income or geography. Further provides access to its products through over 300 corporations worldwide, a mix of leading international insurers and large multinational employers. For insurers, Further provides a turnkey solution to allow insurers to add an innovative yet affordable health product to their portfolio. For employers, being able to offer employees access to a highly valued health benefit, across multiple global locations, through one provider, is very attractive. This interest has resulted in rapid growth over the past 8-10 years with products winning multiple awards and with over 1 million insured members.

About Trustedoctor

Established in 2016, the Trustedoctor is committed to simplify access to specialised healthcare for leading specialists and hospitals around the world. Trustedoctor’s vision is to enable leading specialist doctors around the world digitally accessible through the award-winning platform creating end-to-end virtual care service for timely navigation of serious illnesses regardless of location. The true differentiator is the direct access to the global network of selected specialists (in areas such as oncology and cardiology), who can be accessed for video consultations, second opinions, expert panels or e-MDTs. The platform allows for the secure transfer of medical records in a curated format together with interactive tools for effective collaboration and better navigation of complex cases.

05/01/2021

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Mei Yan

General Manager, Greater China

Mei Yan directs Further’s business in Greater China, with more than 20 years’ experience in insurance, finance and consulting. This includes MSH, Mercer Consulting and McKinsey.

Ekaterina Ogareva

Director of Business Development (Russia and CIS)

With 20 years’ experience in insurance Business Development, Ekaterina has held a number of directorships and senior roles in the insurance industry, including at Best Doctors, Marsh, Renaissance Life and AIG.

Damien Payne

Director of Corporate Solutions

As one of the company’s co-founders Damien has been a central part of Further’s growth from the beginning. He currently heads up the Corporate Solutions division providing innovative health products and services to large multinationals enabling those employers to deploy these healthcare benefits equally to employees across the globe.

Ignacio San Miguel

Global Business Support Director

An experienced insurance director with a strong background in health and wellness, Ignacio has expertise in insurance operations, new market and product development, customer service and strategic planning. Ignacio drives Further’s business development objectives and handles new client opportunities alongside the sales and operations teams.

Tatiana Macías

Chief Operating Officer

Tatiana is responsible for ensuring Further’s operational excellence and high quality standards that form the strong foundations for supporting and driving our business growth during a time of ongoing change in global healthcare. Tatiana previously held senior leadership roles at Cigna, as well as several key management roles with Swiss Re.

Antonio Lubrano

Group General Manager

Joining the Further team after 27 years in leadership roles at IBM around the world, Antonio brings extensive knowledge in developing and managing strategic, secure and high-performing processes, as well as far-ranging experience in financial operations and processes on an international scale.

Frank Ahedo

Chief Executive Officer

Frank’s expertise in developing turnkey insurance products with a focus on serious illness is guided by his vision for solutions that allow access to top quality international healthcare, regardless of geography. Under his leadership, Further has strengthened and built strong partnerships with leading insurance companies, international banks, multinational brokers and major corporations worldwide.

John smith

CEO

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