|AIG EXPANDS ITS DEFENSE BASE ACT MEDICAL NETWORK IN THE MIDDLE EAST REGION|
NEW YORK, Oct 30, 2007 -- AIG WorldSource(R), a division of the property and casualty insurance subsidiaries of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), today announced that the medical network established by the AIG Companies(R) in the Middle East region for injuries arising under Defense Base Act (DBA) insurance policies has expanded to include a wide range of hospital, medical and related services in Iraq, Bahrain and Qatar.
"These locations join our already established network of medical facilities throughout the Middle East region and strengthen our ability to respond to the needs of our government contractor insureds in an effective and timely manner," said Christopher L. Sparro, President, AIG WorldSource. "Our expanded capabilities in this important region will provide our customers with a level and reach of service unmatched in the market today."
Expanded services include air and ground transportation, hotel facilities for those receiving out-patient care and assistance with necessary customs and immigration matters as it relates to travel for medical treatment. The AIG Companies utilize medical facilities in Jordan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Turkey and Kuwait. In addition, dedicated DBA claims offices are located in UAE and Turkey and dedicated DBA claims resources are located in India and the UK.
DBA insurance is a federally mandated workers' compensation coverage that protects U.S., third country and local country nationals working for companies contracted or sub-contracted by the U.S. government for work overseas. The AIG Companies have offered DBA insurance for nearly 50 years.
AIG WorldSource(R) provides comprehensive global solutions to meet the property, casualty and specialty risk needs of U.S. and Canadian-based companies operating overseas and foreign-based companies operating in the U.S. and Canada. As a division of the property and casualty insurance subsidiaries of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), AIG WorldSource offers an unparalleled level of local expertise and local service through an owned network of operations in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions.
American International Group, Inc. (AIG), world leaders in insurance and financial services, is the leading international insurance organization with operations in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. AIG companies serve commercial, institutional and individual customers through the most extensive worldwide property-casualty and life insurance networks of any insurer. In addition, AIG companies are leading providers of retirement services, financial services and asset management around the world. AIG's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, as well as the stock exchanges in Paris, Switzerland and Tokyo.
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