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Swiss Reinsurance To Set Up Health Consulting Subsidiary In China

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Swiss Reinsurance has announced that it will open a wholly owned subsidiary late this year in China to provide health consultancy services. The new setup, Beijing Prestige Health Consulting Services Co., will offer third-party comprehensive management and relevant consulting services to hospitals, underwriters, policyholders and employers. A recent analysis by Swiss Reinsurance shows that China's 2007 health care expenditure crossed $137 billion, 52 percent of which was paid directly by families. Corporate insurance contributed less than 6 percent, which translates into a sizable potential premium income of $67 billion. (Click here for more - Chinese language)

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