The state insurance company has assigned workers to Hospital Hotel La Católica to handle paperwork for those who are covered by the firm’s medical plan.
The insurer, the Instituto Nacional de Seguros, said that that a desk has been set up in the hospital’s annex on the first floor, and that this will allow those seeking medical care to complete all their requirements without having to go to one of the company’s offices.
The desk will be staffed from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and from 8 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The hours are similar to what the insurance company offers at Hospital Clinica Biblica, it said.
Some expats have purchased the INS Medical plan so that they are covered at private hospitals. Depending on the plan, coverage might be international, said the insurance institute.