Thursday, March 13, 2008

Amigo Medical Relaunched

HCC Life HealthCare Options, a division of HCC Life Insurance Company, announced the availability of a new short term medical insurance product designed for individuals in need of health insurance for up to 12 months. Called Amigo Medical, the product is available in both English and Spanish. Professional service is provided in English and Spanish by representatives at the World Service Center, located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Underwritten by HCC Life Insurance Company, rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best, Amigo Medical is currently available in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Wyoming. Additional states will be added throughout the year.

Amigo Medical may be purchased through licensed health insurance professionals and online at

Amigo Medical offers a solution for individuals transitioning between jobs, new employees in eligibility waiting periods for group benefits, recent college graduates or students no longer eligible for coverage on their parents' plans. It is also an option for the unemployed, self-employed, individuals seeking an affordable alternative to COBRA, and those who are awaiting Medicare eligibility.

"As a company, we saw a growing need for a product like Amigo Medical," said Betsy Brougher, Vice President of HCC Life HealthCare Options. "There are still too many people living in the United States without some type of health insurance. And we are proud to be one of the very few companies to take a proactive position in recognizing the need to offer products in a language accommodating to the millions of Spanish-speaking people living in the United States."

For information about HCC Life HealthCare Options and the Amigo Short Term Medical Plan, please visit

About HCC Life:
For more than 30 years, HCC Life Insurance Company has been an industry leader in medical stop loss and excess lines coverage. HCC Life, an Indiana domiciled insurer, has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Indianapolis & Minneapolis and writes over $750 million dollars in premium annually. HCC Life Insurance Company is rated an A+ (Superior) for financial strength by A.M. Best Company ratings services. All HCC Life products are backed by the financial stability of our parent company, HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCC).

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