Philippines online health insurance marketplace Maria Health has partnered with Deel to provide access to affordable health insurance for companies hiring remote workers in the country.

Remote work increasing popularity globally is a reflection of the connected economy being able to tap talent anywhere on the globe regardless of where the company is based. The partnership with Deel will enable Maria Health to provide a localized health insurance offering that is seven times more affordable to Deel’s international base of clients hiring Filipino remote workers.

“We are excited to partner with Maria Health to bring cost-effective health cover to the contractors in the Philippines. Contractors will be able to purchase pre-paid health cards and be able to redeem special discounts on all health cards through our partnership,” said Syed Talaal Ali Burny, Partnerships Manager, APAC, Deel.

“We’re equally excited to partner with the Deel, and this partnership truly aligns with Maria Health’s mission of providing accessible health insurance for the Philippines,” said Vincent Lau, CEO Maria Health.

Founded in 2019, Deel enables companies to compliantly hire independent contractors and full-time employees in over 150+ markets in minutes. Deel makes remote work accessible to all companies, helping businesses easily enter new markets and hire talent wherever they are. Businesses can manage teams and payroll in multiple markets – all in one centralized platform by using Deel.

Deel recently announced its raised $425M, valuing Deel at $5.5 billion, making them the highest value company in the global HR, payments, and compliance space.

Deel serves more than 7,000 customers worldwide, including Coinbase, Intercom, Notion, and Shopify. Deel’s technology offers payroll, HR, compliance, perks, benefits, and other capabilities needed to hire and manage a global team—something businesses would have required an entire in-house team to take care of prior.

Deel clients will have access to the services of Maria Health’s partner HMO providers, including InLife Health Care, Intellicare, Maxicare, MediCard, and PhilCare, besides leading clinics and diagnostics centres such as Aventus and High Precision. It has also partnered with Konsulta MD, the largest telemedicine platform in the country, and global insurance companies Allianze and Etiqa.

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