In a move to address the growing mobility between Hong Kong and mainland China, insurer Sun Life Hong Kong has unveiled an expansion of its healthcare offerings, including an enhanced list of designated hospitals in mainland China, as well as an upgraded cashless arrangement service.
These services specifically target Hong Kong residents working or retiring in mainland China and mainland residents who frequently travel to Hong Kong, directly responding to the increasing demands for cross-border medical services between the two regions.
With recent government statistics showing about 500,000 Hong Kong residents usually staying in Guangdong Province as of 2022, this demographic shift, driven by Hong Kong citizens relocating for retirement or work and the influx of mainland professionals, underscores the heightened demand for premium medical services across borders.
Clients in Hong Kong and mainland China can also access comprehensive medical support services through eSunPro6, a one-stop healthcare service platform.
Margie Lee, the insurer’s chief operations officer for life and health, says: “The surge in cross-border travel between Hong Kong and mainland China has led to an escalating need for cross-border medical services in the Greater Bay Area (GBA).”