Akorbi Helps Health Insurance Industry Reach Non-English Speaking Consumers and Comply with Translation Requirements of Health Reform Law

Changing Multi-Cultural Demographics and Increasing Need for Health Care Information Drives Demand

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold President Obama's health reform law, a 30 million consumer market is now up for grabs by health insurance companies. One of the challenges these companies will face is how to effectively reach and communicate with the millions of Americans who have limited English proficiency, while also meeting the communication regulations imposed by this new law.    

Akorbi, one of the health insurance industry's largest suppliers of interpretation and translation services, is already working with some of the largest health insurance companies in the U.S. to do just that.  Akorbi's proprietary technology translates personalized health insurance letters, benefit summaries, as well as marketing and communication materials – in just a few hours. 

"Effective and timely communication will be critical in reaching and supporting non-English speaking Americans who are impacted by the new health reform law," said Claudia Mirza, CEO of Akorbi. "Health insurance companies need to have a strong multi-cultural communication strategy in place that allows them to communicate in consumer's language of choice."

Since last year, Akorbi has also taken a consultative approach to helping health insurance clients implement compliance-related policies and procedures.  Akorbi's compliance division assists clients with a wide range of legal issues, including: HIPAA, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) rules, healthcare reform mandates, quality management, as well as fraud, waste and abuse.  In addition, the company's U.S.-based and highly secure data center supports compliance standards for HIPAA and PCI and ensures clients are compliant with all government, CMS and healthcare reform regulations.

Akorbi's impressive client roster includes not only leading health insurance companies, but also organizations that place a premium on accuracy and legal compliance, such as U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Education, and U.S. Department of Agriculture.

For more information, visit www.akorbi.com or call 1.877.4.AKORBI.

About Akorbi
Akorbi offers professional translation in more than 170 languages. This includes a full range of language, localization and global marketing solutions including document translation, multi-lingual desktop publishing, project management, content management, web site design, software testing, interpretation, Spanish translation, and staffing.

Akorbi clients include both public and private sector organizations in a wide range of markets, including medical, insurance, technology and law.