The Supplemental Health Care Sector in Brazil

  • According to the IESS/Datafolha 2015, to have a healthcare plan is the third highest priority in Brazil, behind education and home respectively.
  • The private market for medical diagnotics is concentraded in the main brazilian economic centers: the southeast region represents over 62% of this segment.
  • It is a still fragmented industry in Brazil: there are about a thousand operators that offer health insurance.
  • The current regulation ensures the patient a minimum list of procedures and tests, finding the best contracting between providers and operators, besides imposing quality standards to the operators.
  • The flowchart below shows the private healthcare value chain:

For more information about the brazilian health insurance industry, visit the presentations of Grupo Fleury or the site of ANS (National Health Agency).

Source: ANS data, unless stated otherwise.