Cleveland Clinic Launches Agreement with GNP Seguros, Mexico’s Largest Insurer

Mexico City, México – Cleveland Clinic and GNP Seguros have launched an agreement that offers individuals insured by GNP access to Cleveland Clinic’s specialty care areas, including cardiology and cardiac surgery, cancer care, neurology, gastroenterology, orthopedics and urology, among many others.

GNP Seguros, in its 114th year, is the largest, multi-service insurance company in Mexico, offering specialized products like “Major Medical Expense,” which supports more than 1.3 million insured individuals. The company has enjoyed 20 years as Mexico’s No. 1 “Major Medical Expense” insurance provider.

gnp-cc-logos“This agreement enables GNP insured access to world-class health care provided by Cleveland Clinic,” said Roberta Jacobson, U.S. Ambassador in Mexico. “Both GNP and Cleveland Clinic are working collaboratively to ensure that patients and health care practioners in Mexico are aware of the latest treatment innovations now available to them.”

Cleveland Clinic has become a mainstay in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” hospital rankings, climbing to No. 2 in the U.S. this year and retaining its position as the nation’s No. 1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery for the 22nd successive year.  In all, 13 Cleveland Clinic specialties placed in the Top 10 nationally, including nine in the Top 3 nationwide.

“Our relationship with GNP Seguros is a natural fit as our global footprint expands and its customers can access Cleveland Clinic care,” said Toby Cosgrove, M.D., President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic. “Beginning with the initial consultation, our goal is to provide the right care in the right place at the right time – even for patients outside the United States.”

The announcement comes on World Heart Day. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the No.1 cause of death worldwide for adults and accounts for an estimated 24 percent of non-communicable disease deaths, in Mexico, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

“Cardiovascular illnesses represent a challenge for public health across the world, and Mexico is no exception. It also presents a challenge in terms of financing,” said Mario Vela Berrondo, managing director of GNP Seguros. “The agreement with Cleveland Clinic is a key milestone in strengthening the value proposition of the health insurance products offered by GNP, solidifying our commitment of bringing our customers access to specialized, prestigious world-class hospital partners, while at the same adding value to this reach.”

GNP Seguros reports that in 2015 they received more than 17,000 cases related to cardiovascular diseases, paying out more than 100 billion pesos. Among the more common cases GNP sees include heart disease, acute myocardial infarction, angina, heart failure and cardiac dysrhythmias.

“We feel privileged to be able to offer specialized services to more patients in Mexico as GNP has now made it possible,” said Wael Barsoum, President of Cleveland Clinic Florida.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 49,000 employees are more than 3,400 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. The Cleveland Clinic health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, nine community hospitals, more than 150 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in Weston, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2015, there were 6.6 million outpatient visits, 164,700 hospital admissions and 208,807 surgical cases throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 180 countries. Visit us at  Follow us at


About GNP

GNP Seguros is the largest multi-service insurance provider in Mexico, backed by more than 114 years of experience. GNP Seguros is also part of the largest business conglomerate in the country, GRUPO BAL, composed of institutions of great prestige and leaders within each of its sectors: insurance, pension, finance, commercial, industrial and educational.