May 2, 2020

Future Care Selected to Receive Welfare and Wellness Solutions Award at CrewConnect Global Conference Manila

Jersey City, NJ, November 21, 2019. – Future Care, Inc. was selected to receive the Welfare and Wellness Solutions Award at the recent CrewConnect Global Conference held November 18 to 21 in Manila, Philippines. This award recognizes a leading corporate social responsibility policy or initiative delivered in the last year.

CEO Christina DeSimone gratefully received the award in recognition of Future Care’s many innovative efforts devoted to improving seafarers’ health and wellbeing around the world, stating:

“Thank you for awarding Future Care this prestigious Global Welfare and Wellness Solution for our work in maritime industry. This award belongs to the entire Future Care team for their continuous efforts on behalf of the working seafarer.“ Ms. DeSimone added, “I would also like to thank our clients, including shipowners, ship managers and P&I Clubs for entrusting us with the care of your seafarers. We will continue to be your trusted partner.”

At the CrewConnect Conference Ms. DeSimone also participated as a panelist addressing “Healthcare and wellbeing: access to care, access to information and organisational culture”. Ms. DeSimone discussed how telemedicine improves the seafarer’s healthcare while at sea as well as reduces shoreside examinations, ship deviation and/or emergency medical evacuation. evacuation. The panel was moderated by Mr. John Adams, Managing Director and Chairman of V-Ships UK, and included Mr. Anwar Buftain, Team Leader Fleet Personnel at Kuwait Oil Tanker; Mr. Didoy Lubaton, Medical Director for Holistic Medical Clinic, and Mr. Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention at The Standard Club.

About Future Care Inc.

Future Care is an international medical management and cost containment service provider exclusively to the maritime industry, serving shipowners and P&I Clubs in fulfilling the medical needs of seafarers, aboard ship and on land. The Company was founded in 1998 by CEO and President Christina DeSimone, who brought her unique brand of medical case management for land-based employees directly to shipowners and ship managers, to better manage the medical care of their crews. Future Care has grown rapidly since then, filling a need in the maritime community for expert management of seafarers’ medical treatment and services around the globe, including telemedical advice to the ship’s captain/medical officer while at sea.


Since July of 2017 Future Care has partnered with International SOS, a leading provider of global travel assistance and related services. The combined capabilities of the two industry leaders offer Future Care’s clients and their crewmembers unparalleled resources, including 28 contact centers, 5,200 medical professionals, 70,000 medical providers with 1,000 locations in 90 countries. For further information please contact