Wide Care launched in 2006 and offers a health and welfare management platform providing administrative services for supplementary healthcare programmes and pension funds.
This latest acquisition takes Howden to a headcount of more than 500 health and benefits practitioners across 16 countries in Europe.
Andrea Pozzi, founder and CEO of Wide Care Services, said: “Our mission is to integrate the public sector into the private system of healthcare provision, thereby improving waiting lists and facilitating a balanced utilisation of available resources.
“We share Howden’s entrepreneurial spirit and client-centric approach and look forward to leveraging their network to better meet market needs.”
Federico Casini, CEO of Howden Italy, said: “Our aim is to broaden our impact in a sector of profound social importance.
“By optimising processes involved in booking, utilisation, and coverage of healthcare services and seamlessly integrating private and public supply chains, we aim to enhance overall access to quality care.”