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Articles > Health


A Quick Tip For Dealing With Homesickness

Posted on Friday December 08, 2017 (11:23:44)

In this video, Dr Martine Luntz shares a quick tip for expats suffering from homesickness.

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update November 2017

Posted on Friday November 24, 2017 (11:06:08)

Employers 'Must Do More' To Protect Traveling Staff

With authorities around the world stepping up their advice to travellers in the face of the growing threat from terror attacks, employers are being told they must do more to protect their staff.

Independent advisors the Health Insurance Group (HIG) say that employers should help their staff feel better prepared and protected should they be involved in an emergency, wherever they are living and working in the world. The call comes after research from Concur found that 53 percent of business travellers who were questioned said they had been close to a major incident and 41 percent of those workers said their employer had not contacted them.   more ...

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How To Avoid Common International Health Insurance Mistakes

Posted on Tuesday October 31, 2017 (07:55:21)

Organising health insurance is one of the most important things an expat needs to do before moving overseas. But what are the common health insurance mistakes you might make?

The first thing to do is select the right international health insurance plan for you and your family; without the appropriate plan, you may be putting your finances and health at risk.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update October 2017

Posted on Thursday October 19, 2017 (09:45:56)

New International Employers’ Occupational Health Guide Launched

A new guide which aims to provide international employers with information on occupational health as well as reporting and practice for their expat employees has been launched.   more ...

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International Health Insurance - Do You Need It?

Posted on Wednesday October 11, 2017 (09:25:33)

There are pros and cons for each of these choices, and many expats will undoubtedly find that local healthcare insurance provision meets their needs – although not if they are travelling between countries.

However, local insurance is only recommended in those countries that have an established reputation as well as networks of clinics and hospitals; the costs for local coverage in these countries will be low because of this provision.   more ...

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What Medical Treatments Around The World Really Cost

Posted on Monday September 25, 2017 (07:32:54)

Regardless of where their overseas assignments may be, expats are strongly recommended to take out health insurance cover before moving abroad. Not only will health insurance bring peace of mind but should anything happen, they will be reassured to know they won't be left with a hefty medical bill.
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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update September 2017

Posted on Monday September 18, 2017 (08:08:07)

Employers overlooking repatriates’ wellbeing

Employers are being accused of overlooking the emotional and mental wellbeing of their expat staff who are returning from overseas assignments.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update August 2017

Posted on Thursday August 24, 2017 (11:21:05)

Most expensive countries for international healthcare

The costs for health insurance that expats should be expecting to pay in countries around the world have been revealed in a new report.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update July 2017

Posted on Friday July 21, 2017 (14:47:02)
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British expats will keep health benefits

The UK government has set out to reassure around 1.2 million British expats living in the European Union that they will try to ensure they will retain their access to free healthcare in the countries where they now live after Brexit.

In addition, the government says it will look to 'uprate' the state pension and other benefits - essentially, the government says the pensions will not be frozen as they are for some Brits in other countries.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update June 2017

Posted on Wednesday June 14, 2017 (15:46:13)
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Growing mental health issues for expats

A survey by Aetna International has revealed there's a growing problem for the mental health issues of expats working overseas.

The firm says there's been a sharp increase globally of 28% in claims for help with mental health issues in Europe, Africa, the Middle East as well as the Americas and Southeast Asia.   more ...

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Aetna International

Our award-winning expatriate business provides health benefits to more than 650,000 members worldwide. In addition, we have helped develop world-class health systems for governments, corporations and providers around the world. We want to be the global leader in delivering world-class health solutions, making quality health care more accessible and empowering people to live healthier lives.

Bupa Global

At Bupa we have been helping individuals and families live longer, healthier, happier lives for over 60 years. We are trusted by expats in 190 different countries and have links with healthcare organisations throughout the world. So whether you're moving abroad for a change of career or a change of scene, with our international private health insurance you will always be in safe hands.

Cigna International

Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.