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Health care

Post Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:10 pm

Hi all
Just wondering if anyone can advise on private health cover.
My wife and I plan to retire to Kefilonia on a small military pension and savings, we are now concerned that with Uk leavin Eu we will have to have private health cover.
I have enquire'd from Uk and prices takeover half my pension but have been advised to take it out in Greece. Any advice would be appreciated
Thank you
John

 

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Re: Health care

Post Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:05 am

Hi Furbyad. Do join the group forum below, as some of the local members will be able to advise you, based on their knowledge and experience. I will also paste the link to the main Expat focus site. Kathy de C.

www.facebook.com/group...808118840/

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Re: Health care

Post Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:03 am

- Furbylad

Hi all
Just wondering if anyone can advise on private health cover.
My wife and I plan to retire to Kefilonia on a small military pension and savings, we are now concerned that with Uk leavin Eu we will have to have private health cover.
I have enquire'd from Uk and prices takeover half my pension but have been advised to take it out in Greece. Any advice would be appreciated
Thank you
John

 

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Re: Health care

Post Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:22 am

It is possible to get cheap health insurance covering Greek state hospitals from private insurance companies in Greece, such as Ethniki Asfalistiki ( a subsidiary of the National Bank of Greece) or NN a Dutch insurance company which has a subsidiary in Greece. In Kefalonia, there are only state hospitals as far as I know. If (help God) your hospital condition becomes more serious you can be sent to the University hospital in Patra for no extra cost. This covers state hospital treatment throughout Greece. I do know an insurance broker in Athens who speaks English and worked for a British school in the past, her name is Fouli Zani, fixed phone number is 00302106252202.

 

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Re: Health care

Post Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:37 am

The name of the insurance broker is Zografia Zanni. Her nickname is Fouli. She works at the Maroussi (a suburb of Athens) branch of Ethniki Asfalistiki. For any further queries my email is paulikonomougouras @ yahoo.co.uk. I am a lawyer in Athens helping the British community in Greece.

 

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Re: Health care

Post Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:28 pm

Hi Paul
Thanks for that I'll get in touch with the lady you suggested.
John

 

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