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How To Make Friends Abroad In Your 60s

Posted on Monday January 08, 2018 (10:34:42)

Making the move abroad can be a daunting experience for anyone, regardless of age; however, many mature and retiring expats anticipate that moving abroad and assimilating into local life will be potentially harder for them than for others. However, according to HSBC Expat Explorer, this isn’t the case. The studies showed that 49 percent of overseas retirees said it took them less than six months to feel at home in their new country of residence. In addition to this, 52 percent said that it took them less than a year. In comparison, only 33 percent of their younger counterparts (aged 18 to 34) settled in as quickly.   more ...

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Expat Focus Financial Update December 2017

Posted on Friday December 15, 2017 (14:33:17)

Expat Pensioners Suffer Brexit Blow

Most UK expat pensioners are now having to live off an income that is worth 20% less than it was in the Christmas before the Brexit referendum. The findings come from Equiniti, which handles pension payments for more than 60,000 expat pensioners, most of whom are receiving their pensions in the Eurozone.   more ...

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Making Expat Resolutions For The New Year? Here Are A Few Suggestions

Posted on Friday December 15, 2017 (14:17:08)

It’s a brand new year and time for a brand new set of resolutions. While it is true that many resolutions go unfulfilled, this may be because they are overly ambitious or unrealistic. The ambitious ones require a great deal of discipline, while the unrealistic ones call for big changes in lifestyle.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update December 2017

Posted on Friday December 15, 2017 (13:39:38)

UK's Net Migration Falls

Net migration into the UK has fallen by the largest amount ever recorded just a year after the Brexit referendum.

The latest news highlights that net immigration to the UK is at its lowest level for three years, with falling numbers of EU citizens heading to the UK and growing numbers of EU expats leaving. However, the number of EU migrants applying for British citizenship has jumped by 80% and there's been a fivefold increase in the number of EU workers being issued with a permanent residence card.   more ...

Articles > Health


Expat Focus International Healthcare Update December 2017

Posted on Friday December 15, 2017 (13:00:14)

Expanding Expat Workforce Changes Health Focus

With the global workforce of expats expanding, international employers are adapting how they deliver health and well-being benefits to employees, reveals a survey. Expats are increasingly demanding more extensive lifestyle and medical benefits in their relocation packages. They are also looking for flexible working arrangements and a focus on their well-being and mental health.

The findings from Bupa Global, who questioned human resources directors working for international employers, discovered that 52% of respondents reported a greater demand for employee benefits over the last five years. Also, one in three HR directors say the demand had led to greater well-being and health benefits for expats being put in place.   more ...

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 News Update November 2017

Posted on Friday November 24, 2017 (11:11:41)

Happiest Cities For Expats

In a survey of 51 world cities, the most popular with expats is Manama in Bahrain.

This unexpected winner is in pole position because expats say it's easy to settle in there; 92 percent of those who responded said they could live in Manama without learning Arabic. Expats add that as well as the quality of urban living, the city ranks well in all indices. The local population is friendly towards expats and few have encountered problems when it comes to finding new friends.   more ...

Articles > Health


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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The Best Career Options For Digital Nomads

Posted on Friday November 10, 2017 (13:28:02)

A digital nomad is a person who travels whilst working remotely, otherwise known as ‘location independent’. The money they earn from their online work perpetuates their ability to travel from place to place, particularly in countries where the exchange works in their favour, depending on the currency they earn in.   more ...

Articles > Health


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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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.