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Highlights From The Expat Insider Survey 2018

Posted on Monday November 12, 2018 (14:26:35)

Expat Insider is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive surveys on life abroad. This year, a grand total of 18,135 expats from all across the world participated in the survey. Some 178 nationalities took part, spread across 187 countries or territories, including more than 1,600 participants in Germany and just one each in Greenland and Equatorial Guinea. The accumulated data provides a unique insight into life abroad in 2018. Some results are as expected, while others are rather surprising.   more ...

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What Would A No-Deal Brexit Mean For British Expats?

Posted on Thursday November 01, 2018 (12:18:17)

There was a long-running game-show in the UK, with a simple premise and a catchy title. Deal Or No Deal invited players to open a series of sealed boxes, each containing a cash amount. They could make a deal and walk away with this money; or players could refuse the deal and risk it all to chase a bigger, elusive jackpot.   more ...

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Which Type Of Expat Are You?

Posted on Thursday October 25, 2018 (10:23:35)

Choosing to venture into the life of an expat is not always an easy decision; there are different cultures, new languages, strange currencies, unique foods and moving boxes galore to think about.

However, once you overcome the initial hurdles, the way forward can be bright and promising, packed with new adventures and hidden gems. All you have to do is start exploring.   more ...

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How To Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle As An Expat

Posted on Thursday October 25, 2018 (09:53:57)

Expat life – that exciting, exotic, idyllic lifestyle, which lets you escape all the trials and tribulations of the normal nine-to-five. Well, packing up your troubles in an old kit bag and jetting away from it all might not be as easy as you thought.   more ...

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What Might Happen To Your Pension In The Event Of A No-Deal Brexit?

Posted on Wednesday October 17, 2018 (12:43:55)

Brexit and its ramifications are obviously on many people’s minds at the moment, given the substantial uncertainty over a range of issues, including financial ones.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update October 2018

Posted on Wednesday October 17, 2018 (12:34:58)

Unique offering to boost expat healthcare

A unique offering will enable health insurers and multinational employers to provide access to doctors and healthcare for their expats and travellers while working overseas.

The unveiling of Global Care by Teledoc is the world's first virtual care offering to meet the unique needs of globally mobile people who are searching for general medical care.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update October 2018

Posted on Wednesday October 17, 2018 (12:28:40)

UK to recruit Australian doctors

In a bid to beat a chronic shortage of GPs, the NHS in the UK is set to offer a package worth up to £18,500 to entice Australian GPs to the country.

A GP recruitment mission will head ‘down under’ with the aim of targeting British doctors who have left the NHS to work in Australia and also to attract Australian GPs who may be tempted by the opportunity of working in England.   more ...

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What Is Expat Fatigue And How Can You Deal With It?

Posted on Wednesday October 10, 2018 (13:49:44)

Living abroad can be a marvelous adventure. Expats often experience a honeymoon period, where everything about their adopted country seems enchanting and any niggles can be swept under the carpet in the excitement of moving abroad. However, as time moves on, it can be a different story – like a marriage that, once the honeymoon is over, settles down into a routine where the irritating habits of your partner can become glaring and magnified - and which can sometimes end in divorce!   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update September 2018

Posted on Wednesday September 19, 2018 (18:50:12)

Expats vote Bahrain as the best place to live

For the second year running, expat workers in Bahrain have placed it as the best place to live and work. The findings from the Expat Insider survey rate the Gulf state's friendliness and they say that making a good life there is easy to do. The remainder of the top five places are Taiwan, Ecuador, Mexico and Singapore.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update September 2018

Posted on Wednesday September 19, 2018 (18:39:20)

Cost of international health insurance around the world revealed

Researchers have revealed how much it costs for expats to enjoy international health insurance in 100 countries.

The findings from Pacific Prime are revealed in a new report which found that the average price for international health insurance across all locations, insurers and demographics.   more ...

Expat Health Insurance Partners

Bupa Global

Bupa Global is one of the world’s largest international health insurers. We offer direct access to over 1.2m medical providers worldwide, and we settle directly with them so you don’t have to pay up front for your treatment. We provide access to leading specialists without the need to see your family doctor first and ensure that you have the same level of cover wherever you might be, home or away.

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.