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What Impact Might A No-Deal Brexit Have On The UK Healthcare System?

Posted on Monday December 10, 2018 (12:17:07)

On the 29th of March 2017, the United Kingdom notified the European Council of its intention to leave the European Union, after the referendum vote on the 23rd of June 2016 produced a result which said that 51.9% of the UK population favoured leaving the EU.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update November 2018

Posted on Monday November 19, 2018 (13:25:55)

British expat healthcare in the EU to be safeguarded

The UK government has revealed that it is planning to safeguard the healthcare rights and costs of British expats living in the European Union after Brexit.

The government has introduced the Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill which will provide the powers to implement and fund future healthcare deals.   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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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 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 ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update August 2018

Posted on Wednesday August 22, 2018 (12:07:43)

Employers urged to shop around for expat healthcare cover

Employers should shop around and ask questions about health and protection policies from their expat healthcare insurance providers to save money, one expert says. That's because there are 'huge inconsistencies' in the policies being offered, pricing and commission fees.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update July 2018

Posted on Thursday July 19, 2018 (11:44:17)

Female business travellers at higher risk

Travel organisers believe that women business travellers are at greater risk than men when travelling overseas, according to research.

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) says that 69% of travel organisers in the US believe there is a safety risk to women travelling overseas and 61% say employers need to consider a risk management programme for their female employees when they are on business.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update June 2018

Posted on Monday June 25, 2018 (08:34:09)

iPMI costs increase due to fraud

Expats who grumble about the cost of international private medical insurance (iPMI) will not be pleased to know that the increasing costs are partly down to widespread fraud, a report reveals.

Aetna International has found that along with fraud, there is abuse and waste in the healthcare industry that is costing the sector tens of billions of dollars every year and leading to higher health insurance premiums for organisations and individuals.   more ...

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Relationships And Dating While Abroad

Posted on Monday June 18, 2018 (08:02:00)

In this video, Dr Martine Jones shares a quick tip for expats who are in relationships.

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Medicines For Americans Abroad: How To Ask For What You Want In Foreign Pharmacies

Posted on Friday May 25, 2018 (12:39:26)

A particularly daunting task in any country other than your own, regardless of whether you are visiting on a short holiday or have made a more permanent move, is trying to get medication. Perhaps you require regular medication, or perhaps it’s just a one-off, but trying to find what you need can be frustrating if the medication is marketed under a different name, and sometimes embarrassing if there’s a language barrier. No one wants to act out their ailments by way of charades in the middle of a store. So how do you go about getting the medicine that you need abroad? How do you find out what you need, and how do you ask for it?   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.