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How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Belgium

In order to keep your health insurance costs low in Belgium, you have two main options: either signing up with Belgian’s national health insurance scheme, or by shopping around for the best private health insurance plan from international coverage for your own treatment needs.    more ...

Dental And Opthalmic Care In Belgium: How To Find The Right Options For You

If you are registered with the provider, which is run by a series of state-regulated private funds, then this will cover some of your dental fees. However, it is compulsory (as a preventative measure) to have an annual check up in order to maintain your insurance coverage. Your national insurance - which is mandatory - will not cover all of your fees for dentistry, and moreover will not cover any ophthalmic care. ...    more ...

How Does Cancer Care In Belgium Compare With The UK?

Both Belgium and the UK have a high standard of healthcare and oncological treatment is generally considered to be good in both countries, although there have been contentions that cancer care in the UK lags behind that of other European nations. Macmillan Cancer Support, the UK’s main cancer charity, notes that survival rates are not as strong as elsewhere in Europe. Belgium, meanwhile, is in the top five nations globally for cancer survival r ...    more ...

How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Belgium?

The cost of medical procedures in Belgium will depend on one of four factors: whether you, as an expat resident:

• are signed up with the national insurance scheme
• have
• have a combination of national and top-up private insurance to cover procedures (such as dental and optical care) which do not fall under the national scheme
• do not have insurance at all and are intending to pay out-of-pocket for any treatment that you r ...    more ...

How To Keep Fit And Healthy In Belgium

Belgium is an easy country to keep fit and healthy in if you’re an expat – though perhaps its national culinary reputation of frites, chocolate and beer might need a little revision if you’re to maintain your waistline!    more ...

How To Register With The Health System In Belgium

Belgium’s healthcare system is based on a two-tier insurance model, consisting of both national and . As an expat, you’ll be able to sign up for the national system as long as you are paying contributions into it, which are usually deducted from your salary if you are working in the country. You have to sign up for national health insurance – it’s compulsory.

Registering With The Public Health System In Belgium

The state syste ...    more ...

Maternity Care In Belgium: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

Belgium has high standards of healthcare, and maternity care is no exception. Although there are some differences between what you will be offered via the state system versus private healthcare, on the whole you can expect excellent treatment regardless.    more ...

What Options Are Available For Chronically Ill Expats Living In Belgium?

If you are an expat in Belgium, and chronically ill, your treatment options and healthcare expenses will depend on your level of . As an expat, you will be able to sign up for the national system as long as you are paying contributions into it, which will be deducted from your salary if you are working in the country. It is mandatory to sign up for national health insurance. ...    more ...

How Does Cancer Care In Belgium Compare With The UK?

Made up of a group of illnesses that cause uncontrolled and abnormal cell growth, cancer is one of the most difficult diseases to cure in modern times.

Cancer Care in The United Kingdom

In the UK, cancer care has often been touted as some of the worst in Europe, with a report published in 2017 in the Lancet medical journal giving the UK’s quality of healthcare a score of 84.6 out of 100.    more ...

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