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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update August 2019

Posted on Monday August 19, 2019 (16:35:20)

New safety report from Riskline targets female expats

A series of travel safety report aimed at female expats and business travellers have been unveiled by travel advisors Riskline. With more than 220 countries and regions being covered, researchers have provided details of local laws and customs, as well as safety concerns.   more ...


Expat Focus International Healthcare Update July 2019

Posted on Tuesday July 23, 2019 (15:34:23)

More expats accessing mental health help

Growing numbers of expats are accessing mental health support with preventative healthcare increasingly being one of the benefits they need the most, one organisation reveals.

The Health Insurance Group (HIG) says the top three benefits being used by expats working overseas are psychiatric care, wellness and diagnostic procedures/MRI and testing.   more ...


Expat Focus International Healthcare Update June 2019

Posted on Tuesday June 25, 2019 (14:47:21)

Expat men are worried about their healthcare

Since moving overseas, four in five male expats say they have had to access healthcare, research has revealed. The findings from AXA-Global Healthcare highlights that 84% of male expats living overseas have used local health services.   more ...


Expat Focus International Healthcare Update May 2019

Posted on Monday May 20, 2019 (10:56:15)

Expats in South Korea will need national health insurance

The South Korean government has revealed that all expats living in the country for more than six months will now need to enrol in the country's national health insurance service. The new scheme begins in July, the Ministry of Health and Welfare states, and is aimed at those employees who do not have health insurance provided by their employer. Previously, expats needed to enrol if they were remaining in South Korea for longer than three months.   more ...


Expat Focus Healthcare Update April 2019

Posted on Monday April 22, 2019 (12:28:35)

LGBT expat advice after Brunei move

Following the introduction of the death penalty for those in a same-sex relationship in Brunei, one worldwide health and risk management solutions firm is offering advice to employers who may have LGBT employees working in or travelling to the country.   more ...


Expat Focus International Healthcare Update March 2019

Posted on Tuesday March 19, 2019 (12:33:26)

Expats in the UK need to pay for healthcare

Expats, as well as visitors, heading to the UK will need to pay upfront for any NHS treatment they may need if they are not entitled to free healthcare. New rules have been unveiled in a bid to prevent medical tourism, so anyone accessing healthcare will need to show identification proving that they can receive it for free.   more ...


Expat Focus International Healthcare Update February 2019

Posted on Monday February 18, 2019 (17:53:43)

British expats warned to get health insurance

British expats who are living in the European Union have been warned that they should consider buying health insurance coverage should a no-deal Brexit occur.

The warning comes from Ministers who are part of a special Brexit committee; they say that the NHS will not be able to fund health treatments under a no-deal scenario and that expats will need private health insurance instead. That's because should the expat fall ill after Brexit then they will have to pay for any health treatment or medicines they receive.   more ...


Expat Focus International Healthcare Update January 2019

Posted on Monday January 21, 2019 (12:27:49)

Expats overseas require a 'duty of care'

More than two thirds of expats working overseas say they are dissatisfied with the time they have available for spending with family, a survey reveals.

The findings from Cigna, a global health services company, also found that 24% of expats who are living alone or are single admit to being lonely.   more ...


Expat Focus International Healthcare Update December 2018

Posted on Thursday December 20, 2018 (10:42:44)

HR departments need to 'address expat risks'

Expats working overseas are facing specific risks that HR managers should be addressing, says Helix International. The firm, which provides healthcare and risk management solutions around the world, says that any difficulties an expat may encounter can be mitigated by HR departments carrying out a detailed assessment of their suitability for the post. There is also a need to carry out a thorough preparation for the individual before they head overseas.   more ...


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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