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Why Understanding Expat Healthcare Issues Before You Move Abroad Is So Important

Posted on Friday March 31, 2017 (15:24:02)
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When relocating to a different country, it is important to ensure that every aspect of life is secure. This especially applies to health insurance. Making sure that you and your family have access to healthcare abroad is one of the first steps you should take, since it is hard to predict when a medical emergency can occur. If you wait until a health issue arises, the process of arranging expat healthcare could delay timely medical care or could end up being quite costly. Ensuring sufficient health insurance is particularly essential for those with pre-existing health problems that need ongoing monitoring.   more ...

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A Guide To Health Insurance For Expat Freelancers

Posted on Friday March 31, 2017 (15:11:43)
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Not everyone who wants to become an expat heads overseas to enjoy a lucrative well-paid assignment, others will be working for themselves and this guide to health insurance for freelancers will help.

That's because part of the expat’s moving package from an employer will be health insurance cover which they will need should an unexpected health issue strike.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 30 March 2017

Posted on Thursday March 30, 2017 (12:33:41)

Expats putting their health at risk

Most expats heading overseas do not buy their health insurance cover before leaving their home country, say researchers.

The findings revealed that almost three out of four of expats questioned confessed they'd waited until arriving in their new country before resolving their healthcare provision.   more ...

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Why Expat Retirees Should Never Ignore Health Insurance

Posted on Monday March 27, 2017 (16:32:47)
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It's a tempting thought for many potential expat retirees to head overseas for their twilight years and enjoy lazy days on beaches or enjoying bazaars and markets before having a cool drink after a busy day.

For many, this is an achievable retirement plan and it’s something many expats work towards for a number of years and plan to enjoy it accordingly - particularly if they are planning to retire early.

However, with many expat retirees heading to a country with a lower cost of living than their home country, there is one aspect of their retirement that should not be ignored, and will, increasingly, become a crucial part of their everyday needs.   more ...

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Moving Abroad? Read Our Essential Health Checklist

Posted on Monday March 20, 2017 (14:08:10)
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For instance, citizens of European Union member states can access healthcare services in other EU countries by producing their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) when requiring treatment.

However, the EHIC is not an all-inclusive healthcare offering and is only really suitable for emergency treatment. This means expats should register with a doctor to access healthcare services as citizens of that country would do.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 16 March 2017

Posted on Thursday March 16, 2017 (14:16:43)

International firms look to pooling to reduce health costs

Global companies are increasingly looking to limit the cost of benefits for employees by pooling their arrangements to save money.

Research from Willis Towers Watson reveals that international companies who take part in a multinational pooling system for their employee benefit arrangements could see costs reducing by 25%.   more ...

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Coming To The UK? Here's What You Need To Know About The National Health Service

Posted on Tuesday March 14, 2017 (15:03:58)

The United Kingdom is a popular destination for expats with lots of work opportunities and many may believe that they do not need health insurance for the duration of their stay.

While the National Health Service is rated as being one of the best in the world, there are some charges that expats may be liable for.

However, while all expats working in the UK will be entitled to free emergency treatment at NHS hospitals and for treatment in a GP's (doctor's) surgery, where the expat comes from may have a bearing on how much they may, or may not, be charged.   more ...

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How Can Telephone Counselling Help Expats Dealing With Loneliness Abroad?

Posted on Friday March 10, 2017 (18:05:29)

Living life as an expat is nothing short of riding a rollercoaster; however, it is definitely an emotional one, 24 hours a day 7 days a week! While some days can be full of fun, adventure and excitement, others may get you downright low and depressed. Things are bound to get more challenging in a number of ways if you have made taken the decision to move alone. Being on your own helps you become more independent and self-sufficient but at the same time, it could also make you feel extremely lonely. Expat loneliness as a phenomenon is becoming more common among people of all ages.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 02 March 2017

Posted on Thursday March 02, 2017 (16:06:41)

Most employers do not appreciate expat insurance requirements

A shocking survey has revealed that less than 8% of business owners in the UK are aware of the insurance needs for employees who are working overseas.

The survey by Expacare, an international healthcare provider, questioned 1,000 business owners about their awareness of the insurance being offered to expat staff members.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 27 February 2017

Posted on Monday February 27, 2017 (16:53:50)

Terrorism insurance cover for expats

Expats and their employers looking for terrorism cover with their international private health insurance policy can now do so from Regency for Expats which is the only insurer offering the service currently.

The firm is tailoring its products to meet the changing nature of some expat overseas assignments where they are expected to undertake some travel in unsafe countries.   more ...

Expat Health Insurance Partners

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.

Aviva International

Health is your number one priority. At Aviva we understand this, which is why we’re focused on helping you and your family access high quality healthcare at home or overseas. Our award winning medical insurance will help you get the treatment you need or simply provide guidance and advice wherever you are, 24/7.

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.