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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 ...


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 ...


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 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 Focus International Healthcare Update May 2018

Posted on Friday May 25, 2018 (10:23:49)

Depression #1 mental health issue for expats

A survey of mental health issues currently faced by expats found that the number one issue is depression. The findings from Aetna International highlight that there has been a 50% increase in cases being reported between 2014 and 2016.

In their report, ‘Expatriates' Mental Health: Breaking The Silence’, found that anxiety has seen a 28% increase.

Those most likely to seek treatment for their mental health worries are women aged between 30 and 49.   more ...


Vaccinations: What British Expats Need To Know Before Moving Abroad

Posted on Thursday April 26, 2018 (16:09:15)

Vaccinations against diseases have been commonplace since the late 18th century, when the first vaccination was administered against smallpox by British physician Edward Jenner. Nowadays, in the UK, there are a number of routine vaccinations offered to children from birth, as well as specific vaccinations for certain groups at risk.

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