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Report: The Most Expensive European Destinations For Expat Health Insurance

Posted on Monday May 08, 2017 (11:57:11)
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Good and affordable medical care is a basic need for people all across the world, regardless of their age, nationality, gender or location. It is important for everyone to have easy access to a wide network of modern and properly-equipped hospitals as well as qualified and experienced doctors at all times. This is why most expats carefully assess a country’s healthcare system when they are about to choose a destination to settle down in. This factor plays a pivotal role in their overall health and wellbeing. They often look at the range of services available in the public and private sectors, insurance options and costs.   more ...

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What Impact Will Brexit Have On Your Expat Healthcare?

Posted on Wednesday May 03, 2017 (14:54:28)
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It's still too early to predict how negotiations between the UK and the EU will progress but already David Davis, the MP responsible for the discussions, has said the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will probably be discontinued for British citizens.

Many expats will be using their EHIC to access healthcare while living in the European Union because their medical bill will be picked up by the NHS.   more ...

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Report: The Countries With The Best Healthcare In The World

Posted on Wednesday May 03, 2017 (13:16:46)
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Every nation should have a robust, comprehensive and affordable healthcare system for the physical as well as the emotional wellbeing of its people. This means that residents should have easy access to a fairly wide network of doctors, medical facilities, and services, without having to go through excessively long waiting lines. A good healthcare system should also ensure that everyone can afford to pay for common treatments and medications.   more ...

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A Guide to Healthcare for Expats with Chronic Illnesses

Posted on Tuesday May 02, 2017 (14:35:51)
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Chronic conditions include diseases, illnesses or injuries. They may be ongoing and have no known cure. They could recur or they could be permanent, or they could require long-term treatment. Some examples of chronic illnesses are cancer, respiratory disease, genetic disorders, heart disease, stroke, hearing impairment and oral disease. It is possible to prevent these conditions, and to manage them if they are detected early enough. Such conditions may also be managed through improved diet, exercise and treatment.   more ...

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5 Tips For Expats Looking For Health Insurance

Posted on Monday May 01, 2017 (13:21:17)
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According to a recent survey, three out of four expats do not buy health insurance cover before leaving home.

Most wait until they've arrived in their new country before sourcing healthcare provision, though 54% said they did it within two months and 17% said they'd arranged healthcare cover after they had experienced healthcare facilities in their new country.

More worryingly, the survey from AXA PPP also revealed that 5% of expats do not bother buying any health insurance cover whatsoever.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 26 April 2017

Posted on Wednesday April 26, 2017 (15:08:19)
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Expats at greater risk around the world

Expats on overseas assignments are increasingly at risk from terrorism and populism upsurges, according to a survey.

The risk map published by insurance firm Aon reveals that there was a 14% increase in worldwide terrorist attacks last year.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 13 April 2017

Posted on Thursday April 13, 2017 (12:11:33)
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British expat retirees face 'healthcare trap'

British expat retirees living in the European Union are facing a healthcare trap because of Brexit, MPs have been told.

At one hearing into the potential impact for expats around the EU, MPs were told that pensioners from the UK who live in France and Spain are increasingly worried about their residence and healthcare rights after Brexit.   more ...

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A Guide To Healthcare For Expats With Chronic Illnesses

Posted on Wednesday April 12, 2017 (14:04:56)
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Chronic conditions are diseases, illnesses or injuries that are either ongoing and have no known cure, are likely to re-occur, are permanent, or require long-term treatment. Some examples of chronic illnesses are cancer, respiratory disease, genetic disorders, heart disease, stroke, hearing impairment and oral disease. It is possible to prevent these conditions, and to manage them if they are detected early enough. Such conditions may also be managed through improved diet, exercise and treatment.   more ...

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Do You Need Terrorism Cover In Your Expat Health Insurance Package?

Posted on Wednesday April 05, 2017 (14:01:13)
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With growing numbers of insurance firms offering terrorism coverage as an add-on policy, is this an issue that needs to be thought about when moving abroad?

Regency For Expats says it is the first insurance firm to have the specific offer of terrorism cover in its international private health insurance policies.

They say they've had to tailor their products to help meet the changing nature of some overseas assignments that expats are undertaking, particularly in unsafe countries.   more ...

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Are These The Healthiest Destinations For Expats?

Posted on Tuesday April 04, 2017 (13:18:50)


One of the key factors that expats look at when relocating to a different country is whether the destination has a healthy environment and affordable, accessible, and reliable healthcare. In a recent survey, expats were asked to rank their health and wellbeing in the countries they lived in.   more ...



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