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Costa Rica - Insurance


Health insurance abroad is essential for any expat. In addition to expat healthcare insurance rates, insurance providers or online insurance comparison sites can provide life assurance quotes and auto insurance rates to provide you with overseas coverage. However, remember that cheap insurance may not represent the best value for money if you need to make a claim - as an expat you may require specialist expatriate insurance cover abroad.

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In Costa Rica, all optional insurance is provided by the state-owned monopoly, the INS (Instituto Nacional de Seguros).

Health - Optional insurance is available, it may be used at private hospitals, which are excellent. Some hospitals are able to work with US and European insurance providers, particularly in the case of travellers. A $200,000 plan for a person 40-55 would cost between $692 and $1086 per year, depending on the exact age and sex.

Life - from $50,000 to $1.5 million in US Dollars, covering death, accidental death and incapacitation.

Home Owner's - 4 kinds of coverage:

A - Fire & Lightning
B - Wind and Riot-Accidents
C - Flood and Avalanche
D - Natural Disasters

You must get the A coverage in any policy and can also purchase a combination of the others. An all inclusive coverage example: For $15,000 each worth of insurance on a home and belongings, including an automatic 20% inflation protection, the homeowner would pay $37 yearly.


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Expat Health Insurance Partners


Aetna

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.

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

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.