Health Insurance In Germany: A Guide For American Expats

Moving abroad is a tricky proposition from all angles, but healthcare is one of the main worries people state when they are considering making an intercontinental move. If you’re moving from the USA to Germany, you might be wondering about the quality of healthcare available, how to sign up to the healthcare system there, and … Read more

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Germany

Germany has one of the best universal healthcare systems in the world, and public healthcare is available to expats and locals alike. However, it is mandatory to have health cover before applying for residency, so most expats take out private health insurance to cover them in the interim period.Whether you enroll in the public health … Read more

How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Germany?

Germany is recognized for having one of the best healthcare systems in the world, in terms of both affordability and quality. As an expat, you will be able to access the same healthcare options as German citizens.Whether you are registered with the German public healthcare system or with a private health insurance option, it is … Read more

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Germany?

Whether you’re moving to Germany as an expat or you’re interested in learning about medical tourism options there, you can expect a high level of care. While the relatively universal access to healthcare in Germany may be appealing enough in itself to attract expats there, it is really the quality of the healthcare that has … Read more

How To Register With The Health System In Germany

As an expat in Germany, you will need to prove that you have health insurance. Whether you are a student, a freelancer, a foreign worker, or an asylum seeker, registering for the health system in Germany is just another part of living there as an expat.The process of registering with a doctor in Germany is … Read more

A Guide To Health Insurance In Germany

Health insurance is one of the duller aspects of moving abroad, but in Germany it’s against the law not to be insured, so we are all legally obliged to care. The good news is that Germany has one of the best healthcare systems in the world, so after the initial push you’ll rarely have to … Read more

Understanding Expat Health Insurance In Germany

Health insurance is compulsory as is nursing care insurance and expats looking to receive a residence permit – which they will need to access healthcare facilities – will need to prove they have health insurance before the permit is granted. There are two types of providers, private health insurance, and state-provided insurance. The statutory insurance … Read more

Expats Alone at Home in Germany

by Hilly van Swol-Ulbrich A hot and sultry summer’s day in Frankfurt, Germany. “Oh”… says Dewi,“I am amused, while at home in India, we set our air-conditioning to cool down to 27 degrees”…and chuckled… “This is what you call summer, and say it is so hot!” We smiled as we crossed the street on the … Read more

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