Expat Focus International Healthcare Update September 2020

The pandemic and its impacts are continuing to rumble on into the autumn, and various countries are still taking preventative measures. For example, the UK is currently trying to avoid another lockdown, following a second wave of the virus. It has implemented the ‘rule of six’, which means that gatherings of more than six people […]

Expat Health Insurance: An Overview

If you are intending to live abroad, then one of your top priorities will be to make sure that you can access adequate healthcare, especially if you are of retirement age. The majority of countries, although not all, have a two-tier healthcare system, consisting of national health insurance (which comes in various forms) and a […]

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Lithuania

As an expat living and working in Lithuania, you will want to make sure that your healthcare costs are taken care of during your stay in the country. If you are employed, it is likely that you will be covered by the public health insurance scheme, known as the CHIF. However, most expats choose to […]

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low in Slovenia

The Republic of Slovenia’s healthcare system ranked 21st in 2018’s European Health Consumer Index (EHCI), behind Switzerland, France and the UK, but ahead of the Republic of Ireland, Greece and Croatia. Although its position has slipped in recent years (in 2015, the country placed 15th), life expectancy has risen to higher than the EU average. […]

How To Keep Fit And Healthy In Lithuania

If you are planning to live and work in Lithuania, or simply to visit the country, then you will find many opportunities to stay fit and well there. For example, you could partake in watersports or join your local gym. Alternatively, you may prefer to cycle or hike, while taking in the country’s beautiful scenery. […]

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Turkey?

Healthcare in Turkey consists of a mix of public and private health services. Turkey has universal healthcare under its Universal Health Insurance (Genel Sağlık Sigortası) system. Under this system, all residents registered with the Social Security Institution (SGK) can receive medical treatment free of charge in hospitals contracted to the SGK. Turkey’s universal healthcare falls […]

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In The USA?

Whether you are already living in America or are planning to make the move, you will no doubt need to consider your healthcare options. From pricey health insurance policies to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reform, healthcare topics often make the news. But overall, how does the quality of the healthcare system fare? Read on […]

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Thailand?

Thailand’s healthcare system was ranked sixth in CEOWORLD magazine’s 2019 global healthcare index. Thailand offers a high standard of healthcare, and treatment can be both better and cheaper than in some Western countries. The majority of medical centres are based in the larger cities, especially Bangkok. There are far fewer doctors in rural areas, especially […]

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Slovenia?

If you are living and working in Slovenia, then you may need to access healthcare services while you’re there. The quality of the provision you receive will depend on whether you choose to access the public or the private sector. We will look at all aspects of the Slovenian healthcare system below and consider some […]

Dental And Ophthalmic Care In Slovenia: How To Find The Right Options For You

Healthcare in Slovenia is generally of a good standard, and dental and ophthalmic care are no exception to this rule. However, while you should not have problems accessing the care you need, you may encounter issues around what is covered by state healthcare and what needs to be covered by out-of-pocket payments. Slovenian residents are […]

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