Coming To The UK? Here’s What You Need To Know About The National Health Service

The United Kingdom is a popular destination for expats with lots of work opportunities and many may believe that they do not need health insurance for the duration of their stay. While the National Health Service is rated as being one of the best in the world, there are some charges that expats may be … Read more

How Can Telephone Counselling Help Expats Dealing With Loneliness Abroad?

Living life as an expat is nothing short of riding a rollercoaster; however, it is definitely an emotional one, 24 hours a day 7 days a week! While some days can be full of fun, adventure and excitement, others may get you downright low and depressed. Things are bound to get more challenging in a … Read more

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 02 March 2017

Most employers do not appreciate expat insurance requirements A shocking survey has revealed that less than 8% of business owners in the UK are aware of the insurance needs for employees who are working overseas. The survey by Expacare, an international healthcare provider, questioned 1,000 business owners about their awareness of the insurance being offered … Read more

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 27 February 2017

Terrorism insurance cover for expats Expats and their employers looking for terrorism cover with their international private health insurance policy can now do so from Regency for Expats which is the only insurer offering the service currently. The firm is tailoring its products to meet the changing nature of some expat overseas assignments where they … Read more

Could Moving Abroad Be The Key To Improving Your Health?

A global health insurer conducted a study recently that showed that a large number of expats believe their overall health has improved since they moved abroad. There were 463 expats participating in the survey and 61 per cent said their physical health was better than it would have been if they had remained in their … Read more

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 03 February 2017

Health insurance premiums could rocket by 60% Expats living and working in Switzerland are being warned that the price for their health insurance premiums could double over the next 13 years. The warning comes from a report published by EY Switzerland, a business organisation, which says that the premiums could become unaffordable for many Swiss … Read more

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 20 January 2017

International health insurance plans grew in price last year A leading insurance provider has revealed that the average price rise for international health insurance plans in 2016 was 9.2%. Pacific Prime say among the inflation drivers are the need to pay for new medical technology, growing wages for healthcare professionals and the increasing legalisation costs … Read more

Expat Focus Healthcare Update 06 January 2017

Employers urged to do more for emergencies Employers could do more for expat employees than simply buying international private medical insurance because they are not only affecting productivity of the work assignment but also the safety of their staff.That’s the opinion of consultancy Jelf International, who say that employers have a duty of care to … Read more

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 22 December 2016

Employers of expats should consider mental health issues Research has revealed that stress is affecting most employers with 73% of companies saying the issue has affected them in the last three years. The findings from Jelf Employee Benefits also reveal that 85% of employers say the issue of stress will become a growing risk for … Read more

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 25 November 2016

Employers focus on wrong expat health risks Employers are focusing on the wrong risks when sending staff on overseas assignments, according to research. International SOS says that businesses are ignoring the most common risks to their staff while giving to much weight to the risks from Zika and terrorism.In their Travel Risk Map, 71% said … Read more

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