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Podcast #125 Recap: Understanding Health Insurance In The USA With Cigna Healthcare

When you’re moving abroad, one of the things at the top of your to-do list should be sorting out health insurance, especially if you’re moving to a country like the USA with no universal healthcare system.

So, where do you even start? What’s the minimum essential health coverage that you should have in the States? And what does a good health insurance plan there even look like? How much will you be out of pocket for medications? What would a trip to the emergency room cost you? And what health treatments are seen as extras in the USA? To answer all these questions and more, Kate Lambon from Cigna is joining me in this episode.

Click here to watch the full episode.

00:00 – Introducing Kate Lambon from Cigna Healthcare

04:30 – Travel health insurance versus international health insurance


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06:15 – Healthcare provision in the USA

08:40 – Mental health support for expats

11:25 – Vaccination requirements in the USA

12:45 – Finding a doctor and transferring medical records

14:05 – Costs for prescription medications

15:40 – Health insurance policies for employees

17:30 – Emergency care

19:10 – Dental and eye care

24:50 – Cover for alternative or complementary treatments

26:30 – Costs of health insurance policies

28:40 – Client care managers

30:00 – Cigna Healthcare resources


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