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5 Tips For Expats Looking For Health Insurance

Posted on Monday May 01, 2017 (13:21:17)
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According to a recent survey, three out of four expats do not buy health insurance cover before leaving home.

Most wait until they've arrived in their new country before sourcing healthcare provision, though 54% said they did it within two months and 17% said they'd arranged healthcare cover after they had experienced healthcare facilities in their new country.

More worryingly, the survey from AXA PPP also revealed that 5% of expats do not bother buying any health insurance cover whatsoever.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 26 April 2017

Posted on Wednesday April 26, 2017 (15:08:19)
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Expats at greater risk around the world

Expats on overseas assignments are increasingly at risk from terrorism and populism upsurges, according to a survey.

The risk map published by insurance firm Aon reveals that there was a 14% increase in worldwide terrorist attacks last year.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 13 April 2017

Posted on Thursday April 13, 2017 (12:11:33)
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British expat retirees face 'healthcare trap'

British expat retirees living in the European Union are facing a healthcare trap because of Brexit, MPs have been told.

At one hearing into the potential impact for expats around the EU, MPs were told that pensioners from the UK who live in France and Spain are increasingly worried about their residence and healthcare rights after Brexit.   more ...

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A Guide To Healthcare For Expats With Chronic Illnesses

Posted on Wednesday April 12, 2017 (14:04:56)
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Chronic conditions are diseases, illnesses or injuries that are either ongoing and have no known cure, are likely to re-occur, are permanent, or require long-term treatment. Some examples of chronic illnesses are cancer, respiratory disease, genetic disorders, heart disease, stroke, hearing impairment and oral disease. It is possible to prevent these conditions, and to manage them if they are detected early enough. Such conditions may also be managed through improved diet, exercise and treatment.   more ...

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Do You Need Terrorism Cover In Your Expat Health Insurance Package?

Posted on Wednesday April 05, 2017 (14:01:13)
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With growing numbers of insurance firms offering terrorism coverage as an add-on policy, is this an issue that needs to be thought about when moving abroad?

Regency For Expats says it is the first insurance firm to have the specific offer of terrorism cover in its international private health insurance policies.

They say they've had to tailor their products to help meet the changing nature of some overseas assignments that expats are undertaking, particularly in unsafe countries.   more ...

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Are These The Healthiest Destinations For Expats?

Posted on Tuesday April 04, 2017 (13:18:50)
One of the key factors that expats look at when relocating to a different country is whether the destination has a healthy environment and affordable, accessible, and reliable healthcare. In a recent survey, expats were asked to rank their health and wellbeing in the countries they lived in.   more ...

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Why Understanding Expat Healthcare Issues Before You Move Abroad Is So Important

Posted on Friday March 31, 2017 (15:24:02)
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When relocating to a different country, it is important to ensure that every aspect of life is secure. This especially applies to health insurance. Making sure that you and your family have access to healthcare abroad is one of the first steps you should take, since it is hard to predict when a medical emergency can occur. If you wait until a health issue arises, the process of arranging expat healthcare could delay timely medical care or could end up being quite costly. Ensuring sufficient health insurance is particularly essential for those with pre-existing health problems that need ongoing monitoring.   more ...

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A Guide To Health Insurance For Expat Freelancers

Posted on Friday March 31, 2017 (15:11:43)
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Not everyone who wants to become an expat heads overseas to enjoy a lucrative well-paid assignment, others will be working for themselves and this guide to health insurance for freelancers will help.

That's because part of the expat’s moving package from an employer will be health insurance cover which they will need should an unexpected health issue strike.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 30 March 2017

Posted on Thursday March 30, 2017 (12:33:41)
Expats putting their health at risk

Most expats heading overseas do not buy their health insurance cover before leaving their home country, say researchers.

The findings revealed that almost three out of four of expats questioned confessed they'd waited until arriving in their new country before resolving their healthcare provision.   more ...

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Why Expat Retirees Should Never Ignore Health Insurance

Posted on Monday March 27, 2017 (16:32:47)
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It's a tempting thought for many potential expat retirees to head overseas for their twilight years and enjoy lazy days on beaches or enjoying bazaars and markets before having a cool drink after a busy day.

For many, this is an achievable retirement plan and it’s something many expats work towards for a number of years and plan to enjoy it accordingly - particularly if they are planning to retire early.

However, with many expat retirees heading to a country with a lower cost of living than their home country, there is one aspect of their retirement that should not be ignored, and will, increasingly, become a crucial part of their everyday needs.   more ...