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Moving Abroad? Read Our Essential Health Checklist

Posted on Monday March 20, 2017 (15:08:10)
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For instance, citizens of European Union member states can access healthcare services in other EU countries by producing their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) when requiring treatment.

However, the EHIC is not an all-inclusive healthcare offering and is only really suitable for emergency treatment. This means expats should register with a doctor to access healthcare services as citizens of that country would do.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 16 March 2017

Posted on Thursday March 16, 2017 (15:16:43)
International firms look to pooling to reduce health costs

Global companies are increasingly looking to limit the cost of benefits for employees by pooling their arrangements to save money.

Research from Willis Towers Watson reveals that international companies who take part in a multinational pooling system for their employee benefit arrangements could see costs reducing by 25%.   more ...

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

Posted on Tuesday March 14, 2017 (16:03:58)
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 liable for.

However, while all expats working in the UK will be entitled to free emergency treatment at NHS hospitals and for treatment in a GP's (doctor's) surgery, where the expat comes from may have a bearing on how much they may, or may not, be charged.   more ...

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How Can Telephone Counselling Help Expats Dealing With Loneliness Abroad?

Posted on Friday March 10, 2017 (19:05:29)
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 number of ways if you have made taken the decision to move alone. Being on your own helps you become more independent and self-sufficient but at the same time, it could also make you feel extremely lonely. Expat loneliness as a phenomenon is becoming more common among people of all ages.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 02 March 2017

Posted on Thursday March 02, 2017 (17:06:41)
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 to expat staff members.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 27 February 2017

Posted on Monday February 27, 2017 (17:53:50)
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 are expected to undertake some travel in unsafe countries.   more ...

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Could Moving Abroad Be The Key To Improving Your Health?

Posted on Monday February 27, 2017 (16:37:39)
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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 home country. 64 percent believed that their mental health got better after moving overseas. The study showed that more than half of the respondents’ primary reason for relocating was the search for a new adventure.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 03 February 2017

Posted on Friday February 03, 2017 (16:21:07)
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 people.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 20 January 2017

Posted on Friday January 20, 2017 (15:49:20)
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 of healthcare.   more ...

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Expat Focus Healthcare Update 06 January 2017

Posted on Friday January 06, 2017 (18:00:43)
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.   more ...