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Sponsored: Which Health Insurance For Expats?

One of the first things that an expat should do when they move to a new country is familiarise themselves with the healthcare system there. Some expats will find themselves moving to locales where they can freely access a publicly subsidised healthcare system (sometimes at no cost). However, others will find that they either don’t have access to th ...

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Sponsored: Taking Care Of Your Mental Health Overseas

Why is expat mental health important? Expat mental health is a critical issue to address because it is the foundation for happiness and satisfaction abroad.  International life presents a unique set of experiences for the expat that can affect mental health. According to InterNations, the top concerns of expats are social, financial, and cultural. Those living abroad struggle with missing their su ...

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Health Guidelines For Canada

Medical and dental care facilities in Canada are of the highest standards, and hospitals and laboratories are well equipped. Fees are comparable to those in countries like the US and will be charged at time of service, if no health insurance has been provided. There are no specific vaccines required for entry into Canada, but all your routine vaccinations should be up to date. These include varice ...

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Health Guidelines For New Zealand

There are no pervasive diseases in New Zealand that would affect travellers or expatrs. There are a few illnesses, however, that can be contracted by drinking water directly from lakes and streams in some areas. Some lakes in South Island are home to a tiny organism that can cause a skin irritation. As the organism is more prevalent in shallow areas, you will be less likely to encounter it in deep ...

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Health Guidelines For France

France’s healthcare requirements are largely similar to those in most other European countries and North America, although perhaps on a slightly different schedule. France is a world leader in medical science and standards are among the highest in the world. Hospitals are generally clean, efficient and well equipped. Medical specialists are plentiful, and waiting lists for treatment short. T ...

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Sponsored: Get The Right Family Health Cover

One of the most important things to consider as an expat living abroad with your family is securing the right family health insurance plan. A good plan will ensure that your loved ones have access to the best healthcare facilities without worrying about the high cost of care. To help you know how to choose a family health plan, Pacific Prime has noted the following four things to look out for when ...

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Terrorism Disruption Cover Part Of New Travel Plan

Voyager Insurance Services has launched Voyager Plus Travel Insurance, which rebrands and replaces its former WEBroker Travel Insurance product with new features. The plan includes the following new features added for 2017: No upper age limit for single trips Emergency medical expenses increased to £20 million Ability to increase cancellation cover up to £10,000 Ability to increase annual multi-tr ...

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Sponsored: Is Employer Health Cover Enough?

When a person becomes an expat, there are many things to worry about upon arriving in a new home country. Fortunately for many, health insurance is often not among them, as employers will have a group insurance policy that an expat employee and their family can join. Are these group insurance plans all they’re cracked up to be, though? Here, insurance broker and international health insurance spec ...

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What Happens To NHS If Expats Return to UK?

The NHS could face a bill of almost half a billion pounds if retired British people currently living in other EU countries decide to return to the UK in the event that their right to healthcare in those countries is withdrawn after Brexit. This figure could be substantially higher if the NHS has to pay to replace staff if EU migration is reduced, or if it faces a rise in the cost of medicines. The ...

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Health Guidelines For Australia

It is important to be informed about vaccinations and other health requirements for Australia. Preventive medicines and vaccinations may require several doses over a period of time before departure. There are no particular health concerns or advisories for Australia as a whole. However, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does warn that dengue fever has occurred sporadically in par ...

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