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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, insura ...

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Malaria Poses A Risk To Contractors And Beyond

Protection form mosquito bites is not being taken even by professionals in the travel risk business, a new survey has found. Less than a quarter of organisations have pre-travel health programmes in place. Data from medical and travel security risk services company International SOS shows that malaria represents an increasing proportion of offshore medical and accident or injury cases, such as on ...

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Mental Health Growing Issue For Expats

Mental health is a growing issue for expat workers and their employers, as well as those relocating independently, according to a research study. To ensure expats have the support they need when relocating or working away from their home country, health benefits provider Aetna International is calling for businesses and individuals to take more pre-emptive action to combat the problem. A survey of ...

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New Mobile-Friendly Expat Health Portal

 A healthcare benefits provider has launched a redesigned secure member portal, Health Hub, which offers members a one-stop-shop to manage different aspects of their health online. The portal has been developed following a review of Aetna International’s members’ use of previous online tools, and searches for information about their health.  The most popular information is now accessible on a vari ...

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Expats And Their Families Missing Support Network

New research by AXA’s international health insurance specialist has found that expats and their children are finding it difficult to be away from close friends and family. Two-fifths of expats and 32 per cent of their children cited that being away from their support network was one of the most difficult aspects of their transition to life abroad – no matter their nationality or where they had rel ...

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Sponsored: What Expats Should Know About Maternity Insurance

For many, moving to a new country means making big adjustments due to the different culture and systems. If, for example, you were moving from a Scandinavian country that has universal healthcare to an Asian country that does not provide healthcare to new expats, you may find yourself unfamiliar with the private insurance plans that may be needed to address the costs that come with obtaining the h ...

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Expats Failing To Secure Health Cover In Advance

Almost three quarters of expats wait until after relocating to purchase health insurance cover, with 54 per cent doing so within two months of arriving and 17 per cent doing so only after experiencing the healthcare facilities available locally. Five per cent of respondents to a survey by AXA’s international healthcare business said that they had still not purchased any form of health insurance co ...

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Huge Hike In Health Fees For Expats In Kuwait

New health charges for expats and visitors in Kuwait are set to increase by almost 500 per cent by mid-February 2017, according to the new price list prepared by the health minister Dr Jamal Al-Harby. The price rise aims to reduce the number of visitors who seek to take advantage of low healthcare charges in the country, reports Arabian Business. Al-Harby said medical service costs are now a burde ...

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Does Moving Abroad Boost Health Of Expats?

Research suggests that most expats believe that, since moving overseas, their physical health (61%) and mental health (64%) are better than they would have been if they had stayed at home. While there is a lot to consider in terms of housing, schooling and work when you head off abroad, the search for a new adventure is a huge draw for expats, with over half saying this was the main reason for dec ...

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Moving To Qatar – Four Things You Should Know

With international hubs and futuristic architecture to be found in places like Doha, Qatar is an exciting place for expats looking for an intercultural experience. Cigna Global, specialists in expat healthcare, have put together this list of four things you should know before your move to Qatar to help make your transition as smooth as possible. 1. Getting around can be challenging The public tran ...

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