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Things to Look For When Buying Expat Health Insurance

There are plenty of ways to justify not having it including the favourite -its dead money and frankly I am healthy so why bother, closely followed by if I am sick I can pay the bills out of the premiums I have saved.Literally hundreds of excuses but inevitably you do need health insurance since it is not necessarily the illness that costs the money, it can be the transportation and the after care that sends the costs spiraling in event of claims. We do not get a tangible asset for our premium but we do get peace of mind for the entire family. If the policy is a group health scheme it will encourage workers to remain loyal, especially if a colleague requires medical assistance and the scheme saves that employee and his family the financial stress, again whilst it cannot be measured in monetary terms the feel good factor of having good expat health insurance as opposed to not is clear to see.

Skeptical, how about skiing, breaking a leg on the slopes and requiring airlift to hospital and surgery thereafter-typical bill 20,000 usd, how about suffering a heart attack in a neighbouring country where hospitals are not quite up to scratch, this requires private plane to nearest country with good medical faculties- typical bill upwards of 45,000 usd-Both these are real cases and would seriously dent the case flow of most people.

What happens if you are diagnosed with a chronic illness that requires operations and expensive ongoing treatment and medication? The career may be affected so income ceases yet the medicals bills will continue-A good health scheme would protect your cash flow and help you on the road to recovery.

So you eventually see the light and instead of being one of the 50% of expats without adequate insurance you are now preparing to enter in the market place looking for the perfect plan for you and the family.

Maybe your budget requires a payment scheme on a frequent basis, if so find cover with flexible payment terms: monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual, look for discounts if you decide to pay in advance.

Again try to cover only the areas important to you, at worst it should cover a no sub limits cover for essential medical cover, surgery and hospital accommodation all covered along with any nursing and treatments etc

Perhaps you are looking to add out patient- again shop around, many schemes will then cover all manor or other elements that you may not need but will reflect on your premium

Find a provider that has options available to enable client to tailor a plan to individual requirements, selecting any or all of the following as required: extended medical, dental, optical, out-patient

Key to all this is finding an easy to understand scheme with attractive rates that provides value for money and has ticked all the boxes below:

– At least USD 0.5 million of worldwide cover

– Tailored for the needs of Expatriates and their families with English speaking co coordinators

– Essential cover when you need it most worldwide

– No hospital restrictions, this enables you to visit expat friendly hospitals who you can communicate with easily

– Affordable flexible premium options

– No age limitation providing you join before the age of 64, this covers you in later years automatically!

– No medical examination required

– Portable, so that you can take it with you if you relocate

– Smart membership card for prompt claims approval and settlement

– Competitive pricing and benefits

Remember, no person can predict their next 12 months health care issues, do yourself and the family a favour and get yourself insured today.

BrokerFish is a dynamic, innovative company that helps individuals and organisations from all over the world gain a clear picture of their health insurance options. Thay simplify complex insurance jargon giving you the clarity to compare plans on a like-for-like basis.

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