Expat Health Insurance News

Latest 10 news items tagged Health Insurance

9 May at 6 PM 2017

Indonesia as an expat destination

For expats with a sense of adventure looking for a decidedly different destination, Indonesia is far more than just Bali, Papua and Jakarta, but care should be taken when travelling with limited knowledge of the archipelago. Arriving in Jakarta gives the first taste of Indonesia to expats looking to find a haven outside the usual haunts. Many residents in the bustling city speak English, so finding your feet is relatively easy. However, once you’ve headed into the hinterlands, communication can become anything between difficult and...
4 May at 6 PM 2017

Hopes dwindle over continuing healthcare for UK expats

Predicting any Brexit outcome this early in the game is impossible, but UK negotiator David Davis is already indicating the European Health Card as it applies to Brit expats won’t survive the divorce negotiations. Until now, the EHIC has been a literal lifeline for older Brits living in the warmer climes of Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal. Many thousands of British pensioners chose to leave the UK in order to be able to stretch their state pension further, secure in the knowledge that their NHS contributions over a lifetime’s...
19 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Expats in Kuwait under pressure in run up to demographic debate

According to reliable sources, the Kuwaiti parliament is preparing for a debate in the National Assembly over plans to tackle the emirate’s controversial demographic imbalance. The debate, due to take place after this year’s Ramadan, is aimed at encouraging the government to take action over problems caused by Kuwait’s huge demographic imbalance. A push for immediate action on measures put forward to reduce the number of expats in the emirate will form part of the debate itself. A number of Kuwaiti lawmakers have been expressing...
12 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Everything expats need to know about available healthcare in Germany

Navigating healthcare requirements and availability in a new country is many expats’ worst nightmare, but the German system is reassuringly straightforward. One of the most important issues for expats, wherever they’re planning to call home, is the availability of healthcare and its bureaucratic requirements. It’s also a subject that’s frequently ignored due to lack of affordability of private insurance or simply not knowing how to go about becoming familiar with local offerings. Fortunately, the German healthcare system has...
30 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Dubai gets first overseas Priory clinic for alcoholics and drug addicts

Best known in the UK for its celebrity addicts, the London-based Priory Clinic is now open in Dubai’s prestigious Heathcare City. With its nine clinics and hospital now covering England and Scotland, the Priory’s early days saw it become famous as the fashionable port of call for celebrities with addictions varying from alcohol, drugs and sex to other substance abuses and even shopaholic syndrome. For some famous names, their ship docked at the Priory’s port of call more than once, giving the UK’s gutter press a good number of...
27 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Newbie expat mistakes and how to correct them

Moving overseas is a stressful experience, whatever your reason for leaving the home country, but avoiding the headaches caused by obvious mistakes isn’t as hard as it may seem. In the rush to make sure you, your family if applicable and even the dog arrive safely in your new country, it’s easy to put off or even forget essential tasks which will make your life easier after you arrive and even ensure your eventual return will be trouble-free. Most of the tips here involve money and the ease of your access to it, a subject which...
23 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Expats arriving in the UK now being advised to take out private health insurance

In spite of the looming effects of Brexit, the UK is still a popular destination for expat professionals from outside the European Union. Although the number of EU nationals headingto the UK to further their careers may soon reverse itself as most are forced to pack up and leave post-Brexit, the country is expected to still be open to workers from across the world, provided they qualify for visas. However, one common misconception about Britain is that heathcare is free and amongst the best in the world, thus voiding the need for...
16 Mar at 6 PM 2017

New 10 year Kuwaitization plan causes concern amongst expatriate professionals

Expat professionals working in Kuwait might well be forgiven for having a hard time making sense out of the recent conflicting statements by various government representatives as regards their long-term futures in the emirate. The latest report, issued by the Public Authority for Manpower, affirms serious attempts are being made to implement the government’s goal of 100 per cent government sector Kuwaitization along with the replacement of admin-level expatriates at a rate of 10 per cent per year. The rationale behind this latest...
28 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Expat private healthcare costs to soar in 2017

Expats on overseas assignments consider heathcare one of the most valuable add-ons to relocation packages, but policies and costs can change year by year. In the increasingly unsteady world of 2017, being covered via your employer by a comprehensive private health insurance package is an absolute must. From exotic infections through accidents and even terrorist activities, the reassurance of full coverage for expats and their families is even more crucial than in previous years. Expats across the world need coverage relevant to...
22 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Private dental insurance a must for expats in China

Relocating to many world destinations is easy of there’s a job waiting, together with housing, health and other packages, but it’s not so straightforward if you’re going it alone. Many independent expats are now aware of the need to research healthcare standards in their chosen country, with a good number deciding on private health insurance giving access to higher standards and the chance of finding an English speaking consultant if necessary. In the rush to get everything covered before leaving the home country, dental care...