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Expatriate Medical Insurance : Select The Best One

By Ray Sandeo

If you have the opportunity to live abroad even for as little as one year, consider yourself lucky. The chance to broaden your cultural horizons, meet new people, and become a more knowledgeable global citizen is a valuable one. At the same time, it is important to recognize this opportunity is not without risk. As such, purchasing expatriate health insurance is an essential investment.

Many travelers do not realize that the health care plan they use in their home country cannot be used in other nations. So when you live in another country, you will be considered uninsured when you visit the doctor or hospital. Expatriate medical insurance will solve that problem.

Without the benefit of expatriate health insurance, you will be considered uninsured in the country you are temporarily residing in. This can have severe financial repercussions should you need to visit the doctor for basic care or worse yet, the hospital for a serious procedure like a surgery.

If you need a prescription filled but you do not have expatriate health insurance, you could easily find yourself paying over $100. For something more severe like a weeklong stay in the hospital (as you would need when recovering from surgery, for instance) your fees will be several thousand dollars at the minimum. You can see how important it is to minimize those costs with the help of health insurance.

You will appreciate expat life insurance because it removes the restrictions that many other types of health insurance impose. Many plans limit you to specific doctors and facilities, but that problem does not occur with expat coverage. Additionally, you may also get help finding a doctor through your plan.

Expat life insurance addresses an unpleasant but necessary concern – what happens if you pass away overseas? You will need to provide income to your dependents, and you will also need money to have your remains repatriated. Expat life insurance helps in both of these areas.

To learn more about expatriate insurance, you can simply log onto the Internet and search for top providers. You will be able to view descriptions of what is and is not covered by these plans, and you can find the right plan for your personal needs. Researching and buying expat insurance online is a great way to save time and money.

You do not want to take any chances with your health or your finances while living abroad. Expatriate medical insurance makes certain that you can not only receive top notch medical care, but also that you can afford it. It is easy to buy, easy to use, and it will allow you to enjoy your time overseas without worrying about financial problems.

Ray Sandeo often writes about expat life insurance

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Sandeo, Ray "Expatriate Medical Insurance : Select The Best One." Expatriate Medical Insurance : Select The Best One. 25 Jun. 2010. 15 Sep 2014 <>.

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Sandeo, R (2010, June 25). Expatriate Medical Insurance : Select The Best One. Retrieved September 15, 2014, from

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Sandeo, Ray "Expatriate Medical Insurance : Select The Best One"

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