Health

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Expats love their lifestyle but worry about major health issues, survey finds

August 1, 2014 General

Most expats are positive about their lifestyle abroad, but half are concerned about health care treatment if faced with a major condition, according to an international survey. Some 80% of those surveyed by private medical insurance broker Medibroker said they either really enjoyed or enjoyed their life abroad. Less than 2% said they were not […]

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France tops lists of global destinations for retired expat healthcare

July 24, 2014 France

There is a steady increase in the number of people moving abroad for their retirement and research shows that France, Uruguay and Malaysia have the best healthcare systems for retired expats. The Annual Global Retirement Index 2014 from International Living, which allocates points according to the climate, cost of living and healthcare, puts France at […]

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Euro citizens urged to get health card for visits to other EU countries

June 26, 2014 European Union

European citizens visiting other EU countries, plus Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland are advised to make sure they have their health card even if it’s only for a short trip. Almost 200 million Europeans already have the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), according to the latest figures available for 2013. This represents more than half […]

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Expats urged to consider costs associated with pregnancy and birth while abroad

June 4, 2014 Expat Banking and Finance

British expats, especially those living outside of Europe, are being urged to consider the cost of starting or adding to their families as it is believed many do not think about the medical costs involved in pregnancy and birth. According to research by Mintel, around 55% of British expats working in professional positions abroad are […]

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Scandinavian countries the happiest in the world

May 9, 2014 European Union

People want to know how where they live stacks up on the happiness scale compared to other countries in the world, according to a global think tank which has produced an index to measure happiness and wellbeing. The Better Life Index compares lives across 36 countries, based on 11 topics; housing, income, jobs, community, education, […]

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Expat workers in finance facing stress-related health issues

October 17, 2013 Expat Banking and Finance

Expats working in the banking and financial world could be facing health worries as a new survey identifies concerns over fear of unemployment, pressure and psychological abuse. International banks often move key staff around the world and expats also tend to find jobs in the finance industry but an unstoppable wave of change is affecting […]

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Half of expats do not have international medical insurance

September 24, 2013 Health

Around half of expats probably do not have sufficient international private medical insurance and risk the prospect of incurring heavy costs if they become ill or suffer a serious accident. Industry data shows the percentage of expats who hold international private medical insurance standing at around the 50% mark. Although international private medical insurance provides […]

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New expat travel insurance plans launched

September 7, 2011 Health

An international medical insurance provider has launched a new global travel insurance plan designed exclusively for European Union residents regardless of nationality. Offering a choice of two core plans, the offers from ALC Health cover benefits including medical expenses, missed connections, trip cancellations, personal belongings and legal expenses, with the option to add golf and […]

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Expats suffer from everyday health complaints

September 5, 2011 Health

The majority of expats suffer from general every day health problems rather than emergencies that tend to make the headlines, according to a leading healthcare provider. Having the right international healthcare is sometimes associated with emergency situations, such as evacuation from the middle of a jungle, life threatening cases of Malaria or major heart surgery […]

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Medical bureau warns of costs of expensive jabs abroad

July 19, 2011 Health

Family and friends visiting expats this summer are being reminded to make sure they have all the necessary vaccinations and not to forget jabs that might not be the obvious ones to consider. The most common vaccinations for traveling abroad include hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, tetanus, diphtheria, polio, cholera and meningococcal meningitis. Ireland based […]

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Private medical insurance can be a financial lifesaver, it is claimed

July 12, 2011 Health

Overlooking private medical insurance can be costly for expats and it can be a financial lifesaver, according to wealth managers. For expats, seeking medical assistance in an unfamiliar country can be both a daunting and a costly process. Cultural differences can mean that the local health care on offer does not meet expectations and having […]

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Expats facing higher health care costs

May 20, 2011 Health

With the cost of health care increasing globally health insurance companies that specialise in providing care for expats are increasing the cover that is covered by their policies. Expats in some parts of the world, including the Middle East, China, South America and France are facing higher health care costs.

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Travellers and expats warned about measles

May 13, 2011 Health

The Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization is urging international travellers and expats to get vaccinated against measles and rubella to reduce the risk of reintroducing these two diseases which have been eliminated from the Americas. They have issued an epidemiological alert ahead of an expected surge in international travel expected for […]

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