International private medical insurance provider Now Health International has published a new How to guide aimed at people planning to move abroad for the first time.
The guide, ‘The New Expat’ provides information on topics ranging from finance and health to specific issues relating to family living and cultural differences.
The company said that it sets out to answer many of the most urgent issues including managing money and tax, dealing with property both home and abroad and selecting schools for children.
The range of specific topics also embraces driving abroad, looking after pets and, of course, taking care of the family’s health. And it also provides a timeline to assist planning.
‘As a first time expat myself, now living in Hong Kong, I know that moving abroad can be both an exciting and daunting time. Good planning makes an enormous difference and we’ve pulled together help and advice from experienced sources all over the world to help expats settle in and concentrate on the future,’ said marketing and e-commerce director Alison Massey.
The company is also offering prospective customers who are resident in Hong Kong, the opportunity to reduce their Now Health premium by 15%. The reduction in price takes effect in return for choosing a restriction on the type of room they have access to when seeking treatment in hospital.
The discount, which means that customers seeking hospital treatment will stay in a semi private room, instead of the usual private room, will benefit from the significant price reduction.
The benefit is available to both individuals and families and companies. Now Health is also operating a similar discount for expat customers in China.
‘The new option could provide significant savings for smaller firms, particularly where they have all their international staff in one location, allowing us apply the discount across the board,’ said Tim Mutton, business development director.
‘This is just one example of the additional levels of choice we are offering our customers and, in these difficult economic times, we believe it will prove very attractive to UK firms operating in Hong Kong,’ he added.