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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi Everyone, My wife and I moved to France from the US in October 2020. Before we left the US, we purchased a one-year health insurance policy from Insubuy to cover us until we got coverage under PUMA. We went to our local CPAM on July 16 with all our forms in hand. We filled out some...
  2. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I am an American artist who will be at an artist residency early next year but investigating both long term residency in France but also short term solutions—-I do not know where I will eventually settle and foresee moving back and forth to the U.S. until I decide where I want to move...
  3. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hey all, new member...first post! I've a question regarding healthcare in Spain - most of the information I found is more relevant to UK or even US expats, but I wanted to try reach out specifically to anyone that had moved over to Spain from Ireland please: My wife and I are planning to move...
  4. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hello, I am an EU national, planning to move to Lisbon and would like to take out private health insurance. Can anyone give some advice on approximate cost and how to find the right private health insurer? Any recommendations. Many thanks
  5. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Dear Fellow Ex-pats, I hope everyone is starting off the New Year well and no one was hit by the "gastro" epidemic we all seemed to get in Loire Atlantique :p I have a quick question about insurance. My mom is going to be applying for a long-stay visa to come live with us in France. I...
  6. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Canadians planning to move to Spain need advice Hello All, New to this very informative forum. We don’t see any threads on the various visas available; at least not current ones. We’ve read about the much publicized €500,000 Golden Visa & that you can own up to 3 properties totalling this...
  7. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi, expats; We had really good health insurance at my previous place of work. New job offers health insurance with a different provider (Daman) - which leaves Much to be desired : that's with a capital M. I have contacted the previous provider to go private with them, but their quote is an...
  8. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi. Has anyone needed to get health insurance before they qualified for residency? Please help. We are EU residents, not EU citizens. We need to purchase new health insurance for our time in Spain--starting in October. We are retired and we don't know yet if we will qualify for residence in...
  9. Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy
    Okay, let's try this again. I've searched the forum and when the topic of health insurance comes up the discussion seems to get sidetracked into secondary issues. So ... If (and only if) you are a resident and you have gotten health insurance: * from whom did you get it? * what did you pay for...
  10. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi everybody, this is kind of a sensitive subject, but I haven't found an answer to it anywhere and am hoping some of you can help. I'm going to be moving to Melbourne from the US on a TSS (482) visa in the next couple months and I'm considering my insurance options. I have complex psychiatric...
  11. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi helpful people, I was wondering if anyone can recommend a course of action for telling my home state that I'm on French health insurance now? The complication: I moved to France last year and never cancelled the medicare because I didn't want to be hit with fees for being without coverage...
  12. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hey everyone I moved to Spain (Mallorca, to be exact) about half a year ago and idk what I can do for my mental health. I've known for a few years that something isn't alright and I'm pretty sure I've had a kind of anxiety (GAD), but it got better. Lately, I haven't been feeling okay mentally...
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    Expats working for big firms abroad are demanding more from their employers in terms of health and wellbeing benefits whilst working abroad, new research has found. In particular they want to make sure that their international private medical insurance (IPMI) is robust while also looking for...
  14. International Expat Discussions
    If I need to prove that I've been out of the states for 330 days out of a twelve month period to avoid paying a penalty for not having health insurance, does that mean I need to pay for health insurance until the 330 day-limit has been met? I'm also confused as to how I can establish a...
  15. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hey there, I will be studying a master in Madrid this coming fall and im working my visa application. I am required to show proof of "Public or private health Insurance with a company authorized to operate in Spain." As ill be a student for a year, im looking for the cheapest option and I...
  16. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi all! I'm brand new to this website; I just stumbled across it while googling my question but it seems very helpful. I'm an American living in the USA and I've been accepted to the TAPIF program (teaching assistant program in France) for next year (2017-2018). Normally, Americans must get a...
  17. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    I have health insurance in the US and am also covered by the NHS in the UK. Do I need health insurance to cover the transatlantic flight or does my US policy or the NHS cover the flight? And does anyone even sell flight-only health insurance? Many thanks, in advance, for any guidance...
  18. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hi, Does anyone have any experience with this health plan? https://www.planosaudewells.pt/ I have the euro health card but when I went to a hospital wheezing from bronchitis they didn't recognize the card. They were very kind and helpful and only charged me about four euros. Or do you have...
  19. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello, :) I am from the US. I plan to move to Spain (Madrid) in October. I had a bipolar manic episode in August of 2016 (I was hospitalized for two weeks). Ever since then, I've been prescribed medication by a professional psychiatrist and I've been receiving therapy from a trained...
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