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Hi all, as a US cit in AU, on temp res 457, what kind of medical cover are you getting from your employer, if any? Mine has only provided hospitalisation. Also my employer has not classified me as Expat Status instead they say I am a Relo. To them, this means they don't provide me with any Expat bennies. What's other people's experiences with this? It sounds like they are trying to have their cake & eat it too. (Either I should be a temp res & an Expat, or I should be a perm res & not an Expat, but I don't think I should be a combination of the 2, & this has caused me to have the lack of any med cover...?) Opinions welcome. Thx.
 

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Expat benefits are negotiated with the employer, the AU govt mainly cares that you are getting above a minimum salary (depends on occupation). If hospitalisation meets Immi requirements then Employer is not obligated to give you any more.

It's a relo if you asked to move here, so you don't normally get much in the way of Expat benefits.

It's an Expat assignment if you kept your original position in the US and there is a specific time period for the assignment and the employer paid for the move, housing set-up. These days it's rare to get those (only hear about it in some finance or PR industries).

Hi all, as a US cit in AU, on temp res 457, what kind of medical cover are you getting from your employer, if any? Mine has only provided hospitalisation. Also my employer has not classified me as Expat Status instead they say I am a Relo. To them, this means they don't provide me with any Expat bennies. What's other people's experiences with this? It sounds like they are trying to have their cake & eat it too. (Either I should be a temp res & an Expat, or I should be a perm res & not an Expat, but I don't think I should be a combination of the 2, & this has caused me to have the lack of any med cover...?) Opinions welcome. Thx.
 

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Medical Coverage or Expat Status? - thanks

Expat benefits are negotiated with the employer, the AU govt mainly cares that you are getting above a minimum salary (depends on occupation). If hospitalisation meets Immi requirements then Employer is not obligated to give you any more.

It's a relo if you asked to move here, so you don't normally get much in the way of Expat benefits.

It's an Expat assignment if you kept your original position in the US and there is a specific time period for the assignment and the employer paid for the move, housing set-up. These days it's rare to get those (only hear about it in some finance or PR industries).
This reply is informative, thank you.
 
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