This reminded me of a question I've been meaning to ask of others who emigrated from the U.S. We will be moving to Perth in April on a 457 visa. I know that before our visa gets approved we must show proof of insurance in Australia. I've used some of the links on this forum to get some quotes, however I have come across some companies that offer insurance to ex-pats that have the option of covering you in your home country (mine being the U.S.) as well as in the country you will be living in (Australia). Does that make sense? My thought is that I would want the U.S coverage for when we do travel back to visit. It seems ALOT more expensive then the quotes I got through iselect or medibank just for coverage in Australia. Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks.