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Expatriates and other frequent international travellers have special needs for health-care and related insurance services, and a substantial industry has sprung up to satisfy them. The list of places you may be sent - or even choose to go - gets longer every day, ranging from fully civilized and safe places like Paris to really scary and

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ExpatBriefing.com Health Insurance For U.S. Expats

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  • Contributed by International Citizens Insurance, 12 August, 2020
  • There are an estimated 9 million Americans living overseas
  • Every year, thousands more join them, embracing the dream of being an expat, experiencing different cultures, meeting new people, and growing professionally.

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ExpatBriefing.com National Health Service For Expats In

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  • Accordingly healthcare is not free in the US
  • Instead of directly providing subsidised healthcare, the Federal Government encourages its citizens to take out private health insurance
  • This is why health insurance premiums are tax-deductible for US tax purposes
  • Some regulated health savings accounts may also qualify for tax deductibility.

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5 Reasons Why Expats Choose International Health Plans

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  • 5 Reasons why expats choose International Health Plans
  • Contributed by Cigna Global, 30 August, 2016
  • When relocating to a new country, it's important to secure peace of mind in as many aspects of your new life as possible; and ensuring that healthcare will be available for you and your family is a must.

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ExpatBriefing.com National Health Services For Expats In

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  • Healthcare is not free in China, even if you attend a public hospital
  • Instead, it is China’s policy to encourage its citizens to take out an insurance cover
  • Health insurance is compulsory for all employees in China, whether Chinese or foreign
  • Thus, the Chinese national health system is …

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ExpatBriefing.com National Health System For Expats In

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  • As of today, about two thirds of total healthcare expenditures in Saudi Arabia are from public funds
  • Saudi Arabia is gradually shifting from a tax-financed system to an insurance-based system
  • Most foreign nationals are already required to have some form of private health insurance

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ExpatBriefing.com Germany’s Dual Health System

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  • Contributed by Welcome Center Malta, 13 October, 2020
  • There have been new calls for reform on Germany's dual health system
  • A recent study found that many people would benefit from abolishing private health insurance and statutory health

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ExpatBriefing.com National Health Services For Expats In

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  • In 2009/2010, Hong Kong’s public health spending amounted to 2.6% of GDP, and 50% of total health spending was private
  • Hong Kong’s national health policy is based on a co-payment structure and social citizenship
  • Consequently, taxpayer support towards your healthcare costs is conditional on your immigration status.

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ExpatBriefing.com National Health System For Expats In Spain

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  • The National Health System (SNS) is Spain’s public healthcare service
  • It is a subsidised public service, though charges may apply for medications
  • Spain is a regional state (Estado de las Autonomías)
  • Healthcare is within the jurisdiction of regional governments.

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ExpatBriefing.com National Health Service For Expats In

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  • The National Health Service (NHS) is Britain’s taxpayer-funded healthcare service
  • It is free, albeit subsidised prescription charges apply in England, mostly for medications, dental care and eye treatment
  • The UK healthcare system revolves around the NHS, which is a public service administered by the Department of Health.

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ExpatBriefing.com Health Insurance For Expats In The

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  • Health insurance in the US is a must-have, as it is strongly encouraged by the Government and healthcare is very expensive
  • In addition, health insurance may be mandatory for certain categories of visas
  • Don’t refrain from taking out health insurance unless you have no choice but to do so.

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ExpatBriefing.com National Health System For Expats In Malta

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Malta’s healthcare system is strongly inspired from that of the UK, except that it sounds slightly more continental than the British system. National health services are primarily funded by general tax revenue and national insurance contributions.

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ExpatBriefing.com Retirement For Expats In The Netherlands

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  • Health care is another major consideration during you retirement, as you are more likely to see doctors than before
  • The Dutch medical insurance system requires a compulsory contribution that is not graded according to rate of income
  • Dutch citizens can also buy insurance policies from insurance companies.

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ExpatBriefing.com Health Insurance For Expats In India

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Health Insurance for Expats in India. Important Notice: Wolters Kluwer (BSI) Limited has taken reasonable care in sourcing and presenting the information contained on this site, but accepts no responsibility for any financial or other loss or damage that may result from its use.

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ExpatBriefing.com Health Insurance For Expats In Cyprus

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  • Health insurance may be part of the salary package offered by your employer
  • If not, and you are not otherwise required to have basic health insurance in Cyprus, you will need to take our health insurance privately
  • If your stay is going to last for more than a year, you should take out private health insurance with a Cypriot insurer.

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ExpatBriefing.com The Advantages And Disadvantages Of

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  • It is also important to consider your health choices in Eastern Europe
  • There is a wealth gap between the different countries, which is reflected in the health care systems as well
  • Moreover, It is needed to find which money transfer companies accept currencies from Eastern European countries.


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ExpatBriefing.com National Health System For Expats In

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  • Thai healthcare system - overview
  • There is a socialised, comprehensive healthcare system, which provides free public health services at user point, subject to certain exceptions
  • It results from the Universal Health Care (UHC) reforms of 2002, before which government assistance was limited to means-tested healthcare benefits.

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ExpatBriefing.com Retirement For Expats In Malta

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  • Health care is another major consideration
  • Malta has a good reputation for its health care service system
  • It was ranked as the fifth in the world in 2011
  • It provides free services for its …

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ExpatBriefing.com Choosing The Right Expat Health

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  • Choosing the Right Expat Health Insurance: 5 things to consider
  • Contributed by Cigna Global, 04 October, 2016
  • When relocating to a new country, ensuring that healthcare will be available for you and your family is a must.That's why a good health cover is important no matter where you are, but what factors should you consider when choosing a policy?

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ExpatBriefing.com Cyprus Individual Business Healthcare

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The Cypriot health care system is of a good standard and is accessible to residents and non-residents and although it isn’t always entirely free, any charges imposed are relatively inexpensive. Those who contribute to the social insurance fund are often entitled to free or subsidised health and dental care; medical cards are issued to people

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ExpatBriefing.com Health Emergencies For Expats In Spain

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  • Health emergencies are managed by regional governments
  • Emergency treatment in public facilities is always free in Spain, even for foreigners
  • See National Health System for Expats in Spain
  • In borderline cases, doctors have a considerable room for manoeuver to determine if you are facing an “emergency”.

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ExpatBriefing.com Health Insurance For Expats In Thailand

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  • Thailand is not a country where private health insurance is popular
  • Only about 10% of the population has it
  • As expats are not given much healthcare assistance by the Thai Government, private health insurance is nonetheless strongly advisable

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ExpatBriefing.com Retirement For Expats In South Africa

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South Africa does not generally provide free social security services to expatriates, so consider your health care options before retiring to South Africa. The public medical services run on a Uniform Patient Fee Schedule, which determines whether the services should be fully paid by patients.

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ExpatBriefing.com Retirement For Expats In Germany

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  • Health care is another major consideration
  • The health service in Germany is similar to the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK
  • If you are not a citizen of an EEA country or Switzerland, you will be required to have adequate medical insurance when you apply for a visa
  • Citizens of an EEA country or Switzerland should make sure to obtain a

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ExpatBriefing.com Health Emergencies For Expats In The

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Health Emergencies for Expats in the United Kingdom. Important Notice: Wolters Kluwer (BSI) Limited has taken reasonable care in sourcing and presenting the information contained on this site, but accepts no responsibility for any financial or other loss or damage that may result from its use.

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ExpatBriefing.com Health Insurance For Expats In The

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As healthcare is traditionally fully financed by taxpayers, health insurance is not automatic in the UK, even though UK employers may offer private health insurance for staff retention purposes. There are many types of health insurance on the British market, which makes it possible to …

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ExpatBriefing.com Health Insurance For Expats In France

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  • Under a national collective bargaining agreement signed on 11 January 2013, private health insurance will be made mandatory for all employees from 1 January 2016
  • The cost will be equally shared by employees and employers
  • Do you need to have private health insurance? France’s healthcare system is based on co-payment.

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ExpatBriefing.com Health Insurance For Expats In Portugal

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  • Private health insurance in Portugal is good to have, but the Portuguese generally use it only as a supplement to their basic social security rights
  • About 20% of the Portuguese have private health insurance
  • Private health insurance would generally pay only for what is not covered by the Portuguese social security (SNS).

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ExpatBriefing.com Doctors And Hospitals For Expats In

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  • For financial issues surrounding public and private healthcare in Hong Kong, see National Health Service for Expats in Hong Kong
  • At a public establishment, you do not choose your doctor, and you might face long queues or waiting lists
  • In addition, the public healthcare system is just mainly designed to provide basic healthcare, e.g


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ExpatBriefing.com Health Insurance For Expats In China

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  • Home » China » Healthcare » Health Insurance for Expats in China
  • Health Insurance for Expats in China
  • Expats in China should have health insurance when they can afford it
  • In most cases, an international insurance policy is the most relevant option.

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ExpatBriefing.com Switzerland Individual Business Healthcare

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  • Switzerland Individual Business Healthcare
  • There is no free national health service in Switzerland, and Switzerland is not a member of the European Union so the right that EU citizens enjoy to obtain free health care in other EU countries does not generally apply in Switzerland, although emergency healthcare can be afforded to holders of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC

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ExpatBriefing.com Health Insurance For Expats In Spain

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  • There is a large private healthcare sector in Spain, and it is comparatively cheap by European standards
  • It may supplement SNS free services
  • As public healthcare is already largely taxpayer-funded, health insurance is not automatic in Spain, even though Spanish employers may offer private health insurance for staff retention purposes.

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ExpatBriefing.com National Health Service For Expats In

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  • Entitlement to healthcare coverage is available for all insured individuals
  • There are two mandatory health insurance schemes in the Netherlands: one for “exceptional medical expenses” (Algemene Wet Bijzondere Ziektekosten – AWBZ insurance), and the basic package (Basisverzekering)
  • All residents are required to have health insurance.

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ExpatBriefing.com National Health Services For Expats In

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  • Technically speaking, it is a universal health insurance system whereby entitlement to healthcare benefits is based on social citizenship
  • Accordingly, healthcare in Canada is not free unless you are an insured person
  • Canada doesn’t run any socialised health insurance programme at federal level, though there are a few exceptions.

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ExpatBriefing.com National Health Services For Expats In

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  • Italy has a comprehensive national health system, which is the second best in the world according to the WHO 2000 ranking
  • The right to health is recognised as a fundamental right under Italian law
  • Unlike many other countries across continental Europe, Italy’s healthcare system is …

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ExpatBriefing.com National Health Service For Expats In

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  • Any foreign national looking for work in the UAE is now required to undertake a health examination
  • No visa may be issued unless this health screening was completed and the outcome is satisfactory
  • The purpose is not only about maintaining public health and denying entry to HIV-positive migrants.

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ExpatBriefing.com Retirement For Expats In Italy

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  • Health care is major consideration
  • The National Health Service (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale – SSN) in Italy is ranked No
  • 2 among all healthcare providers in the world
  • It is generally subsided to all long term residents for their basic medical needs
  • Make sure to register yourself if you qualify.

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ExpatBriefing.com National Health Services For Expats In

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  • See Health Emergencies for Expats in France
  • If you are an EEA resident travelling temporarily to France, you should apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in your home country
  • EHIC is designed to grant you access to subsidised state healthcare on the same basis as French residents.

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ExpatBriefing.com Doctors & Hospitals For Expats In

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  • See Health Emergencies for Expats in Saudi Arabia
  • In Saudi Arabia, the Government retains a large control over the healthcare sector, which is under the supervision of the Ministry of Health
  • Even though there is a growing private sector, most healthcare facilities are directly run by the Government.


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ExpatBriefing.com National Health System For Expats In Japan

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  • Japan has a comprehensive national health system, which is one of the best in the world
  • The healthcare system fits Japan’s corporatist tradition quite well
  • Technically speaking, it is an insurance-based system whereby there is a requirement for all residents to be insured.

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ExpatBriefing.com Retirement For Expats In France

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  • Health care is another major consideration
  • For local residents health insurance is provided through local health insurance agencies, CaissesPrimairesd’AssuranceMaladie (CPAMs)
  • About 89% of the population has insurance under the compulsory general scheme (Régime Général)
  • To qualify for benefits, such as free medical services, claimants

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ExpatBriefing.com Ireland Individual Business Healthcare

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  • Ireland Individual Business Healthcare
  • In terms of small business owners providing themselves with healthcare, access to free medical treatment, subject to charges for certain services (via the holding of a medical card) is determined by the Health Service Executive based primarily on the concept of ‘ordinary residence' in Ireland.

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ExpatBriefing.com Doctors & Hospitals For Expats In Spain

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  • The Spanish healthcare system is designed to make sure that primary care facilities are available within 15 minutes from any residential location
  • Typically, a healthcare centre covers 5,000 to 25,000 inhabitants
  • A list of healthcare centres can be found here
  • Alternatively, a general practitioner may take you as a private patient.

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ExpatBriefing.com The Impact Of Brexit On UK Healthcare

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And when it comes to healthcare provision for foreign nationals, the method she chooses will make a huge difference. Currently, all EU citizens can access Britain's National Health Service at the same cost as British citizens usually for free as holders of a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

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ExpatBriefing.com Health Insurance For Expats In Italy

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any other uncovered healthcare expenditures, such as private clinic treatment; If you are part of the unregistered foreign nationals staying in Italy, private health insurance is strongly recommended, if not mandatory. As a general rule, Italy does not issue residency permits to foreign nationals without adequate health insurance.

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ExpatBriefing.com Health Insurance For Expats In Brazil

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  • As a result of the above, health insurance (seguro saúde) may be needed by expats in Brazil
  • Of course, health insurance may be part of a compensation package offered by Brazilian employers
  • Some Brazilian insurers may both offer insurance and provide healthcare
  • Such schemes may be considered if you think you can get better value for money.

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ExpatBriefing.com Health Insurance For Expats In Malta

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  • Free public healthcare services and private health insurance
  • Malta’s healthcare system is based on the Beveridge model, whereby services are provided free of charge and entitlement is based on social citizenship only
  • In theory, you should get healthcare for free if you are an eligible person
  • In practice, Maltese residents have a lot of out

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ExpatBriefing.com Health Emergencies For Expats In The

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  • Home » Netherlands » Healthcare » Health Emergencies for Expats in the Netherlands
  • Health Emergencies for Expats in the Netherlands
  • In an emergency, dial 112 or go straight to a hospital
  • 112 is also the European emergency number, and calls to 112 are free

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ExpatBriefing.com National Health Services For Expats In

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  • Accordingly, healthcare in Germany is not free unless you are an insured person
  • The German welfare system is one of the oldest in the world
  • As a general rule, the system does not reward instability, and family solidarity is encouraged

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