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International Health Insurance
International Health Insurance ImageThroughout the world, the demand for first class International Health Insurance has never been greater. As social health insurance services that could once be relied upon are no longer able to keep pace with the ever increasing cost of medical treatment, so the need to make alternative arrangements has become of crucial importance, particularly to the expatriate. For those expats living and working abroad, accessing the right kind of health insurance cover can turn out to be a nightmare, with the cost of medical treatment often costly and tricky to arrange particularly in an emergency.

How important is international health insurance?

Individual countries have broad variations as to how much of their national resource they are willing to invest in healthcare. Healthcare is a huge industry, requiring vast sums of money to span preventive, primary and specialist care. Most developed nations spend at least 10% of their gross domestic product on healthcare, and this is rising every year. In the US the figure is now reckoned to be closer to 20%. And with a few exceptions, the more money there is, the better the healthcare system.

A study published in The Lancet last year highlights this. The researchers compared cancer survival rates across five continents. They found that people in high-income countries that spend more on healthcare live longer. And it’s well known that life expectancy in developing nations is frequently (but not always) lower than that of richer nations.

In summary, you get what you pay for. When it comes to buying a car, most of us are happy to accept that cost equates to quality. When it comes to our health, the reality can be harder to swallow. This is especially true in richer nations, where people think that they’re entitled to good healthcare.
 


International Healthcare: the rules PDF Print E-mail
Written by Graham Thompson, Sales and Marketing Director, à la carte healthcare limited   
Friday, 30 January 2009 15:11
While today’s range of health insurance products means that you can find and even design one that’s exactly right for you and yours, it’s likely that you will need a health insurance professional to help you obtain what you need.  It’s not surprising when you consider the thousands of different combinations of insurance needs thrown up by the basic check list of questions. Where are you going? How long do you intend to stay?  How old are you? Are you going to be working? Do you receive a UK pension? And that’s before anybody discusses health, family circumstances or medical history.
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Medicare International Announces Major Changes PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 July 2008 00:00
Air ambulaceMedicare International, the leading global Healthcare insurer, today announced major changes to its group policies, allowing for greater inclusiveness, as well as improved cover for those working in or close to war zones.
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Healthcare - Ensuring good health PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr Sneh Khemka   
Thursday, 20 November 2008 00:01
Dr Sneh KhemkaThe importance of a comprehensive healthcare insurance policy cannot be overemphasised by Dr Sneh Khemka, Medical Director at Bupa International.
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It Pays To Check Your Cover, PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 July 2008 20:41
Generally today people have more leisure time coupled with a greater disposable income – people holiday worldwide to exotic places and work abroad on a regular basis. While the majority of leisure pursuits will not affect an expat health Insurance application, participating in what are considered extreme sports could affect your international medical Insurance.
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