Our health is our greatest asset, it is the foundation on which everything else in our lives is built. So it is important to consider the possible health care needs of you and your family if you plan to work or study abroad for an extended period of time.
Some countries may have reciprocal agreements for the treatment of citizens of other countries in the case of accident or injury while abroad. However some of these, like the European Health Insurance Card, are only available to those ordinarily resident in their home country. There are a number of risks to you and your family if you don’t have cover while abroad:
It is upsetting being ill or having an ill family member when you are in familiar surroundings. It can be much more stressful if you are abroad where there are cultural and language differences. It is critical that there is a plan in place if something unexpected happens while you are living away from your home country.
With an international health insurance policy, you can choose the countries where you have cover. Allianz international health insurance make this really easy. If you frequently travel between continents then a global policy might be right for you. If you know you are not going to be visiting or living in the US or Africa there are options that exclude these destination. To make things even easier, for some countries like Lebanon, Egypt, China, Singapore, and in parts of Latin America we have tailor made plans offering a range of benefits specific to that country.
If you are not sure which option is right for you, contact us, our multi-lingual team of experts are happy to help.