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By Allianz Care | April 24, 2018
Expat health insurance, also called international health insurance, is comprehensive health insurance while you live and work abroad on a medium to long term basis. It can often be confused with travel insurance which differs significantly offering emergency cover while you are abroad on holiday.
This is an often asked question but providing an answer can be difficult, as there are so many variables involved. Some of the factors expat health insurers take into consideration when calculating a premium include:
We cover this in more detail in this post on the cost of international health insurance and give some sample costs for a variety of situations.
If you are new to working abroad or it is your first time looking for expat health insurance, you may not be aware of the benefits you could need.
Some of the minimum requirements you should look for when researching international health insurance, include:
Dental: while not an absolute necessity when working abroad, this is something worth considering as part of your expat health insurance, particularly cover for emergency dentistry should you damage a tooth.
Outpatient treatment: this will cover any outpatient treatment you may need outside of an emergency.
While not essentials they are most certainly nice to have, as you settle into your new home abroad.
Protect yourself and get the best treatment possible when you need it with comprehensive international health insurance. Please contact us if you have any specific questions, we would be happy to help you make the best decision for you and your health.