• Expatriate Health Insurance Blog

  • Monday, February 19, 2018

What do expatriates do when a serious medical emergency arises? The kind that dictates you return to your home country? How do you get back and how do you afford it? The answer lies in expatriate travel insureance.

There are simply some times when an injury or illness is so severe that expatriates must return to their home country for care. These types of instances may be rare, but you certainly don't want to be stuck in one. These could occur because of a serious accident, a natural disaster, or a severe illness. In these instances, the care you receive from the doctor in your native land, as well as the comfort and support of your friends and family may make it worth seeking medical evacuation services.

The problem is that medical evacuation can be very expensive. The crew that works on medical evacuation flights is highly skilled, so their fees can be very expensive, even beyond normal hospital service since working in a medevac helicopter takes a unique set of abilities. And your typical health insurance plan may not cover it.

Expatriate travel insurance will help you get the medical evacuation service you need at a price you can afford. It absorbs the bulk of the fees associated with medical evacuation insurance, leaving you with only a small portion (if any at all) to pay out of your own pocket. The net savings from this simple investment could be in the thousands of dollars. Isn't that worth a simple purchase of expat coverage?

Overseas Expat Medical Insurance (limited home country cover)
Worldwide Expat Health Insurance (home country included)