• Expatriate Health Insurance Blog

  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017

For some, becoming an expatriate could be exciting. It could also be life-changing. However, before realizing your goal of becoming an expatriate, make sure to have an expatriate health insurance first.

Moving to a different country permanently (or even semi-permanently) can be very stressful when you encounter medical emergencies. You have very little knowledge about how the healthcare system of the country works.  Also, you will be taking care of buying your medications, processing the necessary documents and paying for your hospital bills, right out of your budget.

Sure, getting sick might be a very unlikely possibility considering how healthy you are at the moment. However, one cannot predict what happens in the future.  In addition, moving to a foreign country and undergoing a complete lifestyle change can sometimes cause one’s health to suffer, eventually resulting in being sick.

Before becoming an expatriate, you have to make sure that you have all the necessary tools that can help and protect you when emergency situations happen. An expatriate health insurance is one of those helpful tools that can protect you.  Expatriates should never do anything without an expatriate health insurance policy.

Expatriate health insurance owners will be happy to know that there will soon be a new technology that will allow them to find out if they have a high risk of having ovarian cancer. With this new method, all they have to do is fill out a form on the Internet.

Nottingham University experts, together with ClinRisk, have created an algorithm that can evaluate the likelihood of an individual to develop cancer of the ovaries. This is done by the assessment of a combination of symptoms and risk factors.

A study has been made about the algorithms efficacy and results show that it could predict 63% of the population of women that were tested. These 63% of women were predicted to have a very high possibility of developing cancer of the ovaries.

With this new technology, it would be easier for people to find out their chances of having ovarian cancer. Expatriate health insurance owners will not have to undergo numerous, and possibly costly, tests in order to find out of they are at risk for developing that type of cancer. 

An expatriate health insurance policy is one of the important things an expatriate must have. This is because he will be out of the country and living abroad for a long time, possibly leaving him alone and away from loved ones who could support him in rough situations.

This kind of insurance can assist the expatriate, especially in cases of medical emergency and he is finding it hard to ask for treatment without any form of sure payment.

Without expatriate health insurance, the amount of healthcare an expatriate might be able to get from a foreign country might be limited, mainly because of financial reasons. If the expatriate has a healthcare program given by his company, this might also have limitations, as well. In order to make sure that one will be able to get the best medical attention in a foreign country, it would still be best to get an expatriate health insurance policy.

Every person always appreciates good advice, especially when it comes to one’s health. As people appreciate good advice, they also readily give it, like these policy owners who own an expatriate health insurance.

According to a number of expatriates, one way to avoid having sleepless nights is not to drink any caffeine-containing beverage for up to several hours before going to bed. Coffee is perhaps the most common, and the most well loved caffeine-containing beverage of all time.

However, despite being a favorite beverage, it has been proven that coffee (specifically the caffeine in it) prevents a person from dropping off at night. So if you are a coffee drinker and you have trouble sleeping at night, then most probably the coffee is what is causing you sleep deprivation.

If you want to solve this concern, the first and most obvious solution would be to stop drinking coffee especially before going to bed. As advised by expatriate health insurance owners, it would be better to drink hot milk or herbal tea instead.

Expatriate health insurance owners are realizing that using sweets as a treat for children may not always be good. Sweet types of food can lead children to become obese and be susceptible to several illnesses like diabetes and heart disease.

Certainly, there is nothing wrong with giving children sweets occasionally, but it is not advisable to give it to them all the time. As the saying goes, ‘too much of something is bad enough,’ and it is definitely unhealthy to give children sweets every day.

Most adults and parents consider giving chocolates as a way of “being nice.” That certainly is correct, but it is also not advisable to show niceness by giving sweets all the time.

It would be good for all parents and adults to have this way of thinking, and not just those expatriate health insurance owners. After all, this way of thinking will benefit all people, both parents and children alike.


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