Canada Health Care and Health Insurance for Expats

  Searching and gathering information about health care and health insurance of your destination country is one of the most important things to do.   Canada has a national health insurance program - "Medicare". This program offers national health care services on the basis of peoples need rather on their ability to pay; All residents have access to hospitals and doctors on a prepaid basis. However, in the recent years, crowded hospitals, and long waiting times for the treatment … [Read more...]

How to Obtain International Health Insurance for Aged Mother 71 Years as Dependent of 457 Visa to Australia?

  The following is a question that was submitted to us by R.S   I am in the process of obtaining a visa 457 for employment in Australia.   I have a state sponsored job.   I will be accompanied by my husband, 2 children aged 12 and 13 years and my mother 71 years.   I need to have an insurance cover for all of these persons in order to apply for this visa.   How do I set about it?   Thanks, R.S     Hereunder are a few … [Read more...]

Pregnant Indian with a Canadian Student Visa

  The following is a question that was submitted to us נט Maneesh from Chennai / India   My wife got a Canadian student visa from the province of Alberta. Her course will commence at the end of august. But the problem is now we know she is about about one month pregnant.   She has to fly to Canada next week.   we have got some information about cost of consultation of doctors and medical treatment.   I think its very difficult to handle all costs relating … [Read more...]

Health Care Insurance in Canada for Expats

  The following is a question that was submitted to us by John from U.S.A   My wife and I, (both US Citizens), are 66 years old, retired and in good health. If we were to move to live full time in Canada, (British Columbia), can we be covered for any Health Care Services provided by the Canadian Health Care System?   I believe that under any scenario, we will have to purchase private Health Care Insurance, either supplemental or for full coverage. In either case, what … [Read more...]

Why do you Need Expatriate Financial Planning?

Do you know that your legal status changes when you are moving and relocating abroad?   Are you aware that overseas relocation influences your legal status not only in your home country but also in your host country?   Do you realize that living abroad has a tremendous effect on your financial situation, your tax obligations, and on your expatriate family?   What should you do about that?   How can you plan wisely your savings and investments and meet your … [Read more...]

Would You Need Expat Health Insurance When Moving to U.S.A?

  In most cases the answer is yes, You do need an overseas health insurance when relocating to the USA   Why?   Because in the USA, there is no nationwide system of government-owned medical facilities that is open to the general public.   Doctors and hospitals are generally funded by payments from patients and insurance companies. USA hospitals provide some outpatient care in their emergency rooms, but primarily provide inpatient care.   Most American … [Read more...]

Legal Hurdles When Trying to Migrate

  It’s an understatement to say that there is a lot to think about when migrating. The laws of your destination country are an important part of this.   Three of the most important legal matters you are likely to encounter when trying to migrate are immigration, buying property and accessing healthcare.   Visas   If you want to live and work abroad you will almost certainly need a visa. The exception to this is where your home and destination countries have an … [Read more...]

Secure your family with Expat Travel Insurance

  Why Do You Need Expat Travel Insurance?   One of the best benefits of being an expat and living in a foreign country is the ease with which you can travel and visit other foreign countries.   Let's say that you and your expatriate family have relocated to Europe for 3-4 years. What a great opportunity to travel all over Europe; With Europe open borders you do not need to apply for a visa, or even to show your passport at the border.   You can wake up in your house … [Read more...]

Choosing Your Health Insurance Abroad

  When becoming an expat, you have to think about every side of your life which will be affected by this changing in country.   Your family's security is one of the most important. Thus getting medical coverage is one crucial step.   Social security from your home country will not cover you if you live abroad or may reimburse only a small part of what you will effectively be paying.   As a consequence, it is best for expatriates to subscribe expatriate health insurance … [Read more...]

Why Overseas Health Insurance is Important When Relocating Abroad?

  One of the most important things when relocating overseas is making sure you have a proper and comprehensive international medical insurance.   Do not even think about relocating abroad without taking care of medical insurance for yourself and your family.   Why is it so important?   First, some countries have now made having a private medical insurance coverage compulsory for all expats. Other than that, in most countries you will not be eligible for local … [Read more...]