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Health Insurance for Expatriates and Travelers Abroad

"Staying healthy is a key issue for all travelers. The more you learn about the health risks at your destination, the better you will be prepared to stay healthy. The resources listed below are intended to help you get the most updated information about health threats and concerns at your travel destination or while abroad. For example, learn about recommended vaccinations and common precautions. We have included government websites from a number of English-speaking countries, so that readers can get a variety of health threat assessments and recommendations for living and traveling abroad.

Generally, most prudent expatriates and travelers will want to purchase health insurance if their current coverage does not cover them while they are abroad. www.TransitionsAbroad.com provides some potential options which you should carefully compare and vet for your own unique situation (see our articles below for more details).

Very importantly, do not forget property, trip cancellation, student, and life insurance as well, as certain unforeseen events can prove very inconvenient and costly, at a minimum." —Living Abroad Contributing Editor Volker Poelzl

  Featured Articles on Health and Other Types of Insurance Abroad for Expatriates and Travelers
Overseas Travel Insurance: Why You Need It and When You Don't by Nora Dunn
The Importance of Travel Insurance Abroad: Don't Leave Home Without It by Caroline Nye
Staying Healthy Overseas by Volker Poelzl
Health Insurance Options Abroad for Expatriates by Volker Poelzl
Why You Need Travel Insurance: Tips for Covering Health to Flight to Property by Volker Poelzl
Traveler’s Insurance Tips by Claire Hertzler
Is it Safe to Live Overseas? by Volker Poelzl
Emergencies Abroad: How your Embassy Can Help by Volker Poelzl
Incorporating Travel and Living Abroad Emergency Safety Precautions: Living Through the Haitian Earthquake by Marjorie Roberts
Staying Safe While Traveling Abroad With Your Family by Elisa Bernick
Going Prepared: The Real Cost of an International Adventure by Lilli Cloud
Planning Extended Travel Abroad by Diana L. Reid
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  Insurance for Expatriates and Travelers Abroad
International Travel, Health and Life Insurance
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Health Is International has been helping travelers and expats secure international health insurance since 2005. We are a small company that prides itself in providing individual service to each and every customer. We represent a variety of companies and we work hard to find an insurance plan that matches every traveler or expat's budget no matter where in the world they travel or move to. Both long and short-term policies are available. Also offered are Evacuation Insurance and Kidnap and Ransom Insurance. Contact us for a quote.
Tel.: 858-750-9080 cell; 888 750-1070 toll free
Email: arno@healthisinternational.com
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World Nomads is well-respected Australian company, offering a variety of insurance services with affiliates worldwide, and appeals to long-term travelers. You can apply from abroad once your trip has already started, and extend your policy while still traveling.

Expat Financial offers international health insurance and global life, travel and disability insurance to expatriates, their employers and local nationals around the world.

HCC Medical Insurance Services offers an array of international expatriate, travel, and student insurance services, including a tool to look up doctors and hospitals in their provider network.

Highway to Health provides a list of doctors overseas, and other health tips for the traveler.

International Citizens offers expatriate health insurance plans.

International SOS is an international membership organization that provides short- and long-term travelers’ health insurance and country guides with specific health, vaccination and safety information; specializes in travel health services, medical assistance, hospital referrals and worldwide emergency assistance and evacuations for its corporate and individual members.

International Student Insurance provides the very best in international health and travel insurance whether studying or travelling for 10 days or 4 years, ISI will have a plan for you!

Pacific Prime is for expats living anywhere in the world. Customized medical insurance plans and quotations available.

Travel Insurance Review. "The Complete Guide to Travel Insurance" provides resources and articles and includes a discussion of expatriate requirements.

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  Health Abroad Resources

General Background

The Consular Information Sheets, compiled by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, part of the U.S. Department of State provides useful information for travelers and expatriates, such as Travel Warnings, Travel Publications (general travel advice), Consular Information Sheets, and much more. Medical Information for Americans Traveling Abroad lists doctors and hospitals abroad, as well as U.S.-based Air Ambulance companies. To be able to better assist you in an emergency, the U.S. State Dept. recommends that American citizens register with the nearest consulate or embassy during their stay abroad.

Centers for Disease Control, the U. S. Government's Traveler's Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) website is your best source for useful travel tips, as well as region-specific information. , provides health information on specific destinations about outbreaks, diseases, vaccinations, water safety, and links to other related sites.

World Health Organization (WHO) provides International Travel and Health information about vaccination requirements, travel risks and precautions, accidents, and infectious diseases for most countries worldwide

More Travel Health Advice from English-Speaking Countries

The Canadian Consular Affairs website provides information and assistance for Canadians traveling abroad, including country profiles offering resources, including maps, facts, statistics and social and cultural insights

IAMAT, The International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers is an international nonprofit organization that provides travelers with info about health risks, immunization requirements etc.; also provides an extensive worldwide physician and clinic guide for its members.

The Travel Doctor is an Medication and Vaccination Center for Travelers, with travel clinics in Australia and New Zealand, as well as international associates worldwide. The website provides vaccination advice, travel health advice, clinic details and current health alerts for overseas travel.

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  Safety Abroad Resources

General Background

U.S. State Department provides a variety of links regarding travel warnings for specific countries, resources for Americans living in foreign countries, and much more. The perspective is from the U.S. Government, of course, and the sites are constantly being updated. To find out if any travel warnings have been issued recently for your destinations, check the Current Travel Warnings.

Air Travel News

Airsafe.com.
Federal Aviation Administration.
Airwise News.

Humanitarian Concerns

Human Rights Watch.
Amnesty International.
International Red Cross.
United Nations Development Program.

Information on Terrorism

Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism

International Affairs and News

Council on Foreign Relations.
United Nations News.

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