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)." — Living Abroad editor Volker
| Insurance for Expatriates and Travelers Abroad
| International Travel, Health and Life Insurance
For over 20 years ASA, Inc. has been providing people of all nationalities peace of mind around the world. ASA, Inc. is solely dedicated to international insurance, giving us the expertise to assist our client's international insurance needs. Our plans provide our client's worldwide coverage, free choice of doctors or hospitals, no limitation on length of stay in any country and many other unique benefits. Contact us today to experience peace of mind around the world.
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Tel: 1-888-272-8288 (US Toll Free). 1-888-480-4966 (Mexico Toll Free). 480-753-1333 (Outside US & Mexico.)
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Expat Financial offers international health insurance and global life, travel and disability insurance to expatriates, their employers and local nationals around the world.
Global Health Insurance helps you be prepared for your international travel with short-term or long-term major medical coverage, accident coverage, life insurance, or coverage with a "sports" rider. Many domestic plans have limited overseas benefits. Free on-line quote and on-line application submission.
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.
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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!
Medibroker is a fully independent international medical, health and travel insurance broker offering a free quote service with advice, globally across the Internet. Our service is available to people of any nationality, anywhere, living or working in another country not shown on their passports (expatriates). Healthcare insurance cover is offered for Europe, Rest of World or full worldwide including USA and Canada.
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.
World Nomads is an Australian company 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.
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, Traveler’s Health Home Page, www.cdc.gov/travel/, provides health information on specific destinations about outbreaks, diseases, vaccinations, water safety, and links to other related sites.
World Health Organization (WHO), www.who.int, 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 Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, in its Consular Affairs section, www.voyage.gc.ca, provides information and assistance for Canadians traveling abroad, including Country Profiles that provide resources, including maps, facts, statistics and social and cultural insights
IAMAT, The International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers, www.iamat.org, 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, www.tmvc.com.au, 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.
U.S. State Departmen 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.
Library of Congress Country Studies, www.loc.gov/rr/international/portals.html has an extensive compilation of resource and links to research many elements of any country.
World Factbook, www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html, compiled by he CIA, contains country profiles with basic information.
SmartTraveler.com, www.smartraveller.gov.au, published by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, www.dfat.gov.au, is the Australian Government's travel advisory and consular assistance service, with Travel Advisories for most countries worldwide.
Association for Safe International Road Travel (traffic fatalities statistics), www.asirt.org.
Air Travel News
Air Transport Assn., www.air-transport.org.
Federal Aviation Administration, www.faa.gov.
Airwise News, news.airwise.com.
Human Rights Watch, www.hrw.org.
Amnesty International, www.amnesty.org.
International Red Cross, www.ifrc.org.
United Nations Development Program, www.undp.org.
Information on Terrorism
Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, www.state.gov/s/ct/
International Affairs and News
Council on Foreign Relations, www.cfr.org.
United Nations News, www.un.org/News