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Brits Living Abroad Encouraged To Make Expat Health In 2013 Their New Year’s Resolution

The choices for expat health in 2013 are much more sophisticated than they were in the past, but Premier Choice Healthcare is able to provide Expats the best information to make the right decisions in their health plans.

— Towcester, UK – With increasing numbers of Britons looking for work abroad expat health in 2013 is set to be a hot topic. As the economy and jobs market showing signs of only a slow recovery the appeal of job and financial security in foreign countries, coupled with the chance to see the world is proving to be a strong motivator.

Figures from the Office of National Statistics show 127,000 left the UK for a definite job in the year ending March 2012, compared to 108,000 the previous year. Whilst medical insurance for holidays is something many people scrimp on, expat health insurance should be regarded with much more importance. The consequences of being ill can be financially devastating in the UK, even with the benefit of the NHS, but the consequences in a non-native country can be even worse.

There are a multitude of knock on effects ill health can have when residing in a foreign country, many beyond medical care issues. Whilst many expats may have moved with their immediate family, they are likely to have a much smaller network of friends and family locally to help with childcare, housework and general moral support. Lack of earnings could also be a serious issue, especially if they have recently started a new job or have not negotiated sufficient sick-pay in their contract.

Of course, receiving medical treatment outside of their native country can be difficult in itself. Language barriers and a difference in standards and the way treatment is administered can be daunting, but when used to a national health services the cost of medical treatment can be alarming. In many countries the cost of treatment is expensive and often difficult to arrange, however a bigger problem is the requirement for upfront fees. Without sufficient expat healthcare insurance the cost of treatment could be prohibitive and even in emergency cases expats may be asked to pay a large amount of the fee before any treatment is carried out.

The choices for expat health in 2013 are much more sophisticated than they used to be. Now insurance is available for both long-term and short-term residency, as well as to suit the specific needs of a country. Whilst this is great news for expats – they no longer have to pay for things they may never use – it can also make choosing the right policy more difficult.

Premier Choice Healthcare wants expat health in 2013 to be a top priority for those who already live and work abroad and those considering a move.

For more information, please visit http://www.premierchoicehealthcareltd.co.uk.

Contact Info:
Name: Phil Byrne
Organization: Premier Choice Health Care
Address: Premier Choice Group 17 White Horse Yard Richmond Road Towcester NN12 6BU
Phone: 0044 1327 353911

Source: http://marketersmedia.com/brits-living-abroad-encouraged-to-make-expat-health-in-2013-their-new-years-resolution/2224

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