|Number of US expats abroad|
|Mexico||Around 1 million||Canada||Around 1 million|
|Philippines||Around 500,000||Germany||Around 300,000|
|Israel||Around 200,000||United Kingdom||Around 200,000|
|Puerto Rico||Around 100,000||Costa Rica||Around 100,000|
|South Korea||Around 100,000||France||Around 100,000|
It is important to be aware that the domestic health insurance of your home country usually does not provide coverage while outside your countries borders. As a foreign citizen, an expatriate will not be eligible for local subsidized medical care. Another very important factor is the varying price of healthcare in different parts of the world. It should be noted that the quality and price of healthcare can vary significantly even within a country. It is therefore important to have good worldwide health insurance so that you can access quality healthcare wherever you are currently residing.
You have a broad range of expatriate medical insurance options. There are basic fixed benefit plans which provide a fixed coverage for different medical treatments which suffice for basic health care, there are also comprehensive global health insurance options which provide extensive healthcare cover up to the policy medical maximum up to 8 million US Dollars. Along with medical coverage, there are also options for preventive care, vision, dental benefits as well as medical evacuation.
Following are some benefits that are are covered by the Expatriate medical insurance:
The cost of international health insurance for expatriates varies depending on the insurance company and the plan chosen. The main factors on which the cost of expatriate insurance depends on are the age of insured, the medical maximum chosen, the deductible for the plan, the geographic region where you want coverage, the payment frequency option (monthly, quarterly or annually) as well as any add-on coverage, The fixed benefit expat insurance options (which have fixed limits for different coverage) are significantly cheaper than the comprehensive expatriate health insurance plans (which have no limits for different treatments up to the medical maximum).
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