Individual International Healthcare Plans and Travel

Cover for expatriates living and working overseas, as well as those making shorter trips

Unfortunately the standards of healthcare abroad are often not the same as we are used to at home. Combine that with language barriers, unfamiliar surroundings and different protocols and falling ill could prove not only financially devastating, but emotionally draining too.

Costs of treatment vary considerably between countries and repatriation or medical evacuation can quickly add up to many thousands of pounds. Did you know that an air ambulance to return you home in an emergency costs from around £15,000?

Engage Healthcare have a range of plans to suit you and your requirements. Whether you need emergency treatment in Singapore, repatriation back home from New York or a simple visit to an overseas doctor, our global medical insurance policies will have it covered.

It is also common for International Plans to cover a broader range of benefits for those working or living abroad, such as pregnancy, cover for chronic conditions and rehabilitation spas.

If you’re going to Europe for a lengthy period of time, don’t make the mistake of relying on the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card). It allows access to the same state-provided healthcare as a resident of the country being visited, but many countries will still expect you to pay towards the cost of your treatment. The EHIC also won’t cover any private medical care or repatriation for a medical emergency.

If you are planning a long-term trip overseas for work, with or without your family, make sure you obtain expert advice on how the local healthcare system works, and contact Engage Healthcare for an independent quotation.

For short-term trips overseas, a single or annual-trip Travel Insurance policy is likely to be sufficient, and Engage Healthcare will be happy to source this for you too.

Contact us for more information or to arrange for an advisor to visit you.