The United Kingdom is a very popular destination for tourists and expatriates around the world. The UK is made up of England, Scotland, Whales and Northern Ireland. The United Kingdom is a major player in global affairs and plays a major role in NATO, the UN and the European Union. The UK has become a multicultural society with a very well trained and educated work force with a vibrant economy. It has a very highly developed democracy and of course rule of law. Most expatriates from around the world reside in London, the capital city. London’s cost of living is quite high, but some expats can source less expensive cities in the rest of the nation. The UK has a population of over 62 million people and its head of state is Queen Elizabeth, who is the constitutional monarch.
Healthcare in the United Kingdom
Health care in the United Kingdom is divided among different regions of the country, which each have their own systems of publicly funded healthcare. Public healthcare is provided to all UK permanent residents that is free and universal. There are both public and private hospitals and medical care throughout the country. Medical staff, doctors and facilities are excellent in both the public and private systems, but care will be delivered much quicker in the private setting than through the National Health Service (NHS), which is the oldest single payer insurer in the world. There are some private health plans that are offered to people residing in the UK which will allow for some private medical access, but the plans only cover you in the UK, don’t cover chronic diseases or pre-existing medical conditions and are quite basic.
Insurance for Expatriates in the United Kingdom
Some expats will seek medical coverage locally, but most will want global medical insurance plans that Expat Financial can source. We can also be a key resource for expats in search of global life and disability coverage on an individual or group basis.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in the UK:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Group Expat Insurance Plans
If you require a quote for insurance coverage for expatriates in the UK, contact Expat Financial today for a quote and to discuss your UK expat insurance needs.