Brazil is a very vibrant Portuguese speaking country bounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest in the world. It has a population of over 200 million people. Its two largest cities are Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. It recently enjoyed hosting the Football World Cup and will soon host the Summer Olympics. Brazil is still considered a developing country and does have a large middle class, but also has a significant population living below the poverty line. It has a strong democratic institutions and rule of law and the economy has been doing very well over the past 10 years. Crime in Brazil involves an elevated incidence of violent and non-violent crimes, especially in poorer areas.

Healthcare in Brazil

Life expectancy in Brazil has increased over the past decades with improved health outcomes for most people in Brazil. Healthcare in Brazil is considered a Constitutional right and is provided by government and private institutions. Generally public health care is provided to Brazilian residents and foreigners through the National Health Care System, which is widely known as the Unified Health System and is free to everyone.

Brazil’s medical facilities and equipment are generally of a high standard. Brazil has fast become a medical tourism destination in South America because of the low cost of treatment. Many of the private hospitals in Brazil offer excellent treatment options for local nationals and expatriates who have health coverage.

Insurance Plans for Brazil

Expat Financial can source coverage for expatriates in Brazil, especially through our plan with Cigna International. We can also source global benefit plans for companies with expat employees in Brazil and elsewhere in South America.

Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to venture into Brazil:

If you require a quote for Brazilian insurance, contact Expat Financial today for a quote. Please send along any relevant risk information that may be available.