Every year, a contagious respiratory infection that is caused by a virus, called the flu, generally occurs during the late fall and winter months in many countries around the world. Expats living and working overseas should take actions and protect against the flu, especially if they reside in countries with limited healthcare. In this article, we will discuss the general facts about the flu, why expats should get the flu shot and steps to reduce their chance of getting sick. Note that these are just general common sense tips, so you should consult your medical professional as each person’s situation is different.
China is a popular travel & expatriate destination; it has both spectacular natural landscapes and rich cultural heritage. However, moving to China with children can be challenging for expats. If you are planning your first family trip to China or becoming an expat there, this article will give you 10 tips for moving or travelling with your family.
When you live abroad you are often faced with the following choice: Do I go on the domestic government public health plan OR do I purchase global medical coverage? Some countries will allow you to choose while others mandate or automatically cover you under the state plan. In some Gulf State countries such as the UAE, you have to be covered by a locally admitted insurer to obtain and retain your work visa. In countries such as Canada, expats are often enrolled in the provincial medical system after a waiting period of 3 to more than 12 months and in the interim most will opt for a travel medical insurance plan.
Recently, U.S. State Department and The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) alerted people to the South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season, which begins November 1, 2016, and ends April 30, 2017. Travelers and expatriates living in South Pacific countries should consider the potential dangers and be prepared for any weather emergencies. In this article, we will discuss […]
Global medical insurance or international health insurance coverage is a must for individuals and families planning to work, live, retire and study abroad. Global medical insurance premiums can be a significant expense for people living overseas, especially if you have a family. However, there are some ways to lower your premiums while still offering first […]
With its rich historical heritage, China attracts more and more visitors & expats from around the globe. However, in recent years, due to its fast growth in economies and industrialization, environmental issues – especially air quality – has raised a broader concern for tourists and expats in China. Many major cities have been affected by smog. In this article, we will discuss China’s air quality situation and how it will impact expats relocating to China.
Luxury travellers and high-income expats are taking advantage of what the world of high-end travel and living can offer. This rising group has higher income and spending power and more advanced service expectations. They are expecting a luxury hospitality experience, expensive travel package, special privileges, and glamorous activities. In essence, luxury travelers and high-income expatriates living overseas are willing to spend the most. However, when talking about travel medical and long-term expat health plans, does your insurance policy fit your luxury trip and lifestyle? In this article, we will discuss comprehensive travel medical plans for luxury travellers & expats around the globe.
Bordered by India, China and Thailand, Myanmar is a fascinating county located in South East Asia. It is a country rich in natural resources such as jade, gold and oil, but also in cultural terms with beautiful temples, friendly people & excellent food. The capital city is Naypyidaw. Due to the religion influence of Buddhism, Myanmar has many temples throughout the country. Myanmar was previously known as Burma and was considered a rogue country during the oppressive rule of a military junta from 1962 to 2011. Luckily, the country has transitioned to a democracy with the help of Aung San Suu Kyi. Note that civil strife and riots can often occur in the capital, so take adequate precautions and stay up to date on the situation there.
Business travel is a crucial part of the job. You will always carry tasks at hand and learn something new. But you want to avoid getting sick – there are ways to stay healthy and safe on the road. With an appropriate business travel insurance plan, your employee can be covered while travelling around most if not the entire world. In this article, we will introduce business travel insurance policies to provide your company and the employees with peace of mind.
Located on the southeast coast of China, Hong Kong is known as a dynamic metropolis as Asia’s World City. Once a fishing village, Hong Kong has become a cosmopolitan centre where Chinese culture blends with Western culture. Many expatriates are living and working in Hong Kong, but expats need to remember that medical care in the territory is very expensive, so it is crucial to obtain global medical insurance coverage.
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