Beijing is the capital of China and is located in northern China. It is a city that is well known for its cultural heritage sites such as the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs and of course, the Great Wall. Besides being the economic center of China, this fascinating city is home to many multinationals from abroad and local Chinese companies headquarters. Many firms are willing to bring in new expats from abroad with western education and experience. In this article, we will discuss healthcare in Beijing, why international health insurance is critical for expats and expatriate group insurance plans for international employers if wishing to open a market in Beijing.
International health insurance in Hong Kong is an important factor to consider when moving to this city. In this article, we will discuss how international health insurance in Hong Kong is vital for locals, travellers, and expatriates in one of the most prosperous international business areas in Asia. Hong Kong is within a few hours by air from major cities such as Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, and Singapore in Southeast Asia. Hong Kong has an advanced medical care system, education, international cuisine and an active lifestyle that helps attract many expatriates from all over the world each year.
Africa has become a very active continent for expatriates from around the world. Followed by Asia, Africa is the world’s second largest continent with about 30.3 million km including several surrounding islands. The continent of Africa has 54 independent countries, with an estimated total population of 1.1 billion. Surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, and the Indian Ocean to the southeast, Africa hosts a large diversity of cultural traditions, natural beauty and languages. Africa can be divided into several general climate regions.
The National Health Service (NHS) is a free publicly funded national healthcare system. Recognized as one of the world’s leading health systems, it is the primary healthcare provider in England, and often includes in-patient care, primary care, emergency medical care, long-term healthcare and dentistry. The NHS is for the most part funded from general taxation with a small amount contributed by National insurance payments.
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.
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.
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.
Bordered by Costa Rica to the west, the Caribbean to the north, Panama is a popular location considered as one of the best destinations for relocation by many expatriates. In fact, the New York Times picked Panama as the number one place to travel in 2012. In this article, we will give you 10 great reasons to move to Panama.
It has been announced recently that Iran and the Western powers, especially the United States, have reached a preliminary deal on the nuclear issue with Iran. There have been intense negotiations between the major Western powers and Iran for many months. It is anticipated that if a nuclear deal is finally reached and approved, then sanctions will slowly be lifted. At present Iran has been crippled by many years of economic and political sanctions imposed by the UN and Western nations. It has been near impossible for countries to do business with Iran, which is in dire need of the expertise and investment – especially in their oil and gas infrastructure. If the sanctions are removed, there will almost certainly be an influx of foreign businesses and their expatriate employees into Iran. Some foreign companies are already in Iran.
There has been a steep devaluation of the Venezuelan Bolivar in recent months. Official exchange rates defined by organizations like Dow Jones – that are used in the claims reimbursement process by many expatriate group insurance companies, no longer reflect market exchange rates. Continuing to do so could lead to reimbursing claims for amounts that are disproportionate to the actual market value of the expenses.
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