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8 Ways for Expats to Avoid and Prepare the Flu Season

Learn how expats can prepare for the flu season

Millions of cases of influenza (or flu) are recorded every year in the United States alone according to the CDC  Flue page.  What makes the flu virus so scary is that it can even infect those who have already received vaccination for it. The virus can lead to pneumonia, or some other bacterial infection, which can even turn fatal. Influenza is an acute infection of the upper airway caused by an influenza A or B virus. Some of the common symptoms are fever, cough, sore throat, stuffy nose, headaches, fatigue and more. Check with your doctor if you have the flu.

Here’s a list of the 8 best ways to avoid contracting the flu virus and stay healthy during your expat life abroad: Read more

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Top 5 Global Health Insurance Tips for Expat Families

Five Global Health Insurance Tips for Expat Families Living Abroad

Moving abroad with your family is a great experience and also quite daunting. In this article, we will discuss the top five considerations for purchasing global health insurance while living abroad as an expat family. It is obvious that protecting your family’s health is critical for expat parents – obtaining vaccinations, making sure that your kids get annual checkups, washing hands and other general steps to protect your health abroad. Read more

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Will Your Expat Health Insurance Cover Your Vaccinations in South America

Will Your Expat Health Plan Cover Your Vaccinations in South America?

South America is a continent full of adventure and indigenous cultures, beaches and jungles, etc. It is a place that many tourists and expatriates would want to share it with. But what vaccinations do you need to travel or relocate to South America? Will your health insurance cover it? Be sure to read this article for a complete list of recommended travel vaccines and health insurance coverage about these vaccines.

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6 Tips For Maintaining Your Mental Health When Living Abroad

Six Tips For Expatriates on Maintaining Their Mental Health While Living Abroad

Packing your bags and flying off to a foreign country to start a new life can be quite stressful at times. Leaving all the homely comforts behind can often make you feel homesick. Adjusting to a new culture where the language is a major barrier can be very difficult for everyone who is living abroad. The anxiety and stress of relocating can take a huge toll on your mental health and overall well-being.

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The top 10 healthiest countries to be an expat

A guide to the top 10 healthiest countries to be an Expat

Countries all over the world offer a variety of appealing aspects that may drive expats to relocate there. In recent studies, 6 of the top 10 most healthy countries in the world to live in are situated in Europe. Factors that were considered for the study were life expectancy rates, tobacco use and obesity rates.  Note that any list is somewhat arbitrary and subjective, but here are the top 10 healthiest countries to be an expat for 2019 are the following (in no particular order):

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Thai Expat Guide to Eating and Living Healthy

A Short Guide to Living and Eating in Thailand for Expats

People need to be independent in order to succeed when living outside of their home countries. If an expat gets ill, they may have to rely on themselves to get by when trying to recover from the medical conditions.  As such, expats need to be extra careful when caring for their health. We have created a Thai expat guide to eating and living healthy for expatriates overseas. One of the ways expats can care for their health is by ensuring that they eat healthily and lead healthy lifestyles. The list of tips to eating healthy and living healthy lifestyles for expats is extensive. Below, though, are just some of the tips expats may refer to in eating healthy and living healthy lifestyles if they are based in Thailand:

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Healthy Living

What to consider when you are relocating abroad

Relocating abroad will almost always involve finding somewhere to live, looking for a new job, and finding schools for your children. With so many things to consider, it is often easy to overlook something as important as international health insurance. In this article, we explain what to consider when you are relocating abroad, and we will explore the international health insurance that you will want to take with you when relocating abroad.

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Health Insurance for Canadians in the USA

Health Insurance Options for Canadian Expats in the USA

Our company is contacted almost every day by Canadians living in the USA or about to live in the United States who are not eligible for local healthcare. More often than not, it is the parent of a student living in the USA who is calling us to find a high-quality expat health plan for their Canadian son or daughter. They all know the cost of medical care in the USA is extremely expensive – some expenses can easily reach into the hundreds of thousands.

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What is the best health insurance for a family during long-term international travel?

If you are going abroad for a year, it is highly likely that you will be giving up your domestic health coverage, which may not cover you abroad. Thus it is important to obtain a global health policy that will cover you and your family while living and travelling abroad AND also back home. You have the option to purchase an emergency travel medical insurance plan, which would be less expensive, but it will only cover emergencies and only while abroad – you will want to keep your domestic cover in place. Travel medical insurance plans are often best suited for short and medium term trips abroad.

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Thailand to mandate health insurance for expats

It has been recently reported that the Thai government is in the process of mandating mandatory medical health insurance for expatriates living in Thailand. The requirement is targeted for expatriates that are living in Thailand on a one-year non-immigrant visa, with an emphasis on those living in Thailand over the age of 60.

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