A formerly Marxist state, Benin has undergone numerous socio-political changes since independence. Today, Benin has developed a strong economy in exporting refined petroleum, cotton and gold. Although life-expectancy is around 59 years, Benin’s healthcare system is improving. Although the Ebola virus has not spread to Benin, it has affected neighbouring countries. Having evacuation insurance would provide a piece of mind in case it spreads while during your time in Benin.
Healthcare in Benin
Life expectancy in Benin has improved during the past 10 years along with better infant health. Benin is pursuing a universal health system for local nationals. Unfortunately, there is a high rate of non-communicable and communicable diseases. Malaria and HIV/AIDS continue to be quite common in the country. Healthcare facilities are not generally up to western standards, so expatriates should seek medical care outside of Benin if possible. Medical evacuation coverage for expats is a vital component of any individual or group plan.
Insurance Plans for Benin
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to travel or reside in Benin:
- War & Terrorism Insurance
- Personal Accident Coverage
- International Health Insurance
- Group Benefit Plans for Expatriates
- Kidnap & Ransom Coverage
- Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel and Evacuation Coverage
Please contact us for a list of health plans that can be available to local nationals in Benin. If you require a quote for Benin, contact Expat Financial today for a quote. Please send along any information about your insurance requirements.