With a history war, colonization, and poor living conditions, in recent years Laos has taken steps to improve healthcare and education. Unfortunately, due to political corruption and internal conflicts, the progress has been marred. Laos is known mostly for its beautiful landscape and cultural diversity.
Healthcare in Laos
Although improving, most healthcare facilities in Laos are severely outdated and lack basic sanitation standards expected in Western hospitals. Hospital staff are mostly untrained and ambulance services are rather limited. As a result, life expectancy was measured to be 64 years in 2012 –an improvement from 54 years in 2007. Most expatriates usually leave the country for even the simplest medical procedures.
Insurance for Expatriates in Laos
Most expatriates will want to obtain international medical coverage if residing in Laos. Medical evacuation is recommended along with a plan that provided global medical treatment. A plan that will provide reimbursement for medical expenses via a large network of hospitals is recommended. Many expats should also obtain global life and disability insurance coverage.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Laos:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Group Expat Insurance Plans
If you require a quote for insurance coverage for expats in Laos, contact Expat Financial today for a quote and to discuss your Laos expatriate insurance requirements.