The Bahamas is an archipelago of 700 beautiful islands and islets that attracts visitors and expatriates from around the world. The country offers a great climate, crystal clear water and fine beaches. Once a British colony, it is part of the Commonwealth and has become an offshore finance and shipping centre.
While the country enjoys a high standard of living, there is widespread poverty and crime has become a major concern for tourists and resident expats in the Bahamas. This has been caused in part by illegal immigration and drugs. Still, it is a great place to live and visit.
Healthcare in the Bahamas
The health delivery standards have improved over the past decade, particularly in the capital city of Nassau. Both Nassau and Grand Bahama have new healthcare facilities and hospitals that can provide a high quality of care for visitors and expatriates. The government has taken steps to reduce communicable diseases and improve the overall health of the population in the Bahamas.
While there are a few public hospitals in Nassau, there are two small private hospitals: Lyford Cay and Doctor’s Hospital. While the country doesn’t have universal healthcare for expats, so you should ensure that you obtain adequate international health insurance that will not only cover you in the Bahamas but also for treatment in the USA.
Most expats who require serious medical treatment for illnesses or injuries will seek medical treatment in the United States, so emergency medical evacuation coverage is essential. While there are plans available in the country, it is highly advisable that expats secure a more comprehensive plan from an international health insurance broker such as Expat Financial, which is a division of TFG Global Insurance Solutions Ltd.
Insurance for Expat in the Bahamas
Expat Financial has a great deal of experience in sourcing international insurance plans for individual expatriates in the Bahamas. Bahamas expat healthcare plans are available via our firm from a variety of international insurance companies.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in the Bahamas:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Group Expat Insurance Plans
If you require a quote for Bahamas expat insurance, contact Expat Financial today for a quote. We can also potentially source international health plans for local nationals in the Bahamas. Please send along any relevant risk information that may be available. We look forward to being of service.