Argentina is a federal republic located along the southeastern portion of South America. Argentina is the 8th largest country in the world that is becoming more popular with tourists. Argentina is a Spanish-speaking country with good democratic institutions and is also rich in natural resources. It also has a well-educated workforce, but the economy has been poorly run and has frequently experienced downturns and even collapse.
Healthcare in Argentina
Medical care in the capital city of Buenos Aires and other major cities is usually quite good, especially in private clinics and hospitals. However, medical care in rural areas may not be up to Western standards. Medical expenses are quite low compared to the United States and many pharmaceutical drugs can be purchased over the counter without a doctor’s prescription. Argentina has become an important destination for medical tourism, especially for cosmetic surgeries.
Most healthcare in Argentina is from a combination of compulsory health insurance and private medical systems. It is important that expatriates not rely on state-run programs and purchase international health coverage that will provide private medical cover and access to medical care outside of Argentina.
Expat Financial, a division of TFG Global Insurance Solutions Ltd, can easily obtain coverage for expatriates in Argentina, especially through our plan with Cigna International. We do have access to global medical plans for local nationals in Argentina on a case-by-case basis. We can also source global benefit plans for companies with expat employees in Argentina and elsewhere in South America.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to venture in to Argentina:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Special Risk Plans
- Group Expat Insurance Plans