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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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Top 3 Global Health Insurance Companies for Expats

Learn About the Top Three Global Health Insurance Providers for Individual Expatriates

In this blog article, you will learn about three excellent global health insurance providers that Expat Financial offers to expatriates. If you are about to move abroad or already living the expat life, you probably know that emergency and chronic medical conditions incurred while living overseas can be quite expensive and even bankrupt you and your family. You may be healthy now, but unfortunately, that can change in an instant.

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10 Things to Consider When Buying Global Health Insurance

Ten Things to Consider When Buying Global Health Insurance

Purchasing global health insurance is a big decision and choosing the right coverage and the insurance company is both difficult and daunting for most expatriates. There are lots of insurance terms that you may not be familiar with and of course the fine print. Global healthcare is quite different from domestic policies and some expats come from countries with universal healthcare or they were covered by their parents or employer’s plans, so they may not have purchased individual health insurance before.

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What to consider when moving abroad as an expat

Deciding what to consider when moving abroad as an expat can be an overwhelming experience. Relocating abroad will almost always involve finding somewhere to live, looking for a new job, and finding schools for your children to attend. With so much to consider, it is often easy to forget to look into an essential ingredient to having a successful and happy period abroad: international health insurance.

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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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Top 12 Safety Tips While Going Overseas

Twelve Safety Tips While Traveling & Living Overseas

Nothing is bound to ruin a holiday more than feeling unsafe or running into scams and difficulties. When traveling to other countries, it’s important to always keep international travel safety in mind. Travel risk is unavoidable, but we have created a list of 12 tips that will increase your safety so that you can enjoy your holiday. These tips are also quite useful for expatriates who are living abroad.

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Five most costly cities for expatriates living abroad

When talking about cost-of-living overseas for expatriate employees, it is not just exchange rates of currency, cost of food or groceries, but also housing costs. According to a recent Forbes’ survey result, the five most expensive real estate markets are Hong Kong, Mumbai, Beijing, Shanghai and London. In this article, we will discuss the five most costly cities for expatriates living abroad.

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