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Moving abroad? Don't forget to pack private health insurance

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If you're one of the millions of Briton's planning to purchase a second home in the sun next year, a suitable international health insurance policy is likely to be one of the things on your must buy list.


Opting for private health insurance cover in the country of your second home ensures you are protected should the worst happen but can be fraught with problems if you wait until you're all settled in and are forced to purchase through a local broker.


Award winning independent health insurance brokers Essential Healthcare can offer a range of international health insurance cover packages, designed specifically for those who spend all or part of the year overseas.


“While you may not miss the cold UK drizzle while abroad, you may well miss free healthcare should you find yourself requiring medical attention. Although provision varies from country to country, private healthcare is generally very expensive without health insurance,” advises Brian Mulreany, managing director of Essential Healthcare.


In places like Spain and Portugal, state health care is free to those working and making contributions to social security or those over retirement ages. In destinations such as America however, healthcare is notoriously expensive.


Essential Healthcare can help you find the best deal on expatriate healthcare with a no-obligation, 24-hour quote finder from leading providers including AXA PPP, Bupa, and Norwich Union Healthcare. As an independent broker, international private health insurance premiums purchased through the award-winning provider could be up to 20% less than the cost of cover attained by going direct with the insurer. What's more, dedicated expatriate insurance advisors can suggest the best policy for your individual situation.


International health insurance: News update: December 2007


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