Thailand – March 25, 2016 – The problem with being away from home is that the luxuries that you were entitled there might just stay there. A good example of this is your health care. While you may have a health care insurance back at your home country, when you travel or fly away to live in a different country, you may not be able to take that insurance with you. This means that should anything unfortunate happen to you while you are away that would require medical services, you would have to use your own personal finances to pay for the medical bills.
However, there is a way for you to avoid that. If you have an international health insurance, know that wherever you may be, you’re health care is covered for you. There are a lot of benefits from getting an international health insurance. First of all, it covers you wherever you may be which also makes it helpful for your finances.
If you now understand the necessity of international health insurances and would want to get one, make sure that you insurance covers the following:
- Accidents/Injuries. You never know when you might get into an accident. It doesn’t matter if it’s a major accident or a minor one, the fact is, when you get insurance, it should cover for the costs of the medical service provided to you.
- Hospital Services. There may come a time when you would need to get hospital services such as surgery or even emergency care and it is important that your international health insurance could entitle you to that.
- Chronic Conditions. You may have a pre-existing condition such as heart ailments, asthma or even diabetes. There are some plans that cover chronic conditions and if you have one, you should go for a plan that could cover you for this.
- Emergency Evacuation. In the case you would need to get transferred to a better facility in order to be provided better health care, your insurance should cover the costs of an emergency evacuation.
- Return of Remains. If you die unexpectedly while traveling or living abroad, you wouldn’t want to leave a large medical bill behind. A proper expat medical insurance can guarantee that your remains are safely returned to your family.