How to choose the right international health insurance plan
Expats working or living abroad almost always need some kind of private health coverage. Many companies offer plans tailored to expats’ needs, but some may opt for a local plan. Either way, there are crucial considerations to make when making such an important decision.
Understanding and managing culture shock
Moving to a new country, where everything seems different, can be a stressful experience for expats. And it’s not just living away from home that they might need to adapt to. Moving to another part of the world could involve adjusting to a new climate, landscape, language, food, attitudes, values and even dress sense.
The top 5 mistakes made when buying international health insurance
Living and working abroad is an exciting and rewarding experience. But when trying to immerse yourself in a foreign culture, get to grips with a different job role, or start a family away from home, the last thing you want to worry about is whether you can afford care if any health issues arise.
Common health insurance terms explained
Health providers, and the majority of insurance companies, tend to use technical terms to explain the details of their plans. This can be confusing, especially if you're new to health insurance, so we've explained what each of our most common terms mean below for you.
How to become a digital nomad
The rise of digital nomads has already begun, with more than four million Britons now working nomadically around the world. And it’s not just Britons; A Gallup survey from the New York Times found that nearly half of employed Americans spent at least some time working remotely in 2016.
Top tips: Keeping happy and healthy as a new expat
But while working abroad can be a rich and rewarding experience, relocating your life and home can be challenging if you don’t know how to keep take care of yourself whilst away. Wherever in the world you are moving to, it’s important to look after your own wellbeing and stay healthy.
An expat's guide to the UAE
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become a hugely a popular destination for expats over recent years, particularly with those from Western nations. In fact, with a population of 9 million, natives are outnumbered by nine-to-one in their own country, highlighting how important foreign workers are to the region.
Zika virus information
It is believed that zika isn’t harmful for the majority of people and only one-in-five of those infected show symptoms of the virus. This said, the disease has been linked to babies being born with underdeveloped brains and therefore pregnant women should be particularly careful when travelling to an areas of outbreak.