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What is international health insurance?

International health insurance is a service that can benefit UK residents and anyone moving overseas, either temporarily or permanently. It will allow you to access health services from international providers, meaning you may have access to more health facilities, specialists and treatment options in comparison to a UK based policy. International health insurance is the solution to high-quality private healthcare while away from home. Learn more about the benefits and how we can help you find the most competitive policy by continuing down this page.

What are the benefits of international health insurance?

International health insurance can be of benefit to anyone who is relocating abroad for the short or long term. Claim support from and access to high-quality private care from the brands you know and trust while you enjoy your time away from home. Here are some of the benefits of international health insurance for expats, students, families and more:

Peace of Mind

For you, family members & friends that in the event of a health emergency, you’ll have access to the care you need through international health insurance policies.

Fast Access

International health insurance brings global access to the diagnoses and treatments you need quickly, through trusted private care providers across the world.

Health Resources

Access and search digital resources for medical insurance abroad while away from home such as 24/7 helplines, GP appointments and help articles through some of the UK providers.

Help When You Need It

Some international health insurance cover will include transport between different countries if you need care, as well as helping you get home if medically necessary.

Flexible Cover Options

Short term & long term medical insurance cover options may be available to you, starting from 3 month international health insurance policy cover.

High Level Cover

As standard, most international health insurance policies will offer global cover for any essential scans, surgery, cancer and some inpatient treatments.

International health insurance for students

International health insurance can be beneficial to both UK students studying abroad, as well as international students who are moving to the UK to study. Having access to international health insurance & private healthcare while away from home can help with peace of mind in the event of a health emergency, and can help you receive fast access to treatment that will get you back on your feet.

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Feel as comfortable as you would having access to the NHS in the UK with the right insurance policy. Benefit from international hospital lists and the security of knowing you’ll find the help and medical insurance abroad you need in the way you’ve opted for when taking out your policy. You may be familiar with travel insurance for holidays, but this may not be the best option for long-term residence in a country abroad, and it may cover you for things that you don’t need. 

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Often students will study abroad in groups, in which case it may be more cost effective to purchase a group international health insurance policy together. If you’re travelling with others, check what their private health insurance plans are and organise them together. If you’d like a hand understanding what would be the most cost-effective option for you, get in touch with us.

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Living abroad, studying in the UK

If you’re a student moving to the UK, planning access to health services and medical insurance abroad can be just as important as deciding where you’re going to study. You may have the option to pay for access to NHS services, but this may seem unfamiliar to you and won’t always offer the same access to diagnosis and treatment as private healthcare would. We’re on hand to offer free, no obligation advice on which UK international health insurance provider would be best suited to your needs, and help you find the most suitable and competitive international health insurance policy for your time in the UK.

International health insurance for Expats

Whether you’re looking for health insurance for expats cover while working overseas, or you’re moving to the UK, we can help you find and access the right health insurance for expats’ cover at all times, no matter where you’re travelling too. Some countries require by law that expatriates have medical insurance abroad, and this information will be needed when applying for your visa. International medical costs can be extremely expensive, and you may be limited to your choice of treatment centres and healthcare professionals, especially if emergency treatment is needed. Health insurance for expats can help to remove the unknown elements of how you would receive healthcare, and may save you money that would otherwise be spent on the treatments themselves.

Moving to the UK

If you’re an expat from overseas looking to move to the UK, an international health insurance policy may be able to offer you private treatment in the UK, as well as in your home country if you plan to return for shorter trips. If you don’t think you’ll be visiting other countries too, then an individual UK health insurance policy may be best suited to you.

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International health insurance for families

If you’re lucky enough to go travelling with your family, or you’re temporarily relocating abroad due to other commitments, an international health insurance policy can protect you while away from home. A comprehensive policy will ensure that you’re protected while overseas, without having to worry about medical insurance abroad, expensive treatments in a health emergency, or being treated in an unfamiliar environment.

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The cost of international health insurance

As with all health insurance policies, the price you’ll pay for medical insurance abroad will depend on many factors personal to you, as well as your plans, preferences and requirements for your own policy. As standard, we recommend that everyone goes through a comparison process to ensure the international health insurance policy and coverage they’re choosing is most suited to them at a competitive price, and you should bear in mind that the following may impact how much you’ll pay:

The number of, and age of all policyholders

Which countries and locations you’ll need cover in

The list of hospitals you are eligible for treatment from

Medical history of named policyholders

Cover inclusions, such as outpatient treatments

Excess level in the event of a policy claim

Why choose an independent international health insurance broker?

Planning your access to medical insurance abroad while away from home can help make the transition to another country easier, and gives you peace of mind that in a health emergency, everything will be taken care of. We’re on hand to ensure that the international health insurance policy you chose is appropriate for your venture and available at a competitive price.

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Request a free no obligation quote

Our team of experts are available to compare, and help you choose from, the different international health insurance policies available to you free of charge. Fill out the form using the button below, or call us on 01202 800 400 if you’d rather speak to us.

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