Health insurance varies greatly in importance in some countries to others. It is particularly relevant in countries such as the US that has very little in the way of state sponsored healthcare.
International Health Insurance will cover you for any investigations or treatments that are deemed necessary for your personal health in your new country of residence. In some countries private cover is crucial to receive any care. In other countries medical insurance may simply ensure a higher standard of care or shorter waiting times.
It is important when moving providers that you ensure that any medical conditions you have are declared and covered. If not then you could face steep medical bills in the future should you have a reoccurrence of your condition.
In countries that have state sponsored medical care, such as the UK, you may be eligible for a benefit amount should you choose to receive your care under the state provision rather than seeking private care.
Visit our Health pages for more information on taking care of your health while living abroad.