Expatriate health insurance products are designed for foreigners who are living or working in a country outside of their normal home for at least six months of the year. Many international insurance companies advertise in expatriate magazines, and there are plenty of expatriate resources on the internet. Some of the popular insurance companies include AXA PPP and BUPA International. See our list of international health insurance companies.
International insurance companies will only tell you about their own plans, so as an alternative, you could discuss insurance plans with an international insurance broker who works independently, and who will research the market for your specific requirements then send you some quotations and suggestions. Although it is tempting to opt for the cheapest policy, there will be limits as to how much it will pay - if at all. Some companies offer a fixed type of policy while others offer a core level of cover with a range of options.
A basic policy will usually cover in-patient and day-patient treatment, post hospital treatment, nursing at home, emergency dental and complications of pregnancy, but will not cover outpatient, routine maternity, dental costs, and some illnesses and treatments, such as cancer.