One important requirement to maintain your expat status to have a certain level of health cover and provide proof of your policy annually. Many countries offset the cost of private health insurance for legal residents and citizens through tax deductions or government rebates, but expats are considered working visitors so buying coverage can be $$$-y.
It’s hardly surprising in economic downturns that both residents and expats are opting out of private health insurance. The problem is expats may be taking a risk of their visas being cancelled and sent home never to return. Here’s are some articles to help Poms living around the world.
- At last, budget expatriate health insurance
- British Expatriates in the U.S.
- Expats in Australia insurance links
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