With the end of the Brexit transition period in December 2020, it’s important to be prepared for the changes taking place. Whether you live in mainland Europe or the UK, commute between the two, or look after employees who do this, read on to find out how our international health insurance plans could help you.
Let us answer some of the questions you might have.
If you’ve previously relied on European Health Insurance Cards (or EHICs) to access healthcare in the EU, it’s important to know that these will all expire on 31st December 20201. This means you’ll want to find alternative ways to pay for medical treatment, especially in an emergency. This could include travel insurance, which often covers some form of emergency medical treatment, or health insurance, which covers a wider range of medical treatments.
Our international health insurance is different to travel insurance, but if you’d like to take care of both, we can help you do this. With just one annual policy per person, you can have cover for your healthcare, as well as things like lost luggage and cancellations, for when you travel. You can do this by selecting to include our International Travel Plan in your health plan, so you don’t double up on payments for any medical cover. We don’t offer travel cover on its own.
With our international health insurance plans, you or your employees can have reliable, comprehensive healthcare cover wherever you travel in the world (you’ll just need to choose whether to include cover in the USA or not). All our plans include cover for things like emergency treatment, scans, surgical procedures and cancer treatments. So, you’ll have the peace of mind when you move, or when you send employees on assignments between the EU and the UK.
Back in 2019, we opened a new office in the Republic of Ireland, so if you’re based in the EU, we offer our global health plans from there. If you’re based in the UK or elsewhere, we offer our global health plans from the UK, too. We can do this by having different insurers for our plans, including AXA Insurance dac and AXA PPP healthcare Limited. So don’t worry, we’ve got it all taken care of.
We’ve successfully been supporting customers from our Irish office for over a year already, so you can rely on us to be there for you whenever you need us.
If you’re an expat and you want to know more about how to prepare for Brexit, you can take a look at our Post-Brexit Checklist for Expats. You’ll find information on things like getting your finances in order, travelling for work and more.
If you have any other questions about taking out an international health plan ahead of Brexit, and how to be prepared for what’s ahead, please contact us on +44 (0)1892 596418*.
We can help you to get fast access to expert medical care, whenever and wherever you need it – from a routine check-up to a lengthy hospital stay. So whichever dream you’re following, whatever happens on the way, you can rely on us to be there for you.
We make it easy for you to get international health insurance to suit your company’s needs. Just tell us how many people you need to cover and we’ll work with you to create a respected package that can help you support and retain your best talent, wherever they go for your business.