We can find you an international health insurance plan for wherever life takes you. We’ve got you covered.
We offer five levels of cover to help you find the right international private medical insurance, based on your needs and budget. For more detail on what’s covered, read on.
With any of our cover levels, you’ll have access to private healthcare anywhere in the world, including access to our AXA select network of hospitals where we can pay your treatment costs directly for you.
This is different to a travel insurance policy, which usually offers short term cover for medical emergencies, and non-medical benefits like cover for lost luggage or cancellations. If you need both, we can do that too – you can find out more on our travel health insurance page.
|Hospital charges and surgery|
|Second opinion service|
|Emergency cover, evacuation and repatriation|
|Wide range of cancer treatment|
|CT, PET and MRI scans|
|Dental care (not checkups)|
|Out-patient treatment, tests and vaccinations||Optional||Optional|
|Out-patient drugs and dressings||Optional|
|Eye tests and prescription glasses|
|Routine pregnancy cover|
|Annual health checks|
|Routine dental checkups||Optional||Optional|
|Overall annual plan limit||£100,000/
As with most health insurance, there are some exclusions and limits, no matter which cover level you choose:
Our international health insurance plans also don't cover:
There are multiple ways to personalise your cover to suit your needs. You can select these upgrades when getting a quote, depending on the level of cover you choose.
If your plan doesn’t include these benefits already, you can choose to upgrade your cover with:
You can choose to lower your premiums by adding an excess. This means that when you claim, you’ll agree to pay up to a set amount, and in return you’ll pay lower premiums.
You can pay your premiums monthly, quarterly or annually. Paying annually will save you 5% on the total cost.
Include or exclude the USA – it’s that simple. We offer this option because treatment in the USA is often more expensive than elsewhere in the world.
If you choose to exclude the USA, you’ll still be covered for emergency treatment there, with all cover levels except Foundation.
Just follow these five easy steps:
STEP 1: Let us know who to cover: you, your partner or your family
STEP 2: Choose any extras to include in your cover
STEP 3: Choose the level of cover that suits you
STEP 4: Tailor your cover: you can add an excess, choose how often you’d like to pay, and whether to include cover in the USA or not
STEP 5: To set up your cover, you’ll just need to give us a call on +44 (0)1892 596418*. We’ll have your quote saved and will help set up your policy securely.
If you’re living or working internationally for less than a year, take a look at our short term health insurance plan. It gives you all the benefits of our Standard cover level, but for a shorter time. So whether you’re only away for a few months, still weighing up your options or you want cover while you apply for your local state healthcare system, our short term plan could be ideal.
Need to talk to a doctor but don’t speak the local language? Or just struggling to find time for that appointment in your busy schedule? When you live or work abroad, accessing healthcare isn’t always easy. But with our new online doctor service, now available as part of our international health plans, you can speak to an experienced, internationally qualified doctor - at a time and place that suits you.
Like what you see? If you already have international health insurance and would like to move to AXA, our dedicated switch team can transfer your cover quickly, smoothly and without fuss.
Get in touch today by calling us on
+44 (0)1892 596418*.
If you’re moving on and leaving your company healthcare scheme, we can continue your international health insurance as a personal customer without a break. That often means you can continue to have cover for existing medical conditions that were covered on your company scheme, which a new insurer might exclude.
Talk to us about your options by calling us on +44 (0)1892 707984*.
As it stands, Britain’s forthcoming exit from the EU has raised a lot of questions around accessing healthcare.
Find out how you can make sure your healthcare is looked after, throughout the UK and Europe, regardless of what happens with Brexit.
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