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Bypass NHS waiting lists and receive prompt access to top private treatment with specialist consultants when you need it most.

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Safeguard the health of your whole family should they become ill or need treatment. Avoid lengthy NHS waiting lists and receive appointments and treatment quickly.

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International health insurance

If you’re living or working abroad you and your loved ones can get access to private healthcare if you have an accident or become ill.

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Protect your employees should they become ill or injured. Get prompt diagnosis and treatments to help them recover to full health and return to work.

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International health insurance

International health insurance provides private health care cover to you and your family if you live or work abroad. It is not the same as travel insurance which caters for short holidays.

Moving to a foreign country can be both exciting and daunting at the same time. There are many reasons why you may move abroad. You may need international health insurance if you are planning to:

  • Live in another country when you retire.
  • Move to work abroad with your job.
  • Take a longer break to travel.

When you are abroad it can sometimes be difficult to access health care when you need it. Some countries only provide basic medical care. While others do not have a free health service which could leave you facing large medical bills.

There are a number of problems you could face if you need health care abroad, for example:

  • Lengthy waiting lists.
  • Language barriers.
  • Limited access to health care.
  • Expensive medical fees.

With the right cover, if you need to go to hospital you will be able to choose where and when you are treated. You can also have a private room with an en-suite bathroom.

How does international health insurance work?

An international health insurance policy can cover all health care costs while you are living or working abroad.

To put your mind at ease, you can have access to 24-hour telephone support from anywhere in the world to assist you with any problems and claims.

If you fall ill or injure yourself and require medical treatment you can choose which hospital you are treated at and who treats you.

It is important to understand what your policy will cover. There can be vast differences between the health care you are used to in the UK and health care abroad.

International health insurance should be essential for people looking to work or live abroad. It could save you thousands of pounds if you need health care. For more information on International Health Insurance please read our guide and FAQ.

Compare international health insurance quotes with ActiveQuote

ActiveQuote is one of the leading health insurance comparison websites in the UK including international health insurance. We also provide the comparisons for, Gocompare and uSwitch.

With ActiveQuote you can compare the leading international health insurers including Aviva and AXA PPP.

ActiveQuote is a fully authorised broker and our advisers are fully trained to advise you on choosing a health insurance policy that meets your specific needs.

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