Did you know that living abroad allows Expats to opt out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Plans (Obamacare)? Are you still paying outrageous US health insurance premiums for coverage that might not even reach to where you are living abroad? We speak weekly to people paying thousands of US dollars a month for their ACA plans with deductibles as high as $6,000 or $7,000. When we ask why, a lot of the answers are, “We thought we had to” or, “We want the option to have care in the US”. Regardless of your political view of what is happening with Obamacare in the US, as of now it is still the law of the land and affects you.
Three Reasons to Consider Medical Tourism | Three Reasons People Travel for Surgery Three Reasons to Get Your Next Surgery in a Foreign Country Surgery isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think “vacation”, but it soon could be. It’s estimated that as many as 1.5 million Americans travel abroad each [...]
There are millions of American expats abroad, many of them are relishing the travels and adventures. However, one can never be too careful. Find out why thousands of expats are researching medical tourism. If you have wondered if medical tourism insurance was right for your particular needs, this article can help. What is Medical Tourism? [...]
Top Ten Reasons to not have Travel Insurance or International Health Insurance. “I never get sick or injured.” The fact is that most of the medical claims in our firm are orthopedic based. We deal with a lot of broken hips, femurs, ankles, backs, knees, and unexpected surgeries. Our biggest claim this year was for [...]
A trip to a Mexican hospital is a very different experience than in the United States or Canada. Knowing what to expect, and some planning ahead of time, will save time and stress. I recently saw a study that stated that 1 in 13 individuals over 50 years old will visit a hospital at least [...]
A medical emergency in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico can be a frightening situation. It is important to be prepared and have a plan. In San Miguele, we have access to excellent emergency services, doctors, and hospitals. If you suffer a medical emergency in San Miguel de allende, simply call 911 (911 is used for [...]
Many Expats move to Mexico and have no idea what coverage they might have from their Medicare program back in the US while here in Mexico. First and foremost Medicare WILL NOT cover you in Mexico. However if you purchased a Medicare supplement or a Medigap policy, some coverage might extend to you while abroad.