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Should an expat get international or national health insurance?

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Obamacare and the Expat - International Health Care

Obamacare and the Expat: What are you paying for?

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.

Flying to and from San Miguel

Flying to and from San Miguel de Allende can be a pain because it does not have its own airport. Most people fly into León or Querétaro via a connection in Dallas, Houston, or Los Angeles. Tickets can cost a small fortune seeing as how the airports are not large and have they limited destinations. [...]

Three Reasons for Medical Tourism

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 [...]
Medical Tourism

What is Medical Tourism Insurance?

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 Excuses to Not Have Travel Insurance: Debunked

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 [...]
American Car in Mexico

Expats Keep their American Car in Mexico with this Loophole in South Dakota

This article concerns the American government. (This is not an article concerning the Mexican government and the legal registration of that vehicle in Mexico. For answers to how to import your car to Mexico, click here.) When you move south of the border, and you decide to keep your American car in Mexico, after some [...]
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Driving from Laredo to San Miguel de Allende by Car

HOW TO DRIVE FROM LAREDO TO SAN MIGUEL ACROSS THE BORDER: We recommend crossing the border at dawn. The streets are generally safe from deviants at this point, and it’s a quiet time at customs. Hopefully you will have plenty of daylight to make the trip. Google Maps clocks the trip at 9 hours to [...]
Find a house to rent in san miguel de allende mexico

How to Find a Home in San Miguel de Allende to Rent

Home rental in San Miguel de Allende are easy to find if you know what to look for. Here are a few tips when it comes to finding and selecting an apartment or home to rent. GET A FEEL FOR THE CITY: First, don’t rent anything here without visiting and getting to know the area. [...]
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Mexican Hospital Experience

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 [...]
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