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Making the right steps to ensure to have medical assistance wherever you go is a must for any expat

 

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Health is one of the primary concerns of expatriates. Some basic guidelines on how to be well prepared.

Health insurance and Emergency Support Companies
When traveling abroad, situations that are easily taken care of in your home country can become a challenge to deal with, if you are not prepared. To know the emergency numbers to call, be they the fire department, the police or medical assistance is important, more important though is knowing what to do if there are NO emergency numbers! In which case, having secured who can provide help in a crisis, is paramount. In such a situation knowing the name and number of your health care provider or insurance agent or least your employer's office phone number and who to contact is imperative.
Financial File or 'Family File'
It is important for expatriates to have a firm grasp on the fact that many situations change when they live abroad. It is dangerous for new expatriates to assume that things are dealt with in the same way as in their home country. Travelling often adds a level of complexity to the organisation and filing of all personal papers that are important. Paguro explains why creating a 'Family File' is so crucial for expats.
Health File
You might have realised by now the importance of having the right papers with you when moving from one country to another. Find here some suggestions regarding which medical files you should be sure to collect and to take with you when you move.
Health and safety check list

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