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Expatriate Health Insurance News: Expats in the UAE urged to write will

Expatriates living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been advised to write a will in order to ensure that their assets are divided how they wish in the event of their death.Emphasis has been put on this legal process in a recent report published in the country's Ministry of Interior publication, 999 Magazine.It is particularly important for those living in a Muslim country, such as the UAE, otherwise Sharia law or local rules could be placed on inheritors.Under Sharia law, the majority of ... Read more

Overseas Health Insurance News: MPs to table Pensions Bill amendment

Expatriates living on a low level of pension are being offered hope by two backbenchers, who intend to table an amendment to the Pensions Bill.Around a million pensioners receive the same amount from the government that they were given when they first retired, because their income is not index-linked, reports the Telegraph.Sir Roger Gale and Sir Peter Bottomley are looking to redress the situation to make it that all British pensioners, irrespective of where they live, see their state pension increase ... Read more

Overseas Health Insurance News: Luxury home prices in Geneva suffer slump

The price of luxury homes in Geneva is currently experiencing a slump, mainly due to proposals to cut tax breaks in the city.Traditionally Geneva has had the highest value properties in the country, but rich expatriates are being put off by the idea that they may no longer be immune to taxation.Add to this the fact that fewer multinational firms are moving to the city and those selling houses are finding that they have to cut their asking prices.Properties worth six million francs ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Expat pension campaigners call for Britain’s suspension from the Commonwealth

Campaigners on behalf of expatriates who do not receive inflation-linked state pensions are calling on Britain to be suspended from the Commonwealth.They believe that by freezing pensions for expats at the level achieved when they retired contravenes the Commonwealth Equality Charter.There is currently a discrepancy among British expats, depending on which country they have moved to after retiring, reports the Telegraph.Only those states that have entered into a bilateral agreement with the UK offer Brits the full index-linked pension.These include France, ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Road accidents pose specific threat to expats, says WHO

Road traffic accidents pose a major threat to expatriates, according to a new report published by the World Health Organization (WHO).It highlights the fact that developing countries have some of the worst road safety records globally and poor medical facilities can exacerbate the problem.What is more, expats are failing to ensure that medical repatriation is included in their specialist insurance policies.This leaves them with the choice between accepting substandard treatment or paying high prices to be flown home in an emergency.Drink ... Read more

Overseas Health Insurance News: Better understanding of expats sought

Expatriates living in locations across the world are being asked to add their opinions to a study into their way of life and the things they need.The largest ever opinion poll of expats will also ask for the advice that those who have moved abroad would pass onto their new counterparts.If it goes to plan, then as many as 10,000 expats could air their views in the survey, which is being marketed by Max Media International.In order to take part, expats ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Bankrupt Detroit represents opportunity for expats

Being declared bankrupt may have been bad news for the US city of Detroit, but expatriates are flocking to it in order to pick up property bargains.House prices have dropped significantly in recent years and the recent bankruptcy has seen them fall further, tempting investors in search of quick profits and buy-to-let opportunities.With an estimated deficit of $18.5 billion (£12 billion), Detroit is the biggest city in the US ever to be declared bankrupt.American investors and expats have been keen to ... Read more

Overseas Health Insurance News: Expats want to stay abroad

More than three-quarters of expats have said they want to stay abroad, and would not return out of choice, according to new research. A study conducted by the deVere Group, which looked at a group of British expats, found that 77 per cent would only give up their expat life if it became difficult to stay overseas due to health, family or financial reasons.People living in global destinations including Bangkok, Cape Town, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Zurich, Nice, New York and ... Read more

Overseas Health Insurance News: Spain threatens to charge at Gibraltar border crossing

Expatriates living in Gibraltar and the surrounding area are becoming concerned about comments made by Spain's foreign minister about introducing a fee at the border.Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said that the country was considering implementing a €50 (£43) charge to pass into the British territory in relation to a dispute about an artificial reef.The minister said that proceeds from the fee would go towards those fishermen affected by the reef, which he says will destroy their fishing grounds.Work on the reef started ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Edward Snowden to live as expat in Russia

Having lived for more than a month in Moscow Airport, the US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has been granted asylum in Russia for a year.Wanted for trial in the US over leaks relating to details of the National Security Agency's collection of phone records and Prism programme, he has been seeking asylum from a number of South American countries.In the end it is President Vladimir Putin's country that has granted him refuge, refusing to extradite him to the US as long as he ... Read more
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