Around 90 per cent of expats moving to Majorca do so without first researching healthcare provision, one expat advisory group has claimed.
Speaking to Anna Nicholas, the Telegraph’s resident expat blogger in Majorca, Rebecca Bellafont-Evans, managing director of Mallorca Solutions, said that very few check their level of entitlement prior to moving.
"Most mistakenly believe that they’ll be entitled to free health care as in the UK and rarely think about the future," she said.
Her comments came in response to the escalating concern many expats living in Valencia have raised about plans to limit access to state healthcare for early retirees moving to the area.
While those in employment and retirees are still entitled to free healthcare under EU law, those taking early retirement in the region may be advised to take out expat medical insurance in order to avoid being left without cover.
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