Expatriate medical insurance policyholders may have a better quality of life after they have relocated abroad, according to research.
The latest HSBC International expat survey revealed that expatriates have a "greater sense of community" than they do in their home country.
Children of parents who are living in a different country to the one they were born in are also likely to enjoy 'the good life' and tend to benefit from better education, higher levels of safety and improving health and wellbeing, which may cut down on the number of claims made on expatriate healthcare policies.
Nick Winsor, head of the bank, commented: "With the growth of emerging markets we are seeing more and more people beginning a new life overseas. These results show that parents considering such a move appear to have a lot to gain for themselves and for their children by becoming expats."
He noted that while making the decision to relocate abroad is complex, the results from the study may give prospective expats a clearer view of their potential new lifestyles.
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