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Worldwide Expat News - Page 7 of 288

Keep up to date with the latest expat news from around the world.

How Can Expats Get Their Children Immunised?

The World Health Organisation has reported a worrying increase of children with measles in Europe. Italy and Romania have seen the largest outbreaks and the WHO warns this is due to a drop in children being immunised.In January 2017 alone, Italy reported more than 200 cases of measles. Romania has reported 3,400 cases and 17 deaths since January 2016. Due to measles being highly contagious, the viral illness can spread between people and countries easily. For a country to be sufficiently ... Read more

8 of the Best Wild Swims on the Planet

During hot summer days, there is nothing better than cooling off in cold water. Luckily, Mother Nature has blessed the planet with some fantastic outdoor swimming opportunities, both fresh water and salty. The shock of the cool water might take your breath away, but steering clear of chlorine has got to be better. Havasu Falls, USA Many assume Arizona and the region around the Grand Canyon to be mainly rocky and dusty. However, the Havasu Falls are one of a few lush aquatic ... Read more

What Will Become of the EHIC Card Post-Brexit?

Currently, Brits travelling on the continent can use an EHIC card to receive state-funded medical treatment. The European Health Insurance Card has been a staple for any UK traveller heading to Europe and can be applied for easily online. According to the Department of Health, over 27 million people have one.Essentially, if you require medical treatment and you are in an EEA country (or Switzerland) you will be treated as a resident of that specific country. This may mean free or ... Read more

Expatriate Group Director Lee Gerry Talks iPMI Trends & Developments with Global Health Insider

After last year’s interview discussing Expatriate Group’s customer-centric business model, Global Health Insider brought Expatriate Group’s Director, Lee Gerry, back for an exclusive interview. Powered by the team from ExpatFinder.com, Mr Gerry discusses the latest developments in Expatriate Group such as the company’s improvements in customer service and the introduction of new products and benefits.In the interview, Mr Gerry explains:“Expatriate Group’s products and services are constantly evolving. We are under a continuous enhancement process, looking for all the 1% improvements and ... Read more

Expatriate Group Have Simplified Their International Healthcare iPMI Policy as a Result of Customer Feedback

Expatriate Group have simplified the way that customers can choose their area of cover under their international health insurance plan.“By reducing the number of areas from 5 to 3, we have taken another step in making our Expatriate Healthcare iPMI policy the most straight forward available in the international healthcare market” said Lee Gerry, Expatriate Group Director.“Feedback from our customers suggested that this was an area where we could do better. So we did.” he added. “The change is effective immediately ... Read more

Where is the Happiest Place in the World for Expats?

Some of us find happiness in the simplest things. The smell of freshly cut grass. Indulging in your favourite meal. For others, it is our family, or money, that brings us glee. Living a happy life is different for everybody, but are there some countries where are you most likely to experience it?InterNation’s Expat Inside Survey asked 14,300 expats living in 191 countries and representing 191 countries to give their opinions on expat life in their country of residence. Of the ... Read more

Discovering the Solomon Islands & Tonga

The South Pacific is home to popular holiday destinations islands such as Fiji, Tahiti, and Easter Island. That’s without mentioning the clear winners, Australia and New Zealand. However, dotted in the southern half of the Pacific Ocean are countless archipelagos and stand-alone islands.What may only appear as nothing more than a pin prick of green on a world map could hold some of the most unique people, breath-taking scenery, and unrivalled experiences on the planet. For this reason, we are exploring ... Read more

The Best Countries in the World for Working Women

The World Economic Forum has revealed the best countries in the world for women in their latest Global Gender Gap report. However, unlike most studies which measure the baseline quality of living, this report has a focus upon gender disparity.The report analyses the economies of 144 countries in relation to the female workforce with a focus upon politics, education, health, and economy. The 2016 report is an excellent resource to explore the lives of women in different countries and distinguish which ... Read more

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Mexico?

Holidaymakers and expats are greeted warmly in Mexico and tourism is one of the most important industries. It is the eighth most visited country in the world and there are estimated to be well over a million expats (particularly North Americans) calling the country home.The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their global Prosperity Index annually. The survey ranks the most prosperous countries in the world. Many assume prosperity is used in reference to the financial standing of a country ... Read more

Global Media Coverage for Travel Insurance Expansion

Health Insurance Daily, IPMI Magazine and Cover Magazine have all featured Expatriate Group in articles this week. Two significant changes for international customers have hit the Expatriate Healthcare site and are effective now.New Travel Insurance Additions Travellers and holidaymakers can now benefit from three additional travel cover options. The Winter Sports Package covers ski equipment, piste closure and avalanche delays.  The Business Equipment and Money add-on covers business kit (including hired items) and business money. Lastly, additional Golf Cover relates to green ... Read more
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