What You Should Consider When Choosing a Company International Health Insurance Plan

What You Should Consider When Choosing a Company International Health Insurance Plan

27th November, 2014

Health insurance is a perk that is often offered by employers as part of their staff retention programmes. It can help to attract better employees and can ensure that fewer staff members stay off work with illness! However, international medical insurance is often the better choice, especially in the modern day when employees are travelling frequently for a whole host of different reasons, from meeting potential clients to overseeing international operations. If you have expats working around the world or your staff travel frequently, global health insurance is certainly the best choice. But, in order to reap the benefits of this type of insurance you need to choose your policy with care.

One of the first things you need to do is make sure you choose your insurer wisely. Opt for a worldwide health insurance company with an exceptional reputation and a great standing in the industry. They should also be flexible and willing to help you devise the right policy for your unique requirements. After all, each company’s requirements differ substantially when it comes to their insurance needs and the budget they have available.

You also need to determine the level of cover you want for your group health insurance plan. Generally you will be able to choose between basic, intermediate and comprehensive. It may seem obvious to go for a basic international health insurance policy and simply cover your employees in case of an emergency. But, you should assess things in more depth than this. See where the value lies. Comprehensive cover may prove more profitable in the sense that you could set salary rate a little lower, attract better employees and such like.

Of course price is a pivotal consideration. What can you afford? You will need to sit down and do your calculations in order to determine the right price range. This may influence the level of cover you opt for, as price and cover go hand in hand. It is also advisable to talk to your employees. You may wish to discover what they would want from their health insurance plan. If you want your employees to be covered for pre-existing conditions, there will very likely be an increase in the base price.  Alternatively, each employee can go through an underwriting process which will determine what they are and are not covered for.

If you carefully consider all of the aspects that have been presented in this article you should have no trouble narrowing down your search and finding the perfect worldwide health insurance policy for your business.

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Alison Massey

Group Marketing Director

Now Health International

Alison Massey is a 15-year digital marketing veteran, who has spent the last seven years using social media to help expats and soon to be expats find out what to expect from a life overseas. An expat living in Hong Kong herself, Alison is the Group Marketing Director of Now Health, the award-winning international health insurance provider.

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