Malaysia is an increasingly popular destination for global citizens. Not just for traditional or medical tourism, but for students and workers looking for education and employment opportunities.
If you’re considering moving, or have already decided to move, to Malaysia, it’s important to ensure you have adequate international health insurance, whether you’re moving to Malaysia for work, to retire, or for other reasons.
Whether you have an existing medical condition that you will need to manage when living abroad or just want the peace of mind that you and your family can get the treatment you need when living in Malaysia, a private health insurance package from Now Health International will keep you covered.
The Malaysian healthcare system and the standards it delivers compare favourably with those in Australia, the United States, and Western Europe.
Healthcare in Malaysia is delivered via a two-tier system consisting of both a government-run and maintained universal public healthcare system and private sector facilities. Although the private healthcare system does run independently from the public sector, the Malaysian government has invested substantial sums of money into companies running the private facilities in order to encourage growth and offset concerns over the time it takes private hospitals and clinics to become profitable in the country.
It is estimated that around a third of all private sector hospital spaces in Malaysia is as a result of government investment.
While public sector healthcare is usually for Malaysian nationals, specialist services and treatments do often have long waiting times, so many choose to use the private sector, paid for with private health insurance.
Non-Malaysian nationals living in the country can access and use the public healthcare facilities in the country but are required to pay for their treatment in full.
While paying for treatment via public hospitals can be cheaper than via the private sector, choosing this option may mean waiting for treatment longer than you want to.
Although the quality of treatment in Malaysia is comparable across both the public and private sectors, if you’re a citizen moving to the country it is definitely worth considering taking out an international health insurance package. Not only will this enable you to access treatment quicker, but it also means that your healthcare costs will be covered for whatever care you require.
Ensure you’re covered and are able to access the treatment you need when living in Malaysia with a private medical and health insurance package from Now Health International.
Our health and medical insurance plans start from as little as USD 36 per month for our WorldCare Essential Plan. This plan will cover you for any in-patient and day-patient care you require while living in Malaysia, and enable you to avoid queues at public hospitals and get the care and treatment you need at the soonest opportunity. You can also get our more affordable SimpleCare plan that gives cover for big medical events. Prices start at USD 29 per month.
Our other healthcare plans cover you for outpatient care, dental treatment, and maternity care if required.
Whatever your reasons for moving to Malaysia, choose the private health insurance plan you need today, and join thousands of Now Health International members living away from home with the peace of mind their medical costs are covered when they need to access healthcare.
“I am so grateful to the Now Health Team for everything they did for me and my family. My rare condition was completely unexpected and it was distressing to discover this while I was pregnant. However from the initial diagnosis all the way through to my kidney transplant, the team were nothing but supportive and ensured I could access the best care when I needed it most. Having the reassurance that my mother’s transplant donor costs would be covered was also a real relief. Thank you Now Health!”