Healthcare

Healthcare in France for expats

Written by on December 29, 2013 in Healthcare
Healthcare in France for expats

Healthcare in France is generally of a high standard. With high availability for doctors, hospitals and clinics and usually the waiting list to see specialists tends to be shorter than some neighbouring European countries. When planning your move to France you need to consider your own and your family’s healthcare needs in terms of cover […]

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Healthcare in France | Expat experience

Written by on August 7, 2013 in Expat Healthcare
Healthcare in France | Expat experience

Healthcare in France is generally acknowledged to be amongst the best services in the world. We talk to Sue Hall a British expat in France about her experience of healthcare in France after testing positive for the BRCA2 Breast Cancer gene. Sue is from Kent in the south of England where she worked in education […]

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Five Things To Consider When Choosing Medical Insurance in France

Written by on June 19, 2013 in Expat Healthcare with 0 Comments
Five Things To Consider When Choosing Medical Insurance in France

When you move to France, it is important to consider a number of factors before you decide on the right health or medical insurance policy for you: 1.  Health Insurance is widely known as ‘complementary’: As you are required to cover anydifference between what the state pays and the total cost of treatment, French residents […]

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Healthcare For UK Expats in France

Written by on May 13, 2013 in Expat Healthcare with 0 Comments
Healthcare For UK Expats in France

Introduction to expat healthcare in France by an independent health insurance professional. For those who are hoping to start a new life in France, concerns over future healthcare needs will certainly be at the forefront of their minds. If you are travelling from a country where free healthcare is almost guaranteed – as in the […]

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Overview of the French healthcare system

Written by on April 5, 2013 in Expat Healthcare
Overview of the French healthcare system

The National Health Service in France is called l’Assurance Maladie. In surveys which rate the national health service of countries worldwide, the French healthcare system consistently comes out near the top. The World Health Organisation has said that France has one of the best performing systems in the world in terms of availability and organisation […]

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State Healthcare in France for expats

Written by on April 5, 2013 in Expat Healthcare
State Healthcare in France for expats

The healthcare system (l’Assurance Maladie) in France is generally excellent and in surveys which attempt to rate national health services around the world France consistently comes out near the top – every time. The National Health Service in France is not free; it is funded by contributions to a social security fund (SCU) which is […]

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What is Top-up Insurance in France?

Written by on April 5, 2013 in Expat Healthcare, Insurance
What is Top-up Insurance in France?

If you become resident in France you’ll need to consider your healthcare options. The French National Health service is very highly rated but it is not free. You may be eligible to join the French national health service insurance scheme for expatriates called CMU (Couverture Maladie Universelle ). For the great majority this is certainly […]

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Expat Healthcare guide | “Top-up” insurance in France

Written by on April 5, 2013 in Expat Healthcare, Insurance
Expat Healthcare guide | “Top-up” insurance in France

Voluntary health insurance in France or as it is often called “top-up” is an insurance policy which goes towards the cover of healthcare costs for residents registered for state healthcare. In order to apply for top-up insurance, first you must register with the State health service. For British expats who are covered by a UK […]

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Expat guide to medical top-up insurance in France

Written by on April 5, 2013 in Expat Healthcare, Insurance
Expat guide to medical top-up insurance in France

“Top-up/Voluntary insurance in France is an insurance policy which provides for reimbursement of medical costs in addition to the State insurance fund. How much additional reimbursement you get depends on what level of cover you pay for. Finding the right voluntary (called “top-up”) insurance provider isn’t that easy in France. There is such a wide […]

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Medicines in France

Written by on April 5, 2013 in Expat Healthcare
Medicines in France

Traditionally medicines in France were unrestricted but there is a new push to actively limit the range of medicines that are eligible for reimbursement through the Government healthcare service. Not just are some medicines not eligible for reimbursement but the rate of refund has also been reduced. The basic rule is that drugs with patent […]

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