Insurance

New French Legislation for Assurance Vie Policies

Written by on February 25, 2017 in Financial, Insurance, Tax
New French Legislation for Assurance Vie Policies

The Assurance Vie is the most popular long term savings product in France. It offers a choice of investment funds, tax and inheritance advantages. There are two types, those offered in France by French companies and normally only in Euros and those ore recently offshore in places such as Luxembourg and Dublin. The latter more often […]

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Smoke Detector Law France

Written by on March 8, 2015 in Heating, Insurance
Smoke Detector Law France

As of March 8 2015, the law requires that all homes in France must have at least one functioning smoke detector installed. Smoke Detector Law France It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure this is done, so if you’re renting to someone, you need to make sure that a working, compliant smoke detector is installed.  […]

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How to cancel a French insurance policy

Written by on June 11, 2014 in Insurance
How to cancel a French insurance policy

How to cancel a French insurance policy for home or car insurance… Terminating your French car or house insurance policy has meant a requirement to notify your French insurer in writing that you require to cancel at least two months before the end of the policy. The condition required the insured had to put their […]

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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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Life insurance in France

Written by on March 11, 2013 in Insurance with 0 Comments
Life insurance in France

  Life insurance in France is called assurance vie. This is a saving policy which invests your money for retirement but will pay out in the case of death before the term is completed. With a French mortgage lender or bank loan you will need to take out a life insurance policy. The lender will […]

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Home Insurance in France

Written by on March 11, 2013 in Insurance with 0 Comments
Home Insurance in France

Home insurance in France is a legal requirement – whether you own your home or rent – you must have insurance. When you buy a property in France you will have to have a home insurance policy in hand before the final signing of documents and transfer of funds/property may take place. If you are […]

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Car and vehicle Insurance in France

Written by on March 11, 2013 in Insurance with 0 Comments
Car and vehicle Insurance in France

  All motor vehicles in France must be insured; this includes even if your car or other vehicle is not in use – unless all wheels are removed. There are two types of policy: Tiers Collison – Third  party, fire and theft Tous Risques – Comprehensive When you drive you must carry your insurance certificate […]

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School insurance in France

Written by on December 2, 2011 in Insurance
School insurance in France

If your children go to school in France, each year in September, as parents you may be required to provide proof that they are covered for any damages they may cause to a third party.  In theory the insurance is not mandatory and when your child is in school, it is the responsibility of the […]

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