International Hospitals & Healthcare

New medical cover for expats

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Health insurer AXA – Global Healthcare has launched a new ‘Foundation’ cover level that provides fundamental medical cover for expats and travellers of all ages while abroad.

AXA – Global Healthcare said that Foundation is a budget-friendly option that offers customers an essential level of cover, including: cover for hospital charges, together with charges for psychiatric treatment (up to 100 days in a member’s lifetime), accommodation and diagnostic tests; cover for surgeon, anaesthetist and physician charges as an in-patient; cover for cancer treatment, including radiotherapy and chemotherapy; cover for CT, MRI and PET scans; cover for emergency or medically necessary ambulance transport; and emergency evacuation or repatriation.

The company said that it could be a good option for those looking to supplement an existing health plan so that customers whose home countries may lack the facilities required to undergo certain treatments have the option to choose a facility abroad.

“Foundation has been launched as part of our product development programme, with the intention of complementing the existing four cover levels of our global health plan. We know that for some members, extensive cover, which supports most medical eventualities, isn’t always required from day one. That’s why we are introducing a more budget-friendly plan, offering essential cover while still providing day-and-night access to our global service team, a personal online account and our worldwide network of medical providers,” commented Kevin Melton, Global Head of Sales and Marketing.