Whatever your situation and the reason for your stay in the UK for more or less time: a new position, a new job opportunity, an internship, a university exchange or simply a holiday, it is important to think about to make sure. What do you need to know about the health care system in the UK?
The health system in England for foreigners
The UK social security system covers a range of different situations:
- old age
- Workplace accident/occupational illness
Family benefits may also be paid under the justification of resources. All these risks are either financed by a system of compulsory social contributions charged to employees and employers, or financed by tax.
The UK social security system is managed by three separate entities: the Ministry of Labour and Pensions, the Finance Administration and the Ministry of Health. However, each major region (Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, England) has a specific competence in care.
Do I need health insurance in England and the UK?
As an expatriate, it is strongly advised to take out health insurance in England or the United Kingdom before travelling to the UK. The cost of care in the country is extremely high and if you leave without health insurance, you are most likely not reimbursed for your 100 costs. If you benefit from the English social security system, however, it is advisable to take out supplementary health insurance for the UK for several reasons: to benefit from care provided in faster private institutions and often better, benefit from civil liability, benefit from repatriation insurance…
Since Brexit and the uncertainty over the UK’s exit from Europe, the world has been waiting for clarification of the terms and demands of the UK’s exit that will inevitably have an impact on the insurance of its nationals around the world and international markets in the UK. It is not impossible that the status of expatriates can change. In any case, we strongly advise you to take out international health insurance.
What health insurance for England?
Expatriate Health Insurance in England
The Mondassur GoldExpat insurance policy, which can be offered in 3 offers depending on your situation, your needs and your budget, allows you to benefit, among other things, from the following benefits:
- Supporting your health care costs in the private sector
- Repatriation to France or a neighbouring country in the case of major interventions
- You can choose the doctor and health facilities of your choice
- Health coverage still valid during your temporary returns to France.
It is possible to take out expat health insurance from Italy. However, it is strongly advised to do so before your france, in order to benefit from the benefits as soon as possible. For more information about our GoldExpat formulas, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we’ll be happy to tell you to help.
Students’ Health Insurance in the UK
Mondassur offers various formulas designed specifically for international mobility students, whether as part of an internship or a university exchange: Junior International and Premium Access. Important services to consider include: a 24/7 medical assistance platform, direct payment in case of hospitalization, reimbursement of medical expenses at 100% of the actual costs, repatriation assistance, personal liability. These contracts also allow you to be covered on any trips or excursions outside England.
Travel insurance in England
Depending on the criteria you are looking for, our advisors will will help find international health insurance that’s right for you. needs and your budget. Apply for quotes online free of charge today!