About the General Health System in England and the United Kingdom
The UK social security covers different kinds of situations:
- occupational accident / occupational disease
Family allowances may also be given upon available financial resources of the concerned person.
The british social security scheme is managed by 3 entities : The Separate Entities of Labor and Ministry of Pensions, the Finance Administration and the Ministry of Health. Each major region (Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, England) have however a Specific Skill-Specific Skill.
Should I Take Health Insurance In the United Kingdom?
It is strongly advised to take out a health insurance for England or the UK before going. The cost of care in the country is extremely high and if you leave without health insurance, it is very likely that you will not be reimbursed 100% of your expenses. If you are covered by the English social security system, it is advisable to take out a supplementary health insurance for several reasons: to benefit from private healthcare, to benefit from civil liability, to benefit from repatriation insurance, and last but not least : to be covered in your home country.
Since the Brexit and the current uncertainties regarding Brexit's conditions, here is a strong need for clarification of the United Kingdom on its entire policy. The status of expatriates may change. What is certain, is that the situation will not improve regulary health insurance for foreigners in th UK. In any case, we strongly advise you to underwrite an international health insurance.
Security risks in England and the UK
The United Kingdom is part of the EU and one of the biggest allies of European countries in its fight against terrorism. This does not prevent the country from being regularly affected by attacks and constantly having a high alert level. In the event of an accident, follow the instructions of the security forces. Know that it is forbidden to carry a knife with you in the UK at risk of criminal prosecution. This is done in order to eradicate the aggressions that are frequent in the big cities of the country. Take basic safety precautions: do not walk alone in the evening in dark streets and avoid to wear and show expensive stuff. If your ID papers are stolen, go immediately to the nearest police station to file a complaint and regularize your situation.
Health risks in England and the UK
With very strict health standards, the United Kingdom is a country with very few health risks.
Every year, a few cases of avian flu are found on British soil. It is advisable to avoid poultry or birds as much as possible. Be sure to wash your hands regularly with soap to avoid contamination.
GoldExpat insurance for your expatriation in the UK
In order to assist you in your expatriation in the UK, Mondassur offers you GoldExpat, the ideal England insurance for expatriates. GoldExpat covers :
Hospitalization at 100% of actual costs
Hospitalization must be reimbursed at 100% of actual costs incurred, it is a real necessity for a good insurance. The costs of hospitalization in the UK are among the highest in the world, so you must be 100% covered in the event of an accident.
Being covered is one thing, but being covered for damage to others is another! Imagine being responsible for breaking the window of a shop in London. You will benefit from the coverage of the Goldexpat Insurance plan.
Complete assistance of repatriation
There are many cases or medical situations where repatriation to the country of origin is mandatory or strongly recommended. Where local insurance will never allow repatriation, international health insurance will allow you to return to your country for treatment.
In all these situations and so many others, the GoldExpat UK insurance covers you and guarantees you immediate coverage for a very reasonable price.
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