How long before I go abroad do I have to take out insurance ?

It depends on the insurance you choose. For insurance for less than one year, you can receive your membership certificate immediately.
For expat insurance, it takes a few days and you should ideally do it at least 1 week in advance or even a little more if we need to ask you for medical details.

We work with the world largest insurers

AIG
VYV
GAN
Chubb
Mondial assistance
allianz
LLOYD'S
Swisslife
AXA
Mutuaide assistance