When shopping for Expat Health Insurance is of upmost important to make sure your new plan has a large network. What does a large network mean and how will this affect your plan will explain in detail below.
To begin with a network is a group of doctors/hospitals who take your insurance plan. It is important to understand that even the best policies/carriers may not take your insurance. Some networks require a general practitioner who oversees your health and to see a specialist you would need a referral.
For an Expat is it vital to make sure whatever plan you select covers the hospital/doctors your wish to go to. If you do not ha have any doctors yet make sure all the better hospitals in your area are covered on thenew policy you are considering. To select a policy without having all hospitals covered is exposing yourself to great liability.
Once you have established a carrier has a sufficient network you can then begin to look at plan options and deductibles.
In conclusion before shopping for any new policy make sure the network is superior.
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