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Friday, August 11th 2017
The Difference between Health Insurance and Travel Insurance in Latin America
Living here in Latin America, we are fortunate to have access to excellent healthcare and doctors, being prepared for the costs of unexpected health treatment should be a top priority.
Friday, August 11th 2017
Medical Costs in Costa Rica; A Brief Comparison to the US
Unknown to many North Americans, Costa Rica has a quality health care system in place: CCSS. It stands for Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social,.
Tuesday, August 1st 2017
Should an expat get international or national health insurance?
Are you looking at the differences between international health care and local/national healthcare? Click our article to learn more about what we recommend.
Wednesday, June 7th 2017
Obamacare and the Expat: What are you paying for?
Did you know that living abroad allows Expats to opt out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Plans (Obamacare)? Are you still paying outrageous US health insurance premiums for coverage that might not even reach to where you are living abroad? We speak weekly to people paying thousands of US dollars a month for their ACA plans with deductibles as high as $6,000 or $7,000. When we ask why, a lot of the answers are, “We thought we had to” or, “We want the option to have care in the US”. Regardless of your political view of what is happening with Obamacare in the US, as of now it is still the law of the land and affects you.
Thursday, February 16th 2017
Flying to and from San Miguel
Flying to and from San Miguel de Allende can be a pain because it does not have its own airport. Most people fly into León or Querétaro via a connection in Dallas, Houston, or Los Angeles.
Tuesday, January 17th 2017
Three Reasons for Medical Tourism
Three Reasons to Consider Medical Tourism | Three Reasons People Travel for Surgery Three Reasons to Get Your Next Surgery in a Foreign Country Surgery isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think “vacation”, but it soon could be. It’s estimated that as many as 1.5 million Americans travel abroad each year for medical treatment, and surgery is the most sought-after service.
Friday, January 13th 2017
What is Medical Tourism Insurance?
There are millions of American expats abroad, many of them are relishing the travels and adventures. However, one can never be too careful. Find out why thousands of expats are researching medical tourism. If you have wondered if medical tourism insurance was right for your particular needs, this article can help.
Wednesday, January 4th 2017
Top Ten Excuses to Not Have Travel Insurance: Debunked
Top Ten Reasons to not have Travel Insurance or International Health Insurance. “I never get sick or injured.” The fact is that most of the medical claims in our firm are orthopedic based. We deal with a lot of broken hips, femurs, ankles, backs, knees, and unexpected surgeries. Our biggest claim this year was for someone who had not been in a hospital since 1974—long before their illness. Travel Insurance would cover these expenses.
Monday, June 6th 2016
Expats Keep their American Car in Mexico with this Loophole in South Dakota
This article concerns the American government. (This is not an article concerning the Mexican government and the legal registration of that vehicle in Mexico. For answers to how to import your car to Mexico, click here.) When you move south of the border, and you decide to keep your American car in Mexico, after some time, your state registration may need to be renewed.
Friday, May 13th 2016
Driving from Laredo to San Miguel de Allende by Car
HOW TO DRIVE FROM LAREDO TO SAN MIGUEL ACROSS THE BORDER: We recommend crossing the border at dawn. The streets are generally safe from deviants at this point, and it’s a quiet time at customs. Hopefully you will have plenty of daylight to make the trip.
Tuesday, May 10th 2016
How to Find a Home in San Miguel de Allende to Rent
Home rental in San Miguel de Allende are easy to find if you know what to look for. Here are a few tips when it comes to finding and selecting an apartment or home to rent. GET A FEEL FOR THE CITY: First, don’t rent anything here without visiting and getting to know the area.
Monday, October 19th 2015
Mexican Hospital Experience
A trip to a Mexican hospital is a very different experience than in the United States or Canada. Knowing what to expect, and some planning ahead of time, will save time and stress. I recently saw a study that stated that 1 in 13 individuals over 50 years old will visit a hospital at least one time annually.
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