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Moving to Spain – Health

So, you are moving to Spain!

Whether you are emigrating, taking a short term assignment or joining family in Spain we have put together the information you will need to make your move a smooth one.

A Comprehensive Guide For Expats: Navigating Loneliness Abroad

Working your dream job in another country is an incredible lifetime achievement. However, behind the wonderful experience of living in a foreign land, there’s a challenge that many people don’t talk about often. Living for an extended period in an unfamiliar place leads to loneliness. If mishandled, the isolation could affect an expat’s well-being, leading…

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International Health Insurance

Which Are The Best International Health Insurance Providers

Identifying which international health insurance provider will give the right options for you and any family is essential when moving abroad.  There are some excellent options from which to choose and many are very affordable, especially when compared to options in the US. But which international health insurance companies are the best fit for you?…

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January blues

6 Tips For Expats Looking To Ward Off The January Blues

Blue Monday was a term coined by psychologist Dr Cliff Arnal in 2004.  He worked out a formula to show how the third Monday in January is the most depressing day of the year. It takes into account factors including the average time for New Year’s resolutions to fail, the bad weather, debt, the time since…

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Mental Health

Young Expats Struggling The Most With Mental Health – Is Social Media The Cause?

Research by AXA has revealed that as many as two in five (41%) young expats aged 18-24 are negatively impacted mentally by social media and tech addiction. AXA – Global Healthcare has reviewed the Mind Health Index, looking at how young expats are affected by social media. The research found that those who report a negative…

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Spanish Private Healthcare

Spanish Private Healthcare – Frequently Asked Questions

    Spanish Private Healthcare can be important for people moving or retiring to Spain.  Medical insurance can be confusing and a bit of a minefield as no two policies are alike.  So here are some useful tips and questions to ask yourself before you decide on a suitable policy:     Do I need…

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Health Insurance

Expats And Health Insurance: The Essential Guide To Moving To Europe

In recent years, an increasing number of people have thought about relocating to Europe to live, work, or retire. Europe has a lifestyle that many people find appealing because of its temperature, varied cultures, and rich history. If you’re considering moving to Europe, your top concern should be determining the kind of healthcare you and your…

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nhs expats

What Happens To NHS If Expats Return to UK?

The NHS could face a bill of almost half a billion pounds if retired British people currently living in other EU countries decide to return to the UK in the event that their right to healthcare in those countries is withdrawn after Brexit. This figure could be substantially higher if the NHS has to pay…

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European Health Insurance Card

Applying For European Health Insurance Card After Brexit

The European Health Insurance Card (or EHIC) gives access to state-provided healthcare treatment in the EU. However, the end of the Brexit transition period means several changes to the relationship between the UK and EU, including this widely used European medical card. We’ve outlined the key changes and questions surrounding the EHIC, what these changes mean for…

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expats at higher risk of substance abuse

What Makes Expats At Higher Risk Of Substance Abuse?

Nowadays, many people choose to go expat for better job prospects. This is not at all surprising since many countries might offer a better quality of living than your home country. But regardless of all the benefits, there are also some downsides. All the changes that come with relocating abroad can cause a lot of…

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Accessing Healthcare When You Retire Abroad

Retiring abroad is a major decision and one of the key issues if we are to get the best out of life in retirement wherever we are is access to good quality healthcare.  The accessibility of healthcare should be one of the key factors in the decision on where to retire. There can be a…

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