In order to work, study or simply travel in Asia, you will always need a good international health insurance with experience to cover you, whatever is the length of your expatriation in Hong Kong.
You can look into your own home insurance company, the one you already had or some other to see what they can provide. Usually they would insure you for some time when you arrive but then you would have to change status when you start working there and actually living there, not just as a tourist.
You can also see with your bank and a bank in general as they also provide some health insurance services sometimes that could be an ideal transition period for you before getting a proper via your work or a specialised health-care company.
Again be aware that health costs a lot in Hong Kong along the line of the USA so make sure you know what you are doing.
With so much to deal with before leaving your home country, (taxes, moving house, paperwork etc.) the careful planning of your expatriation to Hong Kong is an essential step. As far as healthcare is concerned, your local social security scheme won’t be accompanying you to your host country and, once abroad, you might be surprised by the care system you find in Hong Kong. So, before leaving, make sure you have appropriate cover!
EasyExpat.com works in partnership with APRIL International to provide specific insurance solutions for travelling or staying outside your country of nationality.
Designed for either short or long stays, APRIL International’s insurance policies offer protection against any problems that might arise before departure or during your time in Hong Kong: cancelling your trip, medical expenses following an illness or accident, needing to be repatriated, causing damage to a third party or losing your luggage.
For more information on expat health insurance in Hong Kong, visit our partner APRIL International