The best medical insurance is typically available through the employer and thus the available services depend on the deal each particular employer has made with the insurance company of their choice.
The standard services include coverage of patient contributions for family doctor and specialist visits, as well as hospital stays and ambulatory care. Also costs for vaccinations and rehabilitation services are included in the basic packages. Additional services usually include reimbursement for medicines, dental care, optician services, and fitness clubs.
Some of the biggest companies that offer medical insurance through the employer are:
Some companies offer similar medical insurance services for individuals; however the range of compensated treatments may not be as wide as those available through companies. The monthly costs for private medical insurance vary based on the age and health of the insured person, as well as on the services that are covered.
You can inquire at the two biggest providers:
With so much to deal with before leaving your home country, (taxes, moving house, paperwork etc.) the careful planning of your expatriation to Riga 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 Latvia. So, before leaving, make sure you have appropriate cover!
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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 Latvia: cancelling your trip, medical expenses following an illness or accident, needing to be repatriated, causing damage to a third party or losing your luggage.