International healthcare, medical insurance in Chicago


Insurance plans go from excellent almost full-coverage to very poor plans that make the patient pay for just about everything. Insurance tends to be very expensive in America, but it is impossible to enter the country without it and in case of emergency it is especially essential. Many plans are offered through companies for their employees and usually offer the best coverage with automatic deductions being made out of their paycheck.

If the company you are employed with does not offer this program, insurance can be purchased independently from a number of providers. The Yellow Pages have a complete listing of insurance companies in your area. Check into plans carefully to be clear on exactly what you are covered for and what kinds of co-pays are expected.

Travel insurance is a good option if you are planning on just visiting another country. Travel Insurance ensures the safety and worry-free nature of your trip. Without appropriate travel insurance, you may be exposed to significant financial liability. You will find more details in our Travel Guide.

Update 16/01/2013


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Expatriate health insurance in the United States

With so much to deal with before leaving your home country, (taxes, moving house, paperwork etc.) the careful planning of your expatriation to Chicago 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 the United States So, before leaving, make sure you have appropriate cover!

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Cigna is one of the world's biggest international insurers with more than 30 years' experience in providing global health insurance across 200 countries and territories. They have access to more than 1.65 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and specialists worldwide.

Cigna Global's flexible plans are specifically designed for expats and globally mobile individuals who move to the United States. All their plans can be tailored to your individual requirements in the United States, always finding the right healthcare solution, whatever the situation and budget.

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Create your perfect plan with Cigna and combine the reassurance of comprehensive inpatient cover with the flexibility of optional extra benefits.

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