Expatriate Health Insurance Explained

With a large number of different insurance plans on offer today it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. Some plans you may not have heard of before but can offer significant benefits for travel and overseas living. For example, expatriate insurance comes with many advantages for people who are living abroad. Find out more about expatriate insurance below. Expatriate insurance, as the name suggests, is for expats – people who are living for extended periods of time outside their home country. They may have moved for work, or their spouse’s work, for study or to […]

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Vacations Linked to Good Health

Here’s some news that we’ve probably all suspected to be true for quite some time now – vacations are good for the health. Did we ever think that wasn’t the case? But scientists at the Nuffield Health institute have carried out a study and discovered that taking a break can help to bring your blood pressure down and a vacation can improve your stress levels. Sounds great, right? It proves what people say when we look anxious and stressed – a break will do you good. In the study 12 lucky people were sent on a vacation in order to […]

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J1 and J2 Visa Coverage

Do you know about insurance coverage especially for J1 and J2 visa holders? J1 and J2 visa holders are required to have full insurance coverage for the time they are in the United States, as specified on their visas. It is important to fulfill the requirement for insurance and find the correct coverage at the right price. Why is it important for J1 and J2 visa holders to also hold insurance? One reason is that the government stipulates that visa holders must be insured, in order to comply with the program. If someone holding a J1 visa deliberately fails to […]

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Health Insurance for Immigrants

Every year thousands of people come to the United States as immigrants to start a new life abroad, as a result of marriage or other family issues, work or as a result of a successful visa application. All these recent immigrants will experience a great deal of change in the first months and years they are in their new country. With change come new benefits and sks- and the need for insurance. Why do recent immigrants need health insurance? Health insurance for US immigrants is designed to protect immigrants from huge medical bills. Healthcare is not free in the United […]

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Overview of Ski Season Success

Ski resorts often have a difficult time making money when unpredictable snowfall and dwindling visitors bring a rough season. Thankfully for the ski travel industry this season has been better than previous. Storms in late December bringing snow to many North American resorts has helped make up for last year’s poor snowfall, and the amount of snow this year has encouraged more people to book at the last minute for this year. The picture didn’t look too encouraging, with advance reservations at resorts across the US and Canada down for December on the previous year. Many people were hedging their […]

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Waive the Visa Interview at US Consulates in India

Waive the Visa Interview at US Consulates in India

Here’s news that will make US visa applicants in India smile – visa interview waivers for certain B-1/B-2, H-4 and L-2 visa applications. US consulates in India are among the busiest in the world for US visa applications. To streamline the acquisition process for US visas the consulates are offering waivers of non-immigrant H, L, F, and J visa application interviews. Sujata Ajmera at Immigration Blog reports applicants can take advantage of the new Interview Waiver Program procedure or a Dropbox application process, depending on when their prior US visa was issued. To qualify you must have been granted a […]

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Tips for Buying Short Term Health Insurance

Short term health insurance, or short term medical insurance, is a type of insurance that protects you from high medical bills and helps you look after your health by being able to afford good quality health care. It is a type of health insurance,  where you pay your premium each month and are then covered for any medical treatment you need. For example, if you break a leg and need x-rays and checkups, the insurance will cover it. If you are hit by a virus your insurance covers you for prescription drugs and doctors office visits. The short term part […]

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World’s Safest Airlines 2012

The list of the safest airlines in the world has recently been released by the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC), a German agency, and it reveals that Finnair is the safest around the globe. Followed by Finnair are Air New Zealand at number two, Cathay Pacific at number three, Emirates at four, Etihad at five, and followed by EVA Air, TAP Portugal, Hainan Airlines, Virgin Australia and British Airways at number 10. The results of this kind of safety survey can be interesting, but many people find them controversial. This is because the safety rating of an airline […]

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How Short Term Health Insurance Helps

There are times in life when you find yourself between medical insurance plans but you always need to be comprehensively covered. Illness and injury don’t wait until you have got your long-term medical insurance sorted out, and you could get into financial trouble if you don’t have any insurance in place. Short term health insurance or short term medical insurance is designed to provide temporary health coverage for a period of between one month and around 36 months. Short term health insurance helps you when you are between jobs – you may have left one job where you had medical […]

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Sleep Tips for Healthy Flying

Flying plays havoc with your sleep. If you normally have problems sleeping, flying will make them worse and if you love a good night’s sleep you may find yourself frustrated when you fly. Read on for some tips to get a good night’s sleep when you travel. When you sleep well you feel more rested and you are better able to enjoy your vacation or have a healthy business trip, and to adjust when you get back home. Make sure you exercise after you have a long flight. Exercise wakes up your muscles and puts you in a healthier state […]

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