Health Care and Insurance in Ireland
Since 2007 Ireland has become a growing destination for multi-national corporations and, as a result, expats to consider on their list of spots to relocate to. Foreign citizens make-up over 11 percent of the population in Ireland. Those who are looking to become an expat in Ireland in hopes of gathering a bit of the luck of the Irish will have plenty of other expats to relate to during their stay.
If you are moving to Ireland for business, you will have a few things to consider before your journey. Citizens from Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein or another EU country, will not need a work permit while in Ireland. Individuals from any other country must still obtain a work permit if they are employed during their stay. This means that they must have an employment offer before applying for the work permit.
Something else to consider along with your permit is a global health insurance plan. If you will be in need of major medical insurance for Ireland, you have a variety of options to choose from. However, popular options are a Global Medical plan or the Cigna Global Medical.
The Global Medical plan allows you to choose from four different levels while the Cigna plan lets you pick from the Silver, Gold and Platinum levels. This means that you can customize the amount of coverage you need into the budget you have when buying major medical insurance for Ireland.
Both plans include hospitalization, evacuation, repatriation of remains, maternity coverage, mental health, prescriptions and coverage for pre-existing conditions.
The Global Medical plan and the Citizen Secure plan are both good options since they allow you to have coverage that will follow you around the world. This means that as an expat you can ensure your health will be in tip-top shape no matter where in the world you decide to go next.
If you would like to purchase your major medical insurance for Ireland contact a licensed International Insurance agent today for more information.