Taiwan has national health insurance (NHI) that includes eligible expats. NHI is available to non-Taiwanese citizens living in Taiwan who meet the requirements of the Alien Resident Certificate, also known as an ARC card, and who then enroll for NHI.
However, not everyone will meet the eligibility requirements of the Taiwan ARC. If you are an expat that does not meet the ARC requirements, you will want to look into purchasing private international health insurance for Taiwan.
If you do not meet the Taiwan ARC requirements and will be in need of international health insurance for Taiwan for a short period of time, it is beneficial to find a short term international travel and medical insurance plan for your trip. If you plan on visiting Taiwan in a series of stops, the Atlas Travel plan is one plan option that will provide you with coverage outside of your home country. For coverage outside of the US you can purchase the Atlas Travel plan for a minimum of 5 days, up to 365 days, and have the option to renew.
If you do meet the Taiwan ARC requirements and plan to enroll in NHI, it is a good idea to research the available providers offered with NHI in Taiwan. If you are an expat and will be looking for care at a facility that speaks English, there are certain clinics that offer this service, however, NHI does not usually cover care received at these locations. Expats needing to utilize the services of special clinics might also find it beneficial to look into private health insurance for Taiwan.
If you are looking for international health insurance for Taiwan but are unsure which plan is going to meet the coverage requirements or coverage period needed for your time abroad, you are able to contact a licensed agent with International Travel Insurance Group today who will assist you with finding a plan that will meet your needs.