The updated HSBC Expat Explorer Experience survey results are in for 2012 and Asia is in the lead when it comes to countries that have expatriates with a satisfied experience. More specifically, expats in Thailand (2nd), Singapore (4th), Malaysia (5th) and Hong Kong (12th) have reported being pleased with their transition abroad for numerous reasons.
A few specific areas that expats living in Asia are pleased with include accommodation, transportation and social life.
The HSBC Expat Explorer survey results are based on the answers of more than 5,000 expats throughout 30 countries around the world. Based on these surveys, there is an above average number of expatriates in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore who have reported experiencing an increase in the quality of life after moving to Asia:
- Malaysia: 72%
- Thailand: 83%
- Singapore: 76%
Expats currently living in Asia or those who are planning on relocating to Asia, and are looking for health insurance have multiple options to choose from. A couple of popular plan options for expatriate insurance in Asia include the Global Medical plan and the Citizen Secure plan.
The Global Medical plan allows expatriates to choose their deductible and have coverage up to $8,000,000. A few highlights of the plan include hospitalization, doctor visits, emergency medical evacuation, repatriation of remains, maternity, mental health and pre-existing condition coverage.
The Citizen Secure plan has up to $5,000,000 in coverage and also allows individuals to choose their deductible. Those who choose the Citizen Secure plan as their expatriate insurance in Asia can enjoy having coverage for doctor’s visits, hospitalization, mental health, maternity, emergency medical evacuation, wellness and repatriation of remains.