Chile’s government has worked hard over the past couple of decades to improve the economic and social development of their country. The average salary has increased 157 percent with a 70 percent rise in the minimum wage since 1990 according to the World Health Organization and life expectancy has also increased by 5.06 years. This means those in Chile not only have more income, but more years left to enjoy it. It’s no wonder why so many individuals looking to flee their home country are turning to this hidden gem called Chile.
Chile has a national health care fund (FONASA) that was created in 1979 and that will provide basic medical care to expatriates who qualify; however, if you will be an expat and are looking for major medical insurance in Chile, you will need to explore your private health insurance options.
As one of the many individuals headed to the growing destination of Chile to become an expat, you will want to secure an international major medical insurance plan for your time abroad in Chile or in preparation for if you decide to travel or permanently move to a different host country around the world. One popular option for major medical insurance in Chile is the Global Medical plan.
The Global Medical plan will provide individuals between the ages of 14 days and 74 years with worldwide coverage, this includes inside of Chile. There are four level options with the Global Medical plan: Silver, Gold, Gold Plus and Platinum. Each level varies in the amount of coverage provided and the associated cost, this gives you the flexibility to choose the benefits that work best for you and your budget.
If you would like more information on the Global Medical plan or other options available for major medical insurance in Chile, contact one of our licensed agents today.