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    Health esteem: the benefits of securing medical insurance as an expat in Spain

    Mariana Pinero - Wednesday, July 15, 2020
    There are many good incentives to take up permanent residency in Spain, and those aren’t limited to the country’s famously warm weather. Yes, it’s certainly an ideal place to perfect that sun-kissed look; however, Spain is also renowned for the quality of its healthcare providers.

    It’s comforting to know that your relocation to Spain will grant you access to the country’s state healthcare system, to which the populace financially contributes out of its wages. However, you could give yourself even more healthcare options by investing in private medical cover. 

    The right insurance can give you greater flexibility regarding healthcare 

    While Spain’s publicly-funded healthcare system is there as a reassuring safety net, you may have slightly more specific preferences or requirements that dependence on state healthcare alone cannot satisfy. In particular, during times of pressure, public health budgets can become stretched, and waiting lists for treatment lengthy. 

    This sobering situation hints at why, if you’re embarking on a new life in Spain, you should seriously contemplate taking out private health insurance for your Spanish residency. With such cover under your belt, you will know that if you do get sick, you will have various options.

    Private medical cover in Spain can be your ticket to getting treatment more quickly and comfortably – not least as you’ll have greater control over exactly where you get treated. You can place your health in the hands of specialists, consultants and surgeons who you especially trust.

    From appointments to hospital stays, private medical cover can help you

    In the medical field, time is often of the essence; the sooner you are seen to, the sooner and more easily you can expect to recover. That’s why you shouldn’t underestimate private health insurance’s ability to open up more appointment slots from which you can choose.

    If a particular illness requires you to stay in hospital for a while, the insurance can also ease your experiences there – such as by giving you access to TV and a private en-suite room. You can also enjoy more freedom over when friends and family can come to visit you.

    Private health cover isn’t the minefield you might expect

    Here at Ibex Insurance Services, we’ve partnered with various medical insurers, including AXA PPP, ALC Healthcare and BUPA, so that we can help you to find the specific private medical insurance plan that will work best for you. 

    We can account for your needs as we look for cost-effective plans on your behalf. That way, you’ll be able to rest so much easier in the knowledge that the essentials have been taken care of, and focus more of your energies on the more glamorous and exciting aspects of your new life in Spain.
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