If you are an expat planning on living in Japan for less than 12 months, then you need a great private health insurance plan. Expats living in Japan for more than one year are required to enroll in either the National Health Insurance plan or their employer’s health insurance plan. But foreigners staying for a short period of time are not allowed to enroll. While the cost of medical care in Japan is more reasonable than in the U.S., you still need expat health insurance for Japan to ensure you are protected in the case of an emergency.
We want you to know that if you choose a private health insurance plan, then you will most likely be forced to pay your medical bill upfront and then be reimbursed. Since health insurance is required and most people are covered by health insurance, the hospitals and doctors are not as used to dealing with private insurance.
We offer three excellent expat health insurance for Japan plans (for less than one year). All of these plans include emergency evacuation. We can also provide coverage for either family members or for maternity if needed. If you are looking for expat health insurance for Japan, you do not need to look any further. We will make sure you have the right plan to meet your needs. See the information below to learn more.