As an expat living in Korea, it is important that you have a great health insurance plan for several reasons. First of all, if you are living in Korea for a short period of time, you will not be eligible to enroll in the National Health Insurance system. That means all of your medical expenses will have to come out of your pocket if you do not have health insurance.
Second, while the cost of medical care is fairly inexpensive in comparison to what you may be used to, the medical bills can still add up quickly. It has recently been reported that some Korean hospitals have been charging foreigners two to three times more than full price for locals. What is more, foreign patients are unprotected from discriminatory charging and overpricing under the Korean Law.
Third, you want to make sure you receive the best care possible. This may mean going to a nicer private hospital or an international hospital because you are more likely to see a doctor who speaks English and be treated in a clean and sanitized facility. They are also more likely to have received training internationally.
The best way to avoid these situations is to get great expat health insurance for Korea. All of these plans include emergency evacuation, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars. We can also provide coverage for either family members or for maternity. See the information below to learn more about our plans.