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Medical Aid - International Cover
« on: January 06, 2015, 09:15:14 am »
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I'm with FedHealth, and I took out travel cover, which is only valid for 45 days. Now, I'm living in Botswana and my 45 days are up, so I am paying over R1000 a month for a medical aid that won't help me if something goes wrong. I have tried to find out if they offer any permanent international cover, but I'm not getting much response.

What medical aids offer international cover, preferably for emergencies as well as other things like GP visits?


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Re: Medical Aid - International Cover
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2015, 09:22:10 am »
Ping Worthit  http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=17450

She specialises in medical aids...  :thumleft:
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Offline african dust

Re: Medical Aid - International Cover
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2015, 12:53:29 pm »
have a look at international SOS.
most SA medical aid only really cater for you in SA. They all say yes for travel but when you read the fine print there are so many exclusions and also make you jump through so many hoops to make it happen. you can also only be out of the country for a finite period of time.

we have been through the exercise several times and SOS international has proven to be a good option if you are not based in SA and only really want support if the proverbial Sh*t hits the fan during non eskom load shedding times..

Offline evansv

Re: Medical Aid - International Cover
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2015, 04:10:19 pm »
You can also try Bupa Internatioanl, but it's big $$$$$$$$$!
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Re: Medical Aid - International Cover
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2015, 09:55:49 am »
bupa is expensive. looked at them some years ago but in the end went for SOS. I guess it depends on what you really are needing and the budget involved.