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Offline ANGIE

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PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE
« on: June 12, 2009 »
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  • Anyone suggestions re private health care - in that we live 6mth Tenerife and 6mth England.  We have private medical insurance for England, but of course only use 6months of the year .  Is it possible to get health insurance to cover the whole year but throughout Europe - but at a reasonable price ?  We have enquired but find it would cost in the region of 4000 euros.  Currently we pay ?1200 for the two of us for 12mth in England and then purchase long stay holiday insurance for use in Europe.  All suggestions would be most helpful thanks

    Offline dablar

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    Re: PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE
    « Reply #1 on: June 12, 2009 »
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  • From experience the most cost effective way around this is to fly back to UK if you need medical treatment. Return flights to UK would be cheaper than a private insurance premium in Tenerife. Weigh up pros & cons, how often are you lkely to need medical treatment? never if lucky. Also do you have enough Spanish to understand what the medical people are telling you without having to pay for a translater. I had to return to UK this year with a medical problem, got immediate flight back to uk, rang doctor from Tenerife and booked appointment for the day I got back and was back in Tenerife in 10 days and it cost me ?150 for return flights, and I had peace of mind that I'd been sorted out.

    Offline ANGIE

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    Re: PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE
    « Reply #2 on: June 13, 2009 »
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  • Thanks for your comments but I don't think I explained clearly - Uk is our main residence, we do not have residencia and only have NIE in Tenerife.

    Chrissi

    Re: PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE
    « Reply #3 on: June 17, 2009 »
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  • Speak to Di at the One Stop Problem Shop phone number 0034922867478 she will sort you out.