I need help figuring out health insurance.
In the course of the past seven years, I have lived in five countries across four continents. I have been employed some of the time, living in a country with universal health insurance part of the time, and had state insurance part of the time. I am now in a country where I am not a citizen, working on a freelance basis, and praying to Aisha that I don't get seriously ill.
Does anyone have experience being a foreigner somewhere and purchasing health insurance? I am completely overwhelmed by Google search results. This
question is similar, but I think it's not the same because I'm not traveling around, I'm just an expat. So basically, I want to know:
-Insurance companies that have insured you while you've been an expatriate, with complete coverage, and including evacuation insurance (is that even what you call it?) in case you need to be airlifted to somewhere with proper medical facilities.
-Can I purchase, say, health insurance from a private
British company if I'm not a British national and don't live in Britain?
-If I move to another country and/or continent, does that void my insurance? Or is this something that varies and I just need to check with each insurance company?
-Is this something entirely different from life insurance?
-Is there anything glaringly obvious that I should know that I've left out of my question?