The international health category is nothing new for us, the website is. We want to provide our clients and potential clients the kind of service they expect from their domestic coverage with a comparable international policy.
Westminster, CO (PRWEB) April 20, 2012
After more than 20 years or providing clients with more traditional domestic insurance products, Brokers Assistance Inc. of Westminster Colorado has launched a new health insurance website dedicated to those working or living outside their home countries. American Insurance for Expats (AIE) is a new venture for the Westminster Colorado based agency, but they have been providing international policies to their clients for many years. The focus on the international health insurance website is in response to market demands with more and more Americans and Canadians retiring or looking to spend their time traveling and living abroad.
“The international health category is nothing new for us, the website is. We want to provide our clients and potential clients the kind of service they expect from their domestic coverage with a comparable international policy.” Company founder Rudy Deutschmann continued, “Health insurance can be an intimidating issue for most people and when you start to add the elements of Medicare and how living internationally will affect current policies, people are generally overwhelmed and confused…we certainly understand these issues and without exception we consistently save people a lot of money without sacrificing the quality of care or service when they are living or traveling abroad.”
American Insurance for Expats provides a variety of coverage options including those for long term permanent residency in a foreign country and a multitude of travel policies designed to meet specific needs of groups, adventure travel, teaching or missionary insurance, just to name a few. Based on the many years of health insurance experience and working with a variety of providers over the years, AIE has selected what they believe are the best companies, that specialize in international health. Founder Rudy Deutschmann commented, “We are fully aware of the many options people have when it comes to buying an international health insurance policy. What we also know is that many of the providers are not specialist in that category; it’s more of an add-on type convenience product whereas the companies we work with specialize almost exclusively on international. What that means to our clients is that they are getting the best policies for the greatest value possible. We have done our homework.”
According to Deutschmann, the typical savings for a couple or individual living abroad at least 6 months per year is 60% or more for medical coverage. The reason for this big discount is “cost of care.” Most countries around the world offer healthcare options for much less than what you would pay for the same procedure in the US or even Canada. Canada has socialized medicine, but in most cases the benefits expire if you are outside Canada for more than 6 months.
Living abroad or traveling extensively in retirement is becoming a more popular option these days.
As the Baby Boomers enter retirement with dreams of seeing the world or looking for a new lifestyle adventure, there are a lot of questions that come up and health is definitely near the top of that list. The savings realized with just the insurance part of the equation, living outside the US or Canada in your golden years may be just the thing to do if you are looking to enhance your retirement.
If you are considering life abroad or are interested in learning more about international health insurance options you can visit the AIE website directly at http://www.americaninsuranceforexpats.com .