APRIL International Care, UK-based APRIL Group's IPMI division, has announced the launch of MyHealth France, a new IPMI policy specifically tailored to the needs of expatriates living in France, both now and after Brexit.
Expats can use it to cover top-up expenses not typically covered by the basic French social system, such as the cost of a private room in hospitals, as well as optical and dental services.
France is currently home to 1.3 million expatriates of all nationalities, a figure which is expected to rise to 1.5 million within the next two years. UK nationals make up 150,000 of this group and are the largest single foreign nationality resident in the country.
"This new policy will give considerable comfort and reassurance to UK and other nationals living in France, whilst Brexit negotiations continue."
Offering a modular structure with five levels of cover to enable residents to pick their own level of protection, no age limit applies and no restrictions apply where pre-existing conditions exists.
"This new policy will give considerable comfort and reassurance to UK and other nationals living in France, whilst Brexit negotiations continue," said Joe Thomas, April International UK, managing director. "Healthcare insurance and healthcare costs in general have emerged as a major concern for all foreign nationals living in France, particularly UK nationals, so this solution should provide a clear way forward."
The policy is administered in English and incorporates a direct settlement network for medical expenses of over 150,000 French healthcare professionals, should treatment be required. Policies are taken out individually and premiums are set according to the age of the policyholder.
There is no age limit or restrictions for pre-existing conditions, and MyHealth France also offers policyholders up to 90 days of temporary cover if they travel outside France, for example, to visit their country of origin.