Only 46% of expats get their health insurance sorted! It’s not many people, considering how vital this is. And why is that? Quite simply because prices for hospitalization in a foreign country can be huge (from $1000 for medical consultation and x-ray imaging, with soaring prices for an appendectomy for instance). Hence the necessity to choose your health insurance carefully before leaving and making sure it covers all of your medical fees. Pay attention to refund timings, as well – ideally this should only take a few days to avoid financial issues. Our advice is for you to choose your health insurance carefully before leaving so it fits your family situation and so you can enjoy your time as an expat.