The least expensive international health insurance coverage is coverage that only covers a person outside the USA and Canada. The problem with this kind of coverage is that if you develop a chronic medical condition and want to return to the USA you will have no coverage. Yet the rates are excellent. For a couple in their early forties who do not want maternity coverage the annual rate for a $1000 deductible would be: $2,136 a year.
The most expensive coverage is a plan that guarantees lifetime coverage outside and inside the USA. This plan would provide on-going medical coverage in the USA if a person returned to the States with a chronic condition. The same couple as listed above would have to pay $7,272 a year for this kind of coverage.
The middle ground between those two options is a plan that will give limited coverage in the USA, at least six months and up to a year if the individual intends to return overseas. And the person would have coverage in the USA and Canada during furloughs. The annual premium in this case would be $2,848.
Good Neighbor Insurance also provides health plans limited just to the USA. The couple above, if they applied for a Blue Cross plan in Arizona with a $1,000 deductible, would have an annual premium of $5,712.
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