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reblair79



Joined: 15 Jan 2016
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject: Temp health/travel insurance? Reply with quote

I heading to Vietnam on a business arrival visa on 19th August. The company will provide health insurance once the work permit is processed. This can take a few weeks though.

In the meantime, does anyone know if I should take a temporary travel OR health insurance? I understand these two types of insurance to be quite different. Also, any recommendations for any specific insurance company you have used in this situation?

Thanks, Ray.
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1st Sgt Welsh



Joined: 13 Dec 2010
Posts: 893
Location: Puerto Galera, the Philippines

PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd get travel insurance, which also covers medical emergencies. I've used these guys many times before:

https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-insurance/
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RustyShackleford



Joined: 13 May 2013
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of health insurance are they providing?

Companies are supposed to give it to full-time workers but the government insurance is borderline useless from how I've understood it.
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reblair79



Joined: 15 Jan 2016
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RustyShackleford wrote:
What kind of health insurance are they providing?

Companies are supposed to give it to full-time workers but the government insurance is borderline useless from how I've understood it.


The company provides health insurance for all employees through the Insurance Brokers, Gras Savoye Willis Vietnam. Wall Street pays 3% for teachers and teachers pay 1.5% based on their basic salary. This insurance is only for health cover and does not protect against theft or provide with any type of contents insurance.

The insurance will cover from the day I start working there, however, during the first 30 days I am only covered for accidents. After the first 30 days I'm then covered for doctors and dental appointments, check-ups, etc.

They say it usually takes up to two weeks before you receive your insurance card so suggest buying some temporary health insurance to cover for your journey over here and for your initial settling in period.
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jim_brava



Joined: 22 Mar 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMG Europe Globe Hopper is pretty good, IIRC.
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