Understanding Health and Care Abroad

30 August, 2012 15:17  Erin Erin

skeleton We arrived in Germany in 2007 with the absolute cheapest insurance we could find. Possibly covered on the off chance we lost a limb, we made it through our year intact. Even better, we paid practically the same amount for my husband's diabetic medicine than we did in the US with insurance! (Rumblings about America's bizarre insurance policies are well-founded.)

Retuning to Germany in 2010 we could no longer skate by. A new visa requirement required adequate German insurance. Reluctantly, we ponied up our hard earned funds for minimal coverage and hoped for good health.  We've succeeded...thusfar.