Health Insurance2 Replies
Hello, we have recently moved to Cascais and after much discussion with my employer, I have opted to sort out my own health insurance. To give some context this would be a policy for myself, my wife and our three children, ages 0, 2 and 5 I was looking for guidance / experiences on the pros and cons of an expat policy versus taking out a local policy which is a lot cheaper but seems to offer a similar level of coverage. One other point - if I take out a local policy do I still need to go to a state run medical centre first for a referral? I was looking at a local policy with Medis as that allows use of the local CUF Cascais hospital which I found to be very good when my Mum recently visited and managed to fall and break her pelvis - cue 20 days in hospital and a medical flight back to the UK last week! Excuse my ignorance but I stupidly assumed my company HR department would have been more helpful but they have let me down !!! Best wishes,Anthony.