Your stay in Mexico can be a treasure cove of experiences. You will love its vibe and be happy that you came here be it for business or pleasure. But if you are planning to move to Mexico and live there as an expat, then there’s a lot you should know. After all, life comes with its own set of surprises. You need to be prepared for all of them, especially the bad ones that may come in the form of a health emergency.
The healthcare landscape
Those who are used to 'free at point of delivery' healthcare in their country, need to understand that Mexico does not have reciprocal agreements with any other country nor does it support health services and treatments covered under the US-sponsored Medicare System. Typically, employers offer insurance as part of your remuneration. Many choose to be covered under the IMSS (Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social) program - a popular, publicly funded insurance program devised for working people in Mexico. Also available is the Instituto Nacional de Salud para el Bienestar (INSABI) which is also a public program that is free and relatively less complicated. Expats who want extensive coverage and greater customization in health insurance plans however choose to go for private health insurance.
The private health insurance scenario
You will come across a multitude of private health insurance plans that are offered by big and small insurance companies against a monthly premium. Your plan will offer you the services in the event of an accident or a medical emergency to you and your family members as per the plan you have chosen. Premiums and deductibles are both age-sensitive and will increase with age and pre-existing health conditions. Individual as well as family plans are available to suit specific health conditions. Many choose the medical evacuation option too in case of catastrophes and major events such as a heart attack where you would want to go home for further treatment.
The Lakeside Medical Group advantage
While it’s your individual choice to decide which insurance plan to buy, you may continue to stay covered under your existing plan without really signing up for a Mexico-specific cover. It’s all so simple; all you need to do is register with the Lakeside Medical Group at no additional cost and enjoy extensive coverage and the best treatment in Mexico. When you become a member, you get to leverage its extraordinary network that includes virtually every specialist and specialty. It also covers diagnostic care and pharmacy. So whether you want to be treated for a particular illness or wish to access the best diagnostic center in Mexico, you can do so right away.
Lakeside Medical Group is for everyone and it offers membership irrespective of your nationality or medical condition. It’s fast, it’s free, and covers a wide range of health issues. Visit www.lakemedicalgroup.com to fill out the registration form, become a member, and explore the many healthcare benefits it offers.