If you have a pre- existing condition that the Insurance carrier has classified as common, for example Diabetes I, Hypertension, etc. You will most likely get coverage, but with an exclusion on this condition. There are a few exceptions. This is determined case by case by the underwriting team once we submit your application.
If you have a degenerative condition like HIV, or Multiple sclerosis, the insurance carriers will not be able to offer any coverage. You then have the option to obtain a Travel Plan or Medical evacuation but not a health insurance plan.
It is important for you to consider that the health insurance plan is designed to cover your health and any major medical expenses for long term. These plans are renewed on an annual basis with an initial medical evaluation and approval to secure life term coverage. If you spend at least 6 months in Mexico each year we recommend that your sign up for a health insurance plan to secure your long term coverage.
It is crucial to understand the difference between a Health and Travel policy, at the time you are making a decision on your coverage. It is common to confuse a travel policy with health insurance policy as they both provide medical coverage.
While both policies are designed to cover your medical care, the health insurance plan is designed to offer long term, full medical coverage for people settled in Mexico. A travel insurance policy offers coverage for emergency treatment while visiting Mexico for a short and set period. It can be a 7 day policy or a 6 month policy, etc. These plans do not require a health application but will exclude any condition related to medical history. This restriction applies each time the policy is purchased so it will not secure long term care as a health insurance plan does.
Immigration Status: Most national health plans require your Temporal/Permanent Resident Card while other carriers do not request it to issue your policy. Ex. BMI, Red Bridge, among others. Residency status will not affect the premiums on your policy.
What is the best age to purchase a policy? With the health plans the best age is before 59 years old. We have options for you up to age 75 years.
If you are applying for Mapfre’s policy they will require some labwork exams starting at age 59. For the rest of the insurers they require labwork for ages 65+. When applying, be prepared and in best shape possible for the best results possible!
When it comes to being insured out of your home country, it can be overwhelming preparing for your new home. Your medical coverage is no exception, so we are here to help you understand our healthcare system and to help you find the right medical insurance program that suits all your needs. Direct payments to hospitals and doctors, English speaking assistance 24/7, affordable costs and a program with a system similar to other health insurance companies in your home country. There are all important concerns for most expats in Mexico.
When talking about insurance programs specifically for expats in Mexico, Novamar leads the way with English speaking staff located in Mexico since 2009. Our Health Insurance programs in Mexico have been specifically designed to suit the needs of the Expat community in Mexico.
From basic to elite international health insurance companies in Mexico, our Health Insurance plans differ on costs and benefits. We ensure to work only with providers that can guarantee a high level of customer care. For this reason, we do not work with every insurance company in the market, only the most reputable.
While we offer the most complete and exclusive plans in the market such as BUPA or Pan American with all of the benefits you could possibly need. We also offer the most competitive plans and “essential” plans for coverage only in Mexico as well as offshore providers. Each plan will have its perks based on your specific needs.
Here are some bullet points that can help serve a guide:
We have three different categories of insurance programs, which one is right for you?
What if I only want catastrophic coverage