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Medical Insurance Rebates

Although health care is offered free in the UK through the NHS, it is not unheard of for private healthcare employees and expats to have the cost of their medical expenses reduced in certain circumstances using a medical insurance rebate. Employees who work for a medical insurance company may be offered a reduced insurance quote or discount on a policy.

A medical insurance rebate is where a government gives a policy holder a specified amount of their regular payments, depending on factors such as age or the amount of time a policy has been held.

For UK nationals travelling outside of the UK, It may also possible to obtain an EHIC or ‘Medical Health Insurance Card’ in order to reduce costs in certain circumstances.

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European Health Insurance Card
When travelling abroad, it will usually be necessary to acquire some form of health insurance cover although, unfortunately, the cost of this insurance can often be prohibitive. Luckily however, many travellers may be able to reduce these costs in certain areas of the European Union.

Using a European Health Insurance card may help cover the cost of treatment in counties that are part of the ‘European Economic Area’. EHIC’s are provided for free, are valid in a number of areas throughout Europe, and can help significantly reduce the cost of treatments in countries that have access to state provided care.

For full details of the treatments covered and the costs that may be reduced using this medical insurance rebate, please visit the NHS official website.

Applying for an EHIC
Applications can be completed either online or over the phone, and the card will usually arrive within one week of application. It is also worth remembered that an EHIC can also be applied for on behalf of a family member or partner.