Cigna Healthcare has launched a hub for expats aimed at answering all the big questions they may have at the start of their relocation journey.
Inside Expat Health provides advice on how to navigate new healthcare systems around the world, wellbeing tools and resources to support both individuals and families, as well as with first-hand advice and tips from experienced expats on living and working overseas.
It also includes a destination finder quiz, created to support prospective expats in the decision-making part of their journey. Upon completion, the data is gathered and a suggested destination generated based on the answers provided along with a free downloadable country guide, including information – from visa requirements and accommodation to education and employment.
In coming months a new ‘school finder’ tool will follow to support expats with young families and as well as a community platform for visitors to share tips and stories and explore health and lifestyle topics.
Ross Walker, chief commercial officer at Cigna Healthcare, International Health, said: “Whether someone is becoming an expat for the first time or relocating for the fifth time, it can be a bit of a rollercoaster ride.
“It often begins with a lot of anticipation and excitement, but when the move gets closer, you worry about what you will miss, who you leave behind and what you need to do to get established in a new place.
“We have been looking at what expats need and have put in place some of the most commonly asked-for tools and resources that expats can use at any point in their expat journey.”
Walker added: “From a personal perspective, having made two moves to Hong Kong and now to Dubai, I understand the challenges of living and working abroad and the importance of having a robust support system.
“Inside Expat Health, combined with our global and local expertise, will support those making the first steps in their expat journey and we hope for it to become a great resource for people researching an overseas move or help when they are in unfamiliar surroundings.”