Think you might want to retire outside the US? Better think about health insurance

(By – By John Egan,

Is Belgium beckoning as a retirement roost? Is Canada coaxing you? If you retire abroad, be aware that you likely won’t be able to count on your American health insurance to cover a trip to the emergency room — or even a routine checkup.

Medicare rarely covers any health care outside the U.S., cautions Josef Woodman, the founder and CEO of Patients Beyond Borders, which helps people navigate health care systems around the world. Private U.S. insurance typically won’t cover anything but emergency services in other countries. Read more…


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