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Old Oct 5th 2017, 10:25 am   #1
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We now live in Italy andcare applying for Residency. Is it better to source our health insurance in Italy of from a UK company?
Any tips, recommendations welcome.
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Old Nov 21st 2017, 3:14 pm   #2
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We got ours through a local agent. We are with Cattolica. However we don’t have a Dr so are going to go to the USL office in Castiglione to see if we can pay into the Italian NHS.
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Old Nov 21st 2017, 3:53 pm   #3
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Hi - since asking this we've joined Cigna who do a Core cover that easily meet the requirments of the cover we've been told we need for our residency. We also don't have a GP as yet we've been here a year now and need to do this for practical, sensible reasons. My understanding is that while we are still in the EU after 5 years of residency with private health insurance we would then be entitled to tap in to the italian nhs.
Guess we have to see how that pans out after March 2019.
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Old Nov 21st 2017, 4:54 pm   #4
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We had a quote from Cigna but found it too expensive. Am going to enquiry about paying into SSN as was a court case at European court last year where Italy said EU nationals were able to pay in
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Old Nov 21st 2017, 5:08 pm   #5
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Yes, we read somewhere about topping up but the woman at the Anagrafe wasn't too forthcoming and it seems full health insurance is all they'll accept. We're near Castiglione but on the border with Grizzana Morandi and each region have different ideas ...
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