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Adventureboy Aug 13th 2019 12:05 pm

Health insurance
 
hi to everyone I’m just about to move to Tenerife, health care seems to be an issue as I’m not old enough to claim state pension for another 12 years but would be working either. I have an early occupational pension which I’m claiming now. Is health care a pre condition of residency can I choose to pay into the public health care, and to cost of these options. I’ve looked online but there not a great amount of clear information for my set of circumstances. Can anyone give me some advice.

Much appreciated

Simon

snikpoh Aug 13th 2019 1:36 pm

Re: Health insurance
 

Originally Posted by Adventureboy (Post 12722495)
hi to everyone I’m just about to move to Tenerife, health care seems to be an issue as I’m not old enough to claim state pension for another 12 years but would be working either. I have an early occupational pension which I’m claiming now. Is health care a pre condition of residency can I choose to pay into the public health care, and to cost of these options. I’ve looked online but there not a great amount of clear information for my set of circumstances. Can anyone give me some advice.

Much appreciated

Simon

Yes, you will need private health care to become resident.

missile Aug 13th 2019 2:39 pm

Re: Health insurance
 
Are you are retiring and receiving pension early due to health issue?
Private insurance can be prohibitively expensive with pre-existing conditions. I would suggest you go online to get a quote.

Adventureboy Aug 13th 2019 2:49 pm

Re: Health insurance
 

Originally Posted by missile (Post 12722549)
Are you are retiring and receiving pension early due to health issue?
Private insurance can be prohibitively expensive with pre-existing conditions. I would suggest you go online to get a quote.

hi no I have no health issues in fact I’m super fit. As I was working in the health and fitness education industry. I have a quote for standard insurers for 62 Euro per month is this reasonable or is there cheaper out there

thank again

el collado kid Aug 13th 2019 3:32 pm

Re: Health insurance
 

Originally Posted by Adventureboy (Post 12722555)


hi no I have no health issues in fact I’m super fit. As I was working in the health and fitness education industry. I have a quote for standard insurers for 62 Euro per month is this reasonable or is there cheaper out there

thank again

:unsure:please look at the small print 🤧sounds good? A friend had a good quote but had 💔 heart problems but was not covered!!! 62 euros 💶 is good

chrisjolly Aug 13th 2019 3:52 pm

Re: Health insurance
 
I use Medifiat and have been with them for many years. I pay annually as they offer a slight reduction that way. There are several companies you could choose from but each has its own set of rules. When I initially did my research Medifiat was the best option, better and cheaper than Sanitas. They provide instant care with a health card which can be used for most medical appointments and if you need a particular test or scan you need authorization which is easy to get.

Adventureboy Aug 13th 2019 4:02 pm

Re: Health insurance
 
Thank you all so much for the information.

Bless you all

simon


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