Planning for an international assignment

13 October 2015

When you are planning your next international assignment, it is easy to forget about your health. After all, you are not going to be away for long, and medical issues always happen to other people, don’t they?

But what if you were to have an accident or fall ill? Could you afford the cost of medical treatment? What happens if you need to be medically evacuated? Where will you be able to get hold of clean, uncontaminated blood should you need a transfusion?

The new International Contractors Health plan provides solutions to these questions and also gives you the peace of mind that when you need help, no matter where in the world you might be working, you are only a phone call away from the very best assistance and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Not only will you be covered for your medical treatment costs but also for an emergency medical evacuation should it be needed. The experts at Bellwood Prestbury are understanding, sympathetic and knowledgeable to handle any situation that may arise. 

Added to this, if there is a death of a close family member back home whilst you are on assignment, the plan will even pay for a return flight home (after 12 months cover).

If you are working in a place where you feel a little uncertain about a diagnosis you may have been given or simply want a second medical opinion on a proposed treatment plan, you will have access to Best Doctors. They will be able to arrange a review of your medical diagnosis and treatment plan with a world class specialist in a field that relates to your medical condition.

Unclean blood being used in operations is a real problem in many parts of the world, so should you be badly injured and require a blood transfusion, your free membership of the Blood Care Foundation gives you access to a global network of blood banks, enabling clean, uncontaminated blood to be sent to almost any location in the world within 12-18 hours.

You will be able to access the very latest travel safety tips and advice, including up-to-the-minute information on civil unrest, natural hazards and travel disruptions from Red24, covering hundreds of countries and cities worldwide. Red24’s crisis support team is on call 24/7 to coordinate activities should you need to use the Emergency Non-Medical Evacuation benefit that is included under the International Contractors Health plan.

To find out more, call the International Contractors Health plan advice line on + 44 (0)1242 584558 or visit the dedicated web site at 

You can also get a free, no obligation quotation and cover can be arranged quickly with no medical needed.

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