Once again, you are probably not aware of the Worldwide Expatriate Assn. and their insurance programs because they specialize in worldwide health insurance. This is a policy specifically designed to address the needs of expats living outside of their home countries. This policy is not available in the United States.
While our coverage is worldwide we chose a policy that excludes coverage in the U.S. . The U.S. ranks among the most expensive health costs in the world. We opted to exclude the U.S. because the majority of our members are either Canadian or are American (who already have Medicare coverage in the U.S.). Why pay for a duplication of benefits! By choosing the option to exclude coverage in the U.S., we were able to drastically cut the cost of the premium.
For those U.S. retirees who are under age 63, we can offer you a reduced-rate premium until such time as you turn 63. Please note our two-tier premium pricing in this year’s policy.
If you are travelling to or through the U.S. and do not have medical coverage there, that is easily remedied with a travel insurance policy. Travel policies are readily available and relatively inexpensive because you buy coverage for only that period of time when you are in the U.S.
We want to help you do your Due Diligence “homework”. Below are links that will provide you valuable information about WEA to help in your decision to choose the health insurance policy that is best-suited for your lifestyle, financial situation and providing you with peace of mind so you get on with the fun of your Mexican retirement adventure.
Click on the Orange-colored links below.
Uninsurable Risk List (In most instances, with the exception of Cancer, if you currently have a condition that appears on this list, you are not eligible to join the group. Of course, if you join the group before encountering any of these conditions, you will be fully covered if you acquire any of the conditions on the list after you are insured. WEA has special provisions for Cancer survivors and welcomes you to apply. Each applicant’s case is judged individually.
WEA Major Medical Policy (July, 2017 – June, 2018)
You’ll find this enhanced Major Medical Policy is a bit different from the usual policies being offered by other insurance companies. That is why, we took a different approach to the Summary of Benefits. We’ve elaborated on them to clarify some of these new, hybrid concepts. This policies offers numerous concepts that require a bit more explanation than the usual Summary of Benefits can offer. So we suggest you set time aside to visit and consider our WEA Major Medical Enhanced Policy offering. If you have questions, jot them down and then send use our Contact page to shoot us an email.
WEA Direct Pay Provider List_June, 2017
List of Hospitals available to you through the WEA Network of hospitals. Of course, if you are seeking treatment at another hospital as the result of an accident, WEA will attempt to negotiate a direct-pay option for you with that hospital. You will provide WEA with that hospital’s information when you contact them to advise of your hospitalization.
Your WEA insurance card should be carried with you at all times and it’s proper place in your wallet is behind your Driver’s License. All First Responders are trained to look there for your insurance information.
If you are interested in this policy, please proceed to our “Group” FAQ section on the top menu. Here was answer many of our most commonly asked questions about both policies in one convenient answer, color coded for your convenience.