“Only a fifth of your insurance premium goes toward medical cover”

October 20, 2011
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By By Nick Lewandowski – 11 October 2011 Most expats mistakenly believe true medical inflation causes the increases in their insurance premiums. According to Rory Blair, Director of the new Rbi Premium Membership Program, however, the majority of that “medical inflation” is actually funding company overhead–particularly in claims departments. Rory has spent 20 years selling insurance and has […]

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Combined Chambers Football Dinner

October 19, 2011
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Rbi Premium is pleased to announce its involvment in the Combined Chambers Football Dinner on Thursday November 3rd 2011. All are welcome! 3/11 – COMBINED CHAMBERS FOOTBALL DINNER  * * * ROBBIE FOWLER & ROBERT PROCUREUR * * **** BRITISH, BELGIUM-LUXEMBOURG & NETHERLANDS-THAI CHAMBERS ****** SPONSORED BY SAMITIVEJ HOSPITAL AND RBI PREMIUM*** When: on Thursday 3rd […]

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Travel Insurance Need to Know Guide

October 7, 2011
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Why Travel Insurance Is So Important To many backpackers, travel insurance is something that something that’s nice to have, but not necessary. Everyone always thinks that nothing will ever happen to them… until it does. According to one travel survey, as many as 40 percent of student travelers don’t buy travel insurance. Travel insurance is […]

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Top 10 tips for travelling abroad: insurance, health and security

October 5, 2011
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Annually, hundreds of thousands of people  go overseas on holiday for business or pleasure. While there is no reason to beieve that anything will go wrong while we are abroad,there are a few common sense tips we reccommmend to keep you safe and sound while you are away.  1. Know where your embassy is. Check your embassies website so […]

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Same Old Story: Health Insurance Premiums Soar, Yet Again

September 29, 2011
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Haven’t we all heard this one before? The average cost of health insurance premiums rose sharply this year: Family costs are up 9%, topping $15,000 annually for the first time. Over the last 10 years, family premiums have risen by 113%—exponentially faster than workers’ wages and inflation. Expats are not alone in their quest for […]

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The Universal Language of Expat Health Care: Rbi Premium On-Line Clinic

September 28, 2011
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The idea of being treated by local health systems in foreign countries can be worrying for many expatriates and travelers alike. Doctors and medical staff who communicate in different languages to those we are accustomed can make it difficult to feel at ease while seeking treatment. In addition to the language barrier, we often assume that we will […]

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No Policy, Members Only

September 22, 2011
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We all have taken out insurance policies over the years. Whether they are for our car, home, travel, boat or even pet, we are always paying for polices, year after year.  But when people live abroad, quite often the only insurance policy left to buy is that of medical insurance. This brings up many questions […]

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More Affordable Peace of Mind Protection

September 13, 2011

Many consumers are unaware that the specific focus of any commercial insurer is to look after their shareholders and to generate the required shareholder returns. Few focus on their customers’ needs or on trying to save them money. Although the medical insurance industry is highly competitive, they continually seem to raise the cost of coverage […]

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Age Related Premiums – More Cost, Less Cover

August 16, 2011

The simple fact is the older you get, the more your premiums increase and your cover either stays the same or decreases and it’s not difficult to understand why. Obviously, the older you get the more likely it is that you will have to use the medical cover you have purchased. For a vast majority […]

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The Rise and Rise of Expatriate Medical Insurance

July 26, 2011

Annual Health Cover Increases Exceed Inflation – Why? THE COST OF EXPATRIATE HEALTH INSURANCE and medical cover continues to rise. Even though inflation in most countries is relatively low and quite stable, insurance companies continue to raise premiums far beyond CPI every year. Double digit rate increases have been occurring in a low inflation environment […]

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Expats Get Better Health Coverage

July 13, 2011

New Membership Program Beats Medical Insurance Companies on Price and Protection FINDING THE RIGHT MEDICAL INSURANCE coverage is not easy nowadays, as expatriates all across Asia and the Middle East are faced with multiple policies, variable premiums and long lists of fine print to read. There are good products on the market, but they are […]

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