International Private Medical (IPMI) insurer Medicare has enhanced its policies including changes to its evacuation cover.
The new benefits will be available to all policies incepting or renewing from 1 September.
Enhancements to cover have been made in a number of areas including emergency medical evacuation, which now includes cover for both supplementary expenses and compassionate home travel in the event of death of a close relative, providing the policyholder has held at least one year's insurance with MediCare international.
In addition, further enhancements have been made to include cover for reconstructive surgery, external prostheses and medical aids and devices.
With a growing portfolio of insured workers now living in high risk conflict territories these enhancements can provide clients with peace of mind that they will be taken care of should an accident occur, the insurer said.
Debbie Purser, managing director at Medicare International said: "With many individual and companies looking for ways to extract extra value from their providers, we believe our combination of a new range of benefits and low premium rises demonstrates our commitment to stay in tune with market needs.
"Typically, one in two who move abroad to work will not take out private healthcare insurance, a decision which can lead to disaster financially. These changes should help all without cover to avoid falling into that trap."
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