Our international health insurance premiums explained
We work hard to keep your premiums steady, and over our 25-year history we have gained a reputation for sustainable pricing and keeping premium increases to a minimum.
However, with a rising incidence of high-cost cancer claims, an increased demand for quality healthcare and the escalating cost of health care, it is inevitable that insurance premiums have to rise to keep pace, to ensure we can continue to offer cover when you need it most. Medicine costs alone were predicted to rise 6.5% in 2019. Add to this to the global average inflation of 3.36%, increases in demand for access to healthcare2, a rapidly growing middle class who demand high quality, private healthcare2, a global ageing population2, increase in long term lifestyle associated conditions2 and an overall increase in plan benefit utilisation1, it is inevitable that insurance premiums will increase. We are committed to providing affordable international health insurance, without compromise.
If your premium has increased more than you may have expected, then it may be for one or more of the reasons below
You live in Hong Kong
Medical costs in Hong Kong are very high, and accordingly we have increased our premiums in Hong Kong by more than the average for 2020. We are continuing with the Low Claims Bonus for eligible customers in Hong Kong, which offers a 15% premium discount.
What you can do to reduce your premium
If you are concerned about your premium increase, there are a number of ways that you can decrease your premiums, whilst still enjoying the cover you need.
Increase your excess
Increasing your excess can reduce your premium. We offer a range of excess options, from nil excess and US$100 per claim to US$10,000 per annum. Please note that for residents of Hong Kong there is a minimum $100 per claim excess.
Review your optional benefits
Please consider which optional benefits you continue to include, and only pay for only what you need.
Pay your premiums annually
You can save 5% on your premium by switching from monthly payments to one annual payment. Savings are also available if you switch from paying semi-annually or quarterly to one annual payment.