Philippines

Assurance santé internationale aux Philippines

Enjoy your days in the sun and explore the country’s natural beauty without any worries by taking advantage of international health insurance in the Philippines.

This corner of the globe draws many workers and retirees from across the world with the promise of warm weather, jaw-dropping scenery and a lower cost of living.

Having the peace of mind that your adventures in this island nation are supported by thorough medical coverage can help you make the most of your life here.

Learn more about the country’s healthcare system and how international health insurance in the Philippines works with Cigna.

How does the healthcare system work in the Philippines?

The Philippines offers free healthcare, known as PhilHealth (Philippine Health Insurance Corporation) that citizens contribute to through their taxes. It covers most emergency care and some other inpatient services. If you’re employed and living in the Philippines, or have a residency status, you and your loved ones may be eligible for PhilHealth.

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Pros and cons of using the Philippines’ public health system


Pros

There are some benefits to using PhilHealth, like:

  • Cheaper treatment – compared to Europe and North America, you’ll often find much lower prices on hospital visits, medication and even tests.
  • English-speaking medical staff – most doctors that work in public hospitals speak good English.
  • Maternity care package – starting a family is covered by PhilHealth, including prenatal and postpartum periods.
  • Premium option – you have the choice to pay more towards your PhilHealth for further benefits.


Cons

But there are some possible drawbacks to consider:

  • Technology issues – some hospitals in more rural areas are not equipped with advanced medical technology.
  • Staffing issues – some regional hospitals may have staffing issues with healthcare professionals pursuing careers in larger city-based locations.
  • Low medical supplies in rural areas – medical settings in provincial areas often work on a limited budget, so stocking up on supplies could be challenging.

What’s the difference between public and private healthcare in the Philippines?

Public Private
Relatively cheap for common services. Access to the best healthcare, even in rural areas.
Customisable for more expensive services. Supply of leading treatments and stocks in rural areas.

 

How can international health insurance help you in the Philippines?

International health insurance can offer comprehensive cover to expats during their stay in the Philippines and beyond.

This type of insurance opens the doors to hospitals all around the world and includes premium services that are not available with local plans.

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Assurances Cigna Global Health Options

Silver

Couverture mondiale ou mondiale à l’exclusion des États-Unis

1 000 000 $

Plafond de garanties annuelles

Présentation

Les garanties de base du contrat Silver assurent la prise en charge des soins de jour et des frais d’hospitalisation incluant le séjour à l’hôpital et les soins médicaux

Modules supplémentaires disponibles :
  • Soins ambulatoires
  • Évacuation et Crisis Assistance Plus™
  • Santé et bien-être
  • Soins optiques et dentaires
  • Aperçu de la couverture d’hospitalisation de base :

    • Plafond de garanties annuelles : 1 000 000 $
    • Hospitalisation et soins de jour
    • Chambre individuelle
    • Prise en charge complète des traitements anticancéreux
    • Soins aux nouveau-nés

    Gold

    Couverture mondiale ou mondiale à l’exclusion des États-Unis

    2 000 000 $

    Plafond de garanties annuelles

    Présentation

    Une couverture globale, avec des plafonds annuels de remboursement plus élevés et des garanties supplémentaires incluant les soins d’hospitalisation et de maternité

    Modules supplémentaires disponibles :
  • Soins ambulatoires
  • Évacuation et Crisis Assistance Plus™
  • Santé et bien-être
  • Soins optiques et dentaires
  • Aperçu de la couverture d’hospitalisation de base :

    • Plafond de garanties annuelles : 2 000 000 $
    • Hospitalisation et soins de jour
    • Chambre individuelle
    • Prise en charge complète des traitements anticancéreux
    • Inpatient Maternity*

    Platinum

    Couverture mondiale ou mondiale à l’exclusion des États-Unis

    Règlement intégral

    Plafond de garanties annuelles

    Présentation

    Notre niveau de couverture optimal offre un plafond annuel de remboursement illimité, avec la plupart des garanties en règlement intégral.

    Modules supplémentaires disponibles :
  • Soins ambulatoires
  • Évacuation et Crisis Assistance Plus™
  • Santé et bien-être
  • Soins optiques et dentaires
  • Aperçu de la couverture d’hospitalisation de base :

    • Plafond de garanties annuelles : Règlement intégral
    • Hospitalisation et soins de jour
    • Chambre individuelle
    • Prise en charge complète des traitements anticancéreux
    • Inpatient Maternity*
    • Prise en charge intégrale des soins de santé mentale et comportementale

    Assurance Cigna Close Care℠

    Close Care

    Pays de résidence + pays de nationalité

    500 000 $

    Plafond de garanties annuelles

    Présentation

    Une couverture santé essentielle créée pour ceux qui nécessitent une prise en charge uniquement dans leur pays de résidence et dans leur pays de nationalité

    Modules supplémentaires disponibles :
  • Soins ambulatoires et de bien-être
  • Soins dentaires
  • Aperçu de la couverture d’hospitalisation de base :

    • Plafond de garanties annuelles : 500 000 $
    • Limite de conditions : 250 000 $
    • Hospitalisation et soins de jour
    • Chambre à deux lits
    • Prise en charge complète des traitements anticancéreux

    Why choose Cigna for health insurance in the Philippines?

    • Access to leading medical professionals with coverage in over 192 countries.
    • Flexible plans to fit your lifestyle.
    • Contact our experienced customer team 24/7.
    • Add hospital stays, maternity cover and more.

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    FAQ

    Organise treatment, arrange your plan and more by calling our Customer Care Team. Our advisors are on hand to help with any arrangements or information you may need, from the nearest hospital to recommended doctors.

    No, unless it is Philippines-specific. Having health insurance in another country, like the US, will not offer coverage in another nation unless you have international health insurance that safeguards your health between nations.

    While national medical costs are quite low, in the long run, having a private health insurance policy may prove useful.

    If you want to permanently live in the Philippines, you may find that PhilHealth does not provide enough access to facilities and different treatments. It’s not uncommon for expats living in this island nation to opt for private cover to ensure they can access the care they need.

    The unique features of a global health insurance policy will improve your experience of moving to and living in the Philippines.

    Depending on the provider you choose, extended services can include:

    • Medical evacuations
    • Eye and dental care
    • Mental health wellbeing
    • Outpatient services and prescription medication
    • Pre-existing condition coverage