International Health Insurance for France

Coverage for individuals and families living abroad full-time

Designed to help expatriates and their families access first-class international medical coverage in France, Aetna offers a wide range of options to fit your lifestyle.

Moving to France?

The French Health Care System

Number one in the world for its overall health system performance, France couldn’t be more highly rated by the World Health Organisation. The country boasts more than 1,000 regional hospitals and lacks the long waiting lists common both in the UK and Canada. If you hold a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), you’ll have access to state-provided medical treatment. If not, you must consider private insurance before you relocate. But remember, the EHIC is not a substitute for health insurance, and doesn’t cover ongoing medical or non-urgent treatment, so if you’re planning a long-term stay in France you must make sure you have sufficient coverage.

Employment in France means entitlement to state health insurance but you’re required to pay up front for your treatment and around only 70% of this may be reimbursed. As an expat, you could also find that pre-existing or chronic conditions aren’t covered and, with the cost of general practitioners (GP), also known as medical practitioners, and specialist consultations in France due to rise, it’s even more important to ensure you have the necessary coverage. Many French nationals top up their state insurance with private health cover and expats might want to do the same.

Why Choose Aetna

Choosing Aetna International means putting your faith in us to provide high-quality, accessible health insurance plans and member services that meet your individual needs. It's our highest priority, and we don't take that responsibility lightly.

For us, the difference is the human touch. The ability to talk to someone who cares and has the knowledge and the power to help. The security in knowing we can help you or your loved ones to ensure their well-being — 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

When you're away from home, you can rely on us as your partner in good health.

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