AARO’s Expat Health Insurance Program
- Published: 29 March 2014
Since 1987 AARO has provided a reasonably priced health care plan to Americans resident outside the USA. Backed by an internationally recognized insurer and administered by MSH International, it is designed for AARO's American members living abroad, who have no medical insurance in their country of residence or wish to supplement their local plan.
The AARO medical insurance plans are open to US citizens whose primary residence is outside the USA and who become members of AARO.
AARO’s health care program not only offers coverage in any country of residence outside the USA but also insures emergency medical costs incurred elsewhere, including the USA, with reasonable US medical expenses reimbursed up to 80% during a maximum of 30 days annually. The program offers a variety of plans, from hospitalization to comprehensive coverage, including outpatient, dental and optical care. Pregnancy and childbirth costs are also covered by certain plans.
In many countries the AARO plans can be used to meet residence requirements for private health care insurance or to supplement local social security protection.
An annual fee of $30 (€20) is charged per family for AARO's administrative costs associated with the program. AARO does not receive any payments from from its carrier or its program administrator.
AARO believes it has a health care plan for you at a cost reasonable by US standards.
Most applications to the plan are approved. However, AARO's carrier reserves the right to reject applicants receiving treatment for serious illness or a combination of illnesses which raise the applicant's risk profile.