A component that was found to be more significant than the cash package on offer, with 85 percent of expats claiming it to be more important than not, and the career prospects of the post, with 83 percent of expats claiming it to be more important than not.
Damian Lenihan, Executive Director of Europe at Aetna International, suggests, “The pandemic has likely encouraged people to think more about the quality of health care they can access. With the value placed on quality health care by expats, international employers may need to consider if their health care policies meet expectation levels and stay competitive to attract the best talent.”
When accepting a job overseas, 44 percent of the expats polled said they want their employer’s health insurance to cover their spouse and, if appropriate, their immediate family members. Another 39% want their company to offer comprehensive health insurance coverage only for them. Only 8% indicated they had not considered health-care benefits and that they anticipated to rely entirely on the local health-care system.