Retirement Detectives

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Helping you find your ideal place in the sun!

Authoritative, unbiased information about current and emerging retirement destinations.
First hand knowledge and experience.
The good. The bad. The bizarre.
Read more about us or contact us with questions!

Home Panama Latest News Medical Insurance in Panama

Medical Insurance in Panama

E-mail Print PDF


Dear Roberto:

My husband and I  visited Panama last May for a month and we loved it so much that we will be making a retirement  trial run in a few weeks, my main concern is health insurance.  I'm 65 and Medicare does not cover outside the US, I have been to a few Travel Insurance sites but the max coverage is 72 days and we will be there for 5 months.
We would like a policy that covers catastrophic incidents and medical evacuation if needed, any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks 

Dalila

Dear Dalila,

The Director of ATP (Tourism) made an announcement two months ago about the new tourism medical insurance which covers visitors for 6 months for up to $20,000 and costs only $2.00. It is supposedly available now.

I have been unable to  find out where one buys this insurance. My wife and I just returned from Canada a week ago and there was no signs at the airport of where to purchase this new insurance.

I am meeting with Sr. Soloman Shamah, the Director of Tourism and the First Lady on Wednesday. I will ask them the status and how and where you can get this insurance.

My in-laws are moving to Panama full time November 1st. The first thing they will be researching is medical insurance, and I will report all of their findings here online.

The research I did for my brother and I (both diabetics) showed very expensive (for Canadians anyway) insurance ($5,000 deductible with $6,000 cost per year).

I have been told there is an excellent company that offers full coverage for $90 a month per person. I have not had an opportunity to confirm this. 

This is an important issue for all of us and I will be investigating it fully for you and will report back. Thanks for the inquiry. Roberto

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 October 2010 13:03  

The Retirement Detectives
Email Image
Articles Delivered
TO YOUR INBOX

Enter your email address:

Visitor Statistics

Content View Hits : 2540382

 

Currency Converter

Currency Converter
This converter obtains up to the minute exchange rates from Yahoo Finance
You do not need to include a currency symbol such as $ or £
You can include the cents decimal , such as 1345.89 if you like
Amount:
From:
To:


Related Sites