If you are moving overseas to reside outside your normal country of residence it is important to setup appropriate health insurance protection for you and your family.
An admitted health insurance policy is one which has been directly licensed by a particular location governing body, be it a particular country, state or province.
A non-admitted health insurance policy is one that has not been licensed by a particular location governing body, be it a particular country, state or province.
Focusing on international health insurance policies, the differences between admitted and non-admitted policies include:
Point 1 in the points to consider above may include the following countries but is not limited to: the Netherlands, Finland, Germany, UK, India, South Africa, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Canada, Puerto Rico, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, Mexico, Turkey, Thailand, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, China & the USA.
If you are moving to one of these countries a non-admitted health insurance policy may only serve you over a temporary period in that country until you can setup or are required to have a locally admitted health insurance plan, unless you plan to maintain a non-admitted policy is addition to a locally admitted one.
It is important to seek professional, regulated, independent international insurance advice both on the ratings and status of their insurance provider of interest and their policies available. It is your responsibility to ensure that your healthcare cover is legally appropriate.