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    Health Care Health insurance

    Coming from United Kingdom can anyone advise me to health care in Aruba ? If we, are, on temp resident visa, is health supplied with no health insurance , ? On a, last visit to Aruba, I noticed it was, 2 times, more expensive to live Than United Kingdom . we are in process of buying home but health care is worrying. I was, told AzV insurance is good. But for serious, illness, like cancer etc you need to goto America, or Colombia etc,?? Any one tell me there experience regarding health care in Aruba ??

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    i am going to copy this to the property owners category.

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    don't you need a residency permit to qualify for aruban health insurance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    don't you need a residency permit to qualify for aruban health insurance?
    Correct.

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    You'll need private insurance and you can't stay for longer than 180 days. Aruba health insurance only covers residents.

    Quote Originally Posted by garyiryna View Post
    Coming from United Kingdom can anyone advise me to health care in Aruba ? If we, are, on temp resident visa, is health supplied with no health insurance , ? On a, last visit to Aruba, I noticed it was, 2 times, more expensive to live Than United Kingdom . we are in process of buying home but health care is worrying. I was, told AzV insurance is good. But for serious, illness, like cancer etc you need to goto America, or Colombia etc,?? Any one tell me there experience regarding health care in Aruba ??

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    AZV is only available to Aruba Citizens or persons who have been formally accepted as "Residents". As a resident (or citizen) you are required to pay a proportion of your income to pay for the services (including AZV for medical treatment) in the country you have now become a resident in. Makes sense really as if someone moved to the US or the UK you would expect them to contribute for services they would now be accessing in your country, wouldn't you ? The costs are calculated on percentage of income and therefore are not cheap. This itself has dissuaded many people from taking up residency if they stay less than 6 months a year in Aruba.

    Here is the AZV office details lifted from a previous post and should still be current. I am sure they will assist with further information:

    AZV Algemene Ziektekosten Verzekering
    Seroe Blanco
    Noord
    Tel: 588-3499
    Facsimile 588-3492
    (Noord)Orangestad Aruba
    Tel: 527-9900
    Fax: 583-0977
    (Noord)Orangestad Aruba

    AZV is mandatory and not an option so decisions around Residency should be carefully considered. As a non resident as has been stated above you will need 'normal' medical (travel) insurance for extended periods you stay and this has its own costs to consider.

    Mick

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