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Submitted on Apr 13, 2020 Useful Info

How to get health insurance for foreigners in Kenya

  • If you are an Expat and would wish to visit Kenya, then your Health Insurance Plans must be on top of your list.
  • There is always a viable option where you can procure a good health insurance plan in your home country before travelling to Kenya.
  • This will enable you to enjoy the best high medical care during your stay in Kenya.

Range of Health Plans

  • Before you get your health insurance covered, you must first choose your preferred health plan.
  • Health Plans existing in Kenya include:
  1. Individual
  2. Family Plan
  3. Short Term Health Insurance
  4. Senior Citizens
  5. Maternity Plan
  6. Pre-existing conditions

Length of Coverage

  • In order to get your health insurance covered, you'll need to specify the length of Coverage in your application form.
  • In Kenya, most health insurance companies have the following options:
  • 0 - 3 months
  • 3 - 6 months
  • 6 - 12 months
  • 1 year+
  • 2 years+ and,
  • Indefinite

How Kenya's Health Care System works for foreigners

  • Like any Western country, Heath care in Kenya is available for all people, citizen or not.
  • Well, the Public Health Care System is the cheapest but it comes with its fair share of downfalls.
  • The services take too long due to the shortage of staff and inadequate infrastructure.
  • The Private Sector is better but the services are costly, but that depends entirely on the type of hospital you visit.

International Private Health Insurance Plans for foreigners in Kenya

  • These Insurance plans can be used in any other country depending on your pointed area of coverage.
  • You can buy one of the best insurance plans from the following insurance companies:
  1. Allianz International
  2. IMG
  3. GoeBlue Global Health Plan - I recommend this for all American expats residing in Kenya.

Online Application Process

  • Visit your preferred Insurance Company's website, fill in your:
  • Nationality
  • Country of Coverage
  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Fill in your details and submit the form.