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Posted by Michael and Veronica mobbs - Created: 14 years ago
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We're moving to S France soon as a British retired couple (what a ghastly image that phrase conjures up!) - with E121, so we should get affiliated to the French health system. But we understand that we'll also need top-up insurance (complementaire/mutuelle or whatever) - can anyone recommend a cheap provider? All those that seem to target expats look pretty expensive - or are they all like that?Any advice will be gratefully received!

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Posted by Michael and Veronica mobbs - 14 years ago

thanks again Mike! In case anyone else wants this information - it is on http://www.cmu.fr/ under "informations générales sur la CMU complémentaire" - scroll down to "Qui peut bénéficier de la CMU complémentaire?"It's bad news for us - we're not a "low income" family after all!

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Posted by mike-179830 - 14 years ago

I don't know the threshold figure off the top of my head, but I'm sure a trawl through http://www.cmu.fr/ should be informative, if your French is relatively solid...**************
Mike

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Posted by Michael and Veronica mobbs - 14 years ago

Thanks Mike. The AngloInfo page you referred to contains thefollowing sentence: "Low-income families, including many retired expatriates, are entitled to a free top-up policy."We would class ourselves as "low income", but how can we find out what income threshold is set by CMU? We're currently looking at quotes for top-up policies with mutelles, and don't want to sign a contract if we could go free under CMU!

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Posted by mike-179830 - 14 years ago

Start by reading AngloINFO's INFOrmation page on French Health Insurance.

Then check out the insurance companies listed in The AngloFILE:

http://riviera.angloinfo.com/af/22/ (general insurers incl. health)http://riviera.angloinfo.com/af/195/ (specialist health insurers)

You should be able to get quotations from them and then choose the policy that best suits your needs.

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Mike

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Posted by cab-182963 - 14 years ago

You can try Azur Assurances. C.