Insurance coverage in Brazil

Hello everyone,

Moving abroad requires adequate insurance coverage.

What type of insurance expatriates need the most in Brazil: health, house or liability insurance? All of them? Do they come as a package?

Are there other insurance options to consider like critical illness, damage or property insurance?

Is it better to purchase insurance from an expat insurance specialist or from a local insurance provider?

And what about insurance costs?

Tell us about your experience in Brazil.



I have had Unimed for 25 years which has worked well for  me. I am in the NE. Don

I will be with Blue Cross/ Blue Shield until I croak. It covers me all over the World, now it's just a matter of the care I recieve. I'll also be in the NE in Belem.

Don: What is Unimed? Is it a type of local Brazilian health insurance? If so, is it provided by the government or by a commercial, private insurer?


We use Amil Insurance in Brazil.  It was a Brazilian owned health insurance company until United Health bought them out a few years ago.  We checked on Cigna and about 3 or 4 other international health care insurance plans but everyone of those international companies charge about $1,200 to $1,500 US dollars for each of us..........I can't afford that.  With Amil I pay for an excellent private health care plan at about $800 USD per month for both of us.

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