Insurance coverage in Italy

Hello everyone,

Moving abroad requires adequate insurance coverage.

What type of insurance expatriates need the most in Italy: 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 Italy.



Generally once you are a resident you are entitled to public health insurance in Italy.  I have read that EU citizens can generally register as resident with their European Health Insurance Card to fulfill the comprehensive health insurance requirement knowing that once they are officially resident they may register with he local ASL.

Not totally sure about non-EU citizens but  immediate family members of EU citizens are supposed to be treated as EU citizens if they are part of the household. 

Non-EU citizens are also entitled to the same public health care once they have a permesso di soggiorno and are resident but I don't know what they need in terms of health care coverage to obtain that.

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