on 24 Jan 2017
Expat Health Insurance
Our trusted partner Cigna Global is very aware of all the difficulties that expats can face when it comes to healthcare in a new location, so they have created a range of international health insurance plans specifically designed for expats,
Cigna is currently giving away a free health and wellbeing module with their Silver, Gold, and Platinum policies. The main benefits of the module are :
- Routine adult physical examinations - Access to a full suite of physical examinations including BMI, cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure tests
- Cancer screenings - Including bowel, prostate, breast, lung, skin, and cervical cancer
- Telephonic Wellness Coaching – Access to a personal coach to support your nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress, weight management, or tobacco cessation goals
- Life Management Assistance Programme access - 24/7 client service access to Life Coaching and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Sirelo has a network of more than 500 international removal companies that can move your furniture and possessions to your new home. By filling in a form, you’ll get up to 5 quotes from recommended movers. This service is free of charge and will help you select an international moving company that suits your needs and budget.
Where in the city will you be living?
Moms and Tots is a great group that caters for little ones and offers programs for toddlers to promote basic developmental and social skills. There are lots of groups in the city, and they're usually run from a mom's home, so you should be able to find one close to you. It's also a great way to meet other moms. I recently did moms and tots with my two-year old twins and we all loved it.
Other options include Toptots, Wriggle and Rhyme, Kindermusiek and Jump Start - these all offer similar programs to moms and tots, and again there are different groups across the city.
Many churches and baby clinics also have lovely free mom and kiddie groups and get togethers on a regular basis, which provide a great social opportunity to meet other moms, and relax with a cup of tea, while the kiddies get to play. I used to go to a lovely group at Christ Church in Kenilworth, and there are plenty more similar groups in the area.
All the best with your move. Cape Town is a great city to raise a family!