A recent study conducted by Cigna and the National Foreign Trade Council discovered some interesting insights into what expats find important.
The study included more than 2,700 expatriates on assignment in 156 countries. Here are some highlights of the study:
Global mobility – or going on international work assignments – is increasingly viewed more as a lifestyle choice than an economic or career development obligation, with 84 percent of study participants saying they would accept another international assignment from their current employer.
Access to competent health services in any country (including the United States) remains the No. 1 healthcare concern among respondents.
About 79 percent of the expat households surveyed accessed medical care while on assignment, with more respondents turning to local providers for routine medical care than in previous years.
Thirty-eight percent of the expats surveyed reported they received only one communication about their mobility benefits from their employer prior to departure which suggests that employers should do more.
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