Most of South America has free public health care that will be able to be used by foreigners as well and this free health care is generally what is provided by employers. However, with any free public health care, the lines are often long and the health care can be hit or miss. It would be wise for teachers to purchase supplemental travel health insurance.
For supplemental insurance Educators Overseas has partnered with World
Nomads travel health insurance and officials there have personally assured us that teachers can extend their
insurance policies indefinitely, for however long the teacher remains
overseas. The best part - you can get insurance that also includes travel insurance to cover lost luggage or canceled trips.
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