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CIGNA International Expatriate Benefits (CIEB) offers a compliant solution for your corporate clients with expatriate Australians and foreign staff living in Australia

Cigna, a leading international health insurance company, offers an industry leading solution that provides your clients with the administrative convenience and peace of mind of having of one healthcare plan that achieves 3 key objectives:

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  • Covers your clients’ staff and their families across Asia and around the world.
  • CIGNALinks® Australia provides your clients’ expatriates, local national employees and their families with a compliant healthcare plan for treatment they receive in Australia. Additionally, they also avoid tax / surcharge problems and minimise the penalties normally associated with an Australian moving back to Australia on a permanent basis and seeking to re-enter the MediCare system.
  • CIGNALinks® Australia also provides your clients’ expatriate staff and families living in Australia with medical insurance that meets the new 457 Business Long Stay Visa requirements. As a result of new legislation (effective September 14, 2009) from Australia’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), all non-Australian citizens coming from countries which do not have reciprocal health care agreements* in place with Australia and who require a 457 Business Long Stay Visa must now provide proof of compliant insurance from an Australian insurer.

*Countries with reciprocal healthcare agreements include Finland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the UK


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