International Group Insurance Products with Full Description:

Who helps you today to navigate international risk management and global benefits for expatriates, TCNs, foreign nationals and global travelers?

The 3 most important reasons to team with us for international group insurance needs are outlined below:

There is no cost to have McKinley International on "retainer" and we share advice with clients every day with no consulting fees.

If you employ expatriates and other international assignees, you never know what may cross your desk and you need a partner that can navigate ANY issue that may come your way.

Your current broker or consultant may lack international experience (99% do), and there is no conflict because we do NO U.S. domestic benefits.


If heading to Ireland as an expatriate, it's extremely important to have the right international insurance package that not only works in Ireland, but equally well throughout the European Union. Other programs will be necessary depending on how long the person will be residing in Ireland. (for example, expatriate life insurance and expat disability insurance)

If you have expatriates in Ireland or anywhere in the EU, or are an individual expatriate living in Ireland please call us for a free insurance review.

Expatriate Insurance Ireland

McKinley International Risk Management works with individuals and organizations that need to provide medical insurance in Ireland for expatriate employees, travelers to Dublin and other Irish cities, and local nationals of Ireland. Please contact us for a free insurance and general international risk management consultation that will design a strategy based on your exact international exposures throughout Ireland and the EU (where people are traveling and for how long.) Did we mention this is a free service, something the international consultants will charge you over $5,000 to do.

Whether you are working full time in Ireland and need global health insurance, or just traveling for two weeks to Cary, anyone traveling or working abroad needs the right international medical insurance scheme. In addition to the proper expatriate health insurance for those living full time in Ireland, here is a list of useful information for anyone working or traveling to Ireland.

Hospital care is generally free in public hospitals for local nationals of Ireland. Private health insurance allows people to skip the waiting lines of public health care facilities, to stay in private or semi-private rooms, and to have security against catastrophic medical problems. Private insurance allows people to see private physicians and go to private hospitals. The waiting lists in the public hospitals can be up to 12 months, so private insurance is crucial.

  1. An international medical insurance plan is very important for foreign nationals in Ireland. You need a program that works in the host country, regionally throughout the EU, and in the home country for return visits.

The following hospitals and medical clinics have good facilities for expatriates in Ireland:


  • Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Tel.: 1-803-2000
  • Coombe Women's Hospital, Tel.: 1-408-5200
  • St. James's Hospital, Tel.: 1-410-3000
  • University College Hospital, Tel.: 91-524-222
  • Galvia Private Hospital, Tel.: 91-757-711

Expatriate Insurance Ireland Needs Chart (1 to 10 with 10 being a critical need) Looks at the need for expatriate insurance vs. what can be obtained in the local market or what many not even be needed for an expatriate assignment in Ireland.

Expatriate Medical Insurance in Ireland a necessity? 9
International Medical Evacuation in Ireland (with assistance) 3
Expatriate Life Insurance in Ireland 8
Expatriate Disability Insurance in Ireland 8
Cross Cultural Training in Ireland for U.S. expats 5
International EAP in Ireland for U.S. expats in Ireland 6
International Workers Compensation Insurance Ireland 9
Expatriate Property Insurance in Ireland 9
Expatriate Liability Insurance in Ireland 9
Kidnap and Ransom Insurance Ireland 3
Emergency Security Planning / Evacuation Plan 1
Local Admitted Coverage Needed for Expatriates residing in Ireland No
Place Ireland Nationals under an offshore or U.S. expat plan No
Ireland health insurance works for local nationals of Ireland in the United States No
Repatriation of Remains Ireland for Expatriates (insurance to return remains) 8

Statistics from the Irish Health Insurance Authority (HIA) show as of end of year 2011, 47% of the Irish population had private health insurance. There are only a few major insurers in Ireland and here are the statistics on each's market share. These companies do not provide expatriate insurance in Ireland.

Vhi Healthcare has 57% of the Irish market; Quinn Healthcare has a 21% share; Aviva Health Insurance has 18%;

If your company has expatriates working in Ireland, please contact McKinley International Risk Management for information on expatriate health insurance in Ireland and expatriate Life insurance in Ireland.