While health insurance is no longer required in Ecuador, it’s still a good idea to have a policy that at least covers catastrophic health issues. You don’t need a visa or cedula to get a health insurance plan; you only need your passport and a credit card to setup the monthly premium payment.

You can also sign up before you leave home and before you move to Ecuador. Some of the coverage for the private insurance plans kick in after 30 days, and pre-existing conditions are covered after 2 years, so it’s a good idea to start the clock as soon as possible.

We have a full interview with Carlos Ramírez from Blue Box Insurance who was kind enough to explain all things health insurance to us. You can check that out here: Ecuador Health Insurance: Private vs. Public IESS.

If you would like to discuss your health insurance options with our qualified Insurance Brokers in Ecuador, please submit our referral form and we’ll send an immediate email introduction.

Planning a move to Ecuador?

Our Ecuador Expat Fast Track eCourse is now live! Join more than 100 people who have already signed up!

Follow Us on Social Media

Get Qualified, Trustworthy Recommendations

Need help with your visa, finding a place to live, shipping a container, health insurance, private driver or something else?

We're happy to introduce you to our trusted and qualified service providers in Ecuador!

News & Current Events from Ecuador

Ecuador Costs of Moving and Living

Every Friday, we send an email with current expat-relevant news from Ecuador (in English). It contains the latest information about covid, travel restrictions & guidelines, government actions, volcanoes, flooding, crime, and more. Basically, anything significant from the prior week that affects expats. We don't share this information ANYWHERE ELSE!

In addition, you'll also gain immediate access to our Ecuador Cost of Moving & Living Calculator. And it now contains a Low Budget Cost of Living option.

Get Even More Guidance!

Want to be an expat? You're not alone! We have a supportive community of current and future expats who are eager to share their experiences, answer questions and provide support to help take the mystery out of your move.

While we provide a lot of extra value for your membership, the real benefit is the support your contribution offers to us. Your generosity and reciprocity helps us continue creating more videos, articles and content about expats and Ecuador!

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *