Podcast #161 – Marc Talks about being an Expat in Mexico after 18 Months
In this episode, Marc talks about life as an expat in Mexico after 18 months. He gives you an update on:
- Health Insurance including Medicare
- Voting from Abroad
- Shopping and Safety
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Now on to the podcast…
For previous episodes on becoming an expat please click here. We will cover the following topics:
- Healthcare and Health Insurance
- Changes of season
- Voting from Abroad
Healthcare and Health Insurance – Expat in Mexico
Marc’s wife signed up Medicare Part A and B but not D. The signup process was done via the U.S. Embassy in Guadalajara Mexico. We learned everything from the Medicare for Dummies Book. Marc spent about $1000 on his wife’s medication. Marc’s wife will sign up for Skymed for emergency transport in the case of a medical emergency.
Change Season – Expat in Mexico
Festival season is extensive. The major festival in Ajijic is FIESTAS DE SAN ANDRÉS. We went to Guanajuato for the week of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. We took the ETN bus line to Guanajuato from Guadalajara and paid for the tickets at OXXO.
Voting in the primaries. VoteFromAbroad.org
Shopping – Expat in Mexico
Safety – Expat in Mexico
Real dangers include:
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