I am a US citizen, took early retirement, and live in France. Is there a health care plan for folks living the bulk of each year abroad?

My husband is French which is why we live most of the year in France, where I do have health insurance. I read recently that any US citizen spending more than 30 days in the US must have US coverage. How can I find affordable "temporary" coverage?

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Answered by MoneyTips Writing Staff, Financial Adviser in Los Angeles, CA
Expat health insurance is available through brokers and online. There are a number of companies that can help, such as: https://www.geobluetravelinsurance.com/products/longterm/xplorer-5-overview.cfm. We don’t make any recommendations; feel free to shop around. | 09.23.14 @ 00:01
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Answered by Peter Navarra, Insurance Agent in Torrance, CA
I recently helped an American couple who moved from California to Istanbul, Turkey, for work. GeoBlue (Blue Cross) travel insurance is the product they chose and they've been very pleased with the level of access for all of their healthcare needs. They recently upgraded their plan, during the annual open-enrollment period, to include a maturity benefit and the upgrade was processed immediately. It's not cheap, but I would recommend GeoBlue products to anyone planning to live abroad. | 10.24.14 @ 23:47
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