Insurance For Teachers

When I quit working for one of the big English teaching companies, I had to get insurance from somewhere.  My wife suggested I use the national health system that Japanese people use.  I thought that would be a good idea, but I looked into it and it wasn’t so great after all.  It was very expensive and didn’t offer full coverage.

One problem with National Health is that, when you sign up for it, you have to pay a big chunk to get started.  You have to pay for all the months you were in the country and covered by someone else.  For me, that would have meant paying three years of insurance all at once!
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