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William Russell

Expat insurance
since 1992

By putting our members at the heart of everything we do, we’re building an expat insurance experience that’s both personal and fair. That’s why we’re the partner of choice for people living & working abroad.

About our plans

We provide insurance plans for people living and working abroad. We cover expats, individuals, professionals, families, remote workers, digital nomads, frequent travellers, startups, small and medium-sized businesses, large corporates, charities, and governmental organisations

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William Russell International Health Insurance

Health Insurance

Access to the best hospitals and doctors, wherever you’re living and working. Our plans come with hospital treatment, cancer treatment and emergency medical evacuation as standard.

William Russell International Life Insurance

Life Insurance

Insure your life up to US$2m while you’re living overseas. Our plans provide international cover, with early payment for terminal illness diagnoses and the option for accident cover.

William Russell International Income Protection

Income Protection

Secure a replacement income if injury or illness prevents you from working while you’re living abroad. You decide the amount of cover that is right for you. Plus, you’ll get our trademark service.

Frequently asked questions

Founded by Inez Cooper in 1992, William Russell is an insurance provider, offering international health insurance, life insurance and income protection to expats, with a personal touch. Find out more about our story below.

Learn more about William Russell

No, William Russell provides insurance on behalf of the Allianz group. We design the insurance plans in partnership with the Allianz group, but our team are solely responsible for your member experience and the tech that powers it, helping you access doctors and hospitals, paying your claims.

Why choose William Russell?

We provide insurance to people of all nationalities living and working around the world. Most of our members live in the Far East, Middle East and East Africa, but we provide insurance across South America, Europe, and Asia. The only places where we cannot provide insurance is when you’re living in the USA or Switzerland.

Where do I have cover?

An expat (short for “expatriate”) is simply someone who lives outside their native country (the country they were born in). They may be temporarily or permanently living there for a variety of reasons including work or retirement.

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What our members are saying

Expats around the world have relied on us for their health and financial security since 1992. From emergency medical evacuations to replacement incomes, we’re the original partner for expats. Check our member reviews.

Hands down the best International Health Insurance on the market. Fair premiums, amazing customer service and the fastest claim handling. Would recommend to any expat looking for an insurance.

Member with William Russell
June, 2021

We have been associated with William Russell for over 20 years, they have always been there for us and guided us though the maze of health insurance in a a proactive manner.

Member with William Russell
March, 2023

Whenever we have dealt with WR, inquiring about coverage, payments, benefits etc, there has always been an extremely prompt reply with clear outline of next steps. Friendly and efficient service. Keep up the great work!

Member with William Russell
February, 2023

Couldn’t be happier with the service and support I got from William Russell. They made my application for Insurance a breeze and nothing was too much trouble.

Member with William Russell
May, 2021

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