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Medellin Guru partnered with an insurance agent to offer Colombian insurance to foreigners, which has helped over 235 readers with insurance.

Insurance Service: Get Colombian Insurance From Our Insurance Agent – 2023 Update

Medellin Guru partnered with an insurance agent to offer Colombian insurance services to foreigners including health insurance, auto insurance, homeowners’ insurance and life insurance.

Several Medellin Guru readers asked about health insurance and other types of insurance. So, we partnered to offer Colombian insurance to readers. The insurance agent we partnered with has helped over 235 Medellin Guru readers obtain insurance.

Features of the Medellín Guru Insurance Service

Features of this Colombian insurance service include:

  • Bilingual – English and Spanish.
  • Online quotes.
  • Free consultations.
  • Offers health insurance, travel insurance, auto insurance, homeowners’ insurance and life insurance.

Medellin Guru Insurance service offers insurance services to all foreigners and Colombians who need assistance in their process of finding the best insurance protection while living in Colombia. With over ten years of experience, they design the plan that best fits your needs allowing you to enjoy your life abroad.

Our insurance partnership is an affiliate relationship (like the Amazon affiliate program). If you use our Colombian insurance partner, Medellin Guru receives a small commission and you support this website. This is at no additional cost to you. The price remains the same, whether you use a button or affiliate link on this website or not.

How to Use this Colombian Insurance Service

To use this insurance service, just click on the “Use the Medellin Guru Insurance Service” button below. This will take you to a page where you can get a quote for insurance from our partner for health insurance by filling out a short form.

Use the Medellin Guru Insurance Service

Over 235 Medellin Guru readers have obtained insurance in Colombia through our insurance agent partnership including health insurance, SURA EPS insurance, auto insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance and travel insurance.

Why Offer the Medellin Guru Insurance Service?

  1. Answer insurance questions from readers – Medellin Guru receives many questions about Colombian health insurance and other types of insurance monthly. By partnering with an experienced insurance agent, we can get help to answer all these questions.
  2. Provide a recommended insurance agent to readers to buy insurance – we also receive several questions each month from readers about where and how to buy health insurance and other types of insurance. So, we have partnered with an experienced bilingual insurance agent to offer insurance services.
  3. Supports Medellin Guru– the Medellin Guru website is costly to run and with this insurance service Medellin Guru receives a small commission from Insurance Agent. This is at no additional cost to you. 

This partnership with Insurance Agent for insurance services is similar to the exiting partnership we have with expatgroup.co to offer Colombian visa services to readers.

Our visa services partnership was launched in March 2019 and in the first 47 months, over 620 readers have been helped with visas and U.S. passport renewals.

Many of these visa clients also need insurance. So, we now offer both visa and insurance services.

Colombia has 24 of the best hospitals in Latin America

Colombia has 24 of the best hospitals in Latin America – photo by courtesy of the HGM website

Healthcare and Health Insurance are Very Important for Expats

The World Health Organization (WHO) ranks Colombia’s healthcare system as #57 out of 166 countries it ranked. 

In Colombia, it is possible to have access to world-class healthcare at a fraction of the cost compared to the healthcare costs in the U.S. or Europe. Furthermore, the costs for healthcare in Colombia can be significantly lower than the costs found in the U.S.

Colombia has 24 of the best hospitals in Latin America, according to a study in late 2021 by América Economia that looked at the top 61 hospitals in Latin America. So, 39 percent of the best clinics and hospitals in Latin America are found in Colombia.

It is possible to find costs that are from 50 percent to even over 70 percent less expensive in Colombia compared to the U.S. In addition, health insurance is also relatively inexpensive in Colombia in comparison to the U.S. and Europe.

One of the reasons that Colombia has such a highly rated healthcare system is due to a new constitution that Colombia drafted in 1991 that made access to healthcare a basic human right to all citizens of Colombia, as well as foreign residents of Colombia.

There are three types of health insurance available in Colombia:

  1. EPS – Entidadas Promotoras de Salud – this is the public health insurance that is mandatory for everybody who is a resident of Colombia. The monthly premium is calculated as 12.5 percent of the monthly gross income that you declare to the EPS.
  2. Prepagada – this is private healthcare insurance in Colombia. The monthly premium for Prepagada varies depending on your age, the plan you choose and any pre-existing conditions.
  3. SISBEN – this is a free government subsidized healthcare system, which is only for very poor or homeless Colombians.

Medellin Guru’s Colombian Insurance and Healthcare Articles

The Medellin Guru website has some very popular articles about Colombian insurance and healthcare services:

  1. Health Insurance in Colombia: How to Sign up with SURA Insurance
  2. Sign up for SURA EPS Insurance: A Service for Expats in Colombia
  3. Travel Insurance: Meets the Heath Insurance Requirement for Colombia Visas
  4. Auto Insurance in Colombia: A Guide to Colombian Auto Insurance
  5. Homeowners Insurance in Colombia: A Guide to Colombian Homeowner Insurance
  6. Medellin Guru Insurance Service: Providing Colombian Insurance
  7. Colombia has 24 of the Best Hospitals in Latin America
  8. Emergency Surgery: Expat Experience in Clínica León XIII in Medellín
  9. Healthcare Colombia: Offering Services to U.S. Veterans in Colombia

Also, we plan to publish additional articles about insurance and healthcare in Colombia .

The Bottom Line: Medellin Guru Insurance Service – Providing Colombian Insurance Services

Medellin Guru partnered with insurance agent to offer Colombian insurance services to foreigners. This service is easy to use, just click on the button below to get started.

Use the Medellin Guru Insurance Service

Over 235 Medellin Guru readers have obtained insurance in Colombia through our insurance agent partnership including health insurance, auto insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance and travel insurance.

We highly recommend using a bilingual insurance agent to sign up for insurance in Colombia instead of trying to sign up yourself. Everything for signing up for insurance in Colombia is in Spanish and the forms can be complicated to fill out. And Insurance Agent will take care of signing you up for the Colombian insurance that is appropriate for your situation.

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Editors note: updated on March 5, 2022 with information about the number of insurance clients from this partnership.

Editors note: updated on July 17, 2023 with current information for 2023.

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8 thoughts on “Insurance Service: Get Colombian Insurance From Our Insurance Agent – 2023 Update”

    1. Anthony Cardiero November 19, 2020

      I am 72 years old and in very good health. I have been living in Medellin most of the last 6 years. I was told I needed health insurance and prefer to receive it and pay my premium. I used the recommended insurance agent Angela. She told me she could not help me. I asked fir a referral to someone that could. I have not received any referral. Can you please help get the best health insurance policy possible?
      Thank you

      • Angela does offer an insurance option for over 70. Bolivar provides private health insurance for up to age 74 and must also have EPS and premiums will be much higher.

    2. Robert July 11, 2020

      Any highly ranked recommended plastic surgeons and cosmetic dental specialists in Colombia?

    3. Hi Jeff, Thanks for this article on Colombian Insurance. I recently relocated to Medellín, Colombia and have some surgeries planned for a relative here. This would really help me.
      Richard

    4. I had a double hernia operation, one on each side of my abdomen at Clinica Las Americas here in Medellin. I opted for the more expensive orthoscopic surgery wherein a tiny slit is made just below the belly button and a rolled up mesh is inserted in the abdomen guided by a camera. It cost me 3000 bucks which was many thousands lower than I could find in the US. I arrived at the Clinic at 5:00 am and was home by 1:00 pm. It has been two years and I can say that the operation results were perfect. It’s like I never had a problem in the first place.

    5. Great idea and good luck with this partnership. Thanks for offering this insurance service that should help many foreigners.

    6. Jeff thanks for the article. I keep hearing that Colombia is high ranked in health care, not sure how they ranked countries. In 2017 I broke my right ankle in a freak accident while on vacation. I was without insurance ( vacation) so the ambulance cost me 150.000 cop. I went to Hospital General of Medellin ( told is the best Orthopedic hospital in Medellin) I was there for 3 days, they set my right ankle in a cast , fed me 3 times a day, and provided a non opioid pain med ( my request). I saw the Doctor once a day, my Nurse only to give me meds, there was no call bell if I needed anything . The gentleman next to me was the one that got me water to drink when I didn’t have someone visiting , Visitors were left to empty my urinal as the RN never barley came by and the one time I asked her to empty a full urinal she just walked away. Every one was fed the same meal no options were offered. my cost was 2.500.000 cop for the 3 days. I was not offered any equipment lo get around. After checking out I stayed with friends until my flight home . Upon returning to the USA I went directly to a Hospital in Boston, where they had to rest my ankle as it wasn’t set correct and recast my right ankle. the next morning they did the surgery of placing a plate and 7 screws to hold everything together. prior to discharge PT set me up with a walker and Crutches making sure I was able to get up and down stairs safely . I was given options for the meals I had, the Nurse emptied my urinal without asking, I always had water near by. From a personal experience I disagree Medellin Healthcare is better than that in Boston . My stay in Medellin was okay it was very basic minimal care.btw I work in the healthcare field in Boston

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