AXA Partners pairs up with l’Union des Français de l'Etranger to provide health assistance to French people abroad

Whether you’re faced with a minor illness or a serious disease or injury, being far from home can be stressful. Because we understand the need for people to have access to healthcare services they trust and to get medical advice in their mother tongue, we have developed a partnership with l’Union des Français de l'Etranger (UFE). Recognized as being of public utility, the association already takes care of French expatriates in more than 100 countries through 170 implantations. Thanks to this partnership, the 2,7 million French people living abroad can now benefit from health assistance specially designed for them.

  • 82%

    82%of french people living abroad

    only have local healthcare coverage, or no coverage at all.

  • 48

    48The number of countries

    from which there have been suscriptions to UFE Health Assistance.

  • €50,000

    €50,000of medical expenses covered

    in the case of repatriation after a severe bodily injury.

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Adapting health assistance to fit the French customers’ needs

1,7 million French people are registered to the consulate as living abroad (2,7 million are estimated to live abroad). While some of them benefit from their companies’ extensive health insurance, most French expatriates only dispose of local coverage that might be insufficient in case of serious illness.

Because all French people living abroad deserve to benefit from proper health coverage — especially since the Covid-19 crisis, our partnership with UFE allows any French person to enjoy essential coverage. Thanks to AXA and UFE, employees, self-employed workers, students and retirees can speak to a doctor 24/7, and return to France in case of serious medical problems.

Easy registration, worldwide coverage

UFE health assistance includes:

  • Remote medical consultation 24/7 with a doctor in France
  • Second medical opinion from the best medical specialists in the event of a serious condition
  • Medical evacuation in the event of major physical injury (coverage of up to €50,000 in the case of a necessary medical transfer outside the country of residence)
  • Administrative or psychological support in the event of having to return to France

And because we believe that subscribing to coverage should be accessible and easy for all, our registration process has been designed to be straightforward:

  • Online registration at in just a few clicks
  • No documents nor medical questionnaire to provide
  • A single tarif of 34€/month per client, irrespective of age and country of residence (€1.10 per day).
General Manager of the UFE

Marc Boudin

General Manager of the UFE

The vocation of L’UFE is to accompany French people all over the world. Our field expertise and our local roots have enabled us to identify a profound need foruniversal and inclusive health assistance for the French who do not have sufficient protection. To provide them with this health assistance coverage, we partnered with AXA, a major insurance and assistance provider. Together, we developed a product that did not exist until now, with essential guarantees and at an affordable price.


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