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Thereisanincreasingneedtoprovidebalancedsupportforthesedifferentmembersoftheglobalworkforce.A2011studybyRobertSteffenMDpublishedintheInternationalJournalofMentalHealthreportsthatexpatriatesgenerallyhaveahigherriskformentalhealthproblemsincludingincreasedriskforemotionalandbehavioralissuesandsubstanceabusedisorders.Andthentherearethephysicalconcernstoconsider.DaveRichterCEOofthehumanresourcesconsultingx1armRichterInternationalConsultingexplainsthisintermsofaheightenedsensitivitytoglobaltensionsx1cTherex19sanincreasingawarenessofoverseasthreatsandpeoplewanttobeprepared.x1dDr.Steffenbelievesthestatisticssupportthisconcern.Hisdatashowsthatforevery100000businesstravelerswhovisitthedevelopingworldeverymonth50willdevelopahealthproblem8willseeaphysician5willbeconx1cnedtoabedduringtheirtravels.05willendupbeingevacuatedforillnessorotherreasonsSmallercompaniesthatarelikelysendingfewerpeopleoverseasmayfeelsomewhatprotectedfromthevastnessofthesenumbersbutRichterpointsoutx1cYoucouldbetheonepersonoutof200000whoneedstobeevacuated.Andyouwanttobepreparedforthat.Youdonx19tknowwhowillneedhelporwhentheyx19llneedit.x1dThestateofhealthcareintheglobalspaceishighlyvariable.ForeignexpatsmaybeaccustomedtoricherplansofferingfullcoveragethatbypasstheAmericanmodelofco-paysanddeductibles.Andlocallyhiredforeignersmaybeonlocalplanswhichdonx19tprovidecontinuedcoveragewhentheyreturnhome.Toprovideeffectivecoveragespecialplansandprogramsmayneedtobedevelopedandtheyrequirecoordinationtoimplementwithregardtobothinfrastructureandadoption.EmployeeAssistanceProgramsEAPsmayhelpinassuringthatpeoplereceivethecareandresourcestheyneedinanysituation.x1cYoucouldbetheonepersonoutof200000whoneedstobeevacuated.Andyouwanttobepreparedforthat.x1d-DaveRichterCEORichterInternationalConsulting