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If I have EPS insurance, can I change my IPS?

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on: Jan 08, 2020

University of Birmingham Online MBA

Summary: The answer to this question may vary from provider to provider. Some expats say that it is not a bid deal to change your IPS. One expat talks about how he switched to a different IPS than the one originally assigned by the EPS.

While this may vary from insurer to insurer, one expat explained how he switched his IPS, "While I did not visit 'Central' (the assigned IPS), I was told it is housed in a large former house. Instead, I visited the IPS at Las Molinos in Belen - nice place, air conditioned. You make an appointment online, go to a machine and enter your cedula and it spits out a ticket. You take that to the counter and they give you your consultation room and name that is displayed on screens throughout the waiting room. When your name comes up you go and see the doctor. I went online and changed my IPS from central to Los Molinos and it takes effect the first business day of the next month."

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