Why are questions about insurance off topic and being closed as primarily opinion based ? I think insurance is one of the most important things an expat would be concerned about and other expats would be one of the best sources of information.

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    Any chance you could link to a few examples?
    – Gagravarr
    Mar 25, 2014 at 10:56
  • Agreed - examples? I looked at the health-insurance tagged questions and all are currently open.
    – Mark Mayo
    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:35
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    Of course just looking for insurance is probably considered shopping, or opinion based. It's going to be different for every person, and rates/conditions change regularly.
    – Mark Mayo
    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:36
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    However, questions about say, Aussie medicare covering you while working as an expat in India, would certainly be of interest, and objectively answerable.
    – Mark Mayo
    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:37
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    Also, Beware the slopes of “As an expat …”
    – Mark Mayo
    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:38
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    Questions about insurance are definitely not off-topic. The two most popular questions are about health insurance, a few others about other types of insurance are still open (a few “close” votes but no consensus yet). So perhaps we need to discuss what makes an insurance question on- or off-topic, and not so much what we think about insurance in general.
    – Gala
    Mar 26, 2014 at 7:15


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