Having lived in the UK for ~6 years, I'm now preparing to move to the US. As a corporate director, I've contributed to UK's National Insurance at basic rates, but made minimal investments above that. Not planning on receiving any benefit, or pension from the UK; however, I do appreciate their national healthcare services, when compared to the US counterparts.
Question for the contingency of getting Really Sick (non-emergency medical operations):
- Can I keep paying National Insurance at given rates, and keep the medical coverage?
- Would that coverage be exercisable by traveling to the UK?
- Do I need to communicate "moving to another country" to the UK government for NI coverage continuity?