I'm sure this question has been addressed before but maybe someone would advise me what I should do.
I'm 61 years of age, took early retirement and moved to France. The carte vitale that I was issued with when I arrived two years ago expired in Dec 2012. I have Health insurance through Pacifica that I arranged through Credit Agricole Bank. I'm currently in excellent health.
1. CPAM tell me that my carte vitale has expired and I need to get another Form S14 (?) from UK NI in Newcastle and apply for cover again.
2. UK NI tell me they don't know of a Form S14 and as I'm below 65 I'm not covered from the UK.
3. Pacifica, tell me that I'm not covered because I no longer have a current Carte Vitale
Any suggestions? I'm currently thinking, rather reluctantly, that it may be best for me to sell up go back to the UK, then return when I'm 65.
There must be others in the Survive France network who have encountered the same issue?