Discovering the best international health insurance plan should be at the top of your list of priorities if you’re planning on traveling abroad. Thankfully, there’s a multifarious amount of options from which to choose from. More importantly, the majority of these health insurance plans are affordable, especially when compared to health insurance premiums and deductibles here in […]
Frank Gillingham, MD In Travel Health Insurance BasicsPart 1, I discussed the importance of travel insurance and listed the three major coverages to consider: (1) supplemental health/medical, (2) medical evacuation, (3) trip cancellation/interruption. Here are some other key points about travel insurance, and a discussion about why insurance isn’t enough: Multi-Trip vs. Single Trip Plans. Some plans […]
The simple fact is that many international travelers do not have appropriate insurance protection. Government sponsored health programs such as Medicare almost never cover care received in a foreign country. Employer-sponsored plans often limit overseas coverage to emergency care only (and the burden will be on you to prove it’s an emergency).