Today, more and more people are traveling outside of their home country, either for business, recreation or personal reasons. These plans cover US citizens traveling outside the United States or non-US citizens traveling in the United States. Also, most traditional health insurance does not provide coverage for expenses such as an emergency medical evacuation, medical reunion, return of mortal remains, trip interruption or loss of checked luggage.
You’ve waited a long time for that well-deserved vacation. You’ve booked your trip and updated your passport. Your bags are packed and waiting by the door. The day has finally arrived. You are traveling abroad and have a full itinerary planned for your short trip.
Traveling abroad is an exciting experience – from planning your trip to everything that you do while you’re away. But unpredictable illnesses and accidents can happen and the resulting medical bills can be overwhelming. To help you get the most of your global experience and provide you with peace of mind, consider travel medical insurance plans that will protect you while away from home.
Most people think they are covered if they already have existing health care insurance. Within the United States, that’s true. Outside the U.S., however, is a big IF. And in some cases, your insurance won’t even cover you if you’re traveling on a foreign-flagged vessel.