Usually, this type of health insurance is advisable to those who have to take frequent trips, especially abroad trips and whose job involves frequent journeys. Traveler’s health insurance provides you protection from recurring medical conditions and health conditions. You may be having a health insurance policy that did not admit insurance claims involving out-of-network costs, especially those incurred overseas. Under such circumstances traveler’s health insurance is best option to secure health care protection for you.
Generally, a short-term health insurance plan is considered suitable for frequent travelers. Some companies offer you health insurance plans with a rider for the period you would be traveling. There are different traveler’s health insurance plans. There are certain restrictions on the plan depending upon place of visit and price. To ensure more protection you may choose to obtain a supplement plan if your current policy is restricted to traveling options.
Acquiring a traveler’s health insurance plan is a simple procedure. Only formality is that you have to present pre-existing conditions. Traveler’s health insurance policy becomes void if the medical problem is attributable to existing illness or accident.
It is suggested that you collect the information of medical facilities available at the place you intend to visit. This will help you in deciding whether a normal traveler’s health insurance will suffice or you should secure a health insure plan that provides evacuation facilities or offers better hospitalization benefits.
You must give due consideration to following aspects whenever you have to purchase a traveler’s health insurance.
• Does your plan cover prescribed medicines
• Does it cover your and your spouse’ evacuation
• If your entertainment activities involve adventurous activities like skiing, mountaineering, scuba-diving etc you must ask your insurance provider whether your plan provide coverage for these extreme sports or not.
• Whether your policy has provision for return of your remains, in the direct condition.
• Read the rules, benefits, coverage printed on the insurance certificate carefully.
• Know the exact method of payments. Ensure whether your insurance company will directly pay the expenses to the provider or you have to first pay from your pocket and then reimburse from insurance company. If you have to reimburse confirm about the time-schedule.