Is Multi-Trip Insurance Ideal for All Busy Travelers?

Busy travelers have unique insurance needs. Let’s say a small business owner who recently shifted her manufacturing to China makes several trips to the country. She also needs to visit Europe often for marketing meetings. She doesn’t quite know when she’ll be needed where, and usually has a secretary take care of the travel insurance policy for her. Just on the one trip that she forgets the insurance plan, she falls ill. That burns a huge hole in her pocket. Obviously, there must be a plan for people like her who make frequent trips abroad. There is, in fact, just […]

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Visiting Parents More Secure with U.S. Insurance

Here’s another real story: Parents of a friend were visiting from India, and a group of them had gone to California. They both had international travel health insurance from a reputed Indian insurance company, and had no previously existing conditions. Little did they know what was in store. They visited Universal Kingdom on July 4, and the crowds and the sun put in extra hours. It was exciting and tiring. Most of them were exhausted, except for my friend’s father, who could not sleep. He had slight tremors, and very soon, the condition went worse, and they had to call […]

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Game, Set and Match with Travel Sports Insurance

Let’s say you are traveling to the United States to participate in a tennis tournament. It’s bound to be a great event, and U.S. sportsmen are among the best in the world. However, remember that if you get injured, you will need to be covered. Traditional short-term international travel medical insurance may not provide the required benefit. What you need is sports travel insurance. You might want to check whether your current international travel insurance plan offers athletic coverage as optional coverage. This option is ideal for those whose travel to the United States has a significant component of competitive […]

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Without Insurance, Food Allergies Leave Bad Taste

Sometimes, international travel health insurance can leave a bad taste in your mouth. Let’s say your friend is traveling to Korea. Just as she starts to enjoy the strange culinary delights of the country, all goes downhill. While eating her dessert after a heavy dinner, she is hit by a severe allergic reaction that requires her to be hospitalized. She didn’t know about her allergy, but her international travel health insurance plan does not reimburse her. As a result, she has sworn off travel insurance. Her only complaint is that she had bought insurance for precisely such a situation and […]

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Res-Capades of the Recession

The recession has given rise to a new kind of traveler, and a word for him (or her): the res-caper. In a study conducted by a U.S.-based travel Web site, it emerged that around a fifth of the people who lost their jobs because of the recession are planning extended trips abroad with Australia being a top choice. These ‘res-capers,’ who travel internationally for various reasons, including trying to beat the recession, will spend $622 million on their international travel. About a quarter of the res-capers will use their severance package to fund their trips. However, an international travel insurance […]

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My Parents are Together – Shouldn’t Their Insurance Be Too?

If your parents are visiting you in the United States, you may want to start exploring insurance options as soon as their plans are finalized. One question several children ask is whether they must purchase separate visitor health insurance and visitor medical insurance policies for each of them, or a combined policy. In most policies, there is no difference in price between the two options. So it really comes down to convenience. Having two separate policies provides your parents with more flexibility. If one of them decides to return early or extend their stay, it is easier with separate policies. […]

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Over 65? Life, Insurance Offer Numerous Options!

Here’s a situation that was prevalent until recently: A senior, over 65 years, retired from work, done with financial responsibilities, and looking forward to traveling to far and distant lands. And international travel health insurance policies hard to come by for the travel. Reason? Insurance companies think that people over 65 are more likely to file claims during international travel. So, they either denied coverage, or raised the premiums to reflect the risk. However, several insurance companies are now waking to the possibilities of doing business with this demographic. Of late, several plans have started to cater to seniors, with […]

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Remember Travel Insurance to Save Your Memories

Imagine this: You are absolutely thrilled to be in a foreign country, taking in all the sights and sounds of the new place. You’re looking forward to the envious looks from your friends and family when they see your awesome photos. But what if your camera got stolen? Your travel insurance policy plan will not be able to help, will it? Matter of fact, it can! Most international travel and trip insurance plans feature some coverage for lost or stolen items. With digital cameras on the person of almost all travelers, a loss can put you back by a few […]

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Insurance Jungle: Conditions Regarding Pre-Existing Conditions

Whether you’re buying international student health insurance or visitor medical insurance, the insurance company will have some restrictions on medical conditions that the applicant already suffers from. However, it is important to understand the wording of such exclusions, as it might mean a difference between getting your claim approved and not. One visitors’ health policy may define a pre-existing condition as a condition that ‘would have caused a person to seek medical advice, or for which the applicant sought medical advice during the 36 months prior to the Effective Date of Coverage of the Policy.’ Another visitors’ health insurance plan […]

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The Nanny Diaries: Why Health Insurance is Necessary

Nannies provide peace of mind for couples who need help taking care of their children. To maintain that peace of mind, whether the nanny is from the United States or from another country, nanny health insurance is a must. Some nannies, especially those who are not U.S. citizens, may underestimate the need for nanny insurance, and may prefer an increase in pay instead, so that they can send money home. However, providing health insurance for the nanny is probably a better idea from your perspective and the nanny�s. Nannies who are non-U.S. citizens must purchase special insurance from specific companies […]

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