So you’re ready to visit the United States, and have also decided to purchase adequate visitors health insurance for your trip. You search on Google, and tons of results come up. How do you actually go about purchasing visitors health insurance?

The first way you can go about it is by contacting individual insurance companies. If you are currently outside the United States (which is probably the case), then you will find it extremely difficult to keep in touch with so many companies.

The other more common and less complex way is to purchase insurance online. Several Web sites that provide a comparison of different plans are available. A couple of things to remember when purchasing insurance online: Look for the variety of plans available on the Web site. You don’t want to go with a Web site that only has two plans to offer.

Also, pay attention to customer testimonials, and shoot out an e-mail to see how responsive the Web site is to queries. A good business will communicate clearly and not beat around the bush, and will not delay inordinately. Also look for certification by the Better Business Bureau—they are the most trustworthy source for business information. So go ahead, and purchase your insurance in just a few clicks!