What Does Medicare Cover While Traveling Abroad

Medicare coverage depends on where you travel. It also depends on the type of coverage you have through Medicare. If you have Original Medicare, you can go anywhere in the United States and its territories and not worry about medical care. This is the plan that most people start with when they begin receiving Medicare. You can seek medical attention from any doctor or hospital you choose. With Original Medicare, you are not covered if you are outside of the United States. This can be a problem if you regularly travel to other countries and something happens to your health. […]

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6 Reasons There Should Be Insurance Coverage for Yoga and Meditation Services

People have been practicing yoga and meditation for centuries. They are exercises that promote maximum health and well-being, and the benefits are long term. The popularity of these is increasing as more people see how much better they feel after using them. The problem is that even though they are great exercises to preserve health, they are not covered by insurance. This is quite disheartening since it is a prevention tool, and there are other means of prevention that are covered by insurance policies. This isn’t the only reason they should be covered by insurance, though. The following are five […]

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Annual Travel Insurance Plans for Everyone

Whether you are a business traveler who frequently has to fly to other countries for meetings or conferences, or you take a lot of trips throughout the year for pleasure, it can be annoying to organize travel insurance each time you travel. The more trips you make, the more often you must fill out a form or make a phone call. Sometimes you may forget, leaving you at risk of traveling uninsured. There is an easier way to arrange travel insurance when you are a frequent flier – annual travel insurance plans. Annual travel insurance plans offer a package of […]

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Travel Insurance Questions to Ask

Thankfully there is a lot of choice available in travel insurance right now because it helps consumers get a great deal on travel protection. But a great deal doesn’t only mean the cheapest deal you can find. Sometimes cheap travel insurance plans are not the best option. Whenever you travel you need to make sure you are fully covered in terms of how long you will be away, which countries you visit, which activities you take part in, and whether you have any special needs. There are some questions to ask before you can be sure that the travel insurance […]

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Controlling the Weather: How to Travel in Hurricane Season

Snow, ice and sleet may be freezing memories by now but with the hurricane season approaching travelers face new travel chaos. Remember stacks of cancelled flights, problems reaching airports and connecting flights disrupted due to winter weather? The same issues affect travelers in hurricane season, according to recent hurricane season news. How can you travel with less stress when the weather is against you? Is there anything you can do to protect your travel investments in the face of a hurricane? Travel wisely in hurricane season by making sure you pack the most important piece of protective kit you can […]

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One in 10 Senior Travelers without Insurance

News recently released from a survey completed by the insurer Staysure reveals that many senior travelers are choosing to travel without insurance. The insurer specializes in travel insurance for the over-50s and says that around 10 percent of senior British travelers is taking a gamble and taking their vacations without adequate travel insurance. A further one in 20 British seniors revealed they had lied in the application about a pre-existing medical condition, or failed to declare a condition in order to keep the cost of premiums down. The reasons seniors give for failing to buy travel insurance or purchasing insurance […]

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Does Domestic Health Insurance Cover Me?

When it comes to travel, health insurance is probably the most confusing consideration you have to make. You probably realize that your home contents insurance doesn’t cover your belongings when you are abroad, and that you don’t already have trip cancellation insurance included in your domestic insurance packages. But does your health insurance plan cover you when you travel overseas? It is important to make sure you understand what your coverage extends to when traveling or you may find you are traveling without adequate insurance protection. If you are a US citizen and have a US health insurance plan, your […]

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Expatriate Health Insurance Explained

With a large number of different insurance plans on offer today it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. Some plans you may not have heard of before but can offer significant benefits for travel and overseas living. For example, expatriate insurance comes with many advantages for people who are living abroad. Find out more about expatriate insurance below. Expatriate insurance, as the name suggests, is for expats – people who are living for extended periods of time outside their home country. They may have moved for work, or their spouse’s work, for study or to […]

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Health Insurance for Immigrants

Every year thousands of people come to the United States as immigrants to start a new life abroad, as a result of marriage or other family issues, work or as a result of a successful visa application. All these recent immigrants will experience a great deal of change in the first months and years they are in their new country. With change come new benefits and sks- and the need for insurance. Why do recent immigrants need health insurance? Health insurance for US immigrants is designed to protect immigrants from huge medical bills. Healthcare is not free in the United […]

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Tips for Buying Short Term Health Insurance

Short term health insurance, or short term medical insurance, is a type of insurance that protects you from high medical bills and helps you look after your health by being able to afford good quality health care. It is a type of health insurance,  where you pay your premium each month and are then covered for any medical treatment you need. For example, if you break a leg and need x-rays and checkups, the insurance will cover it. If you are hit by a virus your insurance covers you for prescription drugs and doctors office visits. The short term part […]

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