With the increase in awareness of international health insurance, travelers and expatriates are seeking appropriate protection for themselves and their dependents when they travel or live overseas.

International health insurance seekers include global professionals, retired, individuals seeking international job exposure, missionaries, travelers and international students. Employers also look out for short term travel medical insurance when employees are sent on overseas assignments.

International Insurance companies have come up with various new international health insurance plans that offer worldwide benefits at affordable premiums.

International health insurance coverage with wellness benefits is becoming increasingly popular among people who follow the principle of ‘prevention is better than cure’. It is interesting to observe that the once ‘nice-to-have’ benefit for preventive care is increasingly becoming a standard coverage in many health insurance plans.

As in almost all insurance plans the coverage benefits of these international health insurance plans vary with each policy and the cost of the plan.