What you Need to Know About Travel Medical Insurance

Posted April 21 2023

What Does Travel Medical Insurance Cover?    

It’s almost that time of year. Summer is around the corner, which means school’s out, and vacations are happening!

Before the fun is had, it’s important to take care of some “housekeeping” items, so that you can relax and enjoy your time without worry. Especially if you are planning on taking any international trips. Don’t leave without travel medical insurance! And don’t buy a travel medical insurance policy without first learning exactly why you need it.

Travel Medical Insurance is an insurance policy that acts as your health insurance while you are abroad. People are often surprised that their existing health insurance policy does not cover them when they leave the U.S, which is why it is important to get a travel medical policy whenever traveling internationally. After all, medical emergencies can happen anywhere, even when traveling for business or vacations. Coverage can include medical bills associated with car accidents, injuries, food poisoning, illness, etc.

What is the Difference Between Travel Medical Insurance and Trip Cancellation Insurance?

Trip Cancellation Insurance is an insurance policy that protects your investment when your trip is cancelled or interrupted for various reasons. Typically, this type of policy also includes medical coverage for accidents and illnesses. It differs from travel medical insurance, which provides international medical insurance coverage for when you are traveling abroad, outside of your home country. These two very different types of insurance are often mistaken for each other, as they can be referred to as travel insurance (travel medical insurance) and trip insurance (trip cancellation insurance).

What Affects the Cost of Travel Medical Insurance?

The main factors that affect the cost of a travel medical insurance plan are:

  • The amount of coverage
  • The length of the trip
  • Your age
  • Primary destination

There are other factors that can affect the cost of travel medical insurance; however, these factors are typically what will be the greatest influence on cost. First off, the amount of coverage will always be an indicator of price. As you get more or better coverage, the price will go up, as you get less coverage, it will go down. The length of the trip impacts cost because the more time you need insurance, the more opportunity there will be for insurance to be used. Age is a factor because as people get older, they are deemed to be a greater risk. And finally, depending on where you’re traveling can also impact the cost of your policy. If you’re traveling to the US, the policy will be more expensive as the cost of healthcare is higher. Don’t let any of these factors deter you. Travel medical policies are relatively inexpensive, and the application process can be completed in just a few steps!

If you have any questions about travel medical insurance , or are interested in purchasing a travel medical insurance plan for your next business or leisure trip abroad, please contact us at +1 954 828 1819 or +44 (0) 1624 678668 or visit us online at mhginsurance.com. Safe travels!