By the end of the month, back-to-school reminders and end-of-season sales will have us all thinking fall is almost here. Resist the urge to pack up your flip flops! Summer is still sizzling for several more months, and summer travel is hotter than ever.
Whether you are planning to relax on a Caribbean beach or backpack through Europe, your summer vacation should be a time to reset and refresh. Before you jet off to your destination, consider taking the following steps to make sure the only thing you need to worry about on your trip is what fun to pursue next.
Make sure you are covered. Purchasing a short-term international health insurance plan is one of smartest things you can do to protect both your health and your finances. You may be thinking, “Won’t the health insurance plan I already have be sufficient if I get sick or injured in another country?” The answer is that it probably does not have the right kind of protection you need when you travel outside the U.S.
There are health insurance plans that are specifically designed for international travel. Plans like GeoBlue have no deductible and cover important needs like medically necessary evacuations which can cost you thousands of dollars out of pocket and are typically not covered by your U.S. medical plan.
GeoBlue also has a flexible cancellation policy, options for pre-existing condition coverage, and includes Global TeleMD™ telemedicine services for contactless access to care in case you need it.
Get familiar with your destination. A plan like GeoBlue provides a mobile app that you can download before you travel, so you can locate quality providers, view destination profiles, get the latest on any regional safety concerns, and so much more.
No matter where you plan to travel, a little preparation can go a long way to getting your international journey off on the right foot.
New short-term products brochure
This brochure combines information on GeoBlue Voyager® and Trekker® plans, for single and multi-trip travel medical plans for individuals and families, into one comprehensive piece.
Want to learn more about your options for coverage while traveling outside the United States?