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Travel Insurance While Abroad

Jan 23, 2008
You may be considering moving abroad to study or perhaps to spend a summer in that villa in Tuscany you've heard so much about lately. If so, among the many items that will need to be attended to on your "to do list", consider adding another - travel Insurance. There are many reasons to consider health insurance while abroad. Your current insurer may or may not provide adequate coverage should there be a medical emergency. You may arrive at your destination to discover that all of your luggage and personal items are nowhere to be found. You find that you are in a legal jam and need the assistance of the embassy or consulate. Travel insurance can provide coverage for all of these scenarios and many more. Here are a few examples of the coverage you might find with most carriers:

* Medical which includes inpatient and Outpatient charges made by a Hospital.

* Emergency Dental

* Return of minor children to the area Principal Residence

* Act of Terrorism

* Accidental Death or Dismemberment

* Loss of Luggage

* Travel Assistance (Translation & Interpretation, Embassy and Consulate referrals)

* Repatriation of Remains

You will want to take precautionary measures in addition to procuring travel insurance. Be certain you've thoroughly researched the country you're visiting. Get all of the the necessary vaccinations prior to your trip. And, research the pharmacies in the cities you'll be visiting (i.e.Are they reliable? What are the hours? Etc.). Besides all of the research on health information, be sure to find out the stability of the country. Are there risks of a possible terrorist attack? Also, investigate the reliability of the local police force. Important personal information such as emergency telephone numbers, contact information for family and friends in your home residence should be on your person at all times. It is also a good idea that you give copies of your itinerary and passport to your friends and family, in case of an emergency. Lastly, the Department of State recommends that while travelling abroad, you should register with the agency (https://travelregistration.state.gov) so that should you need it in case of an emergency, the department can better assist you. Travelling abroad is exciting. You get the chance to be in a new place to discover the culture and the people. Travelling abroad can also involve risk. The point of having insurance is to provide peace of mind against that risk. Be sure to compare many different policies to decide which provides the best coverage for your needs. Be well and travel safe!
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