International Travel Medical Insurance Programs
(The scenarios on this page are for those planning on being abroad 180 days or LESS, in any given year. Any more than this, please review the Expatriate Medical page on our site for longer term, annually renewable programs or email us with questions .)
Select the one scenario below that most closely resembles your travel needs, to get started:
Individual or family AND single trip duration
Individual or family AND you will take multiple trips in years time frame
ONLY require emergency medical evacuation and repatriation of remains (NO actual medical insurance included in this option)
Individuals that are traveling on a single trip but has 5 or more in the group
You are a scholar, professor, student that is coming to the USA or traveling abroad to study in a college, university or trade school
You are considered to be traveling to the USA on a particular visa status or green card, immigrating to the United States
You are most concerned about covering a financial or monetary loss due to a trip being cancelled or interrupted due to weather, illness, etc.
Did you know that as an American, your US issued Passport states on page 2 of the passbook, under "Important Information: Health Insurance" that essentially the US Government recognizes the need for supplemental illness/ accident medical coverage while traveling abroad. The Centers for Disease Control issues the same warning as well.
Here is an excerpt from the US State Department site:
"Learn what medical services your health insurance will cover overseas. Although some health insurance companies will pay "customary and reasonable" hospital costs abroad, very few will pay for a medical evacuation back to the U.S., which can easily cost over $10,000, depending on your condition and location. Whether your insurance is valid overseas or not, you may be required to pay for care when you receive it.
If your insurance policy does not cover you abroad, consider purchasing a short-term policy that does. Many travel agents and private companies offer insurance plans that will cover health care expenses incurred overseas including emergency services such as medical evacuations.
NOTE: Social Security and Medicare do not provide coverage outside of the U.S."
For select residents in the USA that travel abroad, globally anywhere worldwide, we recommend the GeoBlue Suite of Programs for the following reasons:
1) Superior Patient Outcomes: access to GeoBlue Elite doctors and clinics
2) Simply, Better Coverage: More comprehensive benefits means the coverage is there when you need it
3) Consumer Protection: plans meet rigorous U.S. insurance laws, translating to enhanced consumer rights
4) Convenient, Cashless Access to Doctors: Our contracted providers bill directly, which eliminates red tape and the paperwork hassles
5) Preparation Reduces Emergencies: members gain access to critical health and security tools, so the
unexpected crisis can either be avoided or quickly resolved.