The global pandemic novel coronavirus, covid-19, has infected millions around the world with the resultant death toll continuing to increase. This has forced people to change their attitudes and their lifestyles and they have begun to prioritize health precautions and preventive measures towards coronavirus.
Prevention and cure towards coronavirus has become the important task for people and leaders around the world.Read more
In light of the Covid19 pandemic, the United States has banned all international travelers from arriving to the U.S.A. from United Kingdom, Ireland and 26European countries but with the exception of US citizens and Green card holders.
Expatriate health insurance plans are in huge demand for both US citizens and foreign nationals travelling worldwide. Geoblue, the insurance company provides the Explorer suite of plans that are available for US citizens, permanent residents, US legal residents travelling worldwide and foreign workers in the US.
These plans are long term global plans available from age 18 up to age of 74.Read more
There are many cheap international travel insurance plans also known as visitor insurance plans available in the insurance market today. These plans are broadly classified as Fixed or Limit benefit plans and Comprehensive plans.
Review and Compare between fixed benefit and comprehensive insurance plans.
Fixed benefit insurance plans for international visitors are cheaper and economical compared to the comprehensive plans. However, these plans might work for minor medical issues and are not mostly recommended due to their limited benefits.Read more
We often get customer queries from older travelers visiting the US for different occasions, for different duration of stay and they usually are of diverse age groups.
US Travel health insurance is such an important requirement particularly
Coronavirus or Covid 19 has disrupted international travel very significantly. Several airlines in the United States and Europe have suspended flights to and from mainland China. China has also ordered all travel agencies to suspend sales of domestic and international tours.
In this context international travelers have to be very careful as Corona Virus has become a global threat, with hundreds of cases reported worldwide creating a health scare. With this outbreak the world’s largest annual human migration time for China has stopped.Read more
There are several travel health insurance plans available for the visitors traveling outside their home country. These plans usually cover unexpected sickness and injury as well as have benefits for repatriation and evacuation, luggage loss and delay and trip interruption.
However, one of the most important benefit that most travelers, in particular older travelers need is the coverage for pre-existing medical conditions.Read more
We have some exciting news to relate to you regarding a new plan with the most extensive coverage of pre-existing coverage we know of (and maybe on the market)! The company is INF and their plan is called Elite Network.
It is only for travel to the USA and must be purchased for three months or more, but it promises “full” pre-existing condition coverage AND it is available for clients from ages 0 to 99! How can they promise that? What does it mean? Read on and I will explain.Read more
International travelers look for good travel insurance plans, that provide adequate coverage while they are outside their home country.
People in the age range of 50 - 99 are also looking for coverage for pre-existing medical conditions.
Many US insurance companies provide visitor travel health insurance plans for short term travel outside one’s home country.Read more
Since the announcement that new immigrants into the US should not impose a burden on the healthcare system of the US by President Trump on October 4, 2019, we have seen the calls, emails and general inquiries for visitor insurance, particularly for new immigrants explode!
While the proclamation seems to apply only for persons seeking permanent resident status (an eventual “green card”), it seems that consulates all over the world, particularly in Latin America, are applying the rule for even tourist entry.
They must show the ability to pay for medical costs when they become permanent residents of the US. The proclamation which will become officially effective on November 3 has ordered consular officers be sure applicants will be covered by health insurance or show they have the financial resources to pay for future medical costs.
The US government has issued a proclamation on October 4th 2019 that proof of proper US immigrant health insurance is required to be issued US visas to enter the country. The proclamation states that this new rule will become effective from the 3rd of November 2019.
Fixed benefit or scheduled benefit plans are the most affordable international travel insurance plans. These fixed affordable health travel insurance plans are cheapest but provide limited cover for unexpected sickness and injury while outside ones home country.
Most of these fixed benefit affordable world travel insurance plans are per injury/sickness plans. Per injury/sickness plans set the policy maximum back to the original amount after some amount is used in case of a claim expense.Read more
Whether it is the Eiffel tower in Paris or the numerous beautiful historic monuments in Rome, or the museums in Madrid, Europe has always been the very place of tourist attractions and continues to be the popular tourist destination for travelers the world over.
As a result there has been a steady increase in visitors to Europe annually. Traveling and getting to know different cultures, trying new cuisines, and spending time in a new country develops a sense of understanding about different lifestyles which broadens one horizons and can inspire in a positive way.Read more
There is no one way to compare travel insurance plans. That is why we, at American Visitor Insurance, put so much information into the search engine results when you enter information and ask for a quote. It really depends what is more important to you.
For example, if you are going on a family vacation with grandma and you are worried about grandma’s health situation and feel if she is not well and cannot travel, then you should purchase a trip cancellation policy for the whole group of you.Read more
There are always bad reviews to read (some of them are quite scary) about insurance companies. Some people may read these and feel there is no point to getting health insurance for a trip.
I hope you do not fall into this category; the fact you are reading our website suggests you are at least interested in making such a purchase. There are many problems with online reviews. There is no way to know if they are real complaints or just trolling.Read more
Pre existing condition is a health condition or a health issue that has been existing in the individual, before the individual has purchased or enrolled in a health insurance plan. This means it has existed at the time of application for the insurance plan or immediately for certain period of time preceding the application of individual for travel health insurance plan.
>Pre existing condition coverage is definitely an important feature that is part of any travel health insurance plan. Travel health Insurance plans normally exclude coverage for Pre existing conditions.Read more
Fixed benefit Travel insurance plans are also known as scheduled benefit plans. They are limited in their coverage. They are low priced and highly economical and are attractive for the customers. Taking a deeper look, Fixed plans set a fixed amount for each and every benefit.
Co insurance is not applicable to these plans as they do not pay any percentage amount for the benefits provided. Policy maximum values for these plans are generally $50,000 and $100,000, but the claims are not paid up to the policy maximum for every benefit.Read more
Yes, you can get temporary US health insurance which is also known as short term visitor health insurance or travel health insurance. This short term travel insurance is often needed for travelers visiting the US.
visitor health insurance plans cover unexpected sickness and injuries shielding the visitor from expensive medical bills that otherwise need to be paid out of pocket. There are different plans available depending on the travelers visa status and individual needs.Read more
International student health insurance plans are required by foreign students who pursue their higher education outside their home country. The US is one of the most popular destination for Masters and Doctoral programs for such students.
The universities in the US usually have a mandatory health insurance requirement. While the Universities often insist on specific university health insurance plans, they offer students the option of buying student insurance outside the university plan if it satisfies university requirements.Read more
It is strongly recommended that backpackers buy travel medical insurance. Something may go wrong when you are travelling which thanks to Murphy’s law , without insurance can be traumatic and end up in huge financial mess.
Smart backers buy international travel insurance that cover expenses from hospitalization due to sudden sickness or accidental injuries. Travel insurance plans also cover loss of passport, trip delay, trip interruption.Read more
International travel health insurance is of vital importance, and the travel insurance document is one of the most important document during international travel. Travel insurance essentially insures the health of the traveller will sometimes also offering other coverage for the costs of travel.
Visitor medical insurance is temporary health insurance that takes care of medical unexpected expenses of international travellers while in a foreign country. It takes care of expenses that are incurred for unexpected sickness or injury or any emergency medical situation.Read more
International travelers visiting the US are traveling away from their home country to a foreign country, where they need to take care of many things amongst which health insurance is a very essential requirement.
The domestic health insurance from one’s home country might not provide sufficient coverage in a foreign country. In particular the US is known for it's expensive healthcare system for visitors and it is very important to make sure that our US Travel health insurance is taken care of to make us feel safe and secured in a new unknown place.Read more
International students who enroll in the US Universities as well as US students studying outside the US have to satisfy one important requirement of the University, which is to have adequate health insurance.
International students are not eligible for the domestic health care options and they need to buy health insurance that satisfies the requirements specified by the University. Most Universities in the US have student health insurance plans which the student can buy to qualify for basic health coverage.Read more
I just got back from a fantastic trip to beautiful Mexico! I went to Mexico City with my two youngest sons to show them some sites and visit family down there. As it happens, before we left, I purchased an annual plan for the whole family which will cover us, not only abroad, but also when we are 100 miles away from home.
This was important to me because our current domestic insurance, while good, does not cover us very well when we are out of state. AND, since we travel out of state quite often (several times per month), I always had this bit of a worry in the back of my mind.Read more
Here's a short blog to answer some questions about "home" country and "destination" country issues that come up in customer care fairly regularly. Our plans are for travel away from your home country. They are short term policies meant to cover you only while on your vacation or travel abroad.
They are not meant to cover you while you are "home". But what does "home" mean? Your "home" country is often defined as where you have your true fixed residence where you receive mail. Easy, right? Well, this can be a bit more confusing for someone who has been a student (for example) for 4 years in a different country.Read more
There are several thousands of travelers coming to the US every year. Many of these visitors are visiting for short stays while others come to live longer in the US. One significant group traveling to the United States are prospective immigrants.
These are people who come to the US and over time settle down permanently in the US as immigrants. They initially come as temporary residents to work, study or do research and then apply for the permanent residency in the US.Read more
Today I am going to talk about the timing of getting your travel health insurance. We get many calls from people who are already on their trip (here in the US or abroad) and wonder if they can “now” purchase visitors medical insurance.
Of course, we recommend that you purchase your visitors insurance after you have your tickets and travel dates in order so that you are covered from the moment you leave until the time you return (for tricky time zone issues note that all policies begin and end using Eastern Standard Time). However, you can still purchase insurance once you are on your trip.Read more
While we have looked at many visitor insurance plans for seniors visiting the US, let us look at this option of international travel insurance ideal for US permanent residents and citizens. Traveling outside the country is a big deal in itself to worry about and it medical uncertainty is definitely not to be ignored.
Globe Hopper Seniors travel insurance plan is ideal for seniors leaving the US to travel outside. This plan provides affordable market leading coverage which gives protection for medical related matters while traveling outside the US.Read more
To ensure that any travel and stay in a foreign country is hassle free and memorable travelers should buy proper visitor medical insurance. Visitor travel health insurance can prevent stress by providing good medical cover for unexpected sickness and injury.
We come across many travelers especially older travelers, who along with visitor insurance are suffering from existing medical ailments. In other words they need coverage for acute onset of an pre-existing medical condition. Obviously, this condition is of higher concern while traveling to a foreign country.Read more
International travel has become a fairly very common activity today with people from different age groups traveling across countries while wanting to create memorable memories depending on the occasion. People even in their 60s and 70s travel quite often outside their home country.
This might not be such an easy decision for some, given the concerns of safety and health. Given that at this age, travelers cannot take their health for granted it is important to take a careful view while traveling long distances.Read more
International students in the United States after completing their required academic coursework (some students choose to graduate, but others might not have formally graduated) but are still in their US international student F1 visa status will enter the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program.
As part of the OPT program, international students are temporarily employed in their major area of study and OPT is the work permit for them to work in their specialized field.Read more
The new college semester is fast approaching and it is that time of the year when students are enrolling for the semester courses in US universities. It is a known fact that healthcare in the US is expensive and since it is not have a nationalized healthcare system, individuals have to pay for all medical expenses.
This means it is required for the international students to buy good student health insurance as it is unimaginable to handle the healthcare costs out of pocket.Read more