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International Health Insurance Plans

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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There are two major categories of international health insurance plans. The first is short-term, generally covering from a few weeks up to one year. The second is insurance that covers long-term stays over one year. Both plans cover persons who are traveling for business or pleasure outside their country of citizenship, and both may cover medical evacuation.

Many international travelers assume that their traditional plans will cover emergencies that may arise while they're abroad. That is not always the case. If you're planning a trip to another country, the first thing you should do is to find out what your current plan covers and whether it is accepted in every country you will be visiting. If your plan doesn't work in even one country, you may be putting your health or your family's in jeopardy.

Find International Health Insurance Plans Online

It makes great sense to insure your family's safety when you are abroad, and an adequate health insurance plan is a significant part of that goal. Now you can find a plan that will meet your need right here on the Internet, before you find yourself or a member of your family needing help in a place where none of you can even speak the language. How much would a medical travel insurance policy be worth then?

Some of the benefits you should look for are long-term care, medical evacuation, whether the plan is accepted in each country you will visit, and whether your family will have access to the insurer's customer service twenty-four hours a day. Another very important factor is whether the company has representatives who speak the foreign languages you need. Before you purchase a plan online make sure you've asked each of these questions and any others you may have.

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