Travel Medical Insurance
You’ve heard the slogan, “Don’t leave home without it!”
Here’s a new slogan: “Don’t leave the country without it!”
Without what? My passport? Yes, that too. But probably one of the most frequently forgotten items is travel medical insurance!
Many don’t realize that when we board a plane and leave our home country, there is a good chance that we are no longer covered by our health insurance policy. Worse yet, who is going to foot the bill if we are injured in some way that requires special transport home?
There are many other liabilities while traveling abroad that can be very inexpensively mitigated through the purchase of travel insurance. It costs only a few dollars a day, but has the potential of saving you tens of thousands, if not more.
One of our tsunami-relief teams in Japan required the use of the coverage we'd purchased for them, and a good deal of the expense was covered. Be sure that you are, too.
It cannot be emphasized enough the importance of making sure that you “Don’t leave the country without it,” because “Accidents happen!”
Travel Medical Insurance:
If you’re still not convinced that you need this coverage, read the following article: There Are Only 4 CT Scanners in Haiti …
OPC Short-Term Missions has used Insurance Services of America for some teams, although there are many good companies that you could use.
Learn more about why you need International Travel Medical Insurance.
Social Good Insurance explains why International Travel Medical Insurance is critical to protecting the health and safety of your team.
Other Travel Tips:
US-CERT cautions you to consider the wireless network you are using when traveling.
Visit the State Department's page on International Travel for tips on safety and security while traveling.
The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program is a free service that allows U.S. citizens traveling abroad to enroll with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
Feel free to contact David Nakhla with any questions:
OPC Short-Term Missions Coordinator