Health Insurance While Traveling
Archived Q&A and Reviews
Has anyone used supplementary insurance plans while travelling in SouthEast Asia? I am looking into health insurance and also supplementary air evacuation insurance. The latter would be for a sitution where someone is hospitalized and can get appropriate care abroad but would want to be flown back to the U.S. (so as to avoid a family member having to travel there). ''Worried Mom''
Check out Travel Insurance Services http://www.travelinsure.com/index.htm?32701 I started using them for travel to South Asia in the 1980's. They were always responsive and efficient, so I continued to use them, most recently in 2002. Because of how easy it was to set up, I stopped camparison shopping after the first few trips, so I'm not sure how they rank these days by value. More importantly, I never had to file a claim, so I have no idea how they are on that end. lisa
We signed up at http://www.medexassist.com/ppcindividual.cfm when we travelled to Russia. Fortunately we did not need/use it, but I called their customer service for some questions, and they were extremely helpful. Safe travels! Steff
I can heartily recommend Anthony Freeman in Richmond as a reliable and honest health (and other) insurance broker. He may be able to help you with health insurance as he has for me. 510- 235-0353 X17 (at M.A. Hays and Associates). Also, there is a plan for scuba divers, called Diver's Alert, which is an insurance plan that will transport one to decompression chambers as well as home by air if there are scuba and perhaps other travel injuries. It is on the internet and I don't think that you necessarily have to be a scuba diver. The proceeds help to fund decompression chambers and training all over the world as well. Jay