- Did you know that if you are traveling abroad, your health insurance may not cover you? Medicare does not provide coverage for medical treatment outside the United States.
- Some health insurance policies will cover personal travel but not business travel, while others cover you only if you stay overseas for a short period of time (e.g., one to six months).
- Some health insurance policies cover only emergency medical care, while others will reimburse you or the medical provider for only a percentage of the total cost of treatment.
If you find that your health insurance policy won't cover you adequately while traveling, seriously consider purchasing a short-term supplemental policy. These affordable policies offer accident & sickness coverage and provide coverage for the cost of medical evacuation back to the United States, which is something most domestic health insurance policies will not cover.
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