Those who spend time outside the United States can face challenges accessing and paying for medical care when outside the country. Still, international and travel health insurance solves this problem. Whether an individual needs travel or international health insurance, the THINK Insurance & Financial Services team serving Pomona, CA, will happily assist you.
International Health Insurance Options
Travel health insurance covers vacationers and those traveling for work or school for a limited time, such as weeks or months. In contrast, international health insurance generally covers those planning to be outside the country for more than six months and is our focus for this article.
International health insurance typically covers comprehensive medical care, including:
- Medical care expenses
- Maternity coverage
- Ongoing treatments
- Access to doctors and prescription drugs
- Certain emergency evacuations
Those who buy international coverage are often expatriates, global employees, and retirees living outside the United States since Medicare does not provide coverage outside the country. In addition, many countries and regions require proof of international health insurance to obtain a visa or otherwise enter their territory. (They are not obligated to treat those without proper insurance.)
Another advantage of most international health insurance plans is that they cover treatments in multiple countries. This feature is beneficial when traveling from your expatriate home because it allows you to seek specialist care in another country where you may be more comfortable with the style of care, language, or other factors.
Working with THINK Insurance & Financial Services
If you live in or near Pomona, CA, and want to adequately protect yourself and your family while outside the United States, contact the THINK Insurance & Financial Services team. We’ll happily create a plan to suit your needs.