Mission & NGO Health Insurance
Travel & Health Insurance Options for Missionaries and Non-Governmental Organizations
Reaching out and providing spiritual and physical support is your mission. To maximize the outreach experience and provide the security needed in adverse surroundings, IMG offers several international medical plans tailored to meet the needs of organizations, churches, social good programs, and non-governmental organizations sending volunteers, workers, and missionaries abroad.
IMG wants to encourage your mission's success by providing comprehensive benefits, such as 24/7 assistance, emergency evacuations, repatriation, and trip cancellation protection.
You have enough to worry about when you're traveling. Don't let your medical coverage be an uncertainty. Learn more about IMG's plans for small or large mission, social good, or NGO groups (both short or long term) and get Global Peace of Mind®.
Why Do I Need Mission Trip or NGO Health Insurance?
It’s important to consider that your own domestic health insurance may not cover you outside of your home country. Depending on your destination, local medical facilities may require proof of insurance before they administer any treatment, or they may not have the resources to treat you properly, thus requiring a medical evacuation. While many churches and mission and NGO nonprofit groups take care of a majority of the arrangements for your trip, you should make sure you understand the basics of your insurance plan before you leave. IMG has built trusted relationships with missionary and social good organizations since 1990 and can offer you the protection you need.
How Much Does Mission Trip and NGO Health Insurance Cost?
Our short-term missionary and NGO insurance plans are designed for individuals and groups. These plans average around $2.00 per day for all ages (based on trip length and benefit levels). We also offer insurance options for long-term coverage ideal for career missionaries or volunteers that vary in price depending on your age and health.
According to a Globus Religious Travel Study, over 16 million people plan on taking a religious-affiliated trip at some point in their life. Nearly half of them will book that trip through their church, which makes up the most common type of trip that qualifies for mission insurance: a short-term trip with a faith based group in effort to spread awareness.
Sometimes people are driven into action by the unexpected. Disaster relief trips are a great way to contribute to a time-sensitive cause that may hit close to home.
For those seeking to help a cause without a religious affiliation, social good trips are an excellent choice. Social good trips may offer a vacation, while also including a rewarding volunteer experience. These trips are often available through non-profit organizations or NGOs.
Provides coverage if you need to return home from your trip early due to covered reasons such as a death of an immediate family member.
Emergency Medical Evacuation
This benefit can provide cover for an emergency medical evacuation to the nearest qualified medical facility, expenses for transportation resulting from the evacuation, and the cost of returning the insured to either their home country or the country where the evacuation occurred.
Mother Nature has a mind of her own. This benefit can cover you if you are displaced due to an event such as an earthquake, hurricane, tsunami or tornado.
Emergency Illness or Injury
If you were to fall ill or injured during your mission or social good trip, this benefit could help cover the expenses for medical care.
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IMG's Annual Global Outreach Contest
International Medical Group® (IMG®) has earned a reputation for excellence and dependability within the missionary and social good community. Each year, IMG hosts an essay contest as our way of giving back. The global outreach essay contest offers mission organizations and NGOs a chance to win $5,000. Get more information about the contest and read about last year’s winners here!
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