Travel Medical Insurance
Travel Medical Insurance protects you in the event of an illness or injury when traveling outside of your country of residence. It provides key medical benefits in case of an emergency.
Traveling abroad is an exciting experience, but unpredictable illnesses and accidents can happen. Even worse, the resulting medical bills can be overwhelming. The level of international medical coverage provided by your domestic insurance provider can vary greatly depending on your plan, so you may have very limited coverage or no coverage at all. A travel medical insurance plan can provide the coverage you need.
Travel medical coverage is ideal for:
- International vacationers
- Relatives visiting from overseas
- People going on cruises, safaris or guided tours
- International business travelers
- Students studying abroad
International Medical Group® (IMG®) also offers travel insurance that protects your health as well as your trip costs and travel expenses. And if you need long-term medical coverage, check out our international health insurance. IMG plans include a wide range of medical benefits, protection, and support should a problem arise.
Student health insurance plans tailored to fit the needs of international students involved in educational or cultural exchange.
Temporary fixed coverage health insurance for non-U.S. citizens when traveling outside of your home country.
Temporary health insurance for missionaries and mission groups when traveling outside of your home country.
Temporary health insurance for travelers age 65+ when traveling outside of your home country.
Annual multi-trip travel medical insurance for individuals, families and groups.
Why Do I Need Travel Medical Insurance?
Depending on where you travel, you may encounter language and currency barriers that prevent you from accessing high-quality medical care. Check out IMG’s Top Destinations and Countries of Citizenship for 2016 to learn more about some of these challenges.
Traveling unprotected can leave you vulnerable to paying high out-of-pocket medical expenses, and navigating a foreign health care system without the assistance you need.
However, with a travel medical insurance plan, you can worry less and experience more knowing you have medical coverage and a trusted health advisor who can support you in your time of need.
Get even more information by checking out our article, “Do I Need Travel Medical Insurance?”
How Much Does Travel Medical Insurance Cost?
Less than $3 per day for an average plan.
Like other travelers, you may be wondering if the coverage is worth the cost. It may surprise you to learn that IMG’s travel medical plans can cost less than $3 per day (based on an average plan) and can provide coverage worth well beyond your initial cost. Pick a plan and get protected.
Age of Traveler
Age is one of the primary factors that determines insurance rates. Each IMG plan has a complete breakdown of insurance rates based on ages that can be found in the plan brochure.
Medical expenses vary around the world. To provide the best balance of coverage and cost, plan coverage rates may be different for a traveler visiting the United States than they are for a traveler in a destination where healthcare is less expensive.
Duration of Trip
A breakdown of daily rates and monthly rates can be found in IMG plan brochures. If you need long-term coverage (1 year or more), view our international health insurance plans.
Deductible, Maximum Limit, & Additional Optional Coverage
Customize your plan by choosing the deductible amount, maximum limit, and any optional rider that is best for you.
When Is Travel Health Insurance required?
Some countries may require you to purchase travel health insurance to gain entry.
Traveling to Schengen Countries
Schengen countries require visa applicants to prove they have travel medical insurance to cover expenses for repatriation, urgent medical attention, emergency hospital treatment and more. Read our blog about Countries that Require Travel Medical Insurance for Entry to learn more.
You may also be required to purchase travel health insurance depending on the purpose of your trip. The U.S., for example, requires those traveling on a J1 or J2 visa to maintain a certain level of medical coverage for the duration of their stay.
Travelers embarking on other trips — such as organized tours, working holiday schemes, mission trips, and cruises — may also be required to purchase coverage.
These are just a few reasons when you would be required to purchase Travel Medical Insurance. See the full list for 6 Times You Need to Purchase Travel Medical Insurance.
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Why Do I Need International Medical Insurance?
Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. Broken ankle. Boutique shopping in Paris. Appendicitis. Mission work in Ghana. Malaria. Teaching English to Chinese students. Food poisoning. Developing new business in Saudi Arabia. Auto accident.
Traveling or living abroad can be an exciting experience. But anything can happen. So you can get the most of your global experience, when the Unexpected occurs, IMG is there for you. For more than 20 years, we have been providing the Solution for international health insurance needs. It's our specialty.
|THE SITUATION||THE UNEXPECTED||THE SOLUTION|
|A U.S. citizen traveling on a month-long European getaway.||While visiting Italy, the traveler becomes ill with abdominal pains. After several doctor visits, it's determined the traveler has appendicitis and requires emergency surgery.||IMG's short-term Patriot products offer benefits that protect U.S. and non-U.S. citizens away from home and ease the stress of unfamilar medical systems.|
|A business executive who maintains multiple countries of residency, needs a full range of benefits that travel with him.||While arriving to his business meeting in Prague, the executive realizes that several travel documents and his passport were misplaced somewhere along the way.||Among a variety of services offered, IMG's Global Concierge and Assistance Services and Emergency Travel Assistance assists in reporting and the retrieval of lost travel documents.|
|A missionary group heads to India for 12 months of mission work.||While building a church, several members of the group need to return home to raise the support to continue the work they set out to accomplish.||IMG provides several Mission specific plans which provide the valuable furlough and deputation benefits a missionary needs.|
|An expatriate living in Asia with his wife and three children.||After living abroad for several years, his one-year-old, otherwise healthy, daughter suddenly becomes violently ill. It is determined she has a brain tumor and needs surgery, but the surrounding medical facilities aren't properly equipped to perform the surgery.||Emergency Medical Evacuation benefits under IMG's Global Medical Insurance provide access to care when an insured needs it most. During the emergency, IMG will coordinate the evacuation and continue to monitor the treatment once at the receiving hospital.|
Frequently Asked Questions
This is not an offer to enter into an insurance contract. This is only a summary and shall not bind the company or require the company to offer or write any insurance at any particular rate or to any particular group or individual. The information on this page does and will not affect, modify or supersede in any way the policy, certificate of insurance and governing policy documents (together the "Insurance Contract"). The actual rates and benefits are governed by the Insurance Contract and nothing else. Benefits are subject to exclusions and limitations.