Thursday, October 18, 2007

Worldwide Medical Insurance

Ok did some research for international medical insurance....

eGlobalHealth Insurers Agency, LLC
This website lists many travel medical insurance companies/plans. The Travel Major Insurance section (6 months or more) has some really good plans. Also, there seems to be 2 kinds of insurance - worldwide and worldwide excluding the US and Canada. At first, I thought there was no need for the having the US covered, but then thought if something went wrong and either of us had to be sent back, we would need to coverage here. I don't know what do you think? There is also some plans that help contacting family members in an emergency and even pay for a round-trip ticket for one of them to fly to where you are hospitalized. Plus more such as lost passport recovery and providing contact info to nearest embassies.

Someone on tribe mentioned buying their insurance from this site:

Medical Information for Americans Abroad

  • complete the information page on the inside of your passport with emergency contact info

  • with any pre-existing medical problems, carry a letter from the physician describing the medical condition and any prescription medications, including the generic name of prescribed drugs.

  • Any medications being carried overseas should be left in their original containers and be clearly labeled.

  • check with the foreign embassy of the country to make sure any required medications are not considered to be illegal narcotics.