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  • Saturday, March 17, 2018

A poll hosted by CNN.com's travel section indicates that 56% of respondents plan to travel more in 2010 than they did in 2009. If you are included in that group and your travels will be taking you outside of your home country, be sure you are traveling with international health insurance.

International health insurance will protect you against the high costs of medical coverage. The insurance plan you use in your home country likely will not work in the country you are traveling in, and without insurance the cost of receiving even basic care can be quite high.

But you can buy an affordable international health insurance policy and use it to absorb medical expenses. This way you will be left o pay only a manageable amount while your insurer picks up the majority of the bill. You will not need to worry about how to afford coverage if you become sick or injured.

The fact that people are traveling more is a great sign for the economy,and hopefully the projections of this informal poll play out in real life. Just make certain that if you are planning to partake in these increased travel plans, you protect yourself financially with international medical insurance.
Planning to attend the upcoming World Cup event in South Africa? It is just a few months away, however tickets are still remaining, so it is not too late to make plans to attend. If you do go, however, make certain that while reserving event tickets and hotel accommodations, you also purchase travel insurance.

While over 2 million tickets have already been sold, that only counts for 1/3rd the total amount of tickets. If you choose to invest in tickets, airfare, and hotel reservations, you will be making a significant financial commitment. What happens if something happens in your personal or professional life that suddenly prevents you from being able to go?

Travel insurance will protect your travel investment. If you need to cancel a flight, or you miss a connection due to delays or other circumstances, travel insurance will help absorb the cost of your bookings so that you don't lose all the money you have spent. So with just a small upfront payment, you can make sure you don't lose a lot of money.

The World Cup is perhaps the largest sporting event in the world, and 2010's unique location of South Africa has many people excited for the event. However, because of the importance and popularity of the event, it can be quite expensive to attend. To make certain that a sudden change in plans doesn't cost you all the money you've spent on travel plans, consider purchasing travel insurance.

The quest for low airfares and cheap travel accommodations keeps many people surfing the Internet for hours at a time. What savvy international travelers realize is that one of the best ways to save money on travel plans is to spend a little money on travel insurance.

There are two things that seem to constantly be on the rise - the cost of travel and how busy the average person is. As a result, many travelers find themselves having to cancel or reschedule their plans because of a personal or professional obligation. That can be an extremely costly inconvenience.

International travel insurance offers you protection in this area. It offers reimbursement on travel, even on non-refundable flights. So if you need to change or cancel a flight, you will not have to worry about the cost associated with doing so, thanks to travel insurance.

With no end in sight to the rising cost of international travel, and the increasing uncertainty of the average person’s schedule, it is important to make sure you have adequately protected your investment. You don’t want to be stuck paying for two sets of airline tickets or multiple hotel accommodations because of a simple unforeseen event.

According to recent reports, international travelers will want to prepare themselves for yet another increase in fees. In addition to the constantly increasing cost of airfare and hotel accommodations, it will now cost more to simply buy or renew a passport.

The U.S. government is planning to increase all fees associated with passports. New applicants would now pay $135, a renewal would cost $110, and adding visa pages to an existing passport would cost $82.

The rationale behind increasing these fees is that the government is not currently receiving adequate compensation for the work involved in processing these. While it is certainly understandable that the government wishes to uncover new revenue streams, these increases are significant for travelers.

Rising fuel costs and economic difficulties have caused airlines to raise prices and charge for amenities like checking bags. Hotel accommodation prices have also been affected by economic woes, and now passport increases are set to further increase the cost of traveling internationally.
On Sunday March 21st, the United States Congress passed into law an historic bill that will offer health insurance coverage to all citizens who do not currently have it. While the bill makes significant changes to the insurance landscape in the U.S., it is important to understand these changes will not affect citizens traveling abroad; they will still need international health insurance.

Most private healthcare policies in the U.S. only cover events that occur inside U.S. borders. These restrictions mean that if you are planning a trip to another country, you will want to look into a supplemental insurance policy.

International health insurance allows travelers from the U.S. to get high quality health care coverage at affordable rates. Rather than face the high costs of seeking care without insurance, travelers can use their policies to absorb the expensive fees of emergency care and doctor's visits.

The new U.S. healthcare plan seeks to change the way many citizens obtain and use health insurance policies, but that change is only aimed at occurring inside U.S. borders. It does not impact how U.S. citizens visiting or staying in other nations will get their healthcare needs fulfilled.
A recent article from Reader's Digest looks at United States highways, ranking them in order of best and worst according to safety concerns. This valuable article not only alerts travelers to potential trouble spots, it also reminds us all of the fact that international travelers should always buy international medical insurance when visiting the U.S., because driving can be a dangerous experience even for locals.

The article was put together using data compiled by the United States Federal Highway Administration. It looked at factors including highway conditions, bridge conditions, and fatalities occurring on these roadways to determine the best and worst for drivers.

Roads in Pennsylvania, California, Georgia, and Montana all were noted for having especially dangerous and deadly roadways. For international travelers visiting the U.S., unfamiliarity with local roads and highways will already be a challenge. Driving on roads that even locals encounter difficulty with poses an even greater threat.

In the event you do find yourself involved in an auto accident in the U.S., you will want to be sure to have international medical insurance. The policy you have in your native country likely does not extend to the U.S., so you would be considered uninsured. This would leaved you with hundreds or even thousands of dollars in medical bills, depending on the severity of your injuries. Do not take chance, especially if your travels will take you to any of these notorious danger zones.

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