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  • Friday, February 23, 2018

  • Read Policies Carefully to get the Most From International Health Insurance

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    Author: Blog Contributor
International health insurance makes for a wise investment for anyone traveling or living overseas. However, to make sure you get the maximum value from your plan, it is important that you carefully read its details.

While these types of insurance policies may be much more flexible than the coverage options you are familiar with in your domestic experience, they are not without limitations and exclusions. You need to be aware of what these are so you do not expect to have a procedure covered only to find out it is not.

For example preexisting conditions will not be covered by most policies. Neither will many types of preventative care. This could include anything from prescriptions to exams, so you will want to make sure you understand what is and what is not covered, because something that you consider a regular part of your wellness schedule may not be applicable.

Generally, anything considered not absolutely necessary will lead to a rejected claim. This could include vision exams, birth control pills, and cosmetic procedures to name a few. But do not just assume that something is not covered. Not every policy has the same coverage rules, so you may find something that will insure the issue you need help with. Or you may find a company that offers some sort of supplemental plan. But unless you read your international medical insurance plan and consult with your insurance rep, you will never know.

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