...Should You Purchase It Before You Head Overseas?
It’s that time of year. Many families are heading off around the country and the globe for vacation. Perhaps you are off to a new or exotic destination or are in the midst of planning a fall or winter getaway? If you have a trip on the horizon — particularly an international trip — you should consider whether or not to purchase travel medical insurance prior to your departure. Many travelers assume their regular health insurance will cover them should they need medical care outside the U.S. However, most times this is not the case. Moreover, in those relatively rare instances when traditional health insurance offers coverage to a policyholder outside the U.S., the coverage is often extremely limited in its scope and may not cover big ticket items like medical evacuation costs.