How travel insurance protects you?
For a lot of people who purchase travel insurance policies, the benefits they will get from health insurance is the main consideration.
This is due to the fact that medical benefits include coverage for non-excluded medical treatment for illness or injuries occurring during the period of the insurance. The reimbursement of the covered expenses during the treatment is given according to the reasonable, usual and customary rates in the place where you want to be treated.
Usually, medical expenses coverage include nursing services, intensive care, physician’s visits, medications, diagnostic testing, professional services, hospital accommodation and ambulance transportation. Some insurance agencies also sometimes allow treatment for pre-existing conditions when there’s a need for immediate care.
For example, a person suffering from asthma attack needs immediate medical attention of a doctor. Immediate care for pre-existing condition oftentimes has limited benefits that are lesser than those that are given for emergency care not related to pre-existing conditions.
In order to get the best travel insurance, it is important to conduct some research, understand and check the travel insurance policy exclusions before accepting the coverage. Some insurance agencies also provide supplementary hospital insurance among your benefits, meaning that the agencies will directly pay a fixed daily fee to the insured person for the whole duration of stay in the hospital. This kind of benefit is added to the hospital charges that are also qualified medical costs.
If you have emergency medical evacuation insurance, the coverage will include the transportation costs when there is a need for you to be evacuated to a facility that can offer you appropriate and sufficient medical assistance and treatment. Usually, it is the travel insurance agencies that determine the facility and not that the insured individual.
There are also times where you have to be returned to your country to give you proper medical attention. This is called medical repatriation insurance, which can be very expensive. That is why lots of travel insurance agencies provide a separate as well as maximum coverage limit to medical repatriation insurance.
It is also possible for you to find some supplementary benefits from travel insurance agencies like common carrier accidental death. In case you die during your trip, your beneficiaries listed on the policy will get a particular amount from the travel insurance company. On the other hand, you should also keep in mind that like other life insurance plans, travel insurance offers certain limits in payment of benefits plus, some reasons of death will be barred.