Why You Should Invest in Travel Medical Insurance

  • Travel Team
Oct 19, 2018

You never think it will happen to you on vacation, but unfortunately a medical emergency can occur at any time - and being in a foreign country can often make things more complicated and frustrating.


You’ve prepared for everything - so why not plan for an unexpected illness or injury? Whether it’s a severe stomach bug, a sprained ankle or a broken bone, accidents can happen even while abroad. What will  you do if you’re in an emergency and need help, but can’t speak the language? How will you communicate with doctors? How do you ensure you’re getting the proper care? All of these questions can be solved by thinking one step ahead and investing in travel medical insurance before leaving the country.

Take Daniel and Felipe, a couple from the United States traveling on a month-long trip through Southeast Asia. While in Myanmar, Felipe contracted a rare stomach virus, which left him hospitalized. Scared his partner was going to need surgery, Daniel called Seven Corners for assistance.

In less than 24 hours, and while working on a 10.5-hour time difference and communicating through a language barrier in rural Myanmar, the Seven Corners assist team secured Felipe’s evacuation via air ambulance to Thailand, where he was treated in a state-of-the-art medical facility by doctors within our network. Because of the couples’ travel medical purchase, Felipe’s illness was covered by insurance, as were the additional costs of transportation to Thailand and their return flights home.  

No matter where you go, Liaison® Travel Medical Insurance follows you with:
•    Comprehensive medical coverage;
•    An extensive network of providers; and
•    24-hour travel assistance


Another crucial reason to invest in travel medical coverage is the fact that your regular health insurance provider may not cover you when you travel abroad. Some health insurance companies may cover life-threatening emergencies abroad, but their definition of life-threatening may be far different from yours. Taking these safety precautions before you go will save you more than a few headaches with your home insurance company if an emergency occurs during travel.  

And we want to help when you need it. Every situation and person is important to Seven Corners. Our assist team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, no matter what. We will find help you find appropriate medical care when you need it.  

Investing in one of Seven Corners’ Liaison® Travel Medical Plans will help put your mind at ease when you are traveling abroad and wherever you find the world taking you.

Questions?

Check with your travel insurance agent to learn more or feel free to contact our sales team at sales@sevencorners.com or 800.335.0611.

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