Katherine Goens | Jan 26, 2018
The Tuesday before my trip, I shadowed one of our customer service representatives who spends all day talking with our members who have travel problems. Talk about a game changer. Calls were coming in left and right: “I tripped and shattered my front teeth;” “I think my collarbone is dislocated;” “My son has pneumonia” — these types of calls came in for the entire hour.
After hearing all of that, I marched up to the nearest salesman and asked for travel medical insurance. I cringed when he emailed me the invoice, only to be shocked to see it was $11.08 ... with zero discount. That is a meal and a drink at Chipotle.
Thankfully, my trip went smoothly and without a hiccup. But here are 3 things I saw that made me so thankful I had travel medical insurance.
Each time I saw or heard of these events, I couldn’t help but wonder if they had travel medical insurance, and how happy I was that I did. These people were just like me, looking to have a good time in a tropical paradise with their friends. They probably also thought, “it won’t happen to me.” But it did, and it came at a price. If you’re curious about the magical $11-dollar travel medical plan I bought, you can check it out here.
P.S. The reason this blog is targeted to my fellow college peers is because while all vacations can be reckless, college spring break tends to pose a little more risk than others. I’m not just referring to alcohol consumption but other factors such as lack of sleep, poor nutrition, and risky decisions. Full Disclaimer: most travel medical insurance plans do not cover alcohol-related injuries.
Katherine is a former Seven Corners team member. She graduated from Butler University in 2017 with a degree in Strategic Communications and a minor in Spanish. Apart from work she loves to spend time with family and friends, travel, run, and the occasional Netflix binge.
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