Top 5 Reasons to Buy Visitor Insurance

  • Angela Borden
Aug 18, 2015

When you’re planning a trip for friends and family who are traveling to the U.S., does visitor insurance enter your mind? Most likely, it’s not the first thing that pops in your brain. Insurance is certainly not an exciting topic and one of the least fun aspects of planning a trip. However, it can often prove advantageous to have.

Better Safe than Sorry

Insurance is an important option for travelers, and it’s a good idea to consider whether it’s appropriate for your family and friends. The general idea behind any type of insurance is that you pay a small amount upfront to provide protection against a potentially large and unexpected loss that could occur later.

Each travel scenario is different, and a visitor insurance plan is a great option for some travelers. Overall, there are 5 main reasons to consider buying visitor insurance coverage. Think about these and consider how they apply to your family and friends to determine if it’s a wise investment.

1. Medical treatment in the United States is more expensive than most other locations in the world.

Unless you have set aside a large amount of money to cover these types of expenses, it could be financially devastating if you travel to the U.S., become sick or hurt while here and need medical treatment. Depending on the extent of your injury or illness and the type of medical treatment you require, you could be financially responsible for a large bill.

2. With a visitor insurance plan, you pay a small price for coverage that protects you if you become sick or injured while traveling.

As explained earlier, you trade a small and certain payment (the premium) to be covered for a possibly large medical expense later. When you review pricing for these types of plans, you will find that it’s very economical and because of this represents a good investment.

3. Without insurance, someone who becomes ill or gets hurt while visiting the U.S. may not seek the treatment they need for fear of having to pay a large bill.

This could have a disastrous effect if they wait to receive care they really need until they return home. For the elderly and anyone with multiple types of health issues, waiting to receive necessary medical treatment could have serious and long-term ramifications.

4. Many visitor insurance plans include travel assistance services.

With a plan from Seven Corners, you receive 24/7 assistance from our multilingual team. This is a reassuring benefit that can prove helpful for visitors to the U.S. who need assistance with navigating the medical system here.

5. Where do visitors go to receive care while visiting the United States? Most visitor insurance plans include a network of medical providers in the U.S.

This provides guidance on medical facilities nearby that provide the needed treatment. The United States is big. If you’re traveling around the U.S. with your family and friends from abroad, and you’re not familiar with the area you are visiting, you can refer to the network if one of them needs medical care while here.

Protect Your Visiting Guests

So basically, a visitors insurance plan can take the confusion out of seeking medical care in the United States and at the same time protect visitors’ wallets from the high cost of care.

Seven Corners offers two types of visitor insurance options for you. Check them out and see which one is best for your family and friends!

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