Travel Medical/Trip Insurance, the differences explained and why you might opt to sign up for both!

When you leave your home country, your medical insurance might not travel with you. That means once you leave, you are on your own, and even if your home medical insurance plan includes emergency medical expenses in a foreign country, they never cover medical evacuation expenses. (Medical evacuations can be anything from an ambulance ride, an airlift from a remote location, or medical transport back home after a serious injury).

Travel medical insurance is temporary medical insurance that covers you for the length of your trip. It pays for emergency medical expenses and emergency evacuations.

Other names for travel medical insurance include: International Medical Insurance, International Travel Insurance or Worldwide Medical Insurance.