Medical insurance: 1 in 10 travelers acquires medical insurance before traveling
The younger the traveler, the less attention he pays to travel
There are countries, regions and even entire continents where it is mandatory to have medical insurance to enter. Knowing that resolving a medical emergency or visiting a guard costs hundreds -even thousands- of dollars, Almundo Insights presents a new report with a series of data and recommendations to obtain good coverage and enjoy the trip to the fullest.
At first glance, Europe and Cuba do not seem to have much in common. However, they are the destinations that require travelers to have medical coverage. While these seem like details that many people do not pay attention to, it is vitally important to know which countries have high health care costs to prevent an unexpected outlay of money at the destination. But what should be taken into account when hiring this service?
The first, in addition to the requirements and obligations of each particular case, is to consider the costs of eventual medical care.
In Miami, being treated for appendicitis can cost USD 66,000; a fracture in Europe will cost between USD 2,500 and USD 6,000; Sanitary transfer depending on the destination can range between USD 100,000 and USD 150,000. The list, of course, is much more extensive, but it allows to deduce at a glance that it would have been much better to have insurance contracted in advance.
Once the possible medical costs have been evaluated, the next step is to analyze the different coverages offered, considering prices and their respective benefits. In this sense, it is convenient to hire those that include: accident or sickness assistance; drug coverage; medical exams and surgical interventions. Even when traveling with children, it is preferable to notify the service provider in advance.
In this way, the traveler can be covered for any medical eventuality during the trip; avoid the disbursement of money before an unforeseen event; and pay in pesos and in installments in advance.
According to Almundo Insights:
1 in 10 travelers acquires medical insurance before traveling.
The younger the traveler, the less attention he pays to the fact of traveling protected.
“Almundo Insights analyzes the behavior and preferences of Argentines to organize their trips. In this way, we can bring you the best experiences, increasingly personalized and according to your tastes, ”said Francisco Vigo, Country Manager of Almundo.