Most health insurance programs do not provide coverage to international
INDIANAPOLIS, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven Corners, one of the industry's most experienced travel health insurance providers, alerts parents and students that they should purchase travel insurance if they plan to travel abroad for spring break vacations. Most health insurance programs do not provide coverage outside of the continental United States, nor does Medicare or Medicaid.
According to the United States Travel Insurance Association, Americans traveling on leisure trips spent more than $1.5 billion on travel insurance in 2007. This statistic represents more than 65 million travelers last year who realized the importance of purchasing travel insurance.
Travel insurance is not only appropriate for people traveling to unstable and dangerous parts of the world where disease outbreaks, terrorist activity, kidnappings and political unrest are common. It is also necessary to protect all international travelers from unexpected and expensive illnesses, accidents or emergencies.
"Many people mistakenly assume that their health insurance, home owner's insurance or credit card policies will adequately cover them when they travel outside of the United States," commented Jim Krampen, Seven Corners' executive officer and co-founder. "The fact is, they don't. Your best bet is to purchase comprehensive travel insurance."
Travel insurance includes much more than simply trip cancellation, trip interruption or lost luggage coverage. Seven Corners' international travel medical insurance policies also cover prescriptions, doctors' visits, dental emergencies, ambulance transportation, hospitalizations, medical evacuations, political evacuations, repatriations, bail bond assistance and more. In addition to affordable insurance policies that protect travelers, Seven Corners also offers a variety of resources that make traveling internationally easier, safer and more enjoyable.
Seven Corners policy holders are eligible for 24-hour multilingual assistance. This includes access to pre-trip information about specific country health care, political and cultural issues. Seven Corners also connects international travelers with legal and health care resources while they are abroad. This includes access to one of the industry's most comprehensive network of thousands of U.S.-based and international doctors, pharmacies and hospitals.
About Seven Corners
Seven Corners is one of the industry's most experienced travel health insurance providers. The company serves leisure, student, business, government and missionary/volunteer travelers. It offers an extensive selection of international medical and travel insurance policies to U.S. citizens traveling overseas or foreign nationals visiting the United States. Seven Corners has thousands of policy holders and a worldwide network of 30,000 agents. The company created and maintains the industry's most comprehensive network of international health care providers that includes thousands of doctors, pharmacies and hospitals around the globe.
Seven Corners is a member of the United States Travel Insurance
Association, is GSA certified and is currently pursuing a SAS 70 Type II
compliant designation. In addition to travel medical insurance, Seven
Corners also offers health care administration to the government sector.
The company is privately held and headquartered just north of Indianapolis
in Carmel, Ind. For more information about Seven Corners, please call
800-335-0611 or visit http://www.sevencorners.com.
Becky Moore Amy Zucker
Synergy Marketing Group, Inc. Synergy Marketing Group, Inc.
317-205-9690 ext. 226 317-205-9690 ext. 223
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