Travel Medical Insurance Suggestions

#1
Hello group, we live full time in Argentina and have private health coverage through Hospital Aleman. We don’t have any medical coverage in the USA. Anyone have any thoughts about travel medical insurance? This year we have several trips planned to the USA, Mexico, Europe and Japan. I’m thinking we really need to have some medical insurance while we are traveling.

Anyone have any ideas? My understanding of “Assist” that you see in the airport is that they just “assist” you in finding a doctor or medical care, they don’t pay for anything and is not insurance against medical costs. Am I correct on this?

Thanks for any advice.

Pete & Ron
 
#7
Hello group, we live full time in Argentina and have private health coverage through Hospital Aleman. We don’t have any medical coverage in the USA. Anyone have any thoughts about travel medical insurance? This year we have several trips planned to the USA, Mexico, Europe and Japan. I’m thinking we really need to have some medical insurance while we are traveling.

Anyone have any ideas? My understanding of “Assist” that you see in the airport is that they just “assist” you in finding a doctor or medical care, they don’t pay for anything and is not insurance against medical costs. Am I correct on this?

Thanks for any advice.

Pete & Ron
 
#9
Hello group, we live full time in Argentina and have private health coverage through Hospital Aleman. We don’t have any medical coverage in the USA. Anyone have any thoughts about travel medical insurance? This year we have several trips planned to the USA, Mexico, Europe and Japan. I’m thinking we really need to have some medical insurance while we are traveling.

Anyone have any ideas? My understanding of “Assist” that you see in the airport is that they just “assist” you in finding a doctor or medical care, they don’t pay for anything and is not insurance against medical costs. Am I correct on this?

Thanks for any advice.

Pete & Ron

I've had very good experience with Aetna International as medical insurance. I live most of the year in Argentina but travel a lot to the USA. I've dropped my Argentine coverage and went completely with Aetna a year ago. Have used it in Argentina and the States without a problem...