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  • Thursday, June 22, 2017

  • Students Visiting Mexico Need International Medical Insurance

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
During the month of March, thousands of students will head to popular Mexican destinations such as Cancun and Cabo San Lucas to relax in the sun for a week. While your thoughts are trained on having fun with friends, don't forget that you still need to be prepare for injuries and illness, and that means making sure you leave with international medical insurance.

International health insurance will allow you to find affordable health care in the event that you become sick or get hurt during your stay. And it's not at all uncommon for students to need medical assistance during spring break vacations in Mexico. You've likely heard warnings about drinking the water, and those are not just urban legends. Simply drinking the wrong thing or eating the wrong food can lead to a hospital stay in Mexico. Without insurance coverage, that could be a very expensive proposition.

You can buy international medical insurance only for as long as you need it, so you don't have to worry that you're making a financial commitment for several months worth of coverage for something you're only using for a week or two. And you can set the total coverage to a level you're comfortable with, so you can control the costs. Just don't set it too low to where you'll still potentially incur large out-of-pocket expenses.

Mexico is a beautiful country with wonderful beaches and enriching culture. A trip to any of the country's major tourist cities can be a memorable one, but make sure you have international medical insurance or it could be memorable for all the wrong reasons. Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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