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  • Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • Travel insurance - easier and cheaper than you thought

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
Travel health insurance somehow always ends up being last on the to-do list of most international students planning a trip abroad. For obvious reasons one doesn’t want to think of sickness and emergencies when planning a fun trip. But, that shouldn’t mean the possibility of such a situation should be altogether discounted.

And considering how easy and cheap it is to buy travel insurance, there should be no reason to not buy one. Let us say, your flight’s booked and the taxi to take you to the airport is at your doorstep. In the time that it takes to load your luggage in the boot, you can actually buy a policy. It is that fast.

And the cost! It’s less than a single visit to the doctor. The fee that you pay a doctor should you need to visit one, is enough to offer coverage for around a month of travel. It covers emergency treatments away from home, hospitalization, prescription coverage, evacuation, repatriation and much more.

Your health card is emailed to you, and most insurers offer online claim filing too. Peace of mind is an essential requirement for any trip, and a good travel insurance policy offers you that at a cost that wouldn’t put a dent in your wallet. Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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