Good Neighbor Insurance Inc, www.healthinsuranceinternational.biz, is proud to recognize one of the foremost international travel insurance leaders in the world, International Medical Group (IMG). IMG not only provides great travel plans for our clients but also stands behind their products like when they had to evacuate clients out of Egypt earlier this February.
Being prepared for the unexpected can have serious bonuses when violence strikes. Many travelers know the benefits of insuring their travel plans. But not all travel insurance plans actually cover political evacuation. Most of our short-term medical insurance plans cover political evacuation, where the person began their trip before a travel advisory was issued. However, trip cancellation plans also do not cover “civil disorder”.
IMG, www.healthinsuranceinternational.biz, was able to assist in making arrangements for several insured who evacuated Egypt because of the political unrest. In many instances, because it was most beneficial and likely safer to the insured to utilize the U.S. State Department’s chartered transportation, we were able to assist insured by advising they consider using those U.S. State Department flights and IMG would cover the cost that the US State Department requested, which was at fair market value.
• If the non-chartered flight was cancelled, the insured’s money may have been tied up and not readily available for new purchase
• Non-chartered flights were at the mercy of the airlines and their protocols
• State Department chartered flights may have had delays but were likely to still take place and not be canceled altogether
Good Neighbor Insurance, www.gninsurance.com, is committed to ensuring travelers have the right coverage for any emergency they might encounter. Political upheaval can arrive with all of the forewarning of an earthquake. So be prepared.
Doug Gulleson loves to scuba dive overseas and makes sure he has his US health care and overseas health care, www.gntravelinsurance.com , information with him at all times when he travels.