On the page where it says “Name of Sponsoring Organization: World Race”, what contact info do I fill in where it says “Group Mailing Address”?
Use your own name, mailing address, and the email you would like the policy information sent to.
Where it says Destination Country, I can only select one country. Will I be covered in the other countries I will be visiting as part of the World Race?
Yes, this plan’s medical benefits will cover you anywhere outside of your country of citizenship.
How will I get my insurance documents?
They will be emailed to the email address you provide as soon as your payment clears.
Will I get an ID card I can carry with me?
The Atlas Group plan ID card with the number to call in case of a medical emergency will be in the attached pdf file for you to print out and carry with you.
How can I get coverage for over a year?
When your plan is getting closer to the expiration date you can sign up for a new plan on the site: www.gninsurance.com/wr/.
How can I add sports coverage to this plan?
As of May 1, 2012, sports coverage is automatically included with this plan.
I selected the dates correctly but when I press “Get Quote” an error comes up saying that they are incorrect. How can I get a quote and buy the Atlas plan for my World Race trip?
This error comes up sometimes when you are using older versions of the Safari browser. If you are using Safari try getting the quote in another browser, like Firefox or Chrome, both of which are available for free online.
Download Firefox: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
Download Chrome: https://www.google.com/chrome
I am a resident of Canada or New York and a tab comes up that says I cannot purchase this insurance if I am physically in Canada or New York. Why does this happen?
Some states and/or country’s governments do not allow an insurance plan to be sold to their residents. The main two reasons are:
- Governments may request extra benefits that the insurance company/reinsurer do not want to provide. Insurance companies have these plans packaged, so if they accept these higher benefits the premiums will go up for everyone, even those not residing in New York.
- Governments sometimes try to keep ‘outside’ insurance companies from selling their benefits to allow local insurance plans to have the market.
How can I get travel health insurance if I am in Canada or New York?
There are two options:
- If you can wait until you are outside of Canada or New York you can legally buy this plan, as long as the insured person is physically outside of Canada or New York at the time of purchase.
- Another option we have available is the Outreach travel health insurance plan: http://www.healthinsuranceinternational.biz/outreach.asp. This plan is very similar to the Atlas International policy World Race is linked to. You may add sports coverage to the Outreach plan as an optional benefit. Non-U.S. citizens: Please note the premium for this plan will be higher for you since the Outreach plan will cover you anywhere outside of your country of citizenship, including coverage in the U.S. This plan will not cover U.S. citizens in the U.S.