Although the warmer weather is months away, most of us have already begun planning our summer vacations. In that planning, however, getting sick isn’t something we like to consider, but must.
Are you aware of the options available should you become ill on your travels?
What about foreign travel?
Did you know that when it comes to foreign travel:
Original Medicare will only consider paying under the following circumstances:
You’re traveling through Canada without unreasonable delay by the most direct route between Alaska and another state when a medical emergency occurs, and the Canadian hospital is closer than the nearest U.S. hospital that can treat your illness or injury. Medicare determines what qualifies as “without unreasonable delay” on a case-by-case basis.
(Remember, in these situations, Medicare will pay only for the Medicare-covered services you get in a foreign hospital.)
What if you become ill while on a cruise ship?
Medicare may cover medically necessary health care services you get on a cruise ship in these situations:
There are several options available to ease the brunt of bills incurred during a surprise illness.
Do you have the right coverage?
We’re here to help you get all of the information you need, so you can make the right decision for you. Give us a call, or shoot us an email.