travelguidecompany is more common than it used to be 20 years ago. There was a time when asking a client to add travel assistance to their plans became a complete deal breaker. Yet now, people have gotten a little more responsible. According the Unites States Travel Assistance Insurance Association, 30% of Americans purchase assistance insurance for travelling. Their top three reasons are peace of mind, protection against unexpected events, and concern of losing financial investment during the trip.
Unfortunately, although 30% of Americans have travel assistance, most people are unaware of travel health insurance. Among the 50% who have travel assistance, most of them had not a clue about medical evacuation insurance. Companies are not rushing to tell you this! If you travel a lot by yourself or with your family, I will let you in on this great secret!
Why should you have travel assistance insurance? I will give you 7 great reasons why everyone and anyone should be equipped with travel insurance.
1. Medical Evacuation & Repatriation Services
If you happen to sustain an injury during your travel where medical care comparable to western standards is not available you will be arranged for and covered for the cost of transportation for a medically supervised evacuation to the nearest medical facility we determine capable of providing such medical care.
You will also have assisted repatriation. If you sustain an injury while traveling and are recovered enough to travel a non-scheduled commercial air flight or a scheduled air flight with special equipment and/or personnel with minimal risk to your health, having travel assistance allows your flight to be arranged for. It also covers the cost for transportation to your principal residence or the country where you are currently assigned.
2. Return of a Companion
If you are traveling with a companion and cannot complete the trip as planned due to an injury or illness a flight can be arranged to return a companion back to their place of residence.
3. Medical assistance
These services can include, depending on the provider that you have chosen: world-wide medical and dental referrals, monitoring of treatment, facilitation of hospital benefits, transfer of insurance information to providers; and medical, vaccine, and blood transfers.
4. Personal Assistance Services
Lost your travel visas or any personal documents during a trip? Don’t worry about it if you have travel insurance!
Also, if in the event of an emergency where you cannot adequately be assessed by phone for a possible evacuation, or you cannot be moved and local treatment is unavailable, an appropriate medical practitioner can be sent to you. If medical records need to be transferred you may have those sent to you by your consent as well directly to you or to the attending physician.
5. Legal Assistance
If you were to get into a jam during your travel. It doesn’t matter whether you are in America or somewhere abroad you can be directed to an attorney to assist you in securing a bail bond.
6. Worldwide Travel Assistance
The great thing about having assistance insurance is that you can get this service anywhere depending on your provider. So find one that provides world-wide travel assistance. You’re already in the right place, if you were looking up companies to receive Travel Assistance from!
7. Information Assistive Services
Real-time Security Intelligence is available to you, depending on your provider. Upon your request, you will be provided with the latest available authoritative information and security guidance for over 170 countries and 280 cities. You may have access to, depending on your provider, to a global security database that is continuously updated. It also includes intelligence from thousands of worldwide sources. You will be safe knowing where you are going in the world!