Infectious Diseases

What is Emergency Medical coverage?

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This benefit is intended to cover the costs associated with an unexpected illness or injury while traveling, and will not offer coverage for routine checkups or physicals.

Generally, travelers will be expected to pay for medical care out of pocket and make a claim for reimbursement when they arrive home. On a case-by-case basis, pre-certification of payment for a traveler’s hospital fees may be available, however, it is not guaranteed.

Travelers are advised to contact their insurance provider’s 24 Hour Assistance line as soon as reasonably possible.

This coverage is subject to change at any time as conditions related to measles change.

Please visit our Infectious Diseases and Current Events Information Center for up-to-date provider position statements, travel warnings and breaking news.

This information may vary based on the travel insurance policy. If you have questions about a specific policy, please contact us directly at 800-240-0369. Our customer service representatives are available 24/7 and are delighted to help!

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