Travel Reopening


COVID-19 vaccinations have proven to substantially quell the Coronavirus pandemic that has affected all of our lives for the past 18 months and closed borders in much of the world.  With infection and death rates greatly lowered from a year ago, many national borders and infrastructures are beginning to reopen, not only in the United States, but also abroad.  International travel for business and leisure will certainly help to put American and foreign economies back on track, but a long, difficult road ahead remains.

Summer break, family vacations, business trips, cruises, honeymoons and humanitarian missions are but a few of the reasons Americans will be traveling overseas at this time of year.  Unbeknownst to many, their trusted ACA-compliant medical policies won’t sufficiently cover them during their foreign travels.  Once they cross that border, many of the benefits they think they can count on cease to exist or are at the very least greatly diminished.

Most ACA plans limit international benefits to emergencies only, leaving travelers to pay great out-of-pocket expenses for most health concerns encountered on their travels.

It is imperative that you inform and educate your friends, family and clients about the inevitable gaps in their healthcare when they venture outside the country.  No matter their age, gender, socioeconomic status or citizenship, every U.S. resident traveling outside the United States needs a supplemental international major medical insurance policy.

Petersen International has created a very comprehensive international medical product for the travel market.  The USAway International Major Medical Plan is the greatest source of medical protection one can have while traveling, living or working outside the U.S.  Its robust benefit structure easily fills the gaps found in ACA health plans, and further boasts important benefits such as emergency evacuation, repatriation and trip interruption that come standard with every policy.

The USAway Plan is quite affordable and flexible, accommodating short and long-term international travel itineraries.  Policies can be purchased through personalized agency web pages that we create specifically for insurance producers, allowing your clientele to purchase the coverage easily online under the guise of your company’s branding.  Your clients will receive their policies and ID cards electronically, moments after purchasing the appropriate plan.

Whether it’s a U.S. resident taking a Caribbean cruise, visiting relatives in Mexico or attending a business conference in Singapore, travel insurance is a necessary component to ensuring medical and financial protection when someone you know and care about travels outside the country.

Call (800)345-8816 to get your agency’s own online application/quotation link and receive an outline of the phenomenal benefits of the USAway International Major Medical Plan.

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