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US Travel Insurance for Australians

We are happy to serve many Australians as they travel around the globe! We offer US short term health plans which provide good comprehensive coverage options for all tourists, students or working professionals outside their country of residence. We regularly receive many queries from Sydney, New South Wales, and Melbourne, Victoria for US travel insurance. Australian tourists are also interested in coverage for adventure sports. We have policies that also provide sports coverage apart from coverage for sickness and injury which works well for Australian travelers looking for hazardous sports coverage.

The US is the third most popular international destination for Australian travelers, behind only Indonesia and New Zealand. The US attracts 7% of all Australian international travel and in 2018 the number of US trips from Australia was 1.4 million.

In 2018, 45% of Australian US travelers visited California, 27% visited Hawaii, 23% visited New York and 19% visited Nevada. The most popular cities visited by Australians are Los Angeles (31%), Honolulu (24%), New York City (22%), Las Vegas (18%) and San Francisco (17%).

The US government has made it compulsory from November 2019 for all new immigrant visa applicants to show proof of adequate health insurance in the United States. This new rule will directly impact new immigrants visa applications to the US of family members of current US citizens. The aim of this mandatory immigrant health insurance is to reduce the burden on the US health care system and therefore on US tax payers by uninsured new US immigrants.

While this rule is aimed at those applying for immigrant visas, we hear that travelers even on tourist visas are expected to have proper short term visitor insurance. The US short term health insurance plans offered here work ideally for prospective visitors to the US as well as for new US immigrants. After purchasing these visitor or immigrant insurance plans, customers will receive the insurance document by email. Customers can show this insurance document as proof of US health insurance while applying for the tourist visa or Immigrant visa. Given the high cost of US healthcare, it is in any event important for all tourists and new immigrants to buy adequate US health insurance.

Motocross sports coverage

n our experience, many Australian travelers participate in motocross when they come to the US. Usually this coverage is available as a rider for an additional cost. Also, please be careful because while other policies can cover motorcycle riding, they will NOT cover motocross sports! If you have questions, please call us or email us!

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Immigrants to Australia and travel health insurance for Australia

There are many international citizens becoming citizens of Australia. Following are the top countries whose people have become Australian citizens

England is top country from which with approximately 633 thousand people have become Australian citizens. Indian is at the second position with approximately 219 thousand people of Indian origin becoming Australian citizens, following by the Chinese with a number of approximately 185 thousand people.

The next few countries are Vietnam with 167 thousand people, new Zealand with 159 thousand people, Philippines with 156 thousand people, Italy with 130,000 thousand people, south Africa with 119 thousand people, Greece with 87 thousand people, Scotland with 79 thousand people becoming Australian.

It is advisable to buy travel health insurance Australia to cover medical expenses from sudden sickness and accidental injuries.

This is a good question and American Visitor Insurance tries to answer for our customers. Given the different needs of different travelers there is not one policy that is always best for everyone.If you are a traveler with concerns about a pre-existing medical condition that cause an emergency, then you will be looking at different plans than someone without a life-threatening pre-existing condition. We endeavor to give our customer as much information as possible so they can find the Australia travel health insurance plan that is best for their needs.If you want some more guidance, please feel free to contact us and our licensed agents will help you!

The cost for the Australia travel insurance varies depending on the age of the traveler and the duration of coverage required. The older the traveler the higher is the cost. The longer the duration of Australia travel insurance required, the greater will be the cost. Our Australia travel insurance quote comparison facility lists the travel insurance that satisfy your requirements comparing them based on price and benefit. Compare travel insurance Australia and get free quotes online.

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Sydney, Adelaide, Darwin, Hobart, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Cairns, Alice Springs,Great Barrier Reef.

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International health insurance for Australian students in the United States and US students in Australia

With over 4000 students, the United States is the top destination for Australian students studying overseas. Australia on the other hand is the Eight most popular study destination for US students overseas with about 8000 US students choosing to study in Australia.

Given the costly healthcare system in the United States it is important for Australian students to buy adequate student medical insurance in the US. While many Universities offer student insurance, the University student insurance is expensive, so students often prefer outside student insurance if the university allows it. The international student medical insurance that we offer are cheaper than University student medical insurance while having similar coverage. US students can also buy our student insurance plans for coverage overseas. International students can compare popular student insurance options and buy it online.

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How to get the US travel medical insurance quotes?

  • Navigate to the quote comparison tool on our site.
  • Enter the required information such as age, duration of travel, deductible, max coverage, residential status etc.
  • Click on 'Get Quote'.
  • In the Summary results page, the details of each policy will be displayed in separate columns.
  • To view the complete details of benefits click on the 'Brochure' link under each policy.
  • Click on the 'Buy' link to purchase the plan.
  • After buying the policy, a confirmation email will be sent to your email address with the ID Card that can be printed out for your use.
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How to use the Travel health insurance plan in case of an emergency?

  • The plan holder can call the toll free number mentioned on the plan document or brochure to start claim process.
  • The claims desk at the insurance company helps you choose type of claim and documentation.
  • Direct billing procedure is the case where the insurer pays the hospital directly after you pay the deductible.
  • If there is no direct billing facility then you pay the medical expenses and apply for reimbursement.
  • You get access to PPO network under direct billing and the co insurance will be less.
 Note: Refer the chosen plan's brochure to understand terms and conditions of the plan.

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Travel health insurance limitations

The plans which have limitations for travelers or students located in Australia are:
HCCMIS

LIMITATION: These plans are not available to individuals who are physically located in Australia at the time of purchase.

Seven Corners
LIMITATION: Seven corners offers these plans. However these plans do not accept an address in Australia. Customer may use overseas home country address.
Travel Insure
LIMITATION: This plan is not available to individuals who are physically located in Australia at the time of purchase.
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