Coronavirus travel insurance coverage for US citizens visiting the United StatesThere are two insurance providers who offer short term travel medical insurance for US citizens living outside the United States, but who are visiting the US. The travel insurance providers are :
- International Medical Group (IMG)
Diplomat America Global Underwriters travel insurance offers coverage for coronavirus as any new sickness. If it is pre-existing, then it's excluded. That is of the travelers is infected before the plan effective date, the travel insurance will treat it as pre-existing and will not offer coverage for it.
International Medical Group (IMG) Covid19 travel insuranceInternational Medical Group (IMG) Coronavirus insurance is offering covid 19 international travel insurance starting 1st Sept, 2020. IMG's Patriot America Plus and Patriot Platinum insurance plans cover COVID-19 like any other illness. The Patriot America Plus Covid Insurance and Patriot America Platinum coronavirus insurance include COVID coverage up to the policy maximum regardless of purchase date or travel dates.
International Travel Insurance plans are normally for people traveling outside their home country. There are US citizens who are residing outside the USA and visit US for short durations visiting family, for holidays, business, during Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays or other similar occasions. US citizens who are in this category are not eligible for domestic healthcare in US as they are permanently residing abroad.
Some companies consider the US to be the home country for US citizens regardless of where they live and this makes them ineligible for the international travel insurance plans offered by these companies while visiting the US.
However, they do make exceptions for this specific situation with special conditions included. The common conditions include are that the traveller must be residing outside the US continuously for 6 or more months. Some companies might require the traveller to have a primary insurance already in force before applying for the travel insurance to visit US. American Visitor Insurance provides international travel and health insurance plans for US citizens residing abroad making short term visits to US occasionally.
Patriot America Plus and Patriot Platinum America can be used by US citizens as long as they maintain a residence outside the US and are visiting the country for a short visit. The Patriot America Plus insurance plan offered by IMG is specifically designed for short term visitors to USA and is a hugely popular choice among tourists to America. The policy covers "acute onset of pre-existing conditions" up to the maximum of the plan purchased for persons under 70 years of age. The company recently added the benefit of copays of $25 for urgent care centers and $15 for walk-in clinics which are paid INSTEAD of the deductible each time these facilities are used. There is a sports rider that can be added for additional cost to cover skiing, snorkeling, surfing, and other common recreational sports. Persons under 70 years of age can get up to $1 million maximum coverage. As of Sept 1, 2020, the plan also covers COVID-19 illness up to the maximum of the policy. Please note the Patriot America plan does NOT cover COVID!
PATRIOT AMERICA PLUS:
PATRIOT AMERICA PLATINUM: