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What does visitor travel insurance cover?

Health care expenses
Covers hospital expenses for sickness or accidents.

Doctor visit
Insures Doctor visits for sudden injury or sickness.

Pharmacy drugs
Doctor prescribed eligible pharmacy drugs expenses.

Pre-existing conditions
Some plans insure acute onset of pre-existing conditions.

Medical evacuation

Medical evacuation expenses to nearest facility included.

Repat of remains
Repatriation of remains to home country included.

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Senior citizen travel insurance with Covid coverage

While travelling in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic has increased the risks involved, it is all the more important that one must have the right international travel health insurance for seniors with proper Covid-19 coverage. At America visitor insurance we offer travel insurance for seniors with coverage for Covid19 as any other illness.

Senior citizens travel insurance compare tool displays the best travel insurance for over 60 years based on the factors like the travelers age, length of travel, maximum coverage required, deductible and the need for pre-existing conditions and covid coverage. This helps travelers make an informed decision to get the best travel medical insurance for seniors coverage even for COVID-19!

Senior citizens travel insurance for the USA

In 2022, the US has opened its borders for international travelers despite the Omicron variant spreading across the country. The US authorities are however insisting that all international travelers will have to be fully vaccinated for Covid19 as well as show proof of a negative test for Covid19.

Travelers need to provide complete contact details of the stay in the US. According to the Center for Disease Control and prevention (CDC), the US authorities will accept vaccines approved for emergency Covid use by the World Health Organization. Given the high cost of US healthcare and the pandemic situation, it is of vital importance for older travelers to have proper travel medical insurance for seniors.

An overview

Travel medical insurance for seniors

The travel Insurance industry is very big and is a very important requirement considering the large number of people traveling all around the world. It is also quite common for travelers above 60 years of age traveling overseas either for a vacation or visiting family members. The International Medical Group (IMG) has some travel insurance plans that has been designed keeping elderly travelers in mind.

Older traveler Insurance above 65

60 years and above:

For people who are aged between 60 and 65 years, they can get the maximum benefits of any plan that they wish to buy, as they are well within the age range to be eligible for all the benefits that are not limited due to age.

Patriot America Lite/Patriot Travel plan: This is a comprehensive plan in IMG and is suitable for people traveling out of their home country. This plan is available with the policy maximum option of starting from $50,000 to $100,000, $500,000 and $1,000,000. This plan does not provide coverage of pre-existing conditions.

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Patriot America Plus: This is the revised version of the Patriot America Lite plan. For the Non US citizens coming to the US which includes parents or any other visitors, Patriot America Plus would be a good plan to buy. This is a comprehensive plan and it has this special benefit where it covers the acute onset of pre-existing conditions up to age 70 years.

Patriot Platinum: There is another comprehensive plan, which is more expensive when compared to the Patriot America Plus plan. However the Platinum plan it is available with a policy maximum starting from $1,000,000 and goes up to $8,000,000 while the highest policy maximum with the Patriot America Plus plan ends at $500,000 after starting at $50,000.

The Patriot Platinum plan covers people above 65 for acute onset of pre-existing condition, for up to $2500 which is not available with the Patriot America Plus plan, and covers up to policy maximum for people below 65. This plan is available for both Non US citizens and US citizens.

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Visitors Care: People in this age range can also get something out of fixed plan from IMG which is Visitors Care. It is advisable to choose a comprehensive over fixed due to the nature of the coverage that we get with them. Individuals sometimes prefer this plan while coming to the US as it is economical and covers basic minor expenses without any hassles. This plan covers acute on set of pre-existing coverage up to the plan maximum under 70 years.

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Older US citizens have been among the earliest to receive the Covid19 vaccination. This has enabled older US citizens the opportunity to travel in 2021 after being forced to stay within bubble environments for all of 2020. However, given the Covid pandemic, it is very important to buy good travel medical insurance which also covers Covid19 while traveling outside the US.

GlobeHopper plan: This is designed for US senior citizens and permanent residents who are above 65 years of age and are qualified for Medicare and are enrolled in Medicare parts A and B. This coverage is available only outside the United States. The single trip plan and is renewable for up to 12 months.

This is suitable for travelers who need secondary coverage. There is a multi tri plan that covers travelers who often do multiple trips in a 12 month period. Each trip covered up to 30 days maximum. This plan provides a policy maximum ranging from$50,000 going up to $1,000,000 for this group

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70 years and above:

For people in the age of 70 and above, can also buy all the plans listed for 60 and above but the limitations in the benefits are applicable and the price of the plan increases as well. There may be some changes in the policy maximum options as well, for this age range. Patriot America Plus do not cover the acute onset of pre-existing coverage for this group of people.

The other Patriot plans have a coverage of $2,500 available for acute onset of pre-existing conditions. The Visitors Care plan provides acute on set of pre-existing coverage up to the plan maximum under 70 years. The brochure of the plans is very helpful to see the details in each and every plan. The Globe Hopper plan provides the same policy maximum for this group as well like it provides for 60 and above.

80 years and above:

For people above 80, the options are the same as for people of age above 70. The policy maximum for people above 80 is reduced to $10,000 with all the plans. Only the Patriot Platinum plan provides a policy maximum of $20,000 for this age group. The GlobeHopper plan provides a policy maximum of $100,000 only for this age group.

90 years and above:

For people above 90, the options are the same as for people of age above 80. The policy maximum for people above 90 is reduced to $10,000 with all the plans. Only the Patriot Platinum plan provides a policy maximum of $20,000 for this age group. The GlobeHopper plan provides a policy maximum of $100,000 only for this age group.

Different types of US Visitors travel insurance

Fixed Benefit travel insurance

A fixed benefit or scheduled benefits travel insurance plan is the cheapest US travel insurance plan, however this is because the Fixed benefit travel insurance have a fixed limit of coverage for different medical benefits. Fixed benefit visitor insurance works well for small ailments but can be inadequate for more serious medical conditions involving hospitalisation.

Comprehensive travel insurance

Comprehensive travel insurance provide full coverage for medical expenses up to the policy medical maximum limit. As opposed to fixed benefit visitor insurance there are no coverage limits for each benefit. It is much more expensive when compared to fixed benefit plans but also provides significantly superior coverage especially in case of a serious medical emergency or hospitalisation.

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IMG Travel health insurance for Seniors - FAQ's

At what age does travel insurance become expensive?

Travel insurance starts costing higher with age and is noticeable after the age of 65. Most of the plans start limiting coverage for acute onset of pre-existing condition after this age. Some plans continue to provide good amount of benefits up to age of 79. Very few plans pay flexible benefits up to age 89.

However, the policy maximum on the plans get limited to $10,000 or $20,000 with most of the plans. Few of them provide up to $50,000 and very few provide $100,000 as the policy maximum.

What are the benefits of Patriot Travel insurance ?

Patriot Travel  insurance is a travel medical insurance plan offered by International Medical Group (IMG) that addresses the insurance needs of non-U.S. residents who need temporary medical insurance while traveling for business or pleasure to the United States. Patriot Travel insurance provides coverage for medical expenses, pre-existing consitions, emergency medical evacuation, repatriation of remains, accidental death and dismemberment and more. The insurance offers a complete package of international benefits available 24 hours a day to individuals, families, and groups of five or more travellers.

How much does Patriot Travel Insurance cost?

The cost of Patriot travel insurance is dependent on the following factors: The age of the traveller, the length of insurance coverage, The Plan Limit and the deductible.  The higher the plan limit, the higher will be the premium, while the higher the deductible the lower will be the premium.

What are the requirements for purchasing Patriot Travel Insurance?

To buy the Patriot travel Insurance, you will need the travel dates and passport details of the traveller.  This will include the name of the traveller, the date of birth, the passport number and the travel dates.

How do I purchase Patriot Travel insurance?

You can get the quotes and make an instant purchase of Patriot travel insurance online with a credit card on American Visitor Insurance.  This can be done without the need of any paperwork or medical exam.

What is the coverage area of Patriot Travel insurance?

Patriot Travel insurance provides coverage worldwide except in your country of citizenship.

What are the different types of patriot insurance ?

The different types of Patriot Insurance plans vary based on the level of coverage they offer. For example, the Patriot America Lite Insurance plan provides coverage for non-US citizens traveling outside their home country. The Patriot America Plus Insurance plan provides coverage for non-US citizens traveling outside their home country and offers additional benefits such as coverage for adventure sports. The Patriot Platinum Insurance plan provides coverage for US citizens traveling outside the US.

Why American visitor insurance?

American Visitor Insurance works with reputed US travel insurance providers to give international travelers a wide range of travel insurance options. Our company has two decades experience in understanding the diverse requirements of international travelers and in offering appropriate travel insurance options to them.

Our typical customers range from international travelers visiting family in the US, international students, J visa holders, H1b Visa holders, US travelers going overseas, travelers to Schengen countries who need travel insurance to satisfy visa requirements, trip cancellation customers to insurance their trip expenses, travelers looking for Covid19 travel insurance with quarantine coverage as mandated by certain countries, corporate professionals and business travelers who travel internationally regularly as well as other diverse traveling groups with unique needs.

Our licensed dedicated customer support team provide service at all times helping customers find the most appropriate travel insurance for their needs as well as guide them when using the insurance in the event of a medical or travel emergency. We also provide answers to all international travel insurance questions, reviews of different products, testimonials for customers as well as provide an user friendly travel insurance comparison tool where travelers can compare different products based on price as well as the coverage benefits. All of these tools help travelers make an informed decision while buying travel insurance.

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US travel insurance online

 Step 1: Finding all available US travel insurance plans

Complete the travel insurance quote request form by providing details of the traveler and insurance requirements.

Compare the price and the benefits of the different travel insurance options to identify what fits your needs best.

Buy the plan that fits your requirements and budget best by using a credit card and completing the online application.

Review the visitors insurance documents & download visa letter is required

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Factors that determine the cost of US travel insurance plans

Age of the traveler

The cost of travel insurance is directly proportional to the age of the traveler. The older the traveler and greater will be the cost of the visitors health insurance.

Type of travel insurance:

Comprehensive travel insurance which provide exhaustive coverage are more expensive than fixed benefit travel insurance.

Medical maximum coverage and deductible options

The price of visitors medical insurance is directly dependant on the maximum medical coverage and inversely proportional to the deductible of the plan chosen.

Region of coverage

Travel insurance depends on the coverage region. The cost for visitor health insurance for the United States is most expensive.

Duration of travel insurance

The longer the duration of visitor medical insurance required, the higher will be the cost.

Any add on benefits

Additional add-on benefits like adventure sports coverage … will increase the cost of coverage.

Travel Insurance tips for travelers with Pre-Existing Conditions

Here are some travel insurance tips for travelers with pre-existing conditions:

  1. Choose a travel health insurance plan that covers pre-existing conditions.
  2. Read the policy carefully to understand what is covered and what is not.
  3. Be aware of any waiting periods for coverage of pre-existing conditions.
  4. Consider buying a visitors insurance policy with higher coverage limits.
  5. Carry a copy of your medical records and list of medications with you when traveling.
  6. Ensure that you carry your medical prescription and medicines during your trip.
  7. Know how to access medical care in your destination.
  8. Contact your visitors insurance provider immediately in case of any medical emergency.
  9. Disclose all pre-existing conditions when buying visitors health insurance.
  10. Follow all necessary procedures to file a claim for reimbursement of medical expenses.

What are the factors for visitors insurance with pre-existing conditions coverage?

The following are the important factors to consider while purchasing visitors insurance for pre-existing conditions

  1. The definition of pre-existing conditions and the look back period under the policy.
  2. The eligibility age limit for pre-existing conditions coverage.
  3. Whether pre-existing condition coverage is limited to acute onset of pre-existing conditions.
  4. The coverage limit for pre-existing conditions which is different from the policy medical maximum.
  5. The deductible and out of pocket expenses for pre-existing conditions coverage.
  6. The renewability of the policy and its implication for pre-existing condition coverage

IMG offers Pre-existing conditions with the following plans

Patriot America Plus from IMG offers coverage for acute onset of pre-existing conditions up to the age70 years for Non US citizens travelling to the USA. Another option for pre-existing conditions is Visitor's Protect offers temporary medical coverage with pre-existing conditions with deductible of $1,500 per injury or illness (plan deductible waived). The maximum limit through age 69 is $25,000, and ages 70 and older is $20,000. Visitor's Protect covers Limited pre-existing conditions for individuals traveling outside their country of residence and traveling to the US.

Why is travel health insurance for pre-existing conditions coverage important?

There are many international travelers who travel with medical ailments and it is important for them to be well informed about visitors insurance for pre-existing conditions. Most US travel insurance plans exclude coverage for pre-existing conditions. The definition of pre-existing conditions varies for different insurance providers as they have a ‘look back’ period and any medical ailments during this look back period would be considered pre-existing.

At American Visitor Insurance, we have plans which provide coverage for acute onset of a pre-existing condition, as well as full coverage for pre-existing conditions up to a clearly defined limit in the policy document. All of these details can be best understood by using our facility for comparing visitors insurance for pre-existing conditions and reviewing the policy brochures.

How does travel insurance for pre-existing conditions work?

The visitor health insurance plans which cover pre-existing conditions clearly define what is a pre-existing condition, the look back period for pre-existing condition, whether the travel insurance coverage is limited to acute onset of pre-existing conditions or if it provides full coverage for pre-existing conditions and the coverage limit within the policy for pre-existing conditions. Any visitors travel health insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions will depend on all these factors.

Pre-existing conditions coverage - FAQ's

01.  How do I know if my pre-existing condition is covered by travel insurance?
  1. Unfortunately, this simple question has a complicated answer. The answer is: it depends. Firstly, it depends on whether you are a US resident traveling outside the US or a visitor to the US. US residents can purchase trip cancellation insurance like the Travel Lite, Travel LX and Travel SE plans and they can cover pre-existing conditions. These plans however may have specific requirements in order to waive the usual exclusion of coverage for pre-existing conditions (like purchase them within a certain number of days of your initial trip deposit or that you have a primary domestic insurance plan in the US), so you should check these details carefully if this is important to you.
  2. Non-US residents or US residents traveling into the US have much more limited options to insure their pre-existing conditions are covered. Some plans offer coverage for "acute onset" of pre-existing conditions. However, this is misleading, since a careful look at their definition excludes chronic or congenital disorders from such coverage. Chronic illnesses are those that worsen over time and congenital disorders are issues one is born with. They exclude emergencies due to chronic illness because they will say that is not "acute" it is simply a worsening of your condition. There is a policy we know of that offer temporary medical insurance with coverage for pre-existing conditions. It is IMG's Visitor's Protect.
  3. Firstly, they define pre-existing conditions in the following way: A pre-existing condition is a condition for which the insured received treatment or took medication for in the previous 12 months before the start of the policy. If the medication dosage has not changed and is taken as a maintenance medication, this would NOT count as a flare up or treatment of the condition. In that case, very stable conditions that have no flare ups in the past 12 months are not even excluded as pre-existing conditions. Conditions that have had flare ups or doctor recommended treatment or change in medication, are still covered by the plans but with a higher deductible and a lower maximum.
  4. IMG Visitor's Protect is a comprehensive plan offering fairly complete coverage. The plan must be purchased for at least 90 days and can be quite pricey for seniors, but they offer the only real coverage for chronic conditions. Temporary medical insurance with coverage for pre-existing conditions. The other option, of course, is to take a plans with little ($1000) or no coverage for pre-existing conditions and take a risk that that condition will not flare up during the trip.
02.  What does full coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions mean?

Some plans boast they offer "full" coverage for pre-existing conditions, this can however be a little misleading. Firstly, any regular treatment or medication that is required by the condition is never covered. The main advantage to the IMG Visitor's Protect is that they cover sudden illness/injury regardless of whether it is pre-existing or not. The only difference is that a pre-existing condition will be covered with a higher deductible at a lower maximum than any other "new" illness or injury. However, coverage is not limited to an emergency or life-threatening situation. This plan offers temporary medical insurance with coverage for pre-existing conditions.

03.  What does "acute onset of pre-existing conditions" mean?

The "Acute Onset of a Pre-Existing Condition" is a sudden and unexpected outbreak or recurrence of a pre-existing medical condition which occurs without any advance warning either in the form of physician recommendations or symptoms and requires immediate care (within 24 hours of first symptoms).

A Pre-Existing Condition that is a chronic or congenital condition or that gradually becomes worse over time will not be considered acute onset. The acute onset coverage benefit does not include coverage for known, scheduled, required, or expected medical care, drugs or treatment existent or necessary prior to the effective date of coverage. An example of this might be someone who has a food allergy or bee allergy and is unknowingly exposed to their allergen and requires immediate medical attention.

04.  What is the difference between Full Pre-Existing & Acute Onset Insurance?

Acute onset of a pre-existing condition can be defined as the sudden & unexpected occurrence of a pre-existing condition which requires in-patient, emergency hospitalization within 24 hours of exhibiting first symptoms. The main difference between acute onset & full pre-existing is that with Full Pre-Existing coverage, is that one is covered for all pre-existing conditions and associated medical costs and this includes follow up visits, hospitalizations and doctor’s visits, etc. The acute onset coverage will only cover the in-patient hospitalization expense.

05.  What services are covered under visitors insurance full pre-existing coverage?

A plan now offered by IMG called Visitor's Protect is temporary medical insurance with coverage for pre-existing conditions. The plan must be purchased for at least 90 days. Note that IMG plans is not available to green card holders.

06.  Do IMG travel insurance plans really cover all pre-existing conditions?

Yes, Patriot America Plus from IMG offers coverage for acute onset of pre-existing conditions up to the age up to 70, Patriot Platinum also offers acute onset of pre-existing conditions up to the age up to 70 and Visitor Protect from IMG temporary medical insurance with coverage for pre-existing conditions up to 99 years. The plan must be purchased for at least 90 days.

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