New York City – ‘The big Apple’ is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Its strong economy, media and entertainment and natural attractions welcome millions of tourists each year. Canadians love to visit New York State and it is ranked the 2nd most visited state by Canadians.
Canadians made up to approximately 20 million visits to the US in the last year. Many of these visit New York for employment or business, Snowbirds enjoy spending the winters here or simply for a short vacation.
Visitors to New York for a vacation and to meet friends and family are exciting, however one must include good travel insurance that can provide medical coverage for any possible unforeseen medical emergencies that can arise while travelling to New York. It is important to have good international US travel insurance to cover especially given the Covid19 pandemic.
American visitor insurance works with some of the finest insurance providers who offer to its customer’s range of travel insurance products to New York. For more details travelers can call or email American visitor Insurance for further assistance.
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There are many Canadians who travel to the US and elsewhere outside Canada regularly. These travelers can be businessmen or corporate travelers or those who live close to the US border and travel overseas often.
While there are many top rated travel health insurance plans for multiple trips worldwide, the Patriot Annual Multi trip insurance is an ideal plan for Canadian travelers. Every trip duration can be limited to either 30 days or 45 days with a medical coverage maximum of $1 million. Travelers up to the age of 76 years can buy this plan. The plan is renewable up to 3 years and also offers coverage for pre-existing conditions.
New York is home to many schools and universities which attracts many Canadian students. Given the expensive health care costs in the United States, it is advisable for Canadian students to have adequate student health insurance. Most New York university student health insurance plans are prohibitively expensive, and to make it affordable to students, we offer similar student insurance plans which satisfy university requirements. These student insurance plans are comparable and cheaper when compared to university student plans.Student Health Advantage Patriot Exchange Insurance
The US enjoys a special relationship with Canada. Students wishing to come to a college or university in the US can obtain an I-20 visa to do so. Oftentimes, the college or institution will offer health coverage for their students. Some do not and the student must find their own policy.
International students cannot apply to 'regular' health care plans available to citizens. However, we have options for you through our website. Note that if you do get the option of an institutional health plan these will likely be more expensive than what we offer, but they are very complete. They are, in fact, domestic policies not otherwise available to visitors. They are very complete and cover wellness, pre-existing conditions, maternity, mental health, and pretty much all health care needs. If those are not main concerns and if you are looking for more economical options, there are plans for international students available.
Canadians that wish to study in the US can get health insurance through our website. The best options are those offered by IMG and Global Underwriters.
The Global Underwriter plans are best if the student is on an official sports team or club. You can choose an optional collegiate sports rider to cover injuries related to that sport (low, medium, and high; unfortunately there is no coverage for XX football).
IMG has several student options available (Patriot Exchange, Student Health Advantage and Student Health Advantage Platinum). Patriot Exchange offers a very economical price, but note the exclusion of maternity and mental health coverage.
Student plans must be purchased for whole months. If you purchase one month and three days you will pay for two months. Therefore, you may as well sign up for two whole months. When the student returns home, the plans are terminated.
Going on a cruise vacation is truly exciting, however one must take suitable action to ensure that the cruise vacation is not a disappointment. Vacationers are likely to book for the cruise well in advance of the actual travel dates, and it is possible that one is not able to make the cruise as planned.
Best Cruise trip insurance ensures that vacationers can vacation investment should there be a disruption and one cannot make the cruise. Most cruises offers Cruise protection, but that is not the same as trip insurance for cruises.
A cruise protection usually gives vouchers for the traveler if they miss the cruise, but getting money back is not the norm, which is what trip insurance for cruises offer. Vacationers can shield themselves best by purchasing the Cancel for any reason travel insurance benefit. This gives the flexibility of cancellation the cruise vacation for any reason, and the traveler can get reimbursed up to 75% of the non-refundable trip expenses. The cruise insurance protection offered by cruise lines provides very little benefits given their cost, this is particularly important for Seniors cruise vacationers who are most vulnerable and likely to need the benefits offered by the best cruise travel insurance plans.
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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.
Comprehensive travel insurance provides exhaustive coverage but is more expensive than fixed benefit insurance which has a specified limit for each treatment.
The price of visitors insurance is directly dependent on the maximum medical coverage and inversely proportional to the deductible of the plan chosen.
Travel insurance depends on the coverage region. The cost for visitor insurance for the United States is most expensive when compared to Europe or Asia.
The cost of travel insurance directly depends on the length of travel. The longer the duration of visitor medical insurance required, the higher will be the cost.
Additional add-on benefits to the basic travel insurance plan like adventure sports coverage, coverage for pre-existing conditions… will add to the overall cost.
Complete the travel insurance quote request form by providing details of the traveller and insurance requirements.
Compare the price and the benefits of the different travel insurance options to identify what fits your needs best.
Purchase the plan that fits your needs and budget best by using a credit card and completing the online application.
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Here are some travel insurance tips for travelers with pre-existing conditions
There are several visitors insurance plans available for international travel. However, many travel insurance and visitors insurance plans exclude pre-existing conditions. This means that a travel insurance plan will not cover the costs of treating a pre-existing medical condition. Therefore, the insurance company may deny a claim if the ailment already existed when the travel insurance was purchased. However, there are some travel medical insurance plans that offer coverage for pre-existing conditions and the policy clearly defines a look-back period and what is covered for pre-existing conditions, as well as specifying a limit to this coverage.
Some travel health insurance plans like Atlas America, Patriot America Plus offer coverage for the acute onset of a pre-existing conditions, ie, when there is a sudden medical emergency without any prior symptom that needs to be treated immediately. The coverage typically includes emergency medical treatment, hospitalization, and evacuation expenses related to the acute onset of the pre-existing condition. INF insurance however has the INF Elite insurance plans which cover pre-existing conditions going beyond the acute onset coverage. It is important to compare visitors insurance for pre-existing conditions both for the price as well as the specific details for pre-existing conditions coverage as well as review the policy brochures for exclusions and coverage limits before making a decision.
The travel health insurance plans which cover pre-existing conditions have clear definitions of 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, and if it provides full coverage for pre-existing conditions the coverage limit within the policy for pre-existing conditons. Any travel health insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions will depend on all these.
The following are important factors for buying travel insurance for pre-existing conditions
There are many international travelers who have medical ailments and it is important for them to be well informed about visitors insurance for pre-existing conditions. Many of the regular travel insurance plans exclude any 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 offer plans which do offer 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 better understood by using our facility for comparing visitors insurance for pre-existing conditions.
Unfortunately, this simple question has a fairly 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 that can cover pre-existing conditions and even plans that are travel medical only without cancellation often are more generous in their coverage of pre-existing conditions. These plans 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.
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 are only two policies we know of that offer coverage for pre-existing medical conditions. They are INF Premier and INF Elite plans.
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.
The above plans 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.
The other option, of course, is to take a plans with little ($1K) or no coverage for pre-existing conditions and take a risk that that condition will not flare up during the trip.
INF plans boast they offer "full" coverage for pre-existing conditions. This can be a little misleading. Firstly, any regular treatment or medication that is required by the condition is never covered. The main advantage to the INF Elite and INF Premier 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 at a lower maximum than any other "new" illness or injury. However, coverage is not limited to an emergency or life-threatening situation.
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.
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.
Full Pre-existing means we will cover any issue regarding a pre-existing condition, however, if one is traveling to the United States solely for medical treatment, that will not be covered. INF plans do not cover any medical tourism related claims. Pre-existing conditions under the INF plans are covered with a higher deductible and a lower maximum than other illnesses or injuries. These are chosen or specified when you purchase you plan.
Yes, the INF policies will cover any pre-existing issue that the traveler may have during their stay in the United States. This includes blood pressure, diabetes, kidney related issues and arthritis, all of which are covered by the INF Premier, INF Premier Plus, INF Elite, INF Elite Plus and INF Elite 90, Hop Travel Assist, Hop Mindoro Assist, Hop WorldHopper, Hop Trip Assist Plus Plans.
The insurance company takes on an enormous risk by insuring individuals and including coverage for pre-existing conditions without any prior medical examination. Under the INF plans, you are paying more, but you are getting the full value for the money you pay given the very high cost of US healthcare. With the INF Premier, INF Premier Plus, INF Elite, INF Elite Plus and INF Elite 90, Hop Travel Assist, Hop Mindoro Assist, Hop WorldHopper, Hop Trip Assist Plus Plans, even though it is expensive, you can have the comfort of knowing that you are covered for any emergency or contingency. This peace of mind given the expensive US healthcare expense is what makes INF plans worth it despite being expensive.
The list of covered services under Visitors insurance full pre-existing conditions coverage can be found on the American Visitor Insurance website of the INF Premier, INF Premier Plus, INF Elite, INF Elite Plus and INF Elite 90, Hop Travel Assist, Hop Mindoro Assist, Hop WorldHopper, Hop Trip Assist Plus Plan pages. INF plans are open to green card holders
New York state, The Empire state is home to New York City - The big Apple perhaps the most cosmopolitan city in the world. The New York state has much to offer visitors. Going beyond New York city, there is the beautiful finger lakes region and the amazing Niagara falls. The state is spectacular to visit during the fall months, but has much to offer during each season, be it Winter, Spring Summer or Fall. When traveling to New York, it is however important to have the best US travel insurance coverage for any travel or medical emergencies or for trip cancellation and interruption. Travelers to New York can compare among the best US travel insurance plans on American Visitor Insurance and make an informed decision while buying New York travel insurance.
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During winter, many Canadians, particularly senior citizens travel to southern countries where the weather is warmer and more pleasant. They Canadian travlers are commonly known as Snowbirds.
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