Travel health insurance for senior citizens

Seniors traveling to the US need good senior citizen travel insurance coverage to avoid catastrophic situations in case of a health emergency. Get best travel medical insurance for seniors from several known insurers by completing this form.
Senior citizen (including Americans) traveling overseas : SENIORS ABOVE 60 YEARS SENIORS ABOVE 70 YEARS SENIORS ABOVE 80 YEARS
Seniors travel insurance for US residents (with Medicare): Older US Travelers



What is the best travel insurance for seniors ?

We try to answer this question regarding best travel insurance for seniors visiting usa based on the age of the travelers and the requirement of coverage for acute onset of pre-existing conditions for the senior traveler.

Best travel insurance for seniors over 60

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International travel insurance for seniors visiting usa above 60 years
No matter what your age, we have some Seniors travel medical insurance options for you! However, at certain age brackets the options do become more limited which is why I have put this article together. For persons in their 60s, there are still many options available with up to $1,000,000 policy maximums. In this group, you can also get fairly good coverage for sudden and acute onset of pre-existing conditions with some plans.
The best option is Atlas America. With this plan, you get covered up to policy maximum for acute onset of pre-existing conditions for people up to age 70. Atlas Premium is another version of this plan with higher coverage available for some of the benefits as compared to Atlas America. You can compare between these plans here.
Liaison Travel Economy offers coverage up to $45,000 for acute onset of pre-existing conditions till 65 years.
With this plan, you get the maximum of the plan up to $100,000 for pre-existing condition coverage. The Inbound plans (Inbound USA, Inbound Guest, and Inbound Immigrant) cover sudden and unexpected recurrence of a pre-existing condition in the same, limited way as any other condition (it is a fixed plan). Patriot America Plus Plan offer coverage upto choosen plan maximum for travelers under 70 years. Patriot Platinum offer pre-existing condition coverage up to $50,000 for non-US citizens under 65 years.

Best travel insurance for seniors over 70

International travel insurance for senior citizens above 70 years
It is so wonderful that so many seniors are active enough for long distance travel. The 70's is the new 50's and the 80's is the new 60's it seems. Sadly though, your insurance options, especially for pre-existing condition coverage, get much fewer for senior travelers. However, there are still some options available which we have highlighted here. Safe Travels USA Comprehensive is a very popular option for coverage of acute onset of pre-existing condition for people above 70. Seniors travel insurance plan provides a coverage of $25,000 for acute onset of pre- existing condition and for heart related diseases a maximum of $15,000 upon attaining age 70. For the age of 65 and above this plan however provides a policy maximum of $50,000 only.

Atlas America and Atlas Premium plans from Tokiomarine HCC have upgraded their benefits for acute onset of pre-existing conditions up to age 80. There is also a higher policy maximum option available for people above 70 up to the age of 79.
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The highest maximum that can be purchased for a comprehensive plan is Patriot Platinum which offers pre-existing condition coverage up to $2,500 for any condition. In the $50,000 range there are many fixed and comprehensive options, however coverage for pre-existing conditions is no longer available if you are over 70 in most plans, but you can check: Visitors Care, and Patriot GoTravel which offer limited coverage of $2,500. Liaison Travel Elite also will cover up to $3,000 for hospital stay for heart attack or stroke with a maximum of $60,000. If pre-existing coverage is not important there are still many more options available.

Best travel insurance for seniors over 80

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US travel health insurance for seniors above 80 years
Once a person hits their 80s and higher (and still traveling -- way to go!), my advice is quite different.
In this age group, I recommend a plan called Inbound Immigrant with a high deductible and a $50,000 maximum. It is cheaper than the Inbound USA counterpart and offers higher fixed limits on coverage which makes it a better deal all around. Unfortunately, the comprehensive policies are only for $20,000 and $10,000 maximum and I don’t think the high price tag is justified since the maximum coverage is so low (a broken bone in the hospital for three days can easily run you $40,000). Some clients worry about the name of this policy. While it is meant for immigrants to the US with or without green cards renewable up to 5 years, it is also available for any legal visitors to our lovely country. Senior Travelers above 90 years are also eligible to buy these plans. The Safe Travels USA Comprehensive is also very useful for this age group as it provides a policy maximum of $50,000 and provides coverage for acute onset of pre-existing conditions for $25,000 and $15,000 for heart related pre-existing condition. Compare and buy best travel insurance for seniors over 80.

International travel health insurance for Older US residents

It is heartening to see many Americans older than 65 years traveling overseas. While traveling outside the US is adventurous and exciting, US citizens should be aware that their local US health insurance plans including Medicare provide very little if any coverage outside the United States. It is for this group of older American international travelers that the GlobeHopper Senior insurance plan has been designed. International Medical Group (IMG) offers GlobeHopper as an affordable travel medical insurance for US citizens and US permanent residents older than 65 years. The GlobeHopper Senior plan is available either as the GlobeHopper Single-Trip plan for coverage from 5 days to 365 days, or as a GlobeHopper multi-trip plan which covers 12 months with a maximum of 30 days per each overseas trip. The GlobeHopper Senior plan is popular since it provides coverage of $1 million up to the age of 79 years and $100,000 for travelers who are more than 80 years old. The plan also has $2,500 cover for sudden unexpected recurrence of a pre-existing condition along with providing $25,000 for emergency medical evacuation.
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What is the maximum age when travelers can buy this us visitor health insurance for seniors?

A person of any age can purchase a travelers insurance policy. The issue is how much insurance will you be able to purchase. We offer several insurance policies that offer $50,000 coverage for persons between 70 and 89 years of age. The only type of plan which does not limit the maximum of the plan for older travelers are the trip cancellation plans. Travel Insurance for Senior travelers have standardized coverage, but are mostly available for US citizens or residents. If you are not a US citizen or resident, you can purchase the Round Trip International policy only. These can be a good option for older travelers and you can insure a minimum amount on the policy (usually at least $500) if that is not really a concern for you. However, trip plans are only good for up to 30 days. After 30 days, most add a daily rate that makes the plans much too expensive or are not available, so bear that in mind as you navigate your options on travel insurance.

Does travel insurance cover pre-existing ailments?

Technically, travel insurance does not cover pre-existing medical conditions. If a person is taking medication regularly for a condition or requires regular treatment (such as dialysis) these will not be covered by short term visitor travel insurance. However, what you can cover for travelers is for the acute onset of a pre-existing condition. That is, should you have an unexpected emergency due to a pre-existing condition, then it can be covered. The condition must be well regulated and in control before you travel and, of course, you must not be traveling against the advice of your physician. Some client will ask me what is meant by "acute". This indicates the situation must be life-threatening or life-style threatening (lose an eye or limb) and cannot wait until the person returns home to take care of it. Are all pre-existing conditions covered? No. Many are not. Some policies specifically exclude cancer coverage, HIV and other STD coverage, and congenital disorders. You can check the policies fine print to be sure that your ailment is not excluded outright on the policy before making your selection and purchase. As ever, we are happy to assist you with your specific conditions and questions.

Can I buy senior citizen travel insurance after starting the journey?

Yes, you can buy the travel medical insurance plans for older travelers after starting the journey. However it is always recommended to purchase the ttravel insurance for seniors visiting usa before departing. The claim will be invalid if the traveler attempts to buy the travel insurance and file a claim for an ailment after it occurred during the travel.

Does Travel Insurance go up at age 70?

All travel health insurance policies are priced by age and the number of days needed, so your age does determine your cost. The price difference between 69 and 70 IS a big jump. If you are traveling at age 69 and will turn 70 during your trip you get to pay the whole time like a 69 yr old (a real bargain). However, some coverages which end at age 70 (like some pre-existing medical condition coverage) will end on your birthday. At American Visitor Insurance, we offer many policies for people 70+ and are adding policies all the time to improve our offering to our traveling seniors!

What is the cutoff age for travel insurance for senior citizens?

It depends on the company and the type of policy you are looking for. Many policies do not have a cut off age, but some do. Also, the main difference for older travelers is that the maximum of the policy available goes down with higher age. You may only find options in the $50,000 maximum or less, but you may still find something suitable for your situation.
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