Going Abroad? Check Your Health Coverage

Before you pack your bags and jet off around the world, learn what your health insurance covers in case of a medical emergency abroad.

Senior couple hiking in sunny woods
(Image credit: Copyright)

With the world as their oyster, many retirees take the opportunity to travel far and wide. But before you go, review your medical coverage. Medicare beneficiaries who have a health emergency outside the U.S. could be in for a big surprise.

Subscribe to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Be a smarter, better informed investor.

Save up to 74%

Sign up for Kiplinger’s Free E-Newsletters

Profit and prosper with the best of expert advice on investing, taxes, retirement, personal finance and more - straight to your e-mail.

Profit and prosper with the best of expert advice - straight to your e-mail.

Sign up

To continue reading this article
please register for free

This is different from signing in to your print subscription

Why am I seeing this? Find out more here

Rachel L. Sheedy
Editor, Kiplinger's Retirement Report