Travel Medical Insurance: Here’s What You Need to Know

Consider your options for travel medical insurance. It's better to be safe than sorry when traveling abroad.

Stethoscope and suitcase on beach by the sea.
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In just a few short weeks, summer travel will be well underway. Almost 82% of all American adults (more than 212 million people) intend to travel this summer, with 25% planning on traveling internationally, according to The Vacationer, a travel data-tracking website. And 40% of people plan to travel more this year than they did last year, according to Forbes,. If this summer’s travel season turns out to be anything like last year's, book early, budget more and plan on delays.

And while you’re at it, consider your options for travel insurance. While vacation is supposed to be a time of fun and relaxation, accidents can occur. For this reason, it’s better to be safe than sorry.  

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Erin Bendig
Personal Finance Writer

Erin pairs personal experience with research and is passionate about sharing personal finance advice with others. Previously, she was a freelancer focusing on the credit card side of finance, but has branched out since then to cover other aspects of personal finance. Erin is well-versed in traditional media with reporting, interviewing and research, as well as using graphic design and video and audio storytelling to share with her readers.