ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Many travelers assume their Medicare plan provides coverage abroad, however,travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth explains some common coverage misconceptions.
Misconception #1: Medicare provides medical coverage outside of the United States For the most part, Medicare
Misconception #2: I am covered under Medicare on a cruise ship Typically, Medicare coverage is not available on a cruise ship unless the ship is at a U.S. port when a traveler receives medical services.
Many Medicare recipients purchase supplemental insurance when traveling abroad. Squaremouth recommends checking to see if this provides foreign travel coverage. If it doesn't, it's time to consider travel insurance.
Travelers should look for policies that include Emergency Medical and Medical Evacuation coverage.
Squaremouth recommends purchasing a policy with at least $50,000 for Emergency Medical and $100,000 for Medical Evacuation. Higher amounts are recommended for older travelers and those taking cruises or traveling to remote locations.
The best way to find the right travel insurance coverage is to compare policies side-by-side. On Squaremouth.com, travelers can create custom filters and compare policies to find the best coverage for their trip.
ABOUT SQUAREMOUTHSquaremouth compares travel insurance policies from every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth's comparison engine and third-party reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com
Available Topic ExpertAmy Haywoodahaywood@squaremouth.com
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