Short-Term Health Insurance
Enter short term medical coverage which provides quotes from different insurers, telling you what you get, and for how much. These free quotes will help you to determine what might meet your needs for an exciting trip, or to tide you over to your next job.
I remember being in a foreign country and my husband needing medical attention. It was a scary place to be in, and navigating the maze of healthcare options was not my idea of fun-!
Then there was a slip-and-fall incident on the ice right before we needed to travel to Russia. Emergency surgery for an ankle broken in three places, travel pushed back by six weeks, and lots of bills resulted. Thankfully, we had insurance. Many are not so fortunate and become indebted for life.
Our government continues to debate healthcare. Having lived in countries with socialized medicine (and much higher taxes), I can tell you: there’s no such thing as a free lunch. People with means still go to private clinics to avoid either poor conditions, or long waits. Or, maybe just live in a country with super-high taxes and suddenly, the “free” healthcare improves.
With terms like HMOs and PPOs, it helps to have a website that will explain what it all means and how you or your family might be impacted. It’s a difficult judgment call, because we all believe, hope, and pray that nothing negative will ever happen to us. So do we need insurance or not?
See if it’s worth it to be protected. Whatever you decide, here’s wishing you the best of health, and an accident-free summer!