Recommendation for health insurance for trip home to US?

Go Back   Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad > Europe > Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy

Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy Welcome to the Italy Expat forum. This is the place to meet like minded expats that have made themselves a new Italian lifestyle. This forum is ideal for Expats that have moved to Italy and those planning a move.

Recommendation for health insurance for trip home to US?


Reply
 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 30th September 2014, 10:40 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Arezzo, italy
Posts: 19
Rep Power: 0
mcmash is on a distinguished road
2 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in italy.
Default Recommendation for health insurance for trip home to US?

We are American citizens with residency in Italy and are going back to Seattle for a month in December. My husband is covered by Medicare but I need a travel health care policy to cover me while I am in the US. Does anyone know of a company that issues this type of policy? So far I have not found one online that covers a US citizen resident outside the US while returning to the US for a visit.

Any tips much appreciated!

Grazie a tutti
Nancy

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 1st October 2014, 04:15 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Singapore
Posts: 6,189
Rep Power: 0
BBCWatcher is a splendid one to beholdBBCWatcher is a splendid one to beholdBBCWatcher is a splendid one to beholdBBCWatcher is a splendid one to beholdBBCWatcher is a splendid one to beholdBBCWatcher is a splendid one to beholdBBCWatcher is a splendid one to behold
602 likes received
27 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in singapore.
Default

I'm quickly finding some travel medical insurance policies providing coverage in the U.S. for visiting U.S. citizens. To pick a couple at random, Liaison, ITG, and InsuBuy ("Diplomat America") advertise this sort of coverage.

I have no affiliation and no experience with these companies.

Please be aware that these are not PPACA-compliant medical insurance policies. For example, they usually won't cover preexisting conditions, and they have lifetime caps. If you find yourself staying in the United States longer than a relatively short vacation you'll definitely want to get properly insured. You'll need to do that within 60 days of entering the U.S. (if memory serves). Go to Healthcare.gov before you get too near that 60 day limit.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 1st October 2014, 12:41 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Arezzo, italy
Posts: 19
Rep Power: 0
mcmash is on a distinguished road
2 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in italy.
Default thanks

I found ITG but not the other two, I will check them out. Thanks. I think my problem was checking with companies I was familiar with and they don't offer US "citizen return" coverage. You are certainly right about the limited coverage and exclusions but at least it will cover catastrophic situations which are what I am concerned about--don't want to fall on the ice and break my neck and then be without insurance! (of course I don't want to fall in the first place!).

Thanks again, Nancy

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 1st October 2014, 01:52 PM
Bevdeforges's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: deepest, darkest Essonne
Posts: 45,602
Rep Power: 23241
Bevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond repute
9465 likes received
1245 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in france.
Default

I've usually bought travel health coverage through the airline, as Air France always seems to offer it as the final screen when buying tickets online. You might also check a company called Columbus Direct. They offered travel insurance back when I was on a frequent travelers' lounge pass and if I recall correctly, they only asked for your country of residence and then where you were traveling.
Cheers,
Bev

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Tags
travel insurance

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Location
Where you live
Expat From Country
Please select the country you originate from. This will appear as a flag when you make posts on the site.
Expat To Country
Please select the country you have either moved to or want to relocate to. This will be presented on the site when you make posts.

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Home Mortgages Recommendation Smiler51 Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai 13 4th June 2014 04:31 PM
Health insurance for second home owners? Easyriders Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal 29 11th April 2014 12:47 PM
Recommendation for Car Insurance billc Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain 1 21st July 2013 12:36 PM
457 visa travel insurance or health insurance arreddy Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in Australia 12 18th October 2012 07:14 AM
Home Burglar Alarm Recommendation? melbatoast Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain 11 13th July 2012 03:53 PM

FORUM PARTNERS

ExpatForum.com is owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc.

Retiring Overseas Guides | Moving Overseas Guides | Cost of Living | Health Care Guides


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.