Does Medicare cover foreign travel? 2014-06-11T10:58:29+00:00

In general, Original Medicare does not cover health care while you’re traveling outside the United States.

There are some exceptions such as if you were to board a ship within the territorial waters adjoining the land areas of the U.S.

Medicare may pay for inpatient hospital care, doctor, or ambulance services in a foreign country in rare cases:
1) If you are in the U.S. when an emergency occurs but the foreign hospital is closer than the nearest U.S. hospital.
2)If you are traveling through Canada from between Alaska and another state when an emergency occurs, and a Canadian hospital is closer than the nearest U.S. hospital.
3) If you live in the U.S. and the foreign hospital is closer to your home than the nearest U.S. hospital that can treat your medical condition, regardless of whether an emergency exists.

It is important to look into your Supplemental Insurance options as well as Travel Insurance if you are a frequent traveler or are traveling outside of the United States.Travel Insurance can help protect you and your family from unforeseen disaster or emergency. 

Call us Toll Free at 1-877-255-6273 to speak with a Specialist about your options today!