eGlobalHealth Insurers Agency, LLC unveils specialty website to assist global travelers with insurance needs.
July 22, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsSpringfield, MO July 22, 2006 — According to Derek Patterson, President of eGlobalHealth Insurers Agency, LLC, “In these times of dramatic weather and global geological phenomena as well as worldwide terrorist threats, visitors medical and life insurance coverage is as essential when traveling as is your toothbrush”. Unexpected illness or injury continue to be an all too common occurrence for individuals away from home, and often without medical insurance to follow them on their travels. It is for these reasons that eGlobalHealth has recently launched a specialty website at VisitorMedicalInsurancePlans.com specifically targeting those persons visiting the United States as well as those traveling or living abroad.
Mr. Patterson points out that U.S. citizens traveling abroad should take note to read page 2 of their U.S.-issued Passport, under the General Information header. The second paragraph states, “Persons considering foreign travel should determine what health insurance coverage, if any, they have while outside the U.S.…”. Derek continues, noting that many foreign consulates around the world, even the U.S. Consulate, can require proof of medical insurance prior to the issuance of a Visa. “It is a serious issue indeed, so much so that the U.S. and foreign consulates recognize the need for anyone entering their country to have it”, states Mr. Patterson. In addition, one of the continuing concerns is whether or not emergency medical assistance would be available to them in some of the more remote parts of the world. Industry statistics show that in a life threatening medical emergency, a fixed wing medical transport can potentially exceed US$100,000 depending on the location. Travelers are becoming more cognizant of the needs for such services, with the media coverage of such global disasters as Hurricane Katrina and the recent Tsunamis' in Indonesia.
Recent statistics from the US Department of Commerce state, “… 9 Million international visitors traveled to the United States during the first quarter of 2006”. Generally speaking the public at large isn’t thinking about the catastrophic monetary costs and burdens that a medical illness or accident could place upon them while here in the U.S. visiting friends or family. With health care costs in the United States continuing to skyrocket, it is certainly a gamble that many are not willing to take.
VisitorMedicalInsurancePlans.com offers products exclusively from MultiNational Underwriters (MNU), a company underwritten by none other than Lloyds of London. Lloyd’s currently boasts an A rating from Standard and Poors and is an internationally recognized name in the insurance industry. MNU features several types of plans ranging from short stay illness and accident insurance to long stay major medical health and life insurance programs.
eGlobalHealth Insurers Agency, LLC is a third generation international insurance brokerage firm. Tracing their beginnings back to 1941, the Patterson’s have helped insure thousands of clients in over 180 countries around the Globe. Their goal is continue to provide assistance and valuable resources to immigrants and expatriates who are becoming increasingly aware of the risks they face while living and traveling abroad.