As Expats gear up to leave the warmth of Mexico for the holiday season, a welcome change in the insurance market brings good tidings. What was once perceived as an insurmountable challenge is now an accessible solution, offering peace of mind to those returning to the States or Canada.
Anxieties plague us in our everyday lives, and traveling isn’t the exception. Actually, it seems even if we’re planning for a fun-filled vacation we tend to worry about even the smallest details of the trip, and traveling home after an extensive time away can also cause undue anxieties. You may worry about health problems, financial stressors, unforeseen events, covid restrictions, just to name a few
In this informative blog, we will delve into crucial healthcare considerations, equipping you with the knowledge and resources necessary to safeguard your well-being while traveling, granting you the confidence to navigate unexpected challenges, and continue enjoying your journey. Whether it’s safeguarding your health, dealing with unforeseen hiccups, or simply enhancing your travel experience, we’ve got you covered.
But first things first, let’s address 2 very frequently asked questions from Expats when they’re visiting their home country:
Can you buy travel insurance for your home country?
Yes. Some time ago, it was very difficult for a person to buy travel insurance to visit their country of origin since it was understood that being a citizen of that country they had their health insurance, whether public or private.
However, as the years go by, more and more people live outside their home country and return to it to visit family, and friends, or spend certain periods of time there, such as the Holiday season.
Some Insurance companies understand that and are allowing travelers to buy a travel policy even if the destination is the country you were born in.
And if you have access to healthcare in your home country, why buy travel insurance?
Well, in the case of Canada, if you spend a lot of time away you need to wait several months before your access to medical care is reinstated.
In the case of the USA, if you are under 65 years old you still do not have access to Medicare. If you do have Medicare, there are still some medical expenses that will not be covered, and we know that no one wants to face medical expenses in the USA with our savings…
Additional benefits to Medical Coverage
In addition to coverage for medical expenses, travel insurance also gives you the peace of mind of knowing that you are protected against unforeseen events such as:
As you embark on this exciting travel season, the assurance of your health and well-being should be your foremost priority. By following the tips provided, you can fortify your preparations and approach your journey from Mexico with a sense of confidence and serenity.
These strategies are not merely guidelines; they are the keys to transforming your trip into a seamless and worry-free experience. With health secured and these precautions in place, you’ll be able to savor every moment of your journey, cherishing the reunions with loved ones and the exploration of new horizons, confident in your ability to navigate any challenges that may arise.
Until next time safe travels friends