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  • Travel Confidently This Spring with Short Term Travel Insurance

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During a winter season which has seen heavy snowfall, ice, and freezing temperatures in many parts of the United States and Europe, a spring vacation sounds quite appealing to many travelers. What better time to take that trip abroad you have always dreamed of? If you are planning to visit another country during the spring, be sure to purchase short term travel insurance before departing.

Rising temperatures always signal an increase in travel, and many international destinations will see their tourist activity pick up as the calendar turns to March and April. And as the number of tourists increases, often the number of patients at local hospitals does as well, due to illness, injury, and other travel-related mishaps.

Getting ill or injured while traveling is much more common than you think, and you may not be able to count on your medical insurance plan to offer the financial protection you need. Usually the types of plans offered by your employer will not cover incidents occurring overseas. What does that mean for you? Essentially if you need to see a doctor or visit a hospital during your international vacation, you will be considered uninsured, and you will be responsible for paying the full costs of health care.

That can be quite an expensive problem. Have you built into your vacation budget the hundreds or thousands of dollars that medical bills can cost? The answer is likely no, which is why you need short term travel insurance. With a short term policy, you can get the medical care you need from a great local hospital without being stuck with huge medical bills. Your policy will absorb the bulk of your costs, leaving you to pay only a fraction of the bill, and leaving you to focus on the fun and excitement of your vacation.

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