Averting Tragedy While Traveling

Posted on July 19, 2007 @ 2:40 am

I recently went on a trip to Brazil with a couple of buddies.  After booking our tickets and making all the arrangements, Steve had a good suggestion: 

?Maybe we should get some travel medical insurance.? 

You know, it didn?t sound like a bad idea.  We made an appointment at an insurance company. 

I was a little confused about the need for travel insurance.  The insurance broker explained that regular medical insurance covers you in the U.S. but not when you are traveling abroad.  It can cover everything from emergency medical procedures to a simple trip to the doctor.  All of us purchased the travel insurance just before we went on our trip. 

I am so thankful that we did. 

David had some abdominal pains after the first few days on our trip.  We took him to the hospital and it ended up that he had a ruptured spleen.  The insurance covered his visit at the hospital and the surgery.  Had we not had the insurance, we would have had a huge medical bill to pay. 

All I can say is Thank goodness.

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