Your domestic health insurance may not provide adequate travel protection during an emergency. Benefits are often limited and may not be paid directly to international providers. Nor will the policy pay for an international medical evacuation or help with minor travel emergencies such as replacing prescription medication. Travelers are often left with the burden of making their own arrangements and paying costly out-of-pocket medical expenses. MEDEX, a partner of the USOC, offers Travmed abroad to take care of these problems and other travel, medical, and security related issues.
The cost to our athletes is at a discounted rate of $3/day which gives the traveler $100,000 in coverage, with only a $25 deductible per illness or injury. We highly encourage all of our athletes to take advantage of this offer. You may get the coverage for yourself as well as family and friends traveling with you abroad.
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THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT COMPONENT TO HAVE WHEN TRAVELING OVERSEAS AS MEDICAL EXPENSES IN OTHER COUNTRIES CAN BE VERY COSTLY.