Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Affordable Care Act, Travel Insurance and Pre-Existing Conditions

Didn’t we get rid of pre-existing conditions?

 

Yesterday I talked about being aware of the different exclusions in most travel health insurance policies.  The exclusion that affects most people is pre-existing medical conditions.

A lot of you may be asking, didn’t the Affordable Care Act get rid of pre-existing conditions?  Not in travel insurance.

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What Your Travel Insurance Doesn’t Cover

Read the fine print for exclusions

Earlier I talked about how important it is to have travel health insurance when you travel internationally. Now we need to talk about the exclusions in the fine print.

Your travel health insurance doesn’t cover everything. There are some circumstances in which it will not cover an injury or illness. For many people purchasing travel insurance this will not be a problem. But for some it could become a big problem.

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2016 Yellow Book now on CDC website

On June 30, I posted about the CDC’s 2016 edition of the Yellow Book. The Yellow Book, officially known as the Health Information for International Travel, is a valuable resource with up-to-date travel health information.

At the time, the 2016 edition was available to purchase from several websites but was not on the CDC website.  The 2016 edition is now on the CDC website and can be accessed for free.

Use it to stay healthy on your next international adventure.

Stay safe and travel far.