Anyone traveling overseas for any length of time should always consider potential health issues that could arise.
Though vacations are never the time that you expect to get sick or injured, life often has different plans.
When you find yourself in a country such as Israel without medical coverage,
you will find that you are not covered by the healthcare system.
Rather than needing to pay thousands of dollars in medical costs, it pays to purchase some form of travel insurance.
Why Does It Matter?
Though no one plans on getting sick, insurance is a safety net that is in place to make sure that the proper care is available.
You may not be required to have insurance while you travel, but always keep in mind the purpose of insurance to begin with.
If you knew you would never need it, you wouldn’t have it.
Unfortunately, everyone is vulnerable to illness and injury, and having insurance while you travel can
mean the difference between an expensive medical bill and a relatively inexpensive policy.
Consider the benefits that insurance could potentially have, and then consider the costs.
Shop around and you should find that there are policies offered that are quite affordable.
Know What You Need
Of course, if you are looking to purchase insurance during your stay in Israel, it is important to know what you need.
Most importantly, make sure that your plan covers emergency care at the hospital and ambulance fees
that may be incurred as well. Furthermore, ensure that laboratory testing is included,
such as x-rays and other diagnostic tests. Finally, make sure that whatever policy you purchase includes prescription drug coverage.
In addition to this basic coverage, you may want to also consider having emergency dental care and a death policy.
No one wants to consider his/her own mortality, but should the worst occur while you are overseas,
your next of kin will at least be able to transport your body without having to pay.
For added protection, also consider adding a plan that covers surgery.
Regardless of where you go, never underestimate the importance of travel insurance.
Compare the many options that are available, but always get a plan that covers a wide variety of ailments.
Illness and injury may hurt your vacation, but at least with proper coverage you can feel secure that you won’t be breaking the bank.