Safe Travels International Cost Saver is a comprehensive coverage plan for non US residents traveling outside the home country and not visiting the U.S. You can obtain an instant quote and/or purchase online on this web site. The insurance coverage can start as early as the next day or any future date you specify. After purchase, ID cards can be downloaded from MyAccount at any time; there is a link in the purchase confirmation email.
What is covered and not covered?
The insurance company will generally pay for new medical conditions, injuries or accidents that may occur after the effective date of the policy. It does not cover any expenses related to pre-existing conditions, preventive check ups, immunizations or maternity.
Exception: Safe Travels International Cost Saver will pay up to $2,500 in sudden unexpected recurrence of pre-existing conditions.
Prescription drugs are covered like any other eligible medical expenses.
Dental is covered up to $500 for accidental injury and acute pain to sound and natural teeth.
Safe Travels International Cost Saver provides coverage anywhere outside the United States including travel time as well. It also covers loss of checked luggage.
How much is covered?
First, you will have to pay your annual deductible (varies from $0 to $5,000) before the insurance company starts paying anything for the covered expenses, even for doctor visits. You will need to continue to pay all the money yourself until you have completely satisfied the deductible. The deductible is not just for hospitalization. There is no concept of copay.
Then the plan pays 80% of the next $5,000 covered expenses and you pay 20%. In other words, you will have to pay a maximum of $1,000 out of your pocket towards the 20% coinsurance.
After that, the plan pays 100% up to the selected policy maximum, ranging from $50,000 to $1,000,000, depending upon your age.
Lets assume that you have purchased a $50,000 policy maximum with a $250 deductible for 3 months.
Let's assume that the doctor charges you $150/visit and you need to visit several times.
The first time you visit the doctor, you will have to pay all of that $150 yourself. You still have $100 left towards the unsatisfied deductible.
On second visit, you will have to pay $100 yourself. You have now completely satisfied your annual deductible. Out of the remaining $50 after your deductible, the plan pays 80% which is $40 and you pay 20% which is $10.
For any subsequent treatment (whether for the same condition or a different condition), you don't have to pay the deductible again. The insurance company will continue to pay 80% for the first $5,000 of covered medical expenses incurred out of network, you continue to pay 20% (that is maximum $1,000). If you incur any expenses beyond $50,000, you will be responsible to pay that amount.
Let's assume that you were in an accident and are hospitalized for 2 days.
The hospital charges $12,000 per day for a total bill of $24,000. Assuming this is the first instance of your needing to use the insurance, you pay your $250 deductible plus $1,000 (20% of first $5,000) and the insurance company will pay the rest.
Even if you extend your insurance, you don't have to pay the deductible again.
Benefits Updated: 07/11/2023