Today I want to talk about travel insurance. It’s an important part of my life as a frequent traveler, and a huge help when I find myself in poor health overseas. I’ve teamed up with VisitorsCoverage, an InsurTech company that created a marketplace that allows international travelers to source the most appropriate travel insurance for their next trip. VisitorsCoverage has sponsored this guide to making a travel insurance claim, and I hope you find it helpful.

Travel Insurance Claims

A few years ago, I found myself in California with an inexplicably swollen toe. I had to see a doctor on short notice on New Year’s Day, and it wasn’t exactly cheap. Thankfully I had travel insurance to help me out. I filed a claim when I got back to London and my insurance covered the bill. It was a huge relief.

Getting ill or injured while traveling is bad enough, but racking up medical bills and dealing with high expenses and reimbursements while abroad is worse. When it comes to visiting a doctor or hospital with a travel medical insurance policy, going through the claim process is mandatory if you want to get any form of coverage from an insurance company.

I know, I know. Extra paperwork can be a drag. But the travel insurance claims process is an important part of getting the benefit of the insurance in the first place. It plays a key role in verifying your identity, helps prevent fraud, and—thankfully—provides faster reimbursement and bill settlement.

Filing a claim is a key factor in receiving coverage, so it’s important that it’s done carefully and correctly the first time in order to avoid a denial of your claim. Below is an infographic from VisitorsCoverage that will guide you through the claim process as you seek reimbursement for your covered expenses. I hope you find it helpful if you’re ever in the same situation I faced.

Travel Insurance Infographic

This post is sponsored by VisitorsCoverage.

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