Customize your coverage to your specific trip
We offer plans that cover nearly every type of traveler, whether you’re a fan of impromptu decisions or have every detail figured out in advance. SafeTrip coverage means one call helps you with medical care, missing bags, help with accessing lost passports and more.
Get the help you need, wherever you are
Why buy a plan including travel medical insurance? Because your well-being matters, far beyond the itinerary ahead. If you experience a medical emergency, you may not know which hospital is right for your needs, how to find English-speaking doctors, or which local specialists are the best. Fortunately, our 24/7 Emergency Response Center is just one call away.
More about our smart medical plan
By investing in the International Travel Medical plan, you are ensuring that you have help in unexpected health care situations.
Accident & sickness
Enjoy travel, knowing help is ready
Crisis transportation to care, ASAP
Bringing a family member to you
Find a vetted dentist near you
Baggage delay or loss
Ensure you have everyday necessities
Local-expert insights for trip prep
Make sure your medical bills are covered
Your health care bills for a medical condition or accident will be paid for up to your selected coverage amount. In some countries, medical care providers require a Guarantee of Payment or a wire transfer; our coverage addresses these sort of needs so you get care right away.
Quality care, without delay
Specialists are available 24/7 through our Emergency Response Center, and will identify the best care for your needs as well as the best place for you to receive it. If the right care isn’t nearby, medical evacuation can cover medical transportation costs including ground or air ambulance to a credentialed hospital or center of medical excellence.
Bringing you home safely
If you get sick, or are injured while on your trip in a way that prevents you from continuing your travel as planned, our medical repatriation coverage arranges and pays for the appropriate transportation for your situation.
Go big without worry
If you’re an adventurer, your vacation might include a little extra thrill in the mix. Whether you have extra-active plans or are headed into rugged terrain, our optional add-on Extreme Sports coverage includes scuba diving, parachuting and more; optional Rental Car Damage is available as well.
Your International Travel Medical Benefits
Just one call puts our specialists to work for you, making sure your benefits are available immediately and getting you the help you need, wherever you are in the world.
In case of sickness or injury - or even if you just have a toothache - your medical needs are our top priority. We’ll help you find quality local care for your situation, and ensure that any payment needs are immediately addressed.
Accident & sickness
Whether you need a check-in with a doctor or have a serious need that requires a hospital, we’ll assess your situation, find the best place to deliver care, and even coordinate medical transportation to a hospital or care center.
Unexpected dental needs are covered as well, and our global network of medical providers means we’ll find you a vetted dentist that’s as close as possible.
If you are ordered to leave your destination due to a covered political or security event or need to be evacuated for a medical reason, this plan covers expenses incurred to get you to safety.
If the right care isn’t available locally, medical evacuation can cover the cost of specialist medical transportation, whether ground or air ambulance, to a credentialed hospital or center of medical excellence.
If you are traveling alone and hospitalized for a covered reason, this plan pays the costs of flying a loved one to your side.
If you are sick or injured while on your trip and can’t continue your travel as planned, this coverage pays the cost for appropriate transportation to get you home and includes non-insurance assistance services to help coordinate your transportation.
Extra coverage and services that anticipate the ripple effects of a disrupted trip.
Service animal boarding
If you are traveling alone, with a service animal, this coverage ensures safe haven for that animal in case you are injured or sick.
Service animal transportation
If you are on a trip with a service animal and are evacuated or hospitalized, this coverage ensures your animal makes it back to your home when traveling alone.
Learn key information and insights about the places you are traveling, so you can depart fully informed on need-to-know details.
Optional add-on benefits
Special trips require special coverage, and our plans are designed so you can add on exactly what you need for that next big adventure.
Extreme sports activities coverage
From once-in-a-lifetime mountain climbs to paragliding to scuba diving, you can take that adventure trip knowing that if you need emergency medical assistance or evacuation, experts are ready to ensure your best care.
Make one call any time, day or night to our Emergency Response Center to connect with a team of specialists, and get multilingual support, with access to a global network of medical professionals.
For emergency assistance, call us at +1.800.527.0218 or at +1.410.453.6330 when you are abroad. You can also email us at [email protected].
It is important that UnitedHealthcare Global is notified as soon as possible. Our Emergency Response Center professionals will monitor your care and work through the complex details of foreign hospitalizations on your behalf. Our staff will immediately speak with your treating doctor to assess your condition, your treatment plans, and whether or not a medical evacuation is necessary. At your request, we will update your family, employer and personal physician as appropriate, as well as coordinate all travel medical insurance verifications and admission details, leaving you to focus on getting better.
Evacuations are complex and typically involve:
- Evaluation of the transport requirements (such as oxygen requirements, healthcare specialists, special equipment, altitude specifications, etc.)
- Discharge administration
- Admission into a new facility
- Identifying qualified aeromedical escorts and air ambulances
- Coordinating ground transportation on both ends of the evacuation
- Immigration and flight clearances
- Assistance with family travel arrangements