Emergencies could turn your world upside down when abroad, be armed with travel insurance.
Mr. Abdul Rahman and his family were on a holiday at New York, when he was diagnosed with a heart ailment, which required immediate hospitalization and surgery. The total cost of the procedure and stay was $30,000 (AED 110100). He could not meet the expenses, but thankfully his friends there, pooled in. This was not all; he had to reschedule his travel. Mr. Rahman was among those who wanted to save that extra bit of expense involved in buying travel insurance.
What is travel insurance? It is a form of insurance that seeks to make up for some emergencies that could crop up while travelling abroad, either on work or holiday.Holiday travel is what every family looks forward to and unforeseen events on foreign land could leave you helpless without Travel Insurance. It does not cost much and spares you the anxiety and expenses. Ex: AXA insurance, offers 9 day worldwide cover (excluding US & Canada) at AED 390 under its Travel Smart Plan for a family of 4(2 adults and 2 children) travelling to Australia. AED 390 is just 1% of the total trip cost – which would be close to AED40000,
Does it cover only medical emergencies? Travel insurance offers much more than cover for medical exigencies. Insurance companies in UAE offer covers that are for Medical and Travel Inconveniences. The Medical cover is for emergency medical and dental treatment, emergency medical transportation, repatriation of other insured persons, repatriation of mortal remains, premature return due to death of a close relative, visit of a close friend/relative in case of your hospitalization and cost of first aid and rescue. Whereas, travel inconveniences cover shields you from eventualities like loss of passport, loss of personal baggage and money, delayed departure and baggage and personal accident etc*.
So each time you fly out of your country, get insured and travel in peace. Get a quote today!
*All these covers are subject to certain conditions; kindly go through the product information before buying Travel Insurance.