Individuals who have been abroad for either business or pleasure know that the need to return home for brief periods of time during their trip sometimes occurs without warning. There is always the possibility for a work-related emergency back home to occur or an unexpected personal event of a friend or family member’s such as a pregnancy, funeral or wedding to come about that you do not want to miss due to your travels.
If you will be traveling abroad and are shopping for international travel medical insurance that will also cover you back home in the event that you need to return for a short period of time during your journey, one popular plan option is the Atlas Travel Insurance plan.
The Atlas Travel Insurance plan includes an incidental home country coverage benefit that provides 15 days of home country coverage for every three months of overseas coverage purchased. Although this benefit can’t be used for trips home that are taken specifically to receive care, it will give the covered individual protection for any eligible illness or injury that may occur while on their trip home. The 15 days of incidental home country coverage are able to be used within the three-month period that the days are earned.
The Atlas Travel Insurance plan can be purchased for a minimum of 5 days, up to 364 days with the option to extend coverage. Other benefits included in the Atlas Travel plan include emergency medical evacuation, hospitalization, emergency dental, emergency reunion, acute onset of a pre-existing condition, hazardous sports coverage, accidental death and dismemberment, natural disaster benefit, repatriation of remains, lost checked luggage and outpatient coverage.