Healthcare (and Medicare) Coverage When Traveling
As many Americans start emerging from the lockdowns imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, a return to normal travel seems to be on the horizon. Depending on the type of healthcare coverage you have, traveling within the United States and it’s territories isn’t usually much of a problem, especially if your primary provider is “original” Medicare. But Medicare Advantage plans often have restrictions on out-of-network coverage, so even within the US you need to make sure your Advantage plan will cover your healthcare anywhere you go. Traveling internationally, however, is an entirely different situation. Medicare, and many private plans, do not provide coverage for international travel, except in very unique circumstances, all of which are fully explained in this MarketWatch article by Kate Ashford. Click here to read more.
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