If you have ever read my former articles you already know that I am a firm believer that getting travel health insurance is a must. Whenever you go through the planning process you should get one that allows you to feel safe and relaxed when traveling.
Knowing that you will get your money back if a trip is interrupted, delayed or if your luggage is lost. It is also important that you find one that covers medical emergencies, including ambulances and hospital expenses.
I recently heard about SafetyWing and after trying it I actually enjoyed it. Here is what it is all about.
Travel Insurance Review: SafetyWing
SafeWing offers global travel insurance for people who are location independent. People like me who travel a lot or that doesn’t have a home base often are unprotected from emergencies.
The company caters to the needs of online freelancers, entrepreneurs, and remote companies. Founders are nomads themselves and are looking to keep adding products and services to improve a traveler’s safety net.
As mentioned above, their insurance covers people from all over the world, while outside their home country. Prices for a four-week service go from $37. But it can be customized for the exact amount of days that you will be traveling. Use their calculator to get the cost for your particular needs.
They definitely have the best BEST prices I have yet found anywhere online. And I travel a lot and have used many different travel insurance companies. None compare to them in price and services.
What it offers
Buy abroad, stay abroad – This might be one of the most convenient things about it. You don’t have to be in a certain place or country to purchase it. Everything happens online. even if you are already traveling.
Automatic monthly payments – If you don’t have an end date yet, you can choose this option so that the fees are discounted automatically and you don’t have to worry. You can set an end date later.
Visits to home country are covered – If you have been using the service for 90 days or more, it will also cover you for 30 days in your home country if something happens while visiting. *NOTE: there are a few exceptions to this.
Young children included – Up to two kids 10 years old or younger can be included in your insurance without added cost.
Medical and Travel Coverage – You will be compensated for any medical assistance that you need abroad or unforeseen things that happen. Go to their website to get the full breakdown of their services.
Is it really useful?
Personally, I believe that this service offers all of the basics that you need to be covered for when you travel for a reasonable price. After over 20 years of traveling alone and with my family we have had a lot of things happen to us. Everything from having to go to a clinic for a mysterious fever to losing our luggage and getting delayed.
All of these things can cost a lot of money. So you’d better be protected.
SafetyWing is easy to purchase and makes me feel comfortable. So far I haven’t had the need to use it but so far I’m enjoying this service.