Traveling abroad this summer? Read this first.
Planning to travel abroad this summer? Before you go, remember that Medicare usually
does not cover health care services or supplies while you’re traveling outside the United States (except in these rare cases).
That doesn’t mean you have to travel abroad without health coverage. Here are 3 ways you can get health coverage outside the U.S.:
- If you have a Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policy, check your policy to see if it includes coverage when traveling outside the U.S.
- If you have Medicare Advantage or another Medicare health plan (instead of Original Medicare), check with your plan to see if they offer coverage outside the U.S.
- Consider buying a travel insurance policy that includes health coverage.
The Medicare Team