In this article I want to talk about travel insurance, or insurance of TCD (traveling abroad). In fact, insurance can be obtained not only for traveling abroad, but also for traveling in your home country. However, sometimes I will use the term TCD insurance.
What is travel insurance and do I need to issue it
I'll start with what travel insurance is and why you need it. And it is needed most often for 2 reasons. The most common is obtaining a visa (Schengen and some others). Everything is clear here - it is necessary, then it is necessary. We clarify the requirements for the policy before applying for a visa, arrange insurance, according to the requirements and provide it to the Consulate/Visa Application Center. But to be honest, I am not happy that most travelers perceive insurance as a must, only as a tool for obtaining a visa. Indeed, in fact, an insurance policy is our assistant in a critical situation, it is not only an opportunity to receive qualified assistance, including legal assistance, but also a “bag of money”. With money, which in an emergency will help to preserve your health and the health of your loved ones.
Travel insurance is, first of all, medical insurance. That is, having an insurance policy, in case of illness or injury, you will be provided with qualified medical care (an examination was carried out, if necessary, an examination and treatment were prescribed) and/or your expenses for treatment will be compensated. Also, expenses for medical transportation to a medical institution, for transportation of minor children home, in case of illness of the insured person, emergency dental care are paid.
IMPORTANT: in the event of an insured event, all questions must be resolved only through the official representatives of the company by phone numbers (email) specified in your policy. If you do not agree on any actions or expenses with a company representative, then no refund will be made! Therefore, when obtaining a policy, be sure to pay attention to the contacts where you need to contact in an emergency, check if there are representative offices or local phone numbers in the country where you are traveling!
In addition to medical care, your insurance policy (more often - for an additional fee) may cover the following risks:
It is worth noting that the insurance programs, as well as the Insurance Rules for different insurance companies, may differ significantly, I have given only general principles.
There are several ways to issue an insurance policy today:
Today there is an article in the blog on the topic of travel insurance in Russia. Health problems and various emergencies, unfortunately, can happen on vacation. And the incomprehensible situation with the coronavirus, I'm sure, worries many. Therefore, in today's reality, medical insurance for traveling in Russia is not just a "piece of paper for a visa", as it used to be, but a really necessary and useful purchase.
The principles of insurance for travel in Russia are practically no different from medical insurance for traveling abroad. I talked in great detail about how to buy travel insurance on your own in this article. Therefore, today about the nuances of travel insurance in Russia, conditions and prices in the 12 best insurance companies.
Every Russian has a compulsory health insurance policy (MHI). With it, you are guaranteed free care in a public hospital. In other words, before consulting with a specialist, you need to make an appointment yourself and sit in a live queue. What if the hospital is 200 km away from your vacation spot? It would be difficult to call such a trip carefree.
Travel insurance in Russia guarantees qualified medical assistance and friendly service. You can easily contact a paid clinic closest to your vacation spot, and assistance (a company that connects insurance companies and clinics) will organize everything and pay the bills.
In addition, insurance covers more than just medical care for health problems. With it, you can compensate for flight delays, trip cancellations, lost luggage and other options that are sometimes badly needed. And also drugs, bandages, hotel accommodation after treatment and return home.
In the current difficult realities, travel insurance in Russia is simply obliged to include protection against coronavirus. I tell you which companies include these risks in their policies and provide quality medical services for the treatment of COVID-19.
Compiled an overview table:
Insurance companyInsurable amountPrice for 2 daysPrice for a weekCOVID-19Tinkoff Insurance (in Russia) 600,000 rubles. 12 rubles 159 rubles Covered 50 000 $ 183 rubles 429 rubles Tinkoff Insurance (Worldwide) 50 000 $ Free with All Airlines card Covered worldwide Tripinsuranсe 50 000 $ 170 rubles 592 rubles Covered (worldwide - except for non-recommended countries) Alfa Insurance 500 000 rubles 40 rubles 493 rubles Covered all over the world 50 000 $ 496 rubles 1739 rubles ВСК Insurance 1 000 000 rubles. 1 ruble284 rublesCovers worldwide30,000 $ 89 rubles312 rublesRESO Insurance15,000 $ 212RUR336RUBS Covered worldwideZetta Insurance450,000 rubles 0 rubles 91 rubles Covered (worldwide - except for non-recommended countries) 50 000 $ 64 rubles 401 rubles Renaissance Insurance 500 000 rubles 8 rubles 182 rubles Covered (worldwide - except for non-recommended countries) 50 000 $ 465 rubles Russian Standard 35 000 $ 104 rubles 366 rubles Covered (worldwide - except for non-recommended countries) 50 000 $ 100 rubles 352 rubles Absolut Insurance 35 000 € 137 rubles 320 rubles Covered in Ukraine! Ukraine! Capital Life30,000 $ 232 rubles542 rublesClosed in Ukraine!
The insurance is valid in Russia, further than 300 km from the place of residence. The assistance is organized by a reliable European assistance Europ Assistans with a Russian-speaking technical support service.
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Content of the article:
In most cases, when registering a voucher through a travel company, you receive insurance in a standard package of services. Naturally, taking into account the minimization of costs for the insurer. As for individual insurance, its price is always higher, and the approach to its choice should be more careful. What kind of insurance do you need? As a rule, tourists only hear about medical insurance. And not all travelers know that there are other insurance claims besides sudden illness or injury abroad.
Modern insurance companies offer travelers a variety of insurance options.
What can travel medical insurance abroad cover?
Unfortunately, not all vacations go without incident, and even if you are sure that "everything will go smoothly", you should foresee the troubles that may occur due to the fault of a third party.
Medical/insurance can not only save you a lot of money, but even save your life!
When going abroad, many people prefer to draw up an insurance policy in order to be sure that in case of unforeseen circumstances in an unfamiliar country, assistance will be provided.
In addition to standard programs, there is travel insurance for pregnant women. It is important for pregnant travelers to know all the nuances of the procedure, what to look for and how to choose the right insurance company.
When traveling abroad, special insurance is provided for pregnant women.
Because the standard policy does not cover pregnancy-related costs.
A pregnant woman will be offered an extended travel policy.
It differs in a different list of insured events, and also covers the costs of some additional medical services related to bearing a child.
However, the regular tests that a woman needs to take at this time are paid out of their own pocket.
As for the conditions, each insurance company determines their list individually. There is no fixed list of cases when insuring pregnant women when traveling abroad.
Usually, the policy contains the following list of cases, the costs of which are covered:
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