Yes, you can. Many travelers after a certain age think that they can’t get travel insurance, but the travel insurance providers have caught on to the fact that retired baby boomers like to travel and they offer plans for seniors of all ages.
In fact, seniors are encouraged to purchase travel insurance if for one fact alone: Medicare doesn’t cover you outside the U.S. borders. Some supplement plans offer travel medical coverage overseas, but they don’t include emergency evacuation and their medical limits are low.
If you are injured or become ill while traveling, the coverage with your supplement plan may not be enough to protect you from a big medical bill.
See our Senior Travel Insurance tutorial more information – including a list of recommended plans.
Damian Tysdal is the founder of CoverTrip, and is a licensed agent for travel insurance (MA 1883287). He believes travel insurance should be easier to understand, and started the first travel insurance blog in 2006.