Sometimes called ‘bedside visit’, this coverage makes sure an injured or hospitalized travelers isn’t all alone. This is what you need to know about medical reunion coverage.9 September 2011
This coverage provides round trip transportation for one person of your choice (friend or family) to visit you if you are hospitalized a minimum number of days (usually 7) on your trip.
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What does Emergency Medical Reunion cover?
Important notes about this coverage
What type of policy covers this?
How much coverage does each company provide?
Carolyn’s son, Patrick, had always wanted to take a backpacking trip in Peru after he finished high school and before starting college. As he was packing, she researched and purchased a travel insurance plan to be sure he was safe. She made copies of the travel plan for him and sent him on his way.
A month later, Carolyn received a call that Patrick had been seriously injured and it was recommended by the doctors on staff that she come immediately. Carolyn’s hands were shaking as she pulled out her own suitcase and began dialing the travel insurance company. The company arranged for her to fly to Patrick immediately and found a hotel for her near the hospital. When Carolyn arrived, Patrick was still unconscious and the doctors informed her that he had been hit by a vegetable truck and brought to the hospital. Two days later, Patrick found his way to consciousness and was very happy to see his mother at his side.
This benefit is sometimes known as ‘bedside visit’ as well.
Many travel insurance package plans provide this benefit, but you’ll also find it in a number of travel medical plans as well.
Damian Tysdal is the founder of CoverTrip, and he believes travel insurance should be easier to understand. He started the first travel insurance blog in 2006.