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Short term international medical insurance

originally posted: 11/22/2006  reposted: 2/18/2011 This post has not been recently reviewed or revised by the author and may be out of date. If in doubt, please send a new question or ask for an update.

Q: Does short term medical insurance cover expenses while on a one month vacation in Europe?

A: No. Fortunately it is easy and inexpensive to order better coverage online. Just click "Get a quote" on the home page at and then "International medical insurance" in the lower right hand block below the listing of U.S. states. You can start and stop both your U.S. and international policies to coincide with the dates of your trip so that there is no overlap or wasted coverage. "Laison International" plan is perfect for this purpose.


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