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Short term international plan for senior

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posted: 11/22/2006  reposted: 2/18/2011 This post has not been recently reviewed or revised by the author and may be out of date.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: I am a senior, covered by Medicare parts A and B. I pay the 20% balance of bills myself. I need temporary coverage for the balance for Sept. 2006, to satisfy a rule imposed by the artists residency in France I will attend for that month. The foreign artists must show proof of health insurance. The residency is run by UNESCO. What is the cheapest way I can buy the month's coverage?

A: The "Liaison International" or similar plan would seem to be ideal. A listing of international short term health insurance policies can be found at . All are fast, reputable and inexpensive. This coverage is available to seniors on Medicare as well as younger applicants.


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Listing of International health insurance policies