Travel

Traveling and the Medicare Recipient

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Open Enrollment has officially come to an end and the holidays are upon us and often the holidays bring with them plenty of traveling to see our families and friends. Have you ever wondered what’s covered should you leave the United States as a Medicare recipient? Medicare.com has a great article regarding what is and isn’t covered, check it out here. Brief recap of the article: Medicare usually doesn’t cover health care when you are outside of the United States, but there are a few exceptions including some scenarios on cruises or in Canada. Importantly the article also notes that Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa are all considered a part of the United States and as such Medicare does provide some coverage in these place but be sure you are aware of how your network works before traveling. All in all, it’s always a good idea to check out a travel policy before traveling somewhere to ensure you will be covered if some unforeseen medical emergency were to happen. As always, feel free to call our office at 1-800-535-1310 with any insurance questions and our staff will be happy to help you!