Why Renewing Your International Medical Travel Insurance is Important: My Great Uncle’s Unfortunate Experience
By: Chaitanya Bala
I was sitting down with my grandmother one evening this past November during my trip to India, chatting about life over chai and snacks. It was rare occurrence for us to just sit back, relax, and have any deep discussions, so I decided to really relish the opportunity.
On this particular evening, I was giving my grandmother the gist of what I do at work, including that I write a lot about travel insurance-related topics. I wasn’t expecting this be too in-depth of a conversation, as insurance is not generally something that most people like to spend hours discussing.
But that evening, my grandmother really took me by surprise.
“Kondhe* – I have an interesting story to tell you about my brother related to travel insurance.”
I was all ears.
She ended up telling me a story which not only would become the topic of this blog post, but also really made me understand why having international medical travel insurance at all times during one’s stay in the U.S. is so important.
Without further ado, here’s the tale of my great uncle’s visit to the United States.