Health Care

Health Matters: Travel Health Insurance

In Asia, qualified medical staff is in plentiful supply. The major cities all have foreign run hospitals with English Speaking doctors that are equipped to handle most any medical emergency. There are also Public Run Hospitals that have VIP wards that will staff English Speaking Doctors. In addition, some of the schools have on site clinics that will be able to handle minor medical incidences.

Although most schools provide teaches with health insurance, some do not, and some teachers might want to purchase a supplemental policy for such complicated health matters as evacuation to your homeland should something go drastically wrong health-wise, or “repatriation of remains” (shipping your body back to your home country), should (God forbid!) anything happen to you in country.

For supplemental insurance Educators Overseas has partnered with World Nomads travel health insurance and officials there have personally assured us that teachers can extend their insurance policies indefinitely, for however long the teacher remains overseas.

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What you need to know about World Nomads travel insurance

  • Recommended by Lonely Planet
  • They’ll cover your Adventure
  • You can claim online
  • Indefinitely extend your policy
  • Free travel safety advice
  • Give back to the places you travel
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Top 5 questions about World Nomads travel insurance

How do I make a claim?
With World Nomads Travel Insurance you can claim online even if you are still travelling. And if you don’t entirely trust insurance companies, have a look at how World Nomads have helped some of their travellers.

Who can buy it?
World Nomads Travel Insurance is available to residents of over 150 countries.

Extend your cover
Had a change of travel plans? Unlike other policies, World Nomads allows you to extend your policy while you are still travelling.

What can I do?
World Nomads cover most adventure sports from bungee jumping in New Zealand to white-water rafting in Colorado.

How do I buy it?
You can only buy World Nomads policies online using a credit card. To start, please choose your country of residence.

World Nomads is more than just insurance, they also offer free personal online travel journals and destination and language guides for world travelers.