Allianz Global Assistance
Please read this review...it could save you tens of thousands of dollars. Each time my son has traveled internationally I've asked myself, 'Do I really need to buy travel health insurance?' With all of the other costs for the trip, adding health insurance coverage makes the trip even more expensive. Each time I've gone ahead and made the purchase, just to be safe. Fortunately, he's never had to use the insurance, until this last trip. And let me tell you, really, really glad we purchased the policy. Here's what happened: while snorkeling on an island in Thailand, my son got a small cut on his leg from a piece of coral. It was so small he didn't think anything of it. A couple of days later however, he suddenly felt very ill, started shaking and vomiting and couldn't think clearly. A friend took him to the local clinic where they quickly determined his temperature was 106.9 F, and he needed to get to a hospital immediately. The nearest hospital was two hours away by boat, and that's where they took him. That small coral scrape caused an infection that got into my son's blood stream causing sepsis. He was in the hospital for a week, and thank the Good Lord, he came home shortly thereafter and, after some follow-up treatment at a wound center, has now fully recovered. The help we received from Allianz travel insurance was WONDERFUL. The nurse case manager liaised with the hospital and kept me updated on my son's medical condition and progress. The Allianz team was extremely professional and courteous. And, they paid all of the hospital bills directly. 100%. As part of the trip interruption insurance coverage, they also reimbursed me for my son's flight home (we had to buy a new business class ticket for the return trip so my son's leg could stay elevated during the long flight home). I cannot tell you how pleased I am with the service provided by Allianz, and so happy I purchased the coverage for my son. I have told all of my family and friends, if you ever travel internationally, make sure you buy Allianz travel health insurance. You just never know what might happen.
Jamie O. would
recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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