Am I covered with health insurance?

  • by abbyryder321
  • Jun 06,2017
  • 6 answers

I m traveling to Australia for a year under the Visitor Visa. I m only 18, so I m still under my patents health insurance. If I were to get injured, would I still be covered under that insurance even though I m in a different country?
I m quite uneducated with this and a bit concerned.. Thank you for being helpful and kind..


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Rick 5 months ago

Normally not some company's will cover "emergency" care but even then you must pay then ask for reimbursement
Get travelers insurance

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Judy 5 months ago

Ask the insurance company before you go whether you have any coverage when you're gone that long.

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Insurance Pickle.com 5 months ago

Nope. Health insurance doesn't go with you overseas. They say it covers in emergency. But, I can introduce you to someone that had BlueCross BlueShield and came home with $80,000 of medical bills. You need travel insurance that covers medical OR travel medical insurance when you leave your home country. It's cheap. It's expensive to not have it.

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Beverly S 5 months ago

Probably not since Austrailia docs probably don't accept American Insurance. You would need to call your insurance company to find out though.

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Donald B 5 months ago

It depends on what the insurance policy says but most will not cover you.

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Casey Y 5 months ago

Buy travel insurance, your policy from another country wont cover you there.

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