Mexico Bariatric Center offers medical tourism insurance for patients with peace of mind through Global Protective Solutions. Global Protective Solutions (GPS) is an insurance company offering insurance for patients who are undergoing Medical Tourism procedures, like gastric sleeve. This insurance is designed to be purchased so you and your family can feel protected.
Coverage for Complications – The policy includes coverage for complications resulting from a medical procedure up to 180 days beyond the medical procedure date.
Purchase Options – You can “Request a Quote” through their website www.globalprotectivesolutions.com. Once the quote is given and approved, you can enroll easily via direct communication with a GPS agent.
Travel Companion Coverage – The policy can include coverage for travel companions. It provides travel accident benefits to those who are accompanying the insured patient.
Coverage Highlights – Custom Assurance Placements offers a product to help with the “deep pocket” expenses resulting from a complication of a medical procedure. It is not designed to cover baggage, change fees for tickets, or other minor travel-related expenses.
Regular travel insurance does not cover costs related to having elective surgery but should still be taken out as it covers other events such as personal liability, lost baggage, delays, etc.
Benefits can be tailored to suit each individual’s needs, and can include the following:
Principal Sum Limits from $50,000 to $250,000
Travel Companion coverage available
Accidental Death and Dismemberment
Additional Medical or Surgical Treatment Benefit
Additional Expenses for Travel, Meals, and Accommodations
Repatriation of Mortal Remains
Why is Medical Tourism Insurance Special?
What makes medical tourism so special is that in recent years, many people traveling abroad for medical care is growing rapidly. This is mainly due to the low cost of healthcare in other countries. With that said even if the cost is lower, people still want to have insurance as a backup plan.
In case things like these happen (ex. Cancellation of the trip or medical complication), the insurance can have their cost recovered and avoid unnecessary expenses.
Who Should Buy Medical Tourism Coverage?
Additional cost due to trip cancellation
Additional cost for medical complications
Any unexpected cost
The Average Travel Insurance Cost
Depending on the coverage plan you want and the length of the term, insurance cost can vary between $250 to $500. Patients typically believe the peace of mind it brings is well worth the low price.
Factors that affect the cost include;
Choice of medical complication benefit
Age of the travelers
Number of travelers
Length of travel
Type of coverage
Cost of pre-paid medical treatment
Total trip costs
Medical tourism cost on average;
Medical complication cost: $10,000
Scheduled medical treatment costs: $3,500
Total trip costs: $2,000 – $8,000
Where Should You Buy This Insurance?
Here are some of the options – the best option is to compare plans from all types of companies:
Compare plans from all companies
Quote and Buy directly: Review the insurance and buy directly from the companies
All travel insurance companies usually have a period where you can see how you like the plan. They also allow you to refund the money if you are not satisfied. Some even offer a change in plans with a small or no additional fee.
This is an excellent opportunity to have that extra assurance that you deserve.
MBC’s CEO, Ron Elli talking with Tracy Simmons president of GPS
Disclaimer: SOURCiS, Inc. (DBA: Mexico Bariatric Center) is not in any financial or business partnership with Global Protective Solutions (GPS). Our role as a Medical Tourism Agent is to refer our clients to GPS in good faith for purchasing insurance coverage only and we cannot be held liable for any issues resulting from an insurance policy purchased from GPS. Any matter should be directed to GPS and dealt with solely by them.