Planning a trip? Treat food allergies the way you would a pre-existing condition—because they are one.
When it comes to buying a new food for your food-allergic little one, you always triple check the ingredient list, right? Well, if you’re planning a family trip, I highly recommend you do the same with your travel insurance policy.
I used to work in travel insurance, so I know how confusing it can be. I also know how easy it is for travellers to mistakenly think they’re covered when they’re actually not.
Whether or not you have travel insurance through your workplace benefits…
Whether or not you’ve been buying the same travel insurance for years…
Whether or not you were once assured that your child’s allergies were covered…
… the truth is, they might not be covered. And depending on where you’re travelling, and how expensive health care is in your destination country, a little mistake now could cost you BIG bucks later.
I’m not trying to scare you. I just want to make sure you’re informed before your next trip.
If you’re not convinced you need to do some serious triple checking, please take a moment to read a post I wrote on this topic. You’ll see that I was wrongly informed by my insurance company, and if I hadn’t kept digging, I could have owed tens of thousands of dollars in the event my toddler fell ill while we were in the US. (I’m not kidding.)
Read the full article: Travel Insurance & Food Allergies: Make Sure You’re Protected During Your Travels. Then share it with your food-allergic friends!