During your international experience, you may need to see a doctor, have a prescription filled, receive care at a hospital, or deal with an unexpected medical emergency. In addition, you may wish to return to the U.S. for either routine care or the treatment of an unexpected illness.
The Medical Benefits provided under the Global Citizen health plan can help protect you against these unforeseeable circumstances regardless of where you are.
The main benefit is “continuation of coverage” without exclusions.
HTH complies with all US State regulations, unlike many US companies selling international coverage.
While HTH reserves the right to be selective and may reject your application, they can provide a “seamless” transition from US policies (BC&BS, United HealthCare, Kaiser etc.) to an HTH policy. Here is the info about the Global Citizen Plan that I like:
Global Citizen: Annual renewable health insurance for long-term episodes of international living
This is an admitted/approved U.S health insurance policy and meets all state mandates
Provides coverage inside and outside of the U.S. No limit on time spent in the U.S.
The plan can be kept upon return to the US or home country
No waiting period associated with any benefits or services including preventative, maternity, alternative therapies etc.
No exclusion for specified conditions in the first 6 months such as breast disorder, kidney stones, gall stones, appendicitis etc.
Newborns are covered period- there’s no need to go through underwriting and prove insurability
Deductible is waived for office visits and preventative services
Pre-existing condition exclusion is only 180 days (180 day look back) but can be waived subject to proof of prior creditable health insurance
Automatically Includes coverage for terrorist events and professional sporting activities
Cashless access/ Direct billing with profiled providers in 170 countries
No pre-certification penalty imposed
Tax Deductile Health Savings Account plan design available through HTH Worldwide Bank
HIPAA Administered and guaranteed renewable up to age 84 (I’m not too happy about this and have been assured that they are considering a lifetime extension).
Renewal rates are always the same as the rates published for new enrollees
Underwritten by UNICARE (A- Excellent)- a Wellpoint Company. Wellpoint insures 28 million Americans and is the largest health insurance company in the U.S.