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International SOS

Comparison: International SOS vs Columbus Direct

Insurance is considered to be among the vital aspects that every individual is supposed to have. Besides the well-recognized personal, health and auto insurance, many people have not been adequately acquainted with the existence of (medical) travel insurance. Travel insurance is a form of risk management that covers medical expenses while going on a travel. It usually includes the time of travel from beginning until one reaches his or her intended destination. In cases where abrupt interruptions are met in the course of the travel, the traveling company is held responsible for the safety and security of its customers.

Two of the most highly respected and well-known travel insurance companies are International SOS and Columbus Direct. In this article we’ll try to highlight some of the main differences between these two companies. (more…)

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International SOS

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International SOS came into being out of necessity; one of the founders, a French doctor named Pascal Rey-Herme, was working in Asia and realized that there was a need for healthcare for the other expatriate workers in the area. This need caused him to create a company with Arnaud Vaissie that would administer travel insurance for those in Southeast Asia. Since then, it has spread to more than 70 countries to help people obtain medical assistance abroad.

Wherever people are, they are going to be able to maintain their health with the help of International SOS. This travel insurance company has several alarm centers and clinics in over 70 countries where International SOS has a presence. The 27 alarm centers are open at all times, every day, and they are ready to accept patients whenever they are feeling ill or injured.

International SOS also has 32 of its own clinics. These clinics offer International SOS clients the ability to obtain the healthcare they need in areas where it is hard to find. Just by visiting one of these clinics, International SOS clients will have access to emergency services, primary care physicians, diagnostic capabilities and pharmacies where they will be able to purchase any medication they may need. International SOS even has the ability to transport its clients to its medical facilities by air, if this is the easiest way, or ground, if their clients are in an area that does not have adequate transportation. (more…)

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