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Medical Tourism and Financial Savings 

October 15, 2020

If you’re interested in medical tourism, you may have heard that you can achieve up to 90% cost savings by traveling abroad for your elective procedures. MedHalt reported that cost savings are the driving factor for 80% of people who choose to engage in medical tourism. However, while you can save money by going to […]

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Is Medical Travel Safe? 

September 15, 2020

If you are considering going abroad to a foreign country to have medical work performed, one of the foremost questions on your mind is probably, “Is Medical Travel Safe?” The short answer is yes, but it depends on how you go about your journey. Here are 3 ways you can ensure your own safety when […]

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5 Types of People Who Should Consider Medical Tourism 

August 15, 2020

Medical tourism – traveling abroad to receive medical care or procedures – attracts many types of patients. There are several types of people who may be especially suited to practicing medical tourism. These people include:  Patients seeking cosmetic procedures like plastic surgery.  Since cosmetic surgery and other procedures such as cosmetic dental work are often […]

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Why Participate In Medical Tourism? 

July 15, 2020

Recently, Global Protective Solutions’ Tracy Simmons spoke with Carlos Vigil on his podcast “Vigilando Tus Ventas” about the work of our medical tourism insurance agency. You can listen to the podcast episode here. One of the basic questions covered was why people would want to engage in medical tourism. In this blog post we will […]

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Medical Tourism in the Caribbean 

June 15, 2020

Many of the Caribbean countries are popular vacation destinations because of their stunning locales, relaxing beaches, tropical weather, and booming tourism industries. Another, perhaps lesser known draw of the Caribbean region is its world class medical facilities and healthy medical tourism market. If you are looking to engage in medical tourism, and you want to […]

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3 Reasons to Bring a Travel Companion on Your Medical Tourism Trip

May 15, 2020

Getting medical procedures done is already stressful enough under normal circumstances. No matter how well you know your doctor or how many times you’ve gone over the plan, it’s still normal to feel some nerves before undergoing your treatment or surgery. Imagine, then, how much more stressful and nerve-wracking it might be to have medical […]

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Prominent Medical Tourism Organizations 

April 15, 2020

Like any healthcare system, the industry of medical tourism needs to be held to certain standards and meet certain regulations. However, unlike traditional federal healthcare, medical tourism is often not strictly required to meet these standards and regulations. How, then, is the industry held accountable for benchmark practices of safety, ethics, and information? The answer […]

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Employers and Medical Tourism

March 15, 2020

Why would an employer want to offer a medical tourism insurance package as part of their employee benefits? There are several reasons why offering medical tourism insurance provided by Global Protective Solutions can be a good option for employers. Why Medical Tourism? First are the benefits of medical tourism itself. By traveling abroad to receive […]

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Traveling Abroad for Cosmetic Medical Procedures

February 15, 2020

There are many types of procedures and surgeries that patients travel internationally to receive. One of the largest categories in medical tourism is cosmetic procedures. What does this look like, and what are the benefits and risks?  Medical Tourism for Cosmetic Work  In 2018, Journal of Travel Medicine reported statistics regarding the most common cosmetic […]

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Medical Tourism’s Growth Factors

January 15, 2020

As we enter a new decade, it’s clear that medical tourism is not going anywhere. The industry is growing and continues to grow each year. Only a handful of years ago, you may have heard the term “medical tourism” and wondered, “what is that?” However, now the industry is widely known, and lots of people […]

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