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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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Medical Travel and Complications Insurance vs. Travel Insurance

December 15, 2019

The differences between travel insurance and medical travel and complications insurance (often referred to as medical tourism insurance) are pretty significant. However, many Americans probably still have misconceptions about what travel insurance provides and what its coverage includes and excludes.  What Travel Insurance Does Essentially, travel insurance is intended for unexpected occurrences when traveling, usually […]

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Medical Tourism Risks

November 15, 2019

Any medical procedure, no matter where it is performed, can come with risks for the patient. However, it is undeniable that having medical work done in a foreign country comes with its own distinct set of risks. What are the risks of medical tourism, and how can international patients protect themselves against them?  Communication Struggles […]

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