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i was hoping that someone would be able to help me with travel insurance. i have a cousin of mine and his wife and 5 mo child that will be traveling to NJ to visit from Argentina. They will be in NJ for about a week and half and then we are all going to Mexico for a week. I need to find a company that will provide travel and medical insurance during their stay in NJ and in Mexico. does anyone have any suggestions? i called american airlines ins. co and they only insure U.S. citizen (which they are not).

any info would be much appreciated.



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1. Re: travel and medical insurance for international travelers....

I have no good personal experience with this, but you might phone the hospital closest to you (if they're staying with you) and ask what international medical insurance they accept and then check whether any of those are also good in Mexico. Is there a medical condition or problem that's of concern?

I'll just tell you the only time I had any experience with something like this, a relative from England was visiting me and became ill. She had purchased health insurance in the UK but in the end, the co. she had refused to pay the hospital bill and I think the hospital had to write off the cost. It caused me lots of aggro for quite a while.

You might want to post this on the Argentina board here too.

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mina - I always use Insure My Trip dot Com - I get a package plan that covers both travel and medical aspects of the trip - and I always get CSA Freestyle Plus. Here's the link for all their package deals...


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4. Re: travel and medical insurance for international travelers....

You need to be careful on this, since they are not U.S. citizens or residents. What type of insurance coverage do they have in Argentina? Is there state coverage in Argentina, as there is in European countries? If so, does it cover Argentineans traveling abroad? If not, what do other Argentinean travelers do? Just as U.S. travel agents often know about sources of travel insurance for U.S. citizens, perhaps an Argentinean travel agent could help them.

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