WARWICK, RI, April 14, 2008—A growing trend by students pursuing their academic studies in foreign countries is having a ripple effect on their parents as well, notes The leading online provider of travel insurance reports the number of parents seeking peace of mind and travel insurance protection for their students overseas, is also on the rise.

“Travel insurance is a ‘must have’ for students spending time abroad because it provides coverage where many traditional healthcare plans leave off,” explains Jim Grace, President and CEO of “To begin with, many national healthcare plans provide limited coverage for their members when they travel outside the U.S. and some don’t provide any coverage at all. Additionally, most healthcare plans do not provide coverage for medical evacuation, which is very important for students to carry in case of an unexpected injury or illness, not to mention very costly for parents should they need to shoulder the bill without such coverage.”

InsureMyTrip advises parents and students to check with their healthcare provider before venturing outside the U.S. to learn exactly how their policy will respond in the event of a medical emergency. If parents discover that they need additional coverage, InsureMyTrip recommends two types of policies that offer the most comprehensive benefits for students studying abroad:

Travel Medical: International travel medical insurance policies provide medical coverage for travel up to a year in length as well as coverage for medical evacuation.

Medical Evacuation: This coverage can be purchased as a stand alone policy or it is often included in other travel policies. It provides evacuation to the nearest appropriate care facility or, in some cases, to your hospital of choice depending on the company and plan.

“For a small fraction of the trip cost, travel insurance provides real protection to students overseas and priceless peace of mind to their parents at home,” says Grace. “As a parent and a traveler myself, I would not leave the country without it!” To learn more about the protection plans that best suit your travel investment needs, visit on-line or call (800) 487-4722 to speak with a licensed travel insurance professional. Whether you simply need one question answered or want step-by-step help in selecting a travel insurance policy, InsureMyTrip’s personable Customer Care representatives are waiting for your call.

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Established in 2000, is the leading, consumer-oriented online travel insurance aggregator worldwide.  Featuring insurance comparisons from the top industry providers, is a unique, one-stop resource designed to meet consumers’ comprehensive travel insurance needs all in a secure environment. also specializes in providing integrated technology solutions for the travel insurance industry, with over 2,000 private-labeled and co-branded travel-related websites around the globe. is headquartered in Warwick, RI with additional offices and data centers in Connecticut and Oregon.


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