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How will you handle medical costs while living abroad? Do you need travel or expat health insurance? In this guest post by Moti Bashkin of Buenavida, you’ll learn how to choose between the two. Bonus: we include a decision flow chart to help you decide between travel or expat medical insurance. Jump to bio. Travel or Expat [...]

Traveling to South America? Here are 6 things to know before you buy travel medical insurance. This is a guest post by Bree Weidman of Atlas Travel Insurance.  How to Buy Travel Medical Insurance: 6 Things to Know Planning an international trip can be a challenge. From acquiring the mandatory travel documents to booking your [...]

If you’re planning to move to (or even visit) Ecuador, you’ve probably heard about the new health insurance requirements. Do you need to buy health insurance in Ecuador? Here’s what you need to know. Update (April 16, 2018): Beginning May 1, 2018, all travelers will have to produce proof of health insurance as an entry [...]

How do I choose good travel insurance? This is a question we get asked all the time. Which provider is best? How can I get coverage as a resident of Ecuador? Who covers Ecuador? Update (April 25, 2018): Earlier today, the Ministry of Tourism announced that the new requirement for tourists coming into Ecuador has [...]

This is a good question. Basically, travel insurance is there for the unknown. A slip, a pickpocketing or a missed flight means so much more ($) when you are in another country. How can you get funds, replacement id or another flight? That’s what travel insurance is for. There are a number of options for [...]

Update (May 13, 2014): We published a new post entitled: 7 Travel Insurance Options for Expats & Travelers As you consider all the great reasons to travel, its important to take a few minutes to consider the more boring, side of travel: travel insurance. Trying to evaluate a travel insurance provider can be confusing and frustrating. As [...]

Update (February 11, 2017): The Ecuador’s Federal Government is now requiring all visitors to have travel insurance upon arrival. Read this new law. Update (April 16, 2018): We published a new post entitled: 5 Travel Insurance Options for Expats & Travelers Just before we flew to Miami last month, a shot of fear went through me. Travel insurance! [...]

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