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Diplomat International

Medical Insurance for Travel Outside the USA

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Comprehensive Travel Medical & Evacuation Insurance for Travel Outside the USA

Our Diplomat International plan provides Accident & Sickness medical coverage and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) benefits for anyone traveling, living, working or going to school outside their home country, but not to the United States. This plan also provides Emergency Medical Evacuation & Repatriation, 24-Hour Multilingual Worldwide Assistance Services (U.S. Board Certified Physicians on staff 24/7) and much more.

Product Highlights

  • Up to $1 Million Medical Coverage
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation
  • Up to $1 Million AD&D
  • Trip Interruption
  • Emergency Reunion
  • Repatriation of Remains
  • Emergency Dental
  • Lost Baggage

Ideal For

  • Business or Leisure Travel
  • Individuals / Families Traveling
    Outside of Their Home Country
  • Employees Traveling
    Internationally for Their Company
  • Students While Studying Abroad
  • Individuals / Families Participating
    in International Adventure Travel


Our Diplomat International plan provides Accident and Sickness medical coverage, Emergency Medical Evacuation coverage, Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefits, Travel Assistance and much more. This plan is designed for U.S. Citizens traveling outside the United States or Non-U.S. Citizens traveling outside their home country, with no travel to the United States. This valuable travel protection is ideal for students, business and leisure travelers, study abroad, international exchange students, tourists, holiday travelers, and church or missionary travelers.

Why you need international medical coverage:

International travel and relocation have become common, if not routine for both groups and individuals from all nationalities. Unfortunately, many travelers are misinformed or unfamiliar with how their primary health insurance plan will actually pay a claim incurred outside the United States. The fact is: Most, if not all, U.S. based health plans don’t provide any of the following services in the event of an emergency abroad:

  1. 24-hour multilingual Worldwide Services
  2. Physician and hospital referrals anywhere in the World
  3. Immediate dispatch and coordination of Emergency Medical Evacuation services (anytime anywhere)
  4. Repatriation of Remains and Emergency Reunion
  5. Peace of Mind (all the above services and benefits are included in this plan)

Finally, all United States passports clearly state that persons considering foreign travel should determine what health insurance coverage, if any, they have while outside the United States. It further states that Medicare does not cover health care costs outside the United States (for more information, contact the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs).

Problem for U.S. Travelers: Most group and individual health plans sold in the United States provide limited (if any) coverage while traveling overseas. PPO’s do not extend their network’s abroad, so any difference in billing expenses or claims will become your responsibility. Private U.S. health plans rarely provide emergency medical air evacuation and repatriation benefits back to your home country. Finally, Medicare provides NO coverage outside the U.S. (see U.S, Passport for details).

Problem for Non-U.S. Citizens: Nationalized or government sponsored health plans rarely provide adequate medical coverage for illnesses or injuries sustained while traveling outside your home country. Extreme sports, hazardous activities, emergency medical air evacuation and repatriation are usually not covered under nationalized health insurance schemes.

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Diplomat International provides Accident and Sickness medical coverage, Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefits and Travel Assistance to individuals while traveling outside their Home Country, but not to the United States. Coverage is available for 2 adults, any unmarried dependent children ages 14 days until their 18th birthday, or children traveling alone.

Please Note:

  • Coverage is NOT available for travel in Iran.
  • Coverage is NOT available for citizens of Australia or Iran or residents of New York, Maryland and South Dakota.
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Period of Coverage

The minimum period of coverage that can be purchased under this plan is 5 days and the maximum period of coverage is 365 days. Coverage is based on a per day rate.


Coverage will begin on the latest of the following:

  • Your departure from your Home Country; or
  • The date your completed enrollment form and correct premium are received by Global Underwriters; or
  • The effective date requested on the enrollment form.


Coverage will end on the earlier of the following:

  • Your permanent return to your Home Country; or
  • Twelve months after your coverage’s effective date; or
  • The termination date shown on the enrollment form, for which premium has been paid.


Refund of premium, less a $25 processing fee, will be considered only if written request is received by Global Underwriters prior to the effective date of coverage. After that date, the premium is considered fully earned and non-refundable. Partial refunds are not available.

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Description of Benefits

All coverage, benefits and premiums are in U.S. Dollar amounts. If an Injury or Illness occurs during the Period of Coverage and the Insured Person requires medical or surgical treatment, this plan will pay the following Covered Expenses, up to the selected policy maximum.  (Subject to the selected deductible and applicable co-insurance, and exclusions)

Covered Expenses – Expenses that are incurred for medical care and supplies which are: (a) necessary and customary; (b) prescribed by a Physician for the therapeutic treatment of a disablement; (c) are not excluded under the policy; (d) are not more than the Reasonable and Customary charges (as determined by the Company); and (e) are incurred within 365 days for US Citizens or 180 days for Non US Citizens from the date of the disablement will be considered.

  1. Expenses made by a Hospital for room and board, floor nursing and other services, including Expenses for professional services, except personal services of a non-medical nature, provided, however, that Expenses do not exceed the Hospital’s average charge for semi-private room and board accommodation.
  2. Charges made for Intensive Care or Coronary Care charges and nursing services;
  3. Expenses made for diagnosis, Treatment and surgery by a Physician.
  4. Charges made for an operating room.
  5. Charges made for Outpatient Treatment, same as any other Treatment covered on an  Inpatient basis. This includes ambulatory Surgical centers, Physician’s Outpatient visits/examinations, clinic care, and Surgical opinion consultations.
  6. Expenses made for administration of anesthetics.
  7. Expenses for medication, x-ray services, laboratory tests and services, the use of radium and radio-active isotopes, oxygen, blood transfusions, iron lungs, and medical Treatment.
  8. Expenses for physiotherapy, if recommended by a Physician, for the Treatment of a specific Disablement and administered by a licensed physiotherapist; With regards to chiropractic care, eligible charges up to $50.00 per visit, with a maximum of 10 visits.
  9. Dressings, drugs, and medicines that are prescribed by a Physician.
  10. Hotel room charge, when the insured, otherwise necessarily confined in a Hospital, shall be under the care of a duly qualified  Physician in a hotel room owing to the unavailability of a  Hospital room.

Policy Medical Maximum Choices
Plan A – $50,000
Plan B – $100,000
Plan C – $250,000
Plan D – $500,000
Plan E – $1,000,000

Persons up to age 69 are eligible for all plans;
Persons age 70-79 are eligible for plans A and B;
Persons age 80+ are limited to $20,000.

Deductible Choices
$0, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000, $2,500, $5000 per person per policy period.

Unexpected Recurrence of a Pre-Existing Condition (U.S. Citizens Only) – Limited coverage under Your Medical Expense Benefit is provided for Medical Expenses that result from a sudden and unforeseen recurrence of a Pre-existing Condition.

Emergency Medical Evacuation – Benefits are paid for Covered Expense incurred up to $500,000 for any covered Injury or Illness that requires immediate transportation from the place where You are located (due to inadequate medical facilities).

Repatriation – If it is determined by the Assistance Company and your Physician that it is Medically Necessary for You to return to Your primary place of residence because of an unforeseen Sickness or Injury which is acute or life-threatening, the Transportation Expense incurred within 90 days from the date of the Covered Loss will be paid for Your return to Your Home Country or to a medical facility closest to Your primary place of residence.

Return of Mortal Remains – If death occurs, Benefits will be paid for Reasonable and Customary Covered Expenses to return Your remains to Your Home Country.

Emergency Medical Reunion – If it is determined by the Assistance Company and your Physician that it is necessary for You to have an Emergency Medical Evacuation, this Plan will arrange to bring an individual of Your choice, from Your current Home Country, to be at Your side while You are hospitalized and then accompany You during Your return home.

Return of Minor Child(ren) – Should the Insured Person be traveling alone with a Minor Child(ren) and be hospitalized because of a covered Illness or Injury and Your Minor Child(ren) is left unattended, the Assistance Company will arrange for a one way economy fare(s) to Your current Home Country.

In Hospital Indemnity (U.S. Citizens only) – If You are confined to a Hospital as a registered Inpatient as the result of an Illness or Injury which first occurs during Your Period of Coverage and that Illness or Injury is covered under this Plan, this plan will pay benefits up to $100 per day of confinement up to a maximum of 10 days.

Interruption of Trip – If Your trip is interrupted due to the Death of an Immediate Family Member or serious damage to your residence, benefits will be paid up to $5,000 for the Expense of economy travel less the value of applied credit from an unused return travel ticket to return You home to Your area of principal residence.

Loss of Baggage – This plan will reimburse You for loss, theft, or damage to Your baggage or personal effects checked with a Common Carrier, after coverage provided by a Common Carrier.

Political and Natural Disaster Evacuation – Coverage is provided up to $50,000 if the Insured requires emergency evacuation due to situations which place him/her in Imminent Bodily Harm or due to a Natural Disaster.

Emergency Dental Treatment (Accident) – Benefits are paid for Reasonable and Customary Expense for emergency Dental Treatment to natural teeth.

Emergency Dental Treatment (Palliative) – Benefits are paid up to $100 for emergency Treatment for the relief of pain to natural teeth.

*Some Exclusions Apply*

View the full Diplomat International Description of Coverage.

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AD&D Benefits

Accidental Death, Dismemberment, Loss of Sight, and Speech and Hearing – The amount of the Principal Sum is $25,000 (unless the Enhanced AD&D Benefit is purchased).   Enhanced AD&D Benefit (If Benefit Purchased) – The Principal Sum is increased from $25,000 to the selected amount not to exceed $1,000,000 of coverage.  The Enhanced AD&D Benefit is not available to children under 18 years of age.

If within 365 days after the date of a covered accident, the Insured Person’s Injury results in death or dismemberment, this Plan provides the following benefits for loss of:

Description of Loss Indemnity
Life Principal Sum
Both Hands or Both Feet or Sight of Both Eyes Principal Sum
One Hand and One Foot Principal Sum
Either Hand or Foot and Sight of One Eye Principal Sum
Either Hand or Foot or Sight of One Eye One-Half the Principal Sum


Paralysis Benefit – If the Accident or Injury renders a Plan Participant Paralyzed within 365 days of the date of the Injury, in any one of the types of paralysis specified below, The Company will pay up to a maximum of $25,000 as follows:

Type of Paralysis (Loss)      Indemnity
Quadriplegia $25,000
Paraplegia $18,750
Hemiplegia $12,500
Uniplegia $6,250


Coma Benefit – If a covered Injury renders an Insured Person Comatose within 90 days of the date of the accident that caused the Injury, and if the Coma continues for a period of 30 consecutive days, The Company will pay a monthly benefit equal to 1% of the maximum amount.

Seat Belt and Airbag Benefit  – The Company will pay a benefit if the Insured Person suffers accidental death while operating, or riding as a passenger in an Automobile and he/she was wearing a properly fastened seat belt, properly installed by a factory authorized dealer and was positioned in a seat protected by a properly functioning Supplemental Restraint System, properly installed by a factory authorized dealer that inflates on impact.

Felonious Assault Benefit – The Company will pay a benefit if an Insured Person suffers one or more losses for which benefits are payable under the Accidental Dismemberment Benefit or Coma Benefit provided by the plan as a result of a Felonious Assault.

Home Alteration and Vehicle Modification – The Company will pay Covered Home Alteration and Vehicle Modification Expenses that are incurred within one year after the date of the accident causing such loss(es).

*Some Exclusions Apply*

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Optional Enhancements

  • Athletic Sports & Hazardous Activity Coverage

  • Additional AD&D

  • Home Country Coverage / Follow Me Home

  • War Risk Coverage


Athletic Sports & Hazardous Activity Coverage

The Athletic Sports & Hazardous Activity Rider provides coverage if Your Injury or Illness results from the below enumerated Athletic Sports & Hazardous activities. The insured can purchase coverage, with the payment of additional premium, from specific bundled options of Athletic Sports & Hazardous Activities.

Table 1:
FOR: Athletic Sports & Hazardous Activities that are
NOT: Intercollegiate or Interscholastic Athletics; Club Sports; or Organized Amateur Sports. Under this coverage, covered expenses are payable to the policy maximums.

Low Option

BMX; Bobsledding; Bungee Jumping; Canoeing/Kayaking; Canopying; Cave tubing; Hang Gliding; Horseback Riding; Hot Air Ballooning; Jet Skiing; Martial Arts/Karate (Non-competitive); Motor Scooter;  Motorcycling; Mountain Biking; Piloting any Non-commercial Aircraft; Safari; Scuba Diving (Not to exceed 30 feet, Resort Course or equivalent required); Snow Skiing (Recreational); Snowboarding (Recreational); Snowmobiling; Spelunking/Caving; Surfing (Recreational); Trekking (Not exceeding Class IV Difficulty on Yosemite Decimal System); Wakeboarding; Water skiing; Whitewater Rafting (Class I through V rapids); Wind Surfing; Zip Lining.

Middle Option

Aerial Photograph (Use of proper restraints required); BMX (Racing or Competitive); Flying in any chartered/leased aircraft or helicopter; Heli-skiing; High Diving; Hot Air Ballooning (As a pilot); Mountain Climbing (14,000 ft. & below – Ropes & proper safety equipment required); Parachuting; Paragliding; Parasailing; Parascending; Rock Climbing (Ropes & proper safety equipment required); Scuba Diving (Below 30 feet, PADI/NAUI Certification required, or insured must be accompanied by a certified diving instructor); Skydiving; Snow Skiing Off-Piste.

High Option

Big Game Hunting (Use of Firearms); Diving with Sharks; Mountain Climbing (14,000 ft. & above – Ropes, proper safety equipment & certified guide required); Running with the Bulls; Security Detail (use of firearms).

Table 2:
FOR: Intercollegiate or Interscholastic Athletics; Club Sports; or Organized Amateur Sports. Under this coverage, covered expenses under the medical maximum are limited to $20,000.

Low Option

Ballet; Baseball; Cheerleading; Cross Country; Diving; Equestrian; Fencing; Field Hockey; Golf; Polo (Horse); Polo (Water); Rowing; Softball; Surfing; Swimming; Tennis; Track & Field; Volleyball.

Middle Option

Basketball; Competitive Cycling (Road, Track, CX); Ice Hockey; Inline Skating (Helmet & Proper Equipment Required); Lacrosse; Martial Arts/Karate; Modern Pentathlon; Skiing (Slalom, Giant Slalom, Downhill); Ski Jumping; Wrestling.

High Option

Football (No Division One); Gymnastics; Rugby (No Division One); Soccer.

Additional AD&D

Purchase up to $1,000,000 of 24-hour Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage. Benefits and exclusions are the same as base plan.

Excess Benefits – All Coverage, except Accidental Death & Dismemberment, shall be in excess of all other valid and collectible insurance.

Home Country Coverage / Follow Me Home

Incidental Trips to Your Home Country: This benefit covers you for incidental trips to your Home Country (60 days per 12 months of purchased coverage or pro rata thereof – example: approximately 5 days per month of purchased coverage). Maximum benefit is reduced to $50,000 for any illness or injury occurring while on an incidental trip to your Home Country. Follow Me Home Coverage: This plan shall pay for Covered Expenses incurred in your Home Country up to $5,000 for conditions first diagnosed outside Your Home Country (Does not apply for Emergency Evacuation or Repatriation).

War Risk Coverage

In consideration of the payment of premium calculated in the manner stated in the policy to which the rider is attached, it is hereby agreed that for additional premium the policy is amended as follows: Any Exclusion under this Plan for “declared or undeclared war or any act thereof” is waived for an Insured Person’s loss caused in whole or in part by, or resulting in whole or in part from, declared or undeclared war or any act of declared or undeclared war, subject to the following restriction: The waiver only applies with respect to accidents that occur within the geographic limits or territorial waters of, or airspace above the geographic limits or territorial waters of a Designated War Risk Territory (as defined herein). War Risk Coverage in a high risk country (listed below) requires payment of an additional premium and advance notice of travel. Termination Date- War Risk Coverage ends on the earliest of: (1) the date the Policy terminates; (2) the date specified in the Company’s written notice to the Policyholder or Participating Organization of the Company’s intent to terminate War Risk Coverage (or 10 days after the date the written notice is received by the Policyholder or Participating Organization, if later).Termination of War Risk Coverage will not affect a claim for a covered loss that occurred while War Risk Coverage was in effect.

War Risk Area 1 (High War Risk – coverage is mandatory – covers your travels to countries in War Risk Areas 1, 2, and 3)

Afghanistan, Algeria, Cameroon, Iraq, Israel, Libya, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Russian Federation (North Caucasus Region of Russia), Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen.

War Risk Area 2 (Medium War Risk – coverage is highly recommended – covers your travels to countries in War Risk Areas 2 and 3)

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burma, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Dem. Republic of Congo, East Timor, Egypt, Eritrea, Haiti, India (Jammu, Kashmir and Mumbai), Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.

War Risk Area 3 (Low War Risk – recommended – covers your travels to countries in War Risk Area 3)

All other countries not listed in Area 1 or Area 2 locations.

Country Specific Information – We provide Country Specific Information for every country of the world. For each country, you will find information like the location of the U.S. embassy and any consular offices; whether you need a visa; crime and security information; health and medical conditions; drug penalties; and localized hot spots. This is a good place to start learning about where you are going.

Changes in Terms and Conditions – The terms and conditions of War Risk Coverage, including but not limited to the definition of the Designated War Risk Territory(ies), may be changed at any time to reflect conditions that, in the opinion of the Company, constitute a change in the war risk exposure of the Participating Organization or the Insured Person.

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Claim Forms – The Company, upon receipt of a written notice of claim, will furnish to the claimant such forms as are usually furnished by it for filing proofs of loss. If such forms are not furnished within 15 days after the giving of such notice, the claimant shall be deemed to have complied with the requirements of this Plan by submitting, within the time fixed in this Plan for filing proofs of loss, written proof showing the occurrence, nature and extent of the loss for which claim is made. View Claim Forms

Proofs of Loss – Written proof of loss must be furnished to The Company at its said office in case of claim for loss for which this plan provides any periodic payment contingent upon continuing loss within 90 days after termination of each period for which The Company is liable and in case of claim for any other loss within 90 days after the date of such loss. Failure to furnish proof within the time required shall not invalidate nor reduce any claim if it is not reasonably possible to give proof within such time, provided proof is furnished as soon as reasonably possible.

Time of Payment of Claims – Indemnities payable under the plan for any loss other than loss for which the plan provides any periodic will be paid immediately upon receipt of due written proof of such loss. Subject to due written proof of loss, all accrued indemnities for loss for which the plan provides periodic payment will be paid at the expiration of each four weeks during the continuance of the period for which The Company is liable, and any balance remaining unpaid upon the termination of liability will be paid immediately upon receipt of due written proof.

Payment of Claims – Indemnity for loss of life will be payable in accordance without the beneficiary designation and the provisions respecting such payment which may be prescribed herein and effective at the time of payment. If no such designation or provision is then effective, such indemnity shall be payable to the estate of the Insured Person. Any other accrued indemnities unpaid at the Insured Person’s death may, at the option of The Company, be paid either to such beneficiary or to such estate. All other indemnities will be payable to the Insured Person. If any indemnity of the policy shall be payable to the estate of an Insured Person, or to an Insured Person who is a minor or otherwise not competent to give a valid release, The Company may pay such indemnity, up to an amount not exceeding $1000 to any relative by blood or connection by marriage of the Insured Person who is deemed by The Company to be equitably entitled thereto. Any payment made by The Company in good faith pursuant to this provision shall fully discharge The Company to the extent of such payment. Subject to any written direction of the Insured Person all or a portion of any indemnities provided by this plan on account of Hospital, nursing, medical or surgical service may, at The Company’s option and unless the Insured Person requests otherwise in writing not later than at the time for filing proof of such loss, be paid directly to the Hospital or person rendering such services, but it is not required that the service be rendered by a particular Hospital or person.

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What is a Deductible?
The Deductible is the amount of covered expenses which is your responsibility to pay before benefits under the plan are payable.

What is Coinsurance?
Coinsurance is the percentage amount of covered expenses, after the Deductible, which is your responsibility to pay.

What’s the difference between all of the plans for this product? 
All of the Plans have the same standard benefits (i.e. Emergency Medical Evacuation, Repatriation, Emergency Reunion, Trip Interruption, etc.). The different plans allow you to choose which Medical maximum benefit limit you would like. The medical maximum limit, is what the policy will pay up to should you need to go to the doctor, urgent care or hospital.

Where do I put my agent information? 
The agent information (name, phone, and email) is collected on the first page when obtaining a quote. This is the only location this information can be provided.

Do you need passport information for all members of my family? 
No, passport information will only be collected for the primary insured.

What is a Beneficiary?
A Beneficiary is the person named by the policy holder to receive the Accidental Death Benefit should this benefit be payable. This may be any person chosen by the policy holder.

Why do I need to designate a beneficiary? 
We offer an Accident Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) benefit on our policies. This is accident life insurance, so you will need to name a beneficiary to receive this benefit.

Can I pay by check instead of a credit card? 
Yes, you can either request a paper application or complete the online process and choose the option ‘printing out your policy request’ on the payment page and following the provided instructions.

When is the latest I can purchase this policy before I leave on my trip? 
Policies can be purchased up until the day before your trip departure or desired effective date.

Can I renew my coverage on this plan?
Coverage under this plan is not renewable. If additional coverage time is needed, a new application must be completed and correct premium submitted to Global Underwriters Agency.

Can I cancel my policy and get a refund of premium?
Less a $25 processing fee, a refund will be considered only when a written request is received by Global Underwriters Agency prior to the effective date of individual coverage. After the effective date of individual coverage, premium is considered fully earned and non-refundable. Partial refunds are not available.

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Is COVID-19 Covered?

Covid-19 coverage is excluded on the Diplomat International.

Covid-19 is excluded on the Diplomat International plan. This plan does not cover any claim in any way caused by or resulting from:

  1. a) Coronavirus disease (COVID-19);
  2. b) Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2);
  3. c) any mutation or variation of SARS-CoV-2;
  4. d) any fear or threat of a), b) or c) above
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