Health and Travel Insurance for Digital Nomads
Most readers of this site fall into the category of:
- Young (<40)
We will be primarily focused on this demographic for our recommendations.
Do I Need Insurance?
In most instances, it’s a smart financial decision. Accidents happen, when they occur do you want the added stress of how am I going to pay for this?
Health vs. Travel Insurance
What’s the difference? Health insurance protects you from your health issues. Travel insurance protects you from your travel issues.
Health insurance pays for your medical expenses. Check-ups, prescriptions, long-term illness, vaccinations, etc. This is what people normally carry in the US.
Travel insurance pays for common issues that arise due to the fact you are out exploring the world. It will help you out if your laptop gets stolen in Brazil, you cut yourself bad on a reef while surfing or an airline decides to lose your bags.
Travel insurance is normally used to supplement health insurance. Some travel insurance providers even require you to have health insurance for their policies to be valid!