American Express Travel Insurance Review

Shawn Plummer

CEO, The Annuity Expert

American Express travel insurance is costly and will barely scratch the service for your out-of-pocket costs.

The first thing you need to know is your primary health insurance won’t cover you medically once you step out of the country. Travel insurance through credit cards does not offer international health insurance.

Second, AMEX travel insurance is expensive, starting at $59 for a week on the low end. Our basic package starts at $3.77 a week per person.

Third, if you’re injured or get sick, any medical expenses are out of pocket, and you’re only covered up to $5,000 in expenses for the basic package.

In some countries, hospitals won’t let you leave until the medical bill is paid in full in cash.

This is why you need a comprehensive travel medical plan in place, and the good news is that it’s affordable.

Feel free to run travel medical insurance quotes below.

You can apply directly online and receive coverage as early as 12:01 a.m. the next day.

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Shawn Plummer

CEO, The Annuity Expert

I’m a licensed financial professional focusing on annuities and insurance for more than a decade. My former role was training financial advisors, including for a Fortune Global 500 insurance company. I’ve been featured in Time Magazine, Yahoo! Finance, MSN, SmartAsset, Entrepreneur, Bloomberg, The Simple Dollar, U.S. News and World Report, and Women’s Health Magazine.

The Annuity Expert is an online insurance agency servicing consumers across the United States. My goal is to help you take the guesswork out of retirement planning or find the best insurance coverage at the cheapest rates for you. 

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